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Old 03-20-2014, 07:01 AM
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Last year the grip bothered me but recently gave it another chance and I'm liking the Wasp. I've got a beefy 177 z Wasp with a flat top.

I having problems in right to left headwinds throwing RHBH. The Wasp flies great until it goes into a fade and the wind gets under the wing sending it way left. It just won't get down with that wind direction. Is that the nature of the disc? Too much glide?
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:14 AM
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In a right to left headwind you probably want to throw an understable disc, much like you would throw an overstable disc in a left to right headwind. Otherwise the wind just pushes up under the disc and makes it float away.
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Old 03-20-2014, 07:45 AM
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Last year the grip bothered me but recently gave it another chance and I'm liking the Wasp. I've got a beefy 177 z Wasp with a flat top.

I having problems in right to left headwinds throwing RHBH. The Wasp flies great until it goes into a fade and the wind gets under the wing sending it way left. It just won't get down with that wind direction. Is that the nature of the disc? Too much glide?
I believe so, you could try your buzzz, knowing the wind will carry it over for the fade.
or
Get something that will fall out harder when done, like your gator.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:10 AM
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I see, wrong tool for the job. The Shark3 will get down but it's not quite as overstable as the Wasp. I can also throw LHBH but the shot I'm talking about you have to come in from right to left. So it's the Buzz in light winds and the Gator in heavier winds.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:19 AM
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Yea just need to try and work the shot so when it slows down to fade that the flight plate isn't exposed to the wind. May b just beat it I a bit.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:38 AM
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R/L headwinds are a pain. the only way to really deal with them successfully is to manipulate your disc behavior. if i have room to throw directly into the headwind and let the fade carry it back far left to my destination, i will. usually i don't have that kind of room so typically i'll throw something a little more middle-of-the-road like my ghost and throw it flat, slightly into the headwind. ideally it goes straight with just a little fade.
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:49 AM
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Throw it lower to the ground and give it room to cut over from the right. On windy days, in general, line drive type shots work well.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:05 AM
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Yeah you gotta keep those midrange shots low in them winds. I use Opto pure and buzz in right to left wind.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:43 AM
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either use a buzz or meteor. or flick it instead, that way the bottom will never be exposed to the wind.

the wasp is an amazing disc
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:23 PM
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Yeah, any time the wind sees the bottom of your disc it can be bad.

Just to chime in on the love of the Wasp, I started with a domey Z Wasp and even though I liked it there was something lacking. I bought a couple of very flat Ti Wasps from a member here and I'm in love. Exactly what I was looking for.

The flat ones are money!
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