Roy wrote:I understand the physics of it smashing into someones skull. It's just pretty dumb IMO.
It's not dumb. It's the real-life application of Newton's 3 Laws.
Roy wrote:Why not use 125g discs? That would be safer than a 150.
Policymakers in Japan probably decided that 150 was the lightest max weight they could enforce while still keeping the game interesting. If they made the restrictions even lighter the game would lose its appeal and Japan would miss out on participating in the PDGA. That small island is not like Wisconsin, Roy. It is an incredibly crowded country. The days at the the park, when you think it's almost too crowded to golf, that's probably what it's like at 9:00 AM on Monday on a DG course in Tokyo.
Japan, collectively, is a whole hell of a lot smarter than you- it isn't just some "dumb IMO" oversight.
Ok Captain Condescending...
1. Again, I understand the physics of it. I am not aguing with Newtons discoveries here... I think the rule is dumb and citing safety concerns even dumber.
2. I understand that Japan is an island, Chuck. I also understand that it not in Wisconsin. I hear its actually somewhere past Minnesota.
3. Japan is not as crowded as you make it seem. There are crowded parts and not crowded parts. It's actually getting less crowded by the day. You sound like you disc there all the time...?
4. I never implied that I was smarter than Japan as a whole. I will say that Japans policy makers have bigger things to regulate than the weight of a frisbee.
Maybe I missed reading about the pile of lives saved by this rule, but I still think it's a dumb.