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Postby karma27895 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:54 am

how does everybody play in the the rain i mean like a down pour ? I played sunday in the rain all day and had serious grip issues and also grip on the tees. i have very good traction on my shoes but seemed not to help at all. also seen other guys seeming to not have trouble .. sugestions ??
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Postby Sniper26 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:07 am

I got a suggestion for you; Don't throw a big stupid spike hyzer 40 ft past the basket when all you need to do is lay up!!!!! I know for a fact that would have kept us dry because we wouldn't of had to play off another three holes.
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Postby Chase20460 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:29 am

There isnt much you can do. Try to stay dry, and carry plenty of towels. One thing I learned about rain that was real effective, and basically common sense:

If your having trouble keeping a grip because of a wet hand, flip a log over and rub some dry dirt on your hands. I know, its simple. I heard Ken Climo say that after tearing up Kaposia in the rain a few years ago at the Majestic. I felt stupid as hell, because thats pretty obvious and I couldnt hang onto the disc the whole round.

On the pad, slow down. I know lots of people who actually play a little better when the pads are wet, they slow down and make less mechanical errors.
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Postby Beerman » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:39 am

Sham-wow
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Postby Sniper26 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:51 am

I purchased a Gor-Tex knock off jacket at Gander Mtn. on Saturday night and was slightly reluctant to pay the $109.00 price tag. Boy am I glad that I did. I was completely dry all day Sunday. I would strongly suggest the upgrade to a more expensive rain suit if you are die hard and play in all conditions. Before this I had a $30.00 Stearns jacket from Wal-Mart that did a decent job at keeping the rain off of you but by the time a round was over the water you kept off from the outside was offset due to the perspiration created on the inside. The new coat was totally comfortable all day long and breathed great. Now if I had only thrown down for some hip waders to combat the 4 inches of standing water on the fairways.
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Postby Like_Water » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:11 pm

Frog Togs rain suit
Cabellas gore tex socks
Merrell Chameleon EVO gore tex shoes
Shammy
Micro fiber towels
Umbrella
Birdie Bag
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:39 pm

:lol: and trail mix.. 8)
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Postby ghstinshll » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:41 pm

I've actually stopped myself from cleaning off my hands @ some points, where the dirt would come in handy for grip. But never gone as far as Climo to really maintain through a whole round. Wait, never playd through a downpour yet. :cry:

Speaking of Sham-wow, our distributor sent some Innova Shammies... :roll:
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Postby karma27895 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:25 pm

thank you everybody for the input chase way to go at shaver and paul where did your skip shot end upfarther away then mine why dont you throw that 150 flick in the water :lol:
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Postby arowan21 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:26 pm

I have found that using DX plastric and Gateway s works pretty good in the rain. its not a slippery as champ/z/etc
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Postby The Donator » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:29 pm

If you are like me and it doesnt matter what you wear/carry/use, its very simple to throw forehand as accurate in the rain as it would be dry
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Postby arowan21 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:55 pm

I am going to remember that line every Thursday for the next 4 months. Doubly so in the rain.
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Postby karma27895 » Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:42 am

arowan21 wrote:I have found that using DX plastric and Gateway s works pretty good in the rain. its not a slippery as champ/z/etc
i noticied that also the only disc s that i could throw was my dx teebird and r pro boss
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Postby Captain » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:03 am

Discwrangler wrote:Micro fiber towels
Umbrella
Birdie Bag


Essential tools

I think both DX and FLX plastic are very grippy for the rain.

Be prepared and check the weather forecast. Always bring your rain stuff, every road trip, every time.
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Postby AO » Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:10 pm

Umbrella and bring multiple towels in a ziplock bag. Use one main towel to wipe of the mud and then keep one dry towel to go over the disc after wiping off the mud. I bring two pairs of gortex shoes, one for each round. I don't like seal skins because they are hot as hell, there bulky, and keeping feet completely dry tough to do and isn't that a big of a deal for me. If it is pouring the course conditions will be bad and you will probably get soaked and messy anyway. If it is warm I don't even wear a rain coat because imo the coat is one more restriction in shitty conditions.

As for throwing....I try to slow down and take less steps. I also use less stable plastic because I won't be throwing as hard, following through is tough with slick pads, and less stability will get me more distance. I will throw side arm too. This allows me to stand still on the tee pad and I feel like I get better grip and more control with the disc.
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