Apparently, Simon Lizotte's distance record of 903 feet, set on Saturday, has been pulverized today by David Wiggins, who reportedly threw a 150-gram R Pro Boss 1,109 feet. WTF? As the wind may have been howling at close to 60 MPH (on the ground), the naysayers will be back in force.
saying nay! Sports that legitimately track human efforts of throwing objects have windspeed thresholds to keep the record fair.
Here's the thing with disc golf disc tossing records. Someone will eventually put on and event in an area that "can" get hurricanes. They will regularly schedule the event at that location during the hurricane season. Then one year, there will actually be a hurricane during the event and the new disc golf disc distance record will be truly obliterated. Ok, yes that is an extreme case. But it goes to show how non-legitimate the current records are when wind aided tosses are allowed. You don't even have to wait for a hurricane, there are many know extremely windy places on the planet that someone wishing to claim the record could simply schedule an event at.
It's cool that a disc remain aloft for over 1100 feet. But it's natures record, not David Wiggins'.