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Old 03-29-2010, 06:22 PM
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Give a hand with some drivers to take out

So as you know I am working on the backhand and have little to no experience with discs for this operation. Here is what I have packed into my bag for tomorrows field-a-thon:

150 Champ Leopard
150 SOLS
169 GL Vision
168 Stalker
168 Champ Archangel
170 T-bone
150 Star Sidewinder
167 Champ Gazelle
150 11x Gazelle
156 Gummy Champ Gazelle
171 9x Gazelle

Other stuff I have:

A couple JLS
Sabre
ESP Flash
Assassin
Orion LF
Wolverine
Avenger SS
Pro Katana
Classic Inferno
Double D
DX Gazelles
Pro Groove
Some Teebirds (all too heavy for my liking)

Again my form and technique are just getting started but I have found consistency in the same distance that I was forehanding (250-280')

Tomorrow my plan is to see what the real distance is and what discs are working for me now.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:39 PM
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For field practice keeping with the same mold is best or atleast very similar discs. You have a good number of gazelles to work with. I try to limit the number of discs to throw(typically around 6) because its easy to lose track of them after a couple and health reasons. Its good to walk a little extra between the throws and if you throw drive after drive after drive its harder on the joints and need some rest.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:48 PM
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I'd go with the Leopard, Sidewinder, the JLS's, Avenger, and maybe the Katana for licks. I don't recognize or have any experience with a few of those in your list, but you should be fine with the one's I listed.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:49 PM
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When I started working on my BH (before allergies trapped me inside) I just used my putters in the field until I was comfortable. For BH shots I love my 150 leopard and my 164 star TL for a bit more stability for my drivers and my core of course for midrange shots.

The best thing that came out of this is how well I can control my spikes now. I use them anything 150 and under and can lay them up right where I want them much of the time.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:36 PM
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i'd put the discs in relatively close weights and throw them accordingly...
but, i'd work on very consistent 60-75% throws and keeping each flat.

incrementally increase the speed/power as you raise in weight.

Work on Snap and arm technique and (slightly) ignore angle of release.

with a few rotations of throwing, you can narrow them down to a few key discs that you can really lock in for practice.

Most of throwing is muscle memory... if the drill is to practice distance, the disc type is less important as repetition. Once you get your throw down you can noodle the drill to 5-6 discs and lock in their individual throwing method/style. Until you reach that point, the key is identical smooth release.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:52 PM
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pack the assassin in there. you will benefit greatly
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:00 PM
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It is basically try-outs for my revamped BH bag. I am still going to use my zephyr for a couple weeks to work on technique.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:14 PM
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skip the katana, bring the avenger ss
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:27 PM
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150 Champ Leopard
168 Champ Archangel
150 Star Sidewinder
167 Champ Gazelle
150 11x Gazelle
156 Gummy Champ Gazelle
171 9x Gazelle
A couple JLS
Sabre
Assassin
Wolverine
Avenger SS
DX Gazelles
Some Teebirds (all too heavy for my liking)
I would say start with these, but if you are just field testing, throw it all and see what you got. WTH, why not?
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I second the choice of the gazelles, great disc. Also I second leaving the katana behind, even though it is designed for lower powered throws it is best to concentrate on good snap and release when learning backhand.
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