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Old 07-01-2010, 10:57 PM
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Question New Starter Bag

Hey,

Just started playing disc golf two days ago and having a great time playing. My bag consists of the basic Innova starter kit:

Putter & Approach - Aviar - 150g
Mid-Range - Shark - 150g
Driver - Leopard - 150g

Is this a good start...any other suggestions or what i should move up too?
I'm just really new to this and its a lot to take in but I'm learning. Any type of info would be great.

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Old 07-01-2010, 10:59 PM
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There are 1000 suggestions, but I would say get a heavier putter and don't get too many discs before learning the leopard. maybe a heavier driver for windy days something like a tee bird maybe.

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Old 07-01-2010, 11:12 PM
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How much heavier would you suggest? I really like the feel of the Aviar
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:13 PM
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I have a 174 pro rhyno that cuts through any wind.
What ever you are comfortable with. If you like the Aviar you may find gateway putters more comfortable than the Ryhno
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:52 PM
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thanks for the quick tips
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:01 AM
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you will get a lot of good tips from the forums, but one thing that slowed my progress was going nutso and buying 40 discs before mastering 3-4. If you can avoid making the same mistake you will progress faster, don't worry you will eventually become addicted and own over 50 discs.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:09 AM
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Great discs to start with. I would probably focus on thos for a while, then move up a little in weight. Keep it simple. You will throw farther and more controlled by learning how to throw correctly, not by buying the fastest disc around. Patience.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:23 AM
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This is fine but I'd definitely get a heavier putter, in the 170s like Prerube suggested. I'd upgrade the Shark to the 160s at least if the wind starts beating you around too much. The general rule is that the heavier the disc, the more control and less affected by wind but the flipside is that lighter discs travel farther easier. It's up to you to find the happy medium. The Leopard is a great first driver, stick with it for awhile.

A lot of people are going to tell you to get Teebirds and faster discs, don't listen to them. If you want a more stable driver, get a Cyclone/Gazelle/Cheetah/Polaris LS and similar.

The trick to getting good, fast, is throwing lots of putters and mids really far with control. Don't worry, putter rounds are more fun then they sound.

Good luck.
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:36 AM
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You have picked a great place to start. Especially the Leopard and Shark. I cannot stand aviars but in time you will want to experiment and find the right fit.

Prerube hit it on the head with most of what he said.

The only thing to add is when you are ready to start spreading your wings DO NOT go hogwild. Start by experimenting with different putters until you find your soul-mate. A lot of times a friend may be willing to loan you a different mold and/or plastic and you can practice with them. Then work from there. Because if you cannot putt you will not win.

I said all of that with the understanding that you will probably become a disc junkie like the rest of us.
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:14 AM
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I have only really thrown the leopard a few times i have been mainly using the shark and aviar...trying to learn how to throw it straight got to watch some videos on you tube to try and help my throwing technique and not end up in the brush all the time
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