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Overpar
11-01-2010, 11:27 PM
Hey guys, did a search and found some info, but it seems to be conflicted and I was not able to find anything definitive to help.:\

I am looking for a driver made by either Latitude 64 or Discraft that is good for OH throws (thumbers/tomahawk)

Suggestions?:confused: Any advice will be appreciated!:thmbup:

agent_peebody
11-01-2010, 11:28 PM
Any advice will appreciated!:thmbup:

my advice...
GET TO THA CHOPPA!

Overpar
11-01-2010, 11:30 PM
my advice...
GET TO THA CHOPPA!

fixed the typo, thanks:doh:

agent_peebody
11-01-2010, 11:34 PM
:cool:

Overpar
11-01-2010, 11:38 PM
what the deuce! Overpar is a Par Member now!!! I win at Irony:hfive:

but seriously, any suggestions for a decent Discraft or Lat OH driver?

Pwingles
11-01-2010, 11:41 PM
XXX is great IMO, i use my force sometimes for shorter OH shots and it works, xxx is good for longer OH shots, on shorter ones you have to throw high and sometimes its uncomfortable

sloppydisc
11-01-2010, 11:46 PM
XXX is a max distance thumber beast. Get a 175 GL in a color that you can see. Opto is probably more indestructible, but harder to see. Skip all other discs. XXX is the porn disc king. Buy one, buy two.

Striker is good too, but not as long. But it is also a good BH and FH disc. More versatile.

Discraft has the Flick and Predator. Both are good. I have less experience with those. Worth a try according to some.

Overpar
11-01-2010, 11:47 PM
XXX is great IMO, i use my force sometimes for shorter OH shots and it works, xxx is good for longer OH shots, on shorter ones you have to throw high and sometimes its uncomfortable

XXX is a max distance thumber beast. Get a 175 GL in a color that you can see. Opto is probably more indestructible, but harder to see. Skip all other discs. XXX is the porn disc king. Buy one, buy two.

Striker is good too, but not as long. But it is also a good BH and FH disc. More versatile.

Discraft has the Flick and Predator. Both are good. I have less experience with those. Worth a try according to some.


I have been considering picking up a xXx anyway just to try it, so this suggestion intrigues me...

skurf
11-01-2010, 11:48 PM
Hey guys, did a search and found some info, but it seems to be conflicted and I was not able to find anything definitive to help.:\

I am looking for a driver made by either Latitude 64 or Discraft that is good for OH throws (thumbers/tomahawk)

Suggestions?:confused: Any advice will be appreciated!:thmbup:

I don't really think those two shots work best with the same disc, although I'm not certain since I don't throw tommys. I use a Flick for my thumber disc. It added 30-40' compared to a regular distance driver like a Detroyer, Surge or w/e.

CwAlbino
11-01-2010, 11:51 PM
XXX for max distance, Trident for less.

sloppydisc
11-01-2010, 11:55 PM
When I throw my Trident I feel like I am throwing a bathtub. No glide and a thump. Maybe a good approach-thumber disc?? I am not sure where it fits. Unless you throw 600' and need a meathook for approaches.

Overpar
11-01-2010, 11:57 PM
thanks for the help guys. gonna give the xXx a go.

Pwingles
11-02-2010, 02:23 AM
i think youll be pleased, what else do you use for an overstable/wind/utility type disc?

discordye
11-02-2010, 02:33 AM
Don't throw oh lol.

xJFK
11-02-2010, 10:37 AM
Don't throw oh lol.

this is my suggestion as well.. unless its for situational throws. do you use it most of the time

Technohic
11-02-2010, 11:01 AM
This question had one answer thats been around a lot. Almost like you knew what you were going to get had you asked for the best OH disc.

Right now, its Flick for Discraft or xXx for Lat64 as the favorites in general. I use a Flick but havent tried a xXx. Tried about everything else and it does its job great.

Brall
11-02-2010, 11:06 AM
what are the pro's and con's of throwing overstable discs vs. understable discs for overhand shots.

i've always thrown a VERY understable really beat up dx valk

Caldwell5161
11-02-2010, 11:08 AM
Flick for the bombs, heavy surge for shorter finesse shots, predator for inbetween these two.

