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Toughing the Cold Weather
« on: December 21, 2010, 12:51:58 PM »
Was curious how you all prepare for playing in cold weather?   Under Armor?  Hot Hands?  Heated socks?  Due to the cold, I find myself playing less.  What can I do to better prepare myself to have an enjoyable round while its cold/freezing outside?
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 01:11:12 PM »
Grow a beard and/or testicles.

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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 01:16:06 PM »
layer, layer, layer.
polypopylene long undies, smartwool shirt, fleece layers, windblock layer if needed, hat, gloves, smartwool socks, insulated booties. remember cotton essentially robs your body of heat, trapping moisture; synthetics let your ensemble breathe better.
that's just what I do, ya'll can be cold if you want.
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 01:17:17 PM »
or a beard to your testicles
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 01:20:38 PM »
What he said... plus ...  wear a hat that you can cover your ears with if you feel the need but can uncover them if it gets too warm. I also used a hot hands in the pocket of my throwing hand. I keep a glove on my non-throwing hand and when not throwing I keep my bare hand in my pocket with the hot-hands packet. Oh, waterproof boots! As soon as your feet get damp it's all over.
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 01:30:12 PM »
I use the Hot Hands and lined jeans for really cold days.  For the most part, though, I just go out and play a quick round.  

I actually find that I play better in colder weather and go out more when the temps are in the 30's, 40's, and 50's.  Its ironic, but having the heat and humidity that we have in KC, I play less when it is hotter.  
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 09:49:23 PM »
Growing nuts isn't the problem.   I have an excellent pair if I do say so myself.   But to everyone elses ideas. They are duly noted.    Thank u.   

Also, if I could grow a beard of epic proportion, I would.
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 01:37:52 AM »
For those of you guys that use hot hands, you might think about investing in one of these....

http://www.zippo.com/products/handwarmer.aspx?bhcp=1

You can pick them up at Amazon or sports stores. I got mine at Bass Pro but I don't think they carry the zippo brand ones. I love them for hunting but I haven't played disc golf with it yet. And my carhartt bibs are always a must for cold!

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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010, 09:21:47 AM »
layer, layer, layer.
polypopylene long undies, smartwool shirt, fleece layers, windblock layer if needed, hat, gloves, smartwool socks, insulated booties. remember cotton essentially robs your body of heat, trapping moisture; synthetics let your ensemble breathe better.
that's just what I do, ya'll can be cold if you want.

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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 09:48:21 AM »
Under Armor base layer. Worth its weight in gold!


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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 10:30:02 AM »
play fast, worth it's weight in palladium
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 02:01:37 PM »
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For those of you guys that use hot hands, you might think about investing in one of these....

http://www.zippo.com/products/handwarmer.aspx?bhcp=1

You can pick them up at Amazon or sports stores. I got mine at Bass Pro but I don't think they carry the zippo brand ones. I love them for hunting but I haven't played disc golf with it yet. And my carhartt bibs are always a must for cold!


This looks pretty interesting. I found a website that has it for pretty cheap. May be worth buying. Anyone else use one of these? Does it work better than the hothands?
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 03:06:39 PM »
My girlfriend bought me some last year.   Honestly didn't like them.   I still buy hothands. 
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Re: Toughing the Cold Weather
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2010, 03:09:05 PM »
play fast, worth it's weight in palladium

Play fast? Like its a job and you're trying to get it over with?

Nah, I prefer to dress warm so I can chill on the course and take all the smoke breaks I want.