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Old 06-08-2013, 10:27 AM
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Anyone else have issues ranging-in these things? I find myself blowing by the basket on approaches with hardly any power so for that reason am debating on sticking a soft ion or anode back in for those shorter up shorts, that don't need the touch just reliability. I find it a bit touchy also when powered down (not saying that's a bad thing as it makes line shaping stupid easy) but just not used to a disc being truly so versatile.
It is very touchy and has an unexpected fade when really powered down. I never it use for approach duties. The Tangent is second to none when powered up, but I would rather use Anodes or Aviar-X for getting under the basket.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:04 PM
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touchy

so what approach range does the tangent feel LEAST touchy at? 200ft? 250?

I'm looking for a longer approach disc to replace my z buzzz.
this disc, although understable, still seems a bit stable from videos. Seems it would be nice for dependable long approaches, but not sure.

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It is very touchy and has an unexpected fade when really powered down. I never it use for approach duties. The Tangent is second to none when powered up, but I would rather use Anodes or Aviar-X for getting under the basket.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:13 PM
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I have no issues approaching with it fh or bh. I like it for longer approach shots. I use my Ion to approach with the most, followed by my Tangents, then Tensors.
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Old 06-08-2013, 02:32 PM
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Piling onto the "Tangent for approaches" discussion...

I'm looking for discs to audition against my Comet. I'm currently using the Comet for easy distance on longer standstill/approach shots (~100'-150'), or anny approaches. Closer in, I defer to the VP. My problem with the Comet is that it's very hard to range because of the massive glide; more often than not, I overshoot my target considerably.

Any thoughts on how the Tangent would compare? Would it be easier to range, yet still give me easy distance as compare to a putter? How does it hold anny lines at slower speeds? I'd be curious to hear some thoughts.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:13 PM
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so what approach range does the tangent feel LEAST touchy at? 200ft? 250?

I'm looking for a longer approach disc to replace my z buzzz.
this disc, although understable, still seems a bit stable from videos. Seems it would be nice for dependable long approaches, but not sure.
I am not going to put a foot range on it because there are a lot variables when it comes to approaching. Wide open holes I would prefer Anodes or such on a slight hyzer. On long tunnel shots or soft turning or fading lines, then definitely the Tangent. Basically, it is when I need a touch shot where finesse and a little distance is required. For me, Tangents are not meant to be thrown in situations where I need it under the basket unlike a putter approach. I am usually driving or approaching with the Tangent when it is far enough away where landing within 20 feet of the basket is acceptable. But if you need a distance, I am not even looking at the Tangent at 125 feet and in. Let's throw out 200 feet just to say something.
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Old 06-08-2013, 04:55 PM
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I am not even looking at the Tangent at 125 feet and in. Let's throw out 200 feet just to say something.
I agree. I'm throwing the Ion from anything around 150 feet and in. After that it's the mids, depending on the line needed. The more comfortable you are approaching with your putter, the better off you are.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:31 PM
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I am not going to put a foot range on it because there are a lot variables when it comes to approaching. Wide open holes I would prefer Anodes or such on a slight hyzer. On long tunnel shots or soft turning or fading lines, then definitely the Tangent. Basically, it is when I need a touch shot where finesse and a little distance is required. For me, Tangents are not meant to be thrown in situations where I need it under the basket unlike a putter approach. I am usually driving or approaching with the Tangent when it is far enough away where landing within 20 feet of the basket is acceptable. But if you need a distance, I am not even looking at the Tangent at 125 feet and in. Let's throw out 200 feet just to say something.
This describes my thinking as well. I'm mostly choosing Tangent over Anode on longer approaches where I'm hitting a gap, especially dead straight to anhyzer. I've had zero issues with ranging the Tangent. I feel like if I'm throwing at all consistently I can drop my Tangents almost on top of one another at 275'-325'.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:44 PM
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I only throw tangent on 250' or more. Not cuz I blow by the basket(which I can) but because I feel more comfy pumping on a putter than a midrange.
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Old 06-08-2013, 05:48 PM
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Piling onto the "Tangent for approaches" discussion...

I'm looking for discs to audition against my Comet. I'm currently using the Comet for easy distance on longer standstill/approach shots (~100'-150'), or anny approaches. Closer in, I defer to the VP. My problem with the Comet is that it's very hard to range because of the massive glide; more often than not, I overshoot my target considerably.

Any thoughts on how the Tangent would compare? Would it be easier to range, yet still give me easy distance as compare to a putter? How does it hold anny lines at slower speeds? I'd be curious to hear some thoughts.
i think the tangent is truly a game changing disc. while it may not truly replace the distance potential of the comet, it certainly is workable and shorter.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:16 PM
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i think the tangent is truly a game changing disc. while it may not truly replace the distance potential of the comet, it certainly is workable and shorter.
who said you can't throw the tangent as far as a comet?

The comet doesnt have the same control as the tangent does at longer distances because of the comets glide, so i would rather throw a tangent anyways.
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