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Old 03-22-2014, 07:54 PM
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Distance question- dealing with wind

How much distance do you lose when driving in a head wind?

For me I'm a 420'-450' driver and these are golf drives. So I'm not talking about big windy day flex shots. But for me it seems when going into a head wind I lose a good bit of distance. I seem to land in the 380' range...

Is this normal? I do live in Michigan where we have a LOT of wind especially this time of year. So in general I'm almost always driving with 10mph it seems...
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:20 PM
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I have the same power and lose ~30-50 ft in a stiff headwind. Texas is a windy place.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:14 PM
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I don't loose much. Using an Ape/Speed Demon/Firebird it's within 30 ft of an avg drive, the Ape can actually catch an updraft and go further at times.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:40 AM
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For those of you only losing 30'. What line do you throw on? I seem to have best luck with an over stable driver. Release it flat or with a little anny and low.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:48 AM
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I see a headwind as an opportunity to throw a more overstable driver than I normally would, and get more distance on it.

For example, I have a really really overstable SDS Destroyer that I can't flex even a little in a tailwind or no wind. Very difficult to throw more than 350-400 feet. With a headwind, though, I can get a little bit of help flexing the Destroyer over before it starts to hyzer, and I can actually gain some distance that way, as long as the headwind isn't more than 10-15 mph.

Same with my Firebird; I can actually throw it further into a light headwind than I can with no wind at all.

EDIT: To clarify, this isn't true for all headwind drives, only the ones where I throw a really overstable disc. And obviously I could still throw a different disc further with no wind or a tailwind. My average long drive with no wind is 450ish, probably more like 400 with no wind.

I just adjust the kind of shot I'm looking to make. Let the wind help you.

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Old 03-23-2014, 09:38 AM
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For those of you only losing 30'. What line do you throw on? I seem to have best luck with an over stable driver. Release it flat or with a little anny and low.
Flicking it hard and low with very slight anny
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:02 AM
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Flicking it hard and low with very slight anny
Yeah that's been my best luck too. I use a fresh z force for this shot and try to put a bit of Anny on it and then trust to to turn and come back...

But generally I huzerflip everything. And whenever I hyzerflip into a headwind it sucks the disc up while it flips up
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:57 AM
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I have a slow arm with relatively short drives so I see head wind as an opportunity to gain distance. Some of my longest drives have come from throwing my Mamba into the wind (around 300') I lose distance with the wind to my back
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:39 PM
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I was on an open course the other day and what really helped me out was throwing a roller. Lol. Flipped right over and went about 350-400'. Lol. Not longer then my drives but sure was a fun shot to add to the bag of tricks!
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:41 PM
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I just disc up in stability and throw like there isn't wind. I use an XCal thrown flat, low, and with a bit of torque. If anything I get more distance. Compared to my normal max-D drivers I lose about 30ft. That said most of the guys I have played against lose 50-100ft into the wind.
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