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Old 07-20-2009, 07:33 PM
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Massive thread containing every possible 3-disc combination for your review

Hey all,

I'm definitely an amateur in disc, so I've been experimenting with different discs, weights, and working on my throws.
I'd like to learn 3 discs really well (for cost's sake) - a distance, midrange, and putter
I'd also like to do basic throws with this selection (I'm leaving out tomahawks, rollers, thumbers, etc)

Here's my current lineup:
174 Avenger
170 Polecat
156 Wolf

With my Avenger, I'm currently throwing 250 accurately, maxing at 320 or so.
I'm still learning the Wolf, I've not thrown a midrange before
My Polecat, though heavy, throws very straight.

My big question is if I should be using lighter/heavier weights for my discs or if I should scrap any in this lineup?

Again, I'm more or less a beginner on a limited budget. I'm looking forward to your input!
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:01 PM
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besides the avenger those look like great discs to learn on. but i hate the avenger. 320ft with an avenger is really good d for beginner. any chance u throw forehand? if so try out an avenger ss or something else understable like a valk to help u learn driving backhand. if u really can throw that avenger 320 backhand then keep ur current line-up. but it still wont hurt to add something understable to learn how to throw right hooking drives.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:03 PM
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I would suggest a Skeeter as a midrange. It is a very straight flyer and good for upshots.
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:04 PM
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I would find a heavier mid-range. When most people pull out a mid-range, they pull it out for accuracy, and a 156 disc is not going to be accurate in any sort of wind. I'd grab a heavier mid-range if you just want to stick with 3 discs you can use all of the time.
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If you like your wolf, you might have good luck with a shark, and I definitely agree with Ryan that a heavier midrange works best for most people. If you get a new driver, I would say go a little lighter if you are a backhand thrower, something like a mid 160s valk might serve you well. As far as putters go, if what you have is working stick with it, if not see if you can try out people's putters and find the one that works for you. The most popular are the aviar, the magnet, and the wizard, any of those can be a great putter for you.
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:34 PM
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Excellent feedback, all...

I had played 2 discs for a while (driver, putter) but then found out about straight-flying mids. Great advice about a heavier mid.
As for the driver... I've been working hard on my power grip RHBH even thought I always threw exclusively RHFH for the longest time. I'm humble enough to admit that the 170s sometimes feel too heavy for me, and it is evidenced when I sometimes throw my 150g Beast further than my Avenger (though not near as accurate). I don't have either a mid or a driver in the 160s. Maybe it's time for my first valk. Would that be a good alternative driver to have (say if I convince myself to carry 4 instead of 3)?

RockBuddist, when you talked about right hooking understable drivers, correct me if I'm wrong, but are you referring to a good distance disc that you can throw Anhyzer with good results? If I'm wrong, let me know.

Lastly, some of you referred to my throw style FH or BH. I'm getting the vibe that a heavier disc isn't all that bad if you can get good FH distance... so is a slightly lighter BH a better choice for beginners?

Thanks so much!
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:37 PM
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Even for more experienced players, many people find they have more control and can get more spin on a little bit lighter disc, because they don't have to put as much muscle into getting the disc up to speed.
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On the other hand, if it stays fairly windy in your area, you don't want to go too light. Definitely second the heavier midrange advice, I love skeeters and buzzz's. If you like the Polecat, by all means keep throwing it. You might find a Teebird or TL will give you more accuracy w/o sacrificing any D.
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I love my rocs and midrange heavy, like 180 heavy....but I have drivers from 175 down to 150. If there is no wind or a tailwind nothing beats light drivers. They sail for days.

And I say this everyday....TeeBird or TL.
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RockBuddist, when you talked about right hooking understable drivers, correct me if I'm wrong, but are you referring to a good distance disc that you can throw Anhyzer with good results? If I'm wrong, let me know.
yea. but also keep in mind that with the avenger it is hard to finish off a drive to the right(for a RHBH throw). so if u play a hole with a strait fairway with the basket to the right at the end of the fairway, thats 1 stroke per those types of holes that u could save right there just by adding another disc.
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