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Old 07-20-2010, 06:07 PM
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Very good points on the fairway driver. I guess I wouldn't mind a few more scenarios where you guys would use a fairway driver. For example, why wouldn't I throw a Buzz or the Surge SS flat to achieve what you are talking about? It's not that I am opposed to the idea at all, I would just love to hear where you guys find a fairway driver useful??

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Old 07-20-2010, 06:22 PM
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Ok, here's why I like fwy drivers.

- Distance jumps from mids to drivers. I max out mids at 315'. I max drivers at 420'. Fwy drivers I have more control at 350'-380' than powering down a driver.

- Controllable distance. When I'm not in an open field/max distance situation, I prefer the PD because I follow the "use the slowest disc possible" school of DG. Past mid distance, the PD can do anhyzers, flat, flat with more fade, and hyzers very well 380'.

- Low ceiling, less skips. I find that when a big rimmed driver hits flat with steam, it skips and turns hard. I like to use a slower disc for these types of shots for that reason. (My understanding is a Surge/SS is similar to a Wraith which I have experience with)

- Comfort. Big rims give me grip issues. The PD is fast, but has a smaller rim making me feel more comfortable and (at least in my mind) giving me a more consistent release.

The last point is why I use PDs mostly for drives. I can sometimes get them up to 400' and the control/wind fighting abilities of this disc is phenomenal. I haven't found the best max distance driver for me yet (using Wraiths, but only a small distance jump over PD) so yea, that's my story.

Just like to add. A PD is a SUPER fwy driver (quote from Discspeed), you may not want a disc like a Teebird, but a PD might be right up your alley.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:34 PM
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Great stuff, I definitely see where you are coming from. What do you think, PD S line? What weight do you suggest?
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:38 PM
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If you are just trying em out, get whatever weight you like for drivers. If you want to incorporate them in your bag (later one anyways) get a P-PD for anny/flat (there are flexy and stiff versions that have slightly different flight characteristics) an S-PD for striaght with fade, workable distance, and a C-PD for headwinds can be good. (I use a First Run S-PD which is more stable than reg S-PDs) I have 172-175 and like them.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:00 AM
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Very good points on the fairway driver. I guess I wouldn't mind a few more scenarios where you guys would use a fairway driver. For example, why wouldn't I throw a Buzz or the Surge SS flat to achieve what you are talking about? It's not that I am opposed to the idea at all, I would just love to hear where you guys find a fairway driver useful??

Thanks!
Where you ask? I will give you my ideas on where I throw my fairways on a local level for you since you are from Colo. Springs. Cottonwood Creek holes 13, 14 and 15 where you have a lower ceiling that you could certainly throw a midrange or such, but I feel it is better to throw a fairway with a little less power and thrown low enough as to not risk the branches overhead. Also hole 8, RHBH with my leopard, though sometimes use a Meteor, and thrown on a little anny line to wrap around the right hand curve. Though a midrange would certianly work as well, I don't want to have to throw a disc hard and risk hitting a tree and getting into more trouble. It seems like you are considering a fairway driver. Just give it a shot for a while. If it certainly doesn't add anything more to your game, then take it out. But worth a shot. I had the same delemia with midrange discs. For a while when I learned to throw my putters far, I would just use them on everything from 200 feet on in. I didn't see the need for a midrange. I decided to try a Buzzz and loved that and now use that all the time. Also have a Meteor that I have been having great luck with also. I kept my mind opened and by adding these discs it has helped my game more and am a better player because of it.
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