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Old 06-12-2014, 02:33 AM
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"When do you NEED to be throwing a driver." - Me or you? For me may be completely different for you.

I've seen noodle arms use high speed discs and throw them on a huge crazy anny to try to get more distance when they could have easily used a much slower, stable disc and achieved greater distance and accuracy.

I tend to use the slowest possible disc for the shot and throw it fairly hard for accuracy. I do find myself using fairway drivers more and more, opting for a nice controlled 300ft drive whenever possible. Being able to throw a max weight Buzzz 200ft+, accurately for my approach shot has vastly improved my overall game.

With that being said, when the opportunity is there to attempt some max d, that's when I'll pull out a faster speed disc. Parked hole #3 from the whites for a birdie at Bicentennial (crowley, tx) mini the other day and that's a 460ft hole. Granted, it was down hill and the wind was right, but knowing when to use a high speed driver is important due to potential loss of accuracy, etc. In this case I knew a slight head wind would help stabilize my 175 Daedalus due to I tend to hyzer more when throwing harder. The disc instantly flipped up, flew straight as an arrow for around 350ft, started to fade left and landed 5 ft from the hole.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:19 AM
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I pull out a driver when I need to know that I'm trying my best to throw as far as I can.
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:23 AM
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:55 AM
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I use a high speed driver whenever the hole is too long for me to confidently throw a zone. That means anything over 210-220ft.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:25 AM
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Be smart and win. Use the right disc at the right time.
Boom.
Don't get too caught up on distances. If it's howling out on the course and you're faced with a wide open 220 footer, there's times that flicking that Destroyer out there on the reliable hyzer line is the best thing to do.
Just because a disc is "too fast" for your power doesn't mean it's useless. Experiment with a variety of discs to understand what you can do with them.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:00 AM
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When it will get me closer to the basket than another disc.
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Old 06-12-2014, 10:54 PM
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:02 PM
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Old 06-13-2014, 12:18 AM
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I would say 325-350 ft with a fairway.
For strictly form improvement purposes, do most people agree this to be the standard range I should be averaging with fairways before dabbling with distance drivers?
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Old 06-13-2014, 05:25 AM
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Putters: 200ft, Mid Ranges: 250ft, Fairway Drivers: 300ft, Max D Drivers 350ft+

I think those numbers are realistic goals for rec to intermediate players. For open/pros I think adding another 50ft per category is about right.
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