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Old 02-22-2012, 05:54 PM
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I have rolled a RoadRunner in the past. I like how controllable it is. I found lately that rolling more stable plastic gets you longer rolls. For instance, I am now rolling a beast and it is working out good. It doesn't stand up as fast and when it does it still has good amount of distance left.
RoadRunners < Rogue's Try rolling a Rogue, I guarantee an extra 100' ft of D.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:32 PM
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OH MY.

I'm digging the Roadrunner, got my second birdie with it.

For the amount of time I have been rolling and the minimal times I've thrown this disc, rollers are going to change my game so much at certain courses.

The thing of it is I'm throwing the disc out there, it flys, it bites in and rolls standing up.

...and it dies at the basket belly up, freakin awesome.


If you are new to it, buy a Roadrunner, a heavy one and use it for backhand rollers.


This is an amazing shot that will improve your game with the right rolling conditions (hard ground, short dry grass)


Sweet disc that when you screw up, it still goes down there, far, really far.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:26 AM
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the best rollers I have seen in person were done with a roadrunner. Of course it was Darrell Nodlund that was throwing them, so I'm not sure it was the roadrunner. Either way, they were sick shots, and make me want to learn how to roll. And I will probably use a roadrunner for learning.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:02 AM
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Good move.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:43 AM
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Roadrunner for learning, but more stable discs as you get more power behind them. Stable discs generally will go much farther (although BB Aviars also go a long way, but have a much different contact surface). I found the Old Mold Star Teerex to be my go to distance roller.

Oldschool rollers < 'New' school rollers (for distance anyhoo)
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:31 AM
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I don't always throw rollers, but when I do, I throw Star Roadrunners.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:39 AM
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your not so old,Im damn near 50.I roll a a Archon that got too understable,put it in the handicap parking spot.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:45 AM
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I use an Archon, good to know...

The Roadrunner backhand goes a super long ways even if you don't get it to stand up. I've thrown it a little too far right and it bites in and does a huge arc to the left not really doing anything, doesn't stand up, just finishes the arc and dies just left of centerline belly down.

You are left with with some distance but not too much recovery and that's on a screwed up shot.

Throw it decently (rollers are throw shots) and the disc bites in at an angle, as it gently rolls left the disc starts to stand up and straighten up headed slightly left of target continuing straight then starts to gently go right slowing down and falling over on its flight plate (belly up) at centerline target with a high degree of success.

ANYONE reading that has not tried a roller or have seen one, if your course is short grass and hard earth, with the roller, you can consistently get the disc down there farther than your longest throw EVER.

This is a game changer on some courses.

I am completely reversing my opinion about this shot. It is a throw, not bowling and you can shape it with technique and disc choice.

My suggestion is the Roadrunner (Sidewinder, Monarch will work) so will others. My buddy uses a XL and I have seen him hit the pole on a really long hole with ease.

Do this, longest shot, relatively easy, teach yourself with vids and...

Get it done.

Do it.



ASAP.




So cool to walk so far and there it is upside down, belly up tail wagon and the pin right there.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:42 AM
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its my longest shot for distance too, when done right, and the right conditions . Right now in IOWA the leaves and snow make it a no go.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:51 AM
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I tried some rollers yesterday since the wind was howling and the course was pretty open. I was throwing a 167 Star Valk+. It rolled real straight on a few shots.

I might try a 167 Star RR today or a 175 Star Sidewinder today at the same place.
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