Originally Posted by cgkdisc
Shaq can lean closer to the basket or straddle farther outside trees from the same lie. Is that fair? It is from the standpoint we're both taking a stance from the same location but our size changes our distance and angles to the pin. Likewise, I can fit in smaller spaces including placing my foot between the disc and tree if that's the case. You seem to think that it's an advantage moving behind a solid object. If I have my choice, I would usually prefer to throw from in front rather than behind in most cases I've encountered, especially since your arm movement might be constrained.
(added red above to reply to those points).
My concern is this: it seems that what you say is the common interpretation of 803.04.E results in different players playing different
lies, by rule - not by choice, following the exact same shot
depending on the physical attributes of the players.
In my opinion it would be a more fair rule applied equally to everybody if the essence of the rule was: if your marker is within 30cm of a solid obstacle on the line of play you may optionally play from immediately behind the solid obstacle.