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Postby Granduter » Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:30 pm

I am traveling aboard ship to Japan and I will be out there end of Feb in Yokohama. Anyone happened to play the course that is there?
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Postby dscglfgeo » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:10 pm

haven't played there but I heard you can't throw anything but 150 class or lower there. You may want to check into the actually rulings they have before you take some of your normal stock with you.
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Postby redspexxx » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:39 am

they wont let you play with anything over 150? are you sure thats not just in tournys?
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Postby some call me...tim? » Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:53 am

You're not supposed to have anything over 150 there, I believe. I don't think you can buy anything but 150 class discs in Japan. While I'm sure it's a strict rule in tourneys, I seriously doubt that there will be "disc police" running around with a scale to write you up for throwing black market discs. Then again...you can buy beer and soiled panties from vending machines in Japan, so who knows?
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Postby garublador » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:09 pm

My understanding is that throwing anything over 150 class would be seen as being very disrespectful and rude. Imagine how mad you'd be if someone came to your home course, threw on groups who weren't done with holes, threw cigarette butts everywhere and just generally acted like a jerk. Chances are that's how you'd be seen if you went to a Japanese course and threw heavy discs.
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Postby redspexxx » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:26 pm

but the fact remains, there is probably not going to be anyone actually checking the discs, so how would other people know? you gotta think there are some people over there who order "black market" discs. what do they use for headwind?
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Postby sleepy » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:30 pm

redspexxx wrote:what do they use for headwind?

Lots of hyzer?


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Postby Will » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:37 pm

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Postby garublador » Sat Dec 30, 2006 8:35 am

redspexxx wrote: what do they use for headwind?


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Postby Granduter » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:07 am

150 class only? Hmm all I have is my Flick. Well if its turns into a problem I'll try to buy a few discs then, good for the girlfriend anyways.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:56 am

Some molds fly well in 150 class, 150 Flick, Talon and Z Storm are all good examples. Flick would suffice in headwinds, mabey you would want a 150 or even Premi Spirit or Speed Demon ;-)

I would be respectful and throw 150 class stuff. You may learn something. Where are their courses? near sea level? if you end up playing at a higher elevation 150 class stuff may be benifical for you anway.
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Postby twmccoy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:45 pm

You're in the Navy I assume? I've been to Yokohama (and Yokosuka). Never saw a DG course or even any discs anywhere. Not much open space out there. Japan is a cool place though.
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Postby domromer » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:49 pm

I think if you throw anything above 150g, you get deported.
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Postby SkaBob » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:41 pm

I don't recall where, but there was something I wrote (I believe by Ed Headrick) about the creation of the 150 class, and why it's used in Japan. It's actually on the law books there (if I remember correctly) that the weight of a flying disc under a certain diameter cannot exceed 150g due to a lot of their disc golf courses being in public parks that see a good deal of pedestrian traffic.

(edit) Here's the link:
http://www.discgolfassoc.com/news-why150.html

All that said, I doubt anyone's checking. But, that said, Japan is a country that cares very much about honor and respect, and I would bet money you'd lose both in the eyes of any Japanese people you played with if you played with heavy discs.
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