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Postby redspexxx » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:27 pm

would it help in disc golf? is there something in the rules about it?
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Postby swel304 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:30 pm

you mean like the sap that comes off a pine tree? Ive leaned up against trees on the course befor and got my hands sticky. It did not help imo. even worse, its impossible to get off without soap.
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Postby redspexxx » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:36 pm

no, more like the controversial substance batters use for grip, as well as pitchers(against the rules for the latter). more grip=more snap? but i guess it could hurt your putting game... maybe a glove with tar for driving?
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:40 pm

802.04 Artificial Devices
A. During a round, a player shall not use any artificial device that may assist in making a throw, except those devices that reduce or control abrasion to the skin (such as gloves, tape, bandages, gauze, etc.) and medical items (such as knee and ankle braces, etc.). Items used to prevent slipping on the teeing surface are also allowed. A player is specifically prohibited from using any artificial device that changes the position of the disc in the player’s hand or artificially lengthens any of the player’s throwing levers (fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder, etc.).


It dosnt say anything about aiding in grip on a disc, but it sounds like it could be a no no.
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Postby roadkill » Tue Oct 24, 2006 2:30 pm

I would think pine tar would hurt your game far more than help it.
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Postby ambiguous » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:01 pm

roadkill wrote:I would think pine tar would hurt your game far more than help it.


Not if you're kenny rogers.
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Postby roadkill » Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:08 pm

My response was directed at redspexx with the game of disc golf in mind.

No doubt Rogers had a great game even after the umps made him wash it off.
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Postby Timko » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:15 pm

Thatdirtykid wrote:
802.04 Artificial Devices
A. During a round, a player shall not use any artificial device that may assist in making a throw, except those devices that reduce or control abrasion to the skin (such as gloves, tape, bandages, gauze, etc.) and medical items (such as knee and ankle braces, etc.). Items used to prevent slipping on the teeing surface are also allowed. A player is specifically prohibited from using any artificial device that changes the position of the disc in the player’s hand or artificially lengthens any of the player’s throwing levers (fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder, etc.).


It dosnt say anything about aiding in grip on a disc, but it sounds like it could be a no no.


So according to this rule, birdie bags are illegal.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:55 am

birdie bags dont enhance your throw it removes moisture, if that were the case you couldnt wipe you discs down w/ a towel during the round either. I think the question is wether the item being question enhances your throw directly or not.
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Postby superq » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:25 am

what about the Dry Hands product? I dont see any difference in a birdie bag, pine tar, dry hands... If you can wear a glove to play in then you can put junk on your hands for sure.
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Postby roadkill » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:51 am

I believe the intent of the rule quoted is referring to a device which would help project the disc. I would assume any and all grip aids would be permitted.

Birdie bags, dry hands even pine tar okay. Skeet launcher not okay.


(Disclaimer: I do not speak for Carlton Howard or anyone else on the PDGA rules committee. All comments made here are my expressed personal opinion and interpretation of said rules)
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Postby disc_golfing_fool » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:21 am

pdga rules q&a says pine tar and the like are okey-dokey.
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