We’ve talked about discs before, but it’s time to find out what your favorite type of disc is to throw.
And by type, we don’t mean plastic, rather the range.
Last week, we asked a simple yes or no question — should there be dress codes at tournaments?
It seemed like this would definitely invoke some thoughts and opinions as it seems like something that is sometimes talked about at tournaments among different levels of players.
Of the 145 people who cast a vote, 62 percent (90 votes) said yes, there should be a dress code. The no vote had 55 votes (38 percent).
Some noted they voted yes because they see something small being helpful, others thought there should be some bigger parts to the rule.
Let’s see what others said.
Kevin King said:
I think a dress code is cool for tournaments. It doesn’t even have to be anything too obtuse or strict. For instance, collared shirts and your choice of pants/shorts. It’s not hard to get collared shirts that are breathable and comfortable, and they look nice. It gives the sport an air of legitimacy and moves the stereotype from “stoned hippies” to “respectable athletes”.
I don’t agree on a dress code for league nights or anything – just sanctioned tournaments (C-tiers could be excluded, to promote the sport a little easier).
You tackle a lot of things people seem to talk about at tournaments that I’ve been to. But, even in traditional ball golf, I’ve never understood the collared shirt thing. In this day and age, there are shirts (even t-shirts) that are just as nice — if not nicer — than many collared shirts.
Brian Bell notes:
My vote was “yes”. However, it should be along the lines of:
* Pants, shirt and shoes must be worn at all times during the tournament.
* Offensive slogans or terms (racial, anti-religious, sexist, etc.) should be avoided.
Does that mean any pants, shirt and shoes? Can pants be shorts? Shirts can be anything? As for the second part, that’s not dress code. But that should be true at any level of play — recreational or tournament. I realize not everybody follows it, but people should avoid things like that in any walk of life.
Dana Smith said:
I was going to vote no because I think letting a player’s individuality show would be good, To me, someone who has been playing for a year, one of the more recognizable players is David Feldberg with his hat that he wears.
However I caught your last comment about there being one no matter how small. I think you have to have a little decorum. I wouldn’t want to see shirts with genitalia on them or graphic political commentary.
What I then realized is that Feldberg still has his individuality and still looks respectable.
It’s very true one can always look neat, tidy and respectable and still have individuality. One just needs to know how to do it, which I don’t think everyone does at times.
Eric C said:
I believe that this is a legitimate sport and we, as players, need to work to make it look legitimate. Casual is just that… casual. Going out for a fun round with a a couple beers should not require a dress code, but when you play in a tournament show some respect.
I don’t think a C-Tier should require anything more than the most basic of code… Non-profane shirt, shoes, etc. But as you move up in Tiers I think the code “move up” as well.
This is something I wonder about. Why is a C-Tier different? If there is a dress code, do it at lower levels, so when things go higher, it’s there. If players jump tiers in tournaments, they shouldn’t have to wonder what they can wear and what they can’t.
Joshua Winn said:
I could not disagree with everyone who has posted thus far any more. Dress codes would be moving towards the stigma that most of us are trying to get away from that we experienced in ball golf. Collared shirts at tournaments? What is this private school? Professionalism should be displayed and judged by conduct not the threads on your back. Lets not forget Frisbee’s roots.
While I agree with the bulk of this, let’s remember that though professionalism should be displayed, it it hard to sometimes think that when somebody is wearing something totally outlandish. I haven’t seen that too often at tournaments, however.
There are other excellent comments, so I would encourage you to go back to that story and check out what people have said and maybe get in on the conversation. As this sport continues to grow, it will no doubt be a topic that is often covered.
Now, let’s hit up this week’s poll.
What’s your favorite type of disc to throw? Is it a putter? A mid-range? A fairway driver? A distance driver?
I know some extremely strong players who reach for a mid-range more often than others. I’ve watched some people with a bag full of different putters because they do what they person needs.
How about you?
Vote away and let us know why you chose what you did in the comments below!