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Old 03-31-2014, 03:24 PM
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In a casual round I will often throw both. To get better with drivers you have to throw drivers and to get better with putters you have to throw putters. Both things help figure out overall form issues from oat to nose up and neither really benefit one or the other outside of cleaning up consistency in throwing the same line with every disc and building confidence through repetition.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:05 PM
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guess my question is once you hit this plateau and you knew you were close to just needing like 25-50 more feet with your next slowest disc, how were you able to break it?

im just feeling stuck i suppose. maybe its cuz my course is pretty boring but i feel no matter what course it would be, i just plateau'd off. i need that next step for practicing
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:14 PM
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For me it's never been about the distance with slower discs but throwing them cleaner. I bagged a fuse when they came out foreverrrrrrrrr and got to the point where I could work it to oblivion. I suggest you find a disc and do the same. After that it was the ion and now tangent. I have thrown both these discs on holes and for shots most average/everyday players wouldn't even consider it but since doing so am very glad I did to see what they do and why. I throw putters off stupid inclines and for huge max D just like I throw crazy spike hyzers with a resistor at 225 down hill.

Its all about learning the hell out of your discs and perfecting the form. You will get more out of every disc by doing this. When you are stuck you know something isn't right or off and needs work. Whatever that is needs to be addressed but you cant gain distance just by throwing shots but rather understanding what is off with them.

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Old 03-31-2014, 09:30 PM
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If you are just trying to gain some more distance to be able to throw mids instead of fairway drivers the best solution is to watch videos then work on your form in the field.

However, I will say that I often suggest trying many different discs and lines then you would normally use during your casual rounds.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:33 PM
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For me it's never been about the distance with slower discs but throwing them cleaner. I bagged a fuse when they came out foreverrrrrrrrr and got to the point where I could work it to oblivion. I suggest you find a disc and do the same. After that it was the ion and now tangent. I have thrown both these discs on holes and for shots most average/everyday players wouldn't even consider it but since doing so am very glad I did to see what they do and why. I throw putters off stupid inclines and for huge max D just like I throw crazy spike hyzers with a resistor at 225 down hill.

Its all about learning the hell out of your discs and perfecting the form. You will get more out of every disc by doing this. When you are stuck you know something isn't right or off and needs work. Whatever that is needs to be addressed but you cant gain distance just by throwing shots but rather understanding what is off with them.
interesting. maybe field work with different winds and throwing different lines would be best. ive had at least half my discs in my bag for 2+ years now. and almost all the molds despite two. i know them pretty well. sometimes regret switching the sw out of my bag cuz i knew that disc like it was my best friend (innova inconsistency drove me away)

maybe it is a form check that i need
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:11 PM
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Stalker is a buzz, just a little faster.

Throw what you think is going to work for you, at that moment. If your skills improve you may find a better option, but always trust what you think will work at that moment. So many factors affect any given shot its impossible to find hard and fast rules.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:18 PM
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interesting. maybe field work with different winds and throwing different lines would be best. ive had at least half my discs in my bag for 2+ years now. and almost all the molds despite two. i know them pretty well. sometimes regret switching the sw out of my bag cuz i knew that disc like it was my best friend (innova inconsistency drove me away)

maybe it is a form check that i need
Form is something that always can be worked on as other mechanics improve and muscles get stronger etc. Sounds like you know your discs well so its easy to do work with them but also might even be TOO comfortable with the molds. For me I don't honesetly care about the name on the disc for how I need to throw I pretty much could throw anything given a few tosses with it and that's where you want to be. It only helps to have the discs you are comfortable with and confident in to make a consistent shots.

I love throwing un-conventional discs just to prove a point it doesn't matter what but more about HOW. People here think I love MVP or whatever but don't realize I've drive everything off a tee from birdies, bowflys, to grooves and soles with a garboid and medius thrown in the mix lol.
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In the end, the number that matters is the one on the scorecard, not the speed rating assigned to the disc you used. Any opinion of what disc you threw is irrelevant except your own. Plateaus suck, and sometimes they are only broken through patient persistence.
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If it is a practice round for a tournament, I will figure out what works consistently. If it is a casual round, I will push my slower discs to their max and see what I can do with them.
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