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Old 10-02-2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by BrotherDave View Post
The ESP Bangers were pretty good driving putters but they're OOP now. I agree that the Aviars are just taking up space, I'd at least try and trade them for some Bangers to have a practice stock if you want to commit to the Banger.

FH the Sidewinder and BH the River is interesting b/c those two aren't that dissimilar stability wise sometimes. If you want to reduce a mold you could probably find a new SW to replace the River or more likely a beat River to replace the SW.
Yeah that is probably what I am going to do. I got the SW as a gift and the River I bought without really comparing it to the SW. As I am throwing them, I am finding that (for me at least) that the flight patterns are almost exactly the same. However, the SW seems to be working better as a roller than the River for some weird reason. One thing though, I like the feel of the Opto plastic much better than the Champ plastic.

Originally Posted by BrotherDave View Post
I'm somewhat surprised that you FH only for distance. I'd tinker with a lid like a Polecat or Rattler, Sonic, etc b/c they can be fun to flick on approaches. It's a lot easier to lower scores by concentrating on that approach game instead of searching for that magical distance disc unless you're a strapping young lad.
Right when I first started FH was the only way I could get any amount of distance so I sorta stuck with the FH drives. Right now, I am making a concerted effort to improve my BH drives especially since my FH is suffering from a severe case of OAT. It used to be that I couldn't get more than 220' BH but lately (especially with the River and the fact that I am now practicing regularly) I've been able to manage 270' or so. And I completely agree with the approach game being so important. The Buzzz, Comet and Obex are all discs that I've purchased in the last 3 months. Even though I'm still learning the discs they have improved my game immensely already.

I used to have a Rattler and I couldn't flick it to save my life so I am not a big fan of lids. No real good reason I guess...Just didn't like the feel I suppose.

BTW...Not a strapping young
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