Apoth
11-02-2010, 11:11 AM
I use a Pred for all my OH duties, but a lot of people use Flicks as well (as you can probably tell).

andrewkh
11-02-2010, 11:19 AM
Flick for the bombs, heavy surge for shorter finesse shots, predator for inbetween these two.

i agree....i like the z surge the best for oh shots though, it turns out nice then gets a nice hard fade back and doesn't seem to skip out or roll very much.

Overpar
11-02-2010, 12:58 PM
this is my suggestion as well.. unless its for situational throws. do you use it most of the time

I throw 98% of my shots backhand. OH throws are purely situational for me.

Dracokain
11-03-2010, 05:07 PM
I just started working on my OH shots and I got a 150 class esp flick, it works well enough and its light so its easy on my arm when throwing OH because I never do.

thatdirtykid
11-03-2010, 05:45 PM
XXX, Z Pred and Flick.

skurf
11-03-2010, 07:06 PM
I throw 98% of my shots backhand. OH throws are purely situational for me.

Once you get a good overhand disc and learn to overhand without putting strain on your shoulder, these "situations" starts to arise more and more. For instance, this 272' hole used to be out of my overhand range before I started using the Flick and shoring up my form. There's just a lot less variables on holes like this when throwing overhand compared to backhand (or forehand). With an overhand all you have to worry about is getting it over a certain height and throwing it a certain distance. On this hole with a backhand you have limits on left, right, top and of course bottom being the ground. Additionally hitting a specific distance is harder with a backhand and you have to worry about it fading or skipping at the end. So basically, it's 2 variables vs. about 6 or 7.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course_pics/542/e924d55e.jpg

Overpar
11-03-2010, 07:54 PM
Once you get a good overhand disc and learn to overhand without putting strain on your shoulder, these "situations" starts to arise more and more. For instance, this 272' hole used to be out of my overhand range before I started using the Flick and shoring up my form. There's just a lot less variables on holes like this when throwing overhand compared to backhand (or forehand). With an overhand all you have to worry about is getting it over a certain height and throwing it a certain distance. On this hole with a backhand you have limits on left, right, top and of course bottom being the ground. Additionally hitting a specific distance is harder with a backhand and you have to worry about it fading or skipping at the end. So basically, it's 2 variables vs. about 6 or 7.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course_pics/542/e924d55e.jpg

Good point

sloppydisc
11-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Thumbers rule. Nice picture. Gotta get back to TX.

skurf
11-03-2010, 08:25 PM
what are the pro's and con's of throwing overstable discs vs. understable discs for overhand shots.

i've always thrown a VERY understable really beat up dx valk

I can only speak for thumbers, but the reason overstable discs are better is because they turn (barrel-roll) slower. With a slower roll it means the disc is parallel to the ground for a longer period of time and you get more glide out of the flight. With an understable disc the barrel-roll completes much faster resulting in the disc starting its downward spike much sooner than an overstable disc.

With a tommy I don't think you get as much torque on the disc and as a result the roll is slower to begin with, thus you don't need an overstable disc. At least that's my understanding of it.

SirRaph
11-03-2010, 08:53 PM
I keep a couple Preds in the bag. I've never thrown a XXX, but I'm not a huge fan of using super, duper overstable discs for overhand shots. They're nice for a straight up release, never turn over overhand shot. But it's rare that I need that. I'm usually looking to pancake the disc and let it slide, which the Predator is great for.

They're so money when they beat up. My beat Predator is still headwind reliable, yet it's dead straight for 80-90% of its flight. My newish Predator is meathook-tastic. Great for skip shots and super crazy headwinds.

jcf5083
11-03-2010, 11:10 PM
ik it isn't Discraft but a Champ Beast is my go-to for Tommies and Thumbers

thatdirtykid
11-03-2010, 11:58 PM
I am pretty sure if I threw a thumber off every tee my score would be better. They are just so effing boring. The guys I play with regularly know if I am throwing thumbers the heat is on.

sloppydisc
11-04-2010, 12:21 AM
There is a time and place for everything. Learn multiple skills and you will be better.

elnino
11-04-2010, 12:09 PM
yeah i don't throw thumbers unless i'm in trouble. but the XXX is 300 feet over hand without practice....gave me at least 25% more distance....amazing disc. glides upsidedown. also good for throwing grenade shots too downhill distance limiters!!!!