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BigBrotherPenton
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Kneeling on a towel, or Jar-Jar Reply with quote

If you've got about 2 hours on your hand, and I'm not joking, 2 hours, and want an entertaining read, that has some pretty funny spots, read this discussion on the PDGA board about using towels to kneel...

Kneeling on a towel behind your mark: PDGA
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is it legal or not?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nope, not currently, but the rules committee is apparantly working on rewording it to make it legal at this very moment.

I'd love to play 18 holes of Disc Golf with some of the people in those threads, I can imagine it could be quite an interesting experience.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To funny,
WTF Cares if you want a towl or not under your knee. I just dont want to carry anyone home,
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, there's many an entertaining read on the PDGA forums. Some threads are hard to keep up with though, thay get like 5 or 6 pages a day of comments on some of the more heated ones.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah there is some great stuff on that,
I cant keep up,
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should make a game,
You got to start a topic, and see how many pages you can get the posts to be. You can post 2x only in that post.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet you that the payout discussion would get a good run.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuck Shick wrote:
I bet you that the payout discussion would get a good run.


A discussion on that topic would crash the PDGA forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rule Question: Kneeling on a towel

Question:

A player’s shot lands in a spot that has very hard, rocky ground. Can she place a towel or pad down in order to prevent abrasions to her body (or to keep her knee/clothes clean and/or dry)?


Important Note: Previously we had ruled that this was not permitted. This opinion reverses that ruling.


Response

Applicable Rules:


802.04 Artificial Devices
803.05 (Obstacles and Relief) C
803.04 (Stance, Subsequent to Teeing Off) A.1

802.04 allows the use of items that reduce or control abrasion. Towels or pads may fulfill this purpose. Assuming that the unsafe items on the playing surface are not subject to removal or relief under PDGA rule 803.05.C (which covers relief from obstacles to one's stance), she is allowed to place a towel or small pad under any body part, with the exception of her feet (which should already be covered by protective devices such as shoes).

Note: She may move items under 803.05 C and also use a towel or small pad under her knee.

A "small pad" is defined as being 1 centimeter or less in thickness, when compressed.

Conclusion: One may use a towel or small pad (with a maximum compressed thickness of 1 centimeter) in order to prevent harm/abrasions to the body during competitive play. A towel or pad may be used under one's foot only on the tee box.

The PDGA Rules Committee

Carlton Howard, Chair
John Chapman
Conrad Damon
Harold Duvall
Joe Garcia
Jim Garnett
Rick Voakes
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long live JAR JAR the floppy disc
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

802.04 allows the use of items that reduce or control abrasion. Towels or pads may fulfill this purpose. Assuming that the unsafe items on the playing surface are not subject to removal or relief under PDGA rule


How long has this rule been like this? As long as its written like that, its hard to argue,
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Long live JAR JAR!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought of a wicked topic for the game today at work, I forgot it though, should have written it down,
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