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O.B. Lines

Postby 10up » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:57 pm

What are some of the opinions, pro's, and con's for marking Artificial O.B. lines?

My personal preference is elevated yellow rope with stakes every 50 to 75 feet, anywhere from 16 to 24 inches off the ground. I know some people prefer to have rope at ground level spiked down as some prefer painted lines. Obviously all of these have negatives and positives but is any one better than another and does anybody see any discrepancy with how a rule could be called one way vs. another?
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Postby MDR_3000 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:07 pm

I play a lot of skip shots, so ropes that high could get in the way. I don't mind the rope flush with the ground or paint.
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Postby 10up » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:12 pm

a rope flush with the ground could potentially mess up a roller. Do you skip outside of the OB line often?

When I'm visualizing this in my mind I'm picturing like... 12 at Ewing, 5 at Big Creek, most of Westlake. So I really don't have much to draw from.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:18 pm

actually, I do skip from OB quite a bit.

Yeah, it could mess with rollers some what, but from my experience a roller will usually just jump a small obstacle like that.
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Postby Like_Water » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:20 pm

10up wrote:a rope flush with the ground could potentially mess up a roller.


Stakes sticking up from the ground holding a rope will f up the roller more than a rope on the ground....leave it on the ground.
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Postby 10up » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:29 pm

MDR_3000 wrote:actually, I do skip from OB quite a bit.


but you're ridiculous...

And Tanner, if there is a stake every 50 - 75 feet then a disc has a very minute percentage of touching it when it crosses the line. Whereas when there is a rope on the ground the roller absolutely will hit it, possibly twice. So I wonder, and this is all hypothetical, but say one out of every... 20 rollers gets deflected by the grounded rope, but only 1 out of every 100 touch one of the spaced stakes... whats the higher percentage?
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Postby Like_Water » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:55 pm

Screw all that...lets just ask this...how many rollers have you thrown? How many have I thrown? who knows what to do and not do with a disc?

Let's start there 8)
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Postby 10up » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:17 pm

touche
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Postby Abe Froman » Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:41 am

painted\sprayed lines seem to be the easiest to deal with, O.B SUCKS anyway. i prefer to play commando style. thats prolly why i dont play many tourneys.
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