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Rolly
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:14 am    Post subject: Why? Reply with quote

Why are the rules of DG written in meters, but hole length's are always compared in feet?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same reason pavement is somtimes OB sometimes not. being evil
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am The Procrastinator right now so I'll take a stab at this:

Rules are written in metres because - despite some theories to the contrary - the United States is not the only place where disc golf is enjoyed. Most of the rest of the world understands metres better than yards or feet.

Hole comparison is done in feet because that is what we are used to. It's a "local" variant.

But really, what do I know?

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BigBrotherPenton
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rules are in metres because the rules changed this season to bring the PDGA into the 22nd century. Distances are not in feet in Ottawa, they're actually in metres. Distances are "talked" about in feet in Ottawa because when we travel to the US all the distances are in feet, records are in feet, and the main number of people that play talk about distances in feet.

Every time I think about distance I think about feet, and so when I design a course or a hole, I put in feet.

It's tough to travel to the US and have to convert what you know to every course you play. I have found it easier to convert one course (JCP) into feet and play the others like they are.

Serge, not quite sure what your comment means.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that I've read the whole forum I understand, Serge.
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