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Old 11-26-2011, 11:04 AM
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Thanks man! I was reading some threads last night about people playing with Rocs and Aviars at first trying to push 300' with those, so I think I'm going to order some up and give that a go for a while, just to see what happens. I'm sure I have room for improvement. With regards to weight, what do you consider light weight, and what would be medium? Right now, my discs all range from 170 to 175.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:10 AM
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:11 AM
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:17 AM
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Thanks man! I was reading some threads last night about people playing with Rocs and Aviars at first trying to push 300' with those, so I think I'm going to order some up and give that a go for a while, just to see what happens. I'm sure I have room for improvement. With regards to weight, what do you consider light weight, and what would be medium? Right now, my discs all range from 170 to 175.

150ish is the lite stuff.

160ish is the medium.

170ish is the heavy.

175+ is the extra heavy stuff.

Another thing about disc weights:

The PDGA has a master list of disc and their approved weight ranges. I'm lazy this morning so no link but if you go to the PDGA site you can find it.
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Old 11-26-2011, 12:23 PM
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Second, regarding the example about throwing double digit speed discs as a noob...what's up with that? I've been playing 6 months and I can throw 350 forehand with my Ape (that I just lost today.) What's the reasoning behind not throwing those discs? I shoot with a guy that's been playing 10 years and has the same range...
As long as you aren't strong arming then there's no problem. Depending on athletic ability, you can huck a disc over 300' but breaking 400' is pretty tough without proper form. The problem with strong arming big flex shots for distance all the time is that it might put you on the chilling list for 6 months with tendinitis like it did me.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:29 PM
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why do most pros throw max weight for most discs? i've found i can get a better flight out of lighter weight discs probly because i don't have the arm speed? and whats the difference between a wizard and an ion? i noticed a lot of people are throwing ions
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:53 PM
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not playing for 5 years like i play now..i've been playing since high school but the few years i played was not that often and i didn't know much about it just went out with my buddies..now i play every day. i guess that is a little misleading tho
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:00 PM
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why do most pros throw max weight for most discs? i've found i can get a better flight out of lighter weight discs probly because i don't have the arm speed? and whats the difference between a wizard and an ion? i noticed a lot of people are throwing ions
max weight:

1. more consistent flight both new and used
2. better suited for power throwers
3. (generally) better in wind

there are plenty of good pro players out there that don't throw max weight everything. it just depends on what kind of power you have. unless you are throwing mids/fairways/distance drivers ~350/~400/450'+ then you don't 'need' max weight.

wizard and ion are very close. i think people have been switching to the ion because it has great glide in premium plastic (so it wears in slower and more consistently) and the feel is more uniform (medium/soft) versus the plastic inconsistencies that gateway is known for.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:08 PM
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thanks g. i might have to check an ion out
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Old 12-03-2011, 10:22 AM
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Is there a way to differentiate first run Discraft from just vintage? e.g., I'm looking for a first run Cyclone but can't find any info on how to tell the difference.
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