Questions tagged [disc-golf]

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Disc golf retrieval etiquette

I was in a group of four when a couple of our players dropped discs into a mucky pond on hole 10. We hugged the side of the pond as I retrieved the discs with a disc retriever. The other members of ...
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Why does a right hand overhead thumber roll right instead of left?

Preface- When I say roll, I'm referring to the flight angles of pitch, yaw and roll. Disc golfers also refer to this as hyzer angle. Suppose an overstable PDGA style disc is thrown with a right hand ...
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Can expected drive distance (for an novice) be derived from disc statistics?

Innova published this chart that shows driver distance is roughly a function of the speed metric in perfect conditions. I own a Cheetah disc (speed 6) but my best throws never come close to the ...
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What other materials besides plastic can be used to produce PDGA discs?

I know that the majority of companies use various blends of plastic, and Vibram is the only one who uses rubber (as far as I'm aware). Is there anything in writing from the PDGA that prohibits certain ...
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How can I get my overhand throw to properly turn over?

I've been playing disc golf for several years and have experimented with an overhand (or tomahawk) shot for several years. However, the shot has always been inconsistent for me. It always gets the ...
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What advantages does a softer putter provide?

I've seen soft putters advertised on disc-golf websites and in stores. What advantages does a soft flexible putter provide? I've heard that they "grab the chains" better but what does that actually ...
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Is a disc that lands on top of a basket considered holed?

This is rare case, but in the event that a disc lands on top of a basket (above the chains and basket in the round area that is often on top of the goal) is it considered holed or does it require an ...
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