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Old 07-25-2012, 06:28 PM
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Im not sure if many of you mountain bike but one concept that has taken off lately is the 29r. The idea that larger tires will roll over stuff easier. Using large diameter mids such as stingrays or even kentucky sized discs like the condor may help in more rugged terrain or tall grass.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:14 PM
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I've been rolling a max weight DX Valkyrie for a minute now. It's really easy to get both the distance and shape you're wanting. However, Oklahoma wind can do some real damage to the line you're trying to hit.

Great shot when the conditions are right, but it's crazy and somewhat entertaining to watch what it will do in strong winds, specifically cross winds.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:19 PM
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Im not sure if many of you mountain bike but one concept that has taken off lately is the 29r. The idea that larger tires will roll over stuff easier. Using large diameter mids such as stingrays or even kentucky sized discs like the condor may help in more rugged terrain or tall grass.
I've been riding a 69er (Trek Top Fuel) on the trails for a while, and I really like that set up even more than a straight 29er. It's more similar to the set up of a dirt bike, allowing the smaller diameter rear tire to get down in nooks and crannies and dig up some additional drive.

Sorry for the hijack, back to the original topic.

I know a lot of people have really good luck rolling Condors, and I'd like to give it a try, but I just don't want to carry that thing around all day. I'm pretty sure it won't fit in a bag with a frame...
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:23 AM
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All about the Wedge for rolling.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:42 PM
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Funny, when I started out, I thought rollers where for idiots that didn't know how to play disc golf.

Ughh.

I know longer have any attitude in disc golf, just to keep my mind open and learn.

The roller is now my favorite shot by far.


Not the most used shot but my favorite and I consider it a air shot with a long finish.

It is tolerable to many different techniques. I throw them right handed, left if it works out that way.

It's just so cool how you heave it across your chest leaning back, out it goes turning in the air to bite in at an angle and it has so much spin it straightens up and just rolls straight at the basket slows down and dies on it's back.

I'm hoping to hit the pole one day.

I wonder if someone has aced a roller, bounced up and in?

Seriously cool shot, max weight Roadrunner, love that.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:57 PM
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i have a question, sorry to ressurect but i knew there was thread for this and did not want to get prepubed.

Whats the best kind of roadrunner to roll? domey or flat? i have a few in the shop that interest me but idk which one will roll a straigh line longer than the other.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:24 PM
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Max weight domey Champ RR.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:12 PM
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For sure thanks a bunch
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:44 PM
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Roller record on non-turf is 3791 feet.

http://wfdf.org/worldrecords/?r_sec=1

I've heard it was done with an Aviar.

https://www.discgolfvalues.com/bigd2.htm
I got a kick out of the non human record on the bottom of the first link. Due to the fact of all the sage and rocks in Tahoe rollers are few and far between at my local courses. I do throw them them occasionally down the mountain in the winter time and I use Star rr's.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:45 PM
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I think I'm kinda weird with my rollers. I can do a backhand roller, but I prefer throwing a forehand with a 180g DX Stingray. Usually people seem to forehand roll overstable discs, but I just throw the Stingray like I'm throwing a regular forehand drive, it flips over and goes super straight.

And about the world record distance rollers, try and youtube "world record roller." They're EXTREMELY wind assisted and on cement (the non-turf ones). If it wasn't for the wind, it looks like they wouldn't make it a quarter of the distance they do. I'm not saying it's cheating, just making sure people know why they go as far as they do.
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