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Old 06-06-2013, 12:44 PM
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Best thread I could find about "beginner" wind tips, so I'm reviving it…

Anyway, I played in some 30 MPH winds today.

Headwinds were fine (slightly more overstable discs), tailwinds were fine (slightly understable discs). Crosswinds really freaked me out though, at first. I was so conscious of the disc getting pushed down or the wind getting underneath the edge of the disc and carrying it that I messed up some release angles.

My form was also lousy until the last few holes - I was worrying too much about the wind and its immediate effects, so I was "guiding" my disc rather than getting a good turn and just pulling through on a line. I would have been better served discing down, particular in the cross-winds, and feeling like I had to make a good rip at them.

So my beginner tip: don't overthink the wind. Just play your normal game, with some small adjustments, and go from there. Don't overhaul it or overthink it right out of the gate.
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