JHern wrote:I've been hearing some chatter about the new distance record, some people are unhappy that this was held at a time when many of the major big arms were booked with something else. GG, AJ, CS, etc., were not present, and perhaps conditions on this day were such that they would have thrown even further.
This was posted April 15th on the PDGA website:
FWIW, I chose the date for this event based on 3 considerations.
Most importantly, I had the time available. I work many weekends and do not have every weekend off. I had to work the weekend prior to this event.
Second, it is before April 23rd, David Wiggins Jr's birthday. since he has been 9 years old we have been doing distance record attempts in the spring before his birthday to qualify for an age group record.
Third, it was over David Jr's week of spring break. He is enrolled in a very difficult High School academic program called IB (International Baccalaureate). He cannot afford to miss a lot of school.
This date conflicted with several other events. Almost any date would do that. In fact, we missed the Dogwood Crosstown in Raleigh, an event we love to do and have been doing for years. That is unfortunate, but everyone has to work within their personal limitations and having the event this weekend was the best I could do given mine.
I did try to publicize the event as widely as possible and especially to known throwers. Everyone who had the weekend off could have chosen to do the HDDC #3 or another event based on their own personal sets of priorities.
Short story. The timing was not perfect, but it was the best I could do. No one who wanted to participate was turned away. http://www.pdga.com/discussion/showthread.php?t=33375
Life is full of choices, Those that did not attend the HDDC#3 made theirs.
Regarding this part: " perhaps conditions on this day were such that they would have thrown even further." Well, maybe so. The biggest fish is always the one that got away. But for some frame of reference chack out the top places in the distance competition at the PDGA Pro Worlds last year in Santa Cruz. http://www.pdga.com/files/documents/201 ... esults.pdf