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  • Would it be interesting to limit the number of discs?

    I've been playing with a smaller bag lately and it has gotten me thinking...

    I remember a conversation a long time ago about weather or not it would be an interesting rule to limit the number of discs that a tournament player could carry.

    How many discs would make it interesting?

    How many would be fair?

    Could you carry backups?

    I can see why the disc companies would be against it, but it seems like it would add a really interesting strategical element to tournament play

  • #2
    I have been playing a long time and I agree the plastic vendors/manufacturers would have a hard time endorsing something like this, but it is an interesting suggestion. I like the thought of this and it would add another challenge to the game. Im always changing out discs for particular courses already and trying to keep an optimum amount of discs in my bag. It usually ranges from 12 to 25+ including back ups depending on the course.

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    • #3
      Doesn't ball golf regularly do this in their big tournaments?
      Nihilists! F@#$ me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by whalekillah View Post
        Doesn't ball golf regularly do this in their big tournaments?
        Absolutely, and not just the big tournaments. In any official round, you're not allowed to carry more than 14 clubs.
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        • #5
          I think I could manage with 14 discs. It would make it easier on my back.
          The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
          ...but it plays one on TV.

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          • #6
            No limit on balls. You're less likely to lose the use of a club than a disc so it's tough to compare using the 14 club restriction as a reference.

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            • #7
              Maybe not a great rule for the PDGA to implement, but no reason it couldn't be a rule for certain non-PDGA tournaments. I'd be interested in say a 6 disc tournament or something like that.

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              • #8
                I would say 12 max.

                One overstable, one stable, and one understable in each category.

                Distance
                Fairway
                Approach
                Putt

                This should allow any reasonably accomplished player to cover any shot that may come up.
                If a player wanted to mix and match, and carry say just 12 putters, that would be thier right.
                Any 12 discs you want. Lost discs could be replaced between rounds, and substitutions would be allowed, as long as there was never more than 12 discs in the bag during play.

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                • #9
                  That would be reasonable. Now, put the hose on the ground and step away from it.
                  The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
                  ...but it plays one on TV.

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                  • #10
                    Except in the case of lost discs, you couldn't allow substitutions... that would defeat the purpose of limiting the number.
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                    • #11
                      It would be interesting, but I don't really see the point. Would it make the game better?

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                      • #12
                        Personally, I've never felt disadvantaged competing against players with mega-tour-bags containing eleventybillion discs.

                        Good idea though, I might have to show up with 3 caddies and 100+ discs to the next big event in order to cover every imaginable shot *2.

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                        • #13
                          If you're smart with the way you construct your bag, I'd say you should be able to cover all the shots that you need with 7-10 discs. If you really want a specialty disc or two, then call it 12 discs to cover everything you need.

                          That's not to say that a limit of 12 discs would make any sense; it doesn't. It's more saying that the guy with his caddy carrying 30+ discs doesn't really have an advantage over someone with a more reasonable amount of discs.

                          There's no reason to limit discs unless its for a novelty tourney, like One Disc Wonder.
                          We're at our best when it's from our hips

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                          • #14
                            Should definitely keep it to one caddy.
                            The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
                            ...but it plays one on TV.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ol' Bob View Post
                              Should definitely keep it to one caddy.
                              That would put a crimp in my style. I had three caddies at the 2010 Beaver State Fling. One for my bags, one for the scorecard and umbrella, one as a spotter. In previous years, I have also used one for the cooler (but my cooler is not as full as it used to be in the past).

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