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Old 05-04-2010, 06:40 PM
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Hi everyone I'm a relatively new player to the Disc Golf world but am loving every minute of it and am looking to get 4 to 5 discs to upgrade my basic innova playing set. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions? I'm a hard throwing lefty and I have been favoring the overhand throw a lot. My average scores have been around +4 lately and i'm hoping that getting some better discs will help improve my game and get me to that par level.


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Old 05-04-2010, 06:41 PM
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If you are throwing overhand I would suggest something like a Banshee/Firebird/Teebird. And try and learn backhand and forehand too. For backhand, start off throwing your putter until you are comfortable with it. Oh and welcome to DGCR!
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:45 PM
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Yeah I have been practicing my backhand a lot more lately, because I know that it will have to progress to be my most reliable shot if I want to go anywhere, but I just find tomahawking so much more fun!
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:50 PM
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Overhand shots are nice in certain instances, but you might want to consider working on getting a good backhand. It seems to take more time to develop this but I think you'll be better off in the long run. I'd suggest something like a Buzz, Leopard, or Valkyrie.

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Old 05-04-2010, 06:58 PM
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haha there is none better! I have been consistently solid with my x step, but the power grip has been taking some time to get used after all those years throwing a frisbee with an ultimate frisbee like grip Thats what practice is for I suppose.
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Old 05-05-2010, 06:23 PM
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So I think my first real purchases are going to be made this weekend on disc golf. I am thinking of getting a Firebird for my overhand/hyzer and a Wraith for my anhyzer/stable driver. Does anyone have any better suggestions? These two seem to cover the majority of shots and will give me good practice with both hyzer/anhyzer and FH/BH.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:45 PM
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I am also new and love the innova banshee for forehand throws. Its great for a wind disc too. I was also told to get the teebird but have yet to master it yet. Its probably my lack of skill/form. A good driver to compliment the banshee is the starfire. They feel the same to me but i get a little more distance out of the starfire. I threw it a bunch today and got close to the 300 foot range.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:23 PM
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Lefties are cheaters and shouldnt be helped :-P
No, they are just superior
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:23 PM
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Dont waste your time with the wraith yet. A buzz or cobra(my favorite) is a much better backhand starter. If you think you absolutely need a driver go with a leppard or ls polaris. Once you're clearing 300 then disc up.
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