Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

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Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby kaht » Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:23 am

I was looking through the images of the player's cup and I've seen a lot of throws that should have been considered foot faults. Take this one, for instance. Doss doesn't even look close to his lie:

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Is this a rule that nobody chooses to enforce, like high sticking in hockey?
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby black udder » Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:48 pm

My guess is that he's got a mini in front of him and the disc beside him is the disc he threw previously (or another player's lie).

I believe that at his level, foot faults are monitored and ahered to.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby jist313 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:51 am

his lie is clearly marked with a mini and is not a foot fault.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby kaht » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:57 am

jist313 wrote:his lie is clearly marked with a mini and is not a foot fault.


Umm... I wouldn't say it's clearly marked. It looks like there's a leaf under his right foot that he's about to step on. Other than that, I don't see anything even remotely close to his right foot. I'm not saying there's not a mini there. Maybe he's got a dark gray mini that is hidden by the shadow in the image, but in that picture it's not obvious.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby SkaBob » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:03 pm

By the time you get into the Pro division in tournaments you've had so many Am2s and Am1s give you crap about foot faults and marking your lie, you get pretty good at it. I've seen some pros with huge run ups plant perfectly at their mini too many times to believe that Doss didn't just set that disc aside. He's got a marker by his foot, it's just obscured by the pic.

That, or he was practicing, and it's not a shot during a round.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby readysetstab » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:02 pm

maybe he just threw the disc 2ft to the left. :D
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby Fritz » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:25 pm

When I get home, I'll post a picture of Cale Leviska from the Colorado State Championships with a wicked Foot Fault, no one called it, but I'm sure that's due to the fact it looked like a fast throw and I'm sure people were behind him it looked good.

As far as the Doss picture, that disc on the right is clearly a disc he threw prior, it's upside down, there is a mini right in front of his foot.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby Fritz » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:20 am

Here is Cale @ the Colorado State Championships. I'm pretty sure this is a Foot Fault. No one called it.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby ferretdance03 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:53 pm

I don't know dude, it's hard to tell from the angle, but it looks like he's behind the disc, and within 11." It may have been closer than the picture looks, but I would say that's good.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby MIdiscgolfer » Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:35 am

If it's even remotely debatable looking at a still picture imagine how difficult it would be seeing it live. Even if you were sure it was a foot fault I doubt you'd find a second. I just can't see calling foot faults on an open field run up unless it's a gross violation.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby Fritz » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:09 pm

MIdiscgolfer wrote:If it's even remotely debatable looking at a still picture imagine how difficult it would be seeing it live. Even if you were sure it was a foot fault I doubt you'd find a second. I just can't see calling foot faults on an open field run up unless it's a gross violation.


I agree. Personally I dont' call foot faults on open field run ups, unless like you said it's a gross violation.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:17 am

Fritz wrote:Here is Cale @ the Colorado State Championships. I'm pretty sure this is a Foot Fault. No one called it.
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looks like he's within his 11 to me :|
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby Jimmy » Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:42 am

Why is it you think High Sticking isn't enforced in Hockey? i've noticed few instances of a High Stick violation not being enforced. It isn't against the rules to raise your stick above the shoulders; only if contact is made with an opponent or the puck. It's not like Traveling in the NBA...
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby Working Stiff » Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:42 am

Jimmy wrote:Why is it you think High Sticking isn't enforced in Hockey? i've noticed few instances of a High Stick violation not being enforced. It isn't against the rules to raise your stick above the shoulders; only if contact is made with an opponent or the puck. It's not like Traveling in the NBA...
In the NHL that is one thing, but in NCAA and youth hockey the high stick is a joke. Everybody skates with their stick up, and since everybody has a facemask it really does not hurt anyone like it used to back in the day. So since people are not falling on the ice with bloody gashes in their faces, it goes uncalled. You can hear the "ting...ting...ting" of stick blades hitting facemasks throughout a game. Once it stops pissing you off, it becomes comical. The NHL officials are by far the worst major-league officials around, but they are so much better than the NCAA officials it...well, sometimes it makes me realize how fantastic a sport Ice Hockey is to be able to overcome the abysmal excuse for officiating that it has to endure.
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Re: Are foot faults the "high stick" of disc golf?

Postby plastic_fondler » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:19 pm

What other sport has extra penalty mins for drawing blood besides hockey?
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