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Old 02-26-2012, 05:47 PM
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I might try a 167 Star RR today or a 175 Star Sidewinder today at the same place.
Rollers are sensitive to the wind. The wind can prevent the disc from standing up or blow it off course.

Down wind? Throw a lght driver backhand and glide home.

I only throw them if it's good weather for it.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:14 PM
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Also, am I the only one who thinks that rollers should behave the exact opposite of the way they do in the wind? A RHBH roller with a left to right wind seems like it should turn over really quick right? I know that that is the opposite of true, but it seems to me like it should...
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:16 PM
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I threw about a 450 foot FH roller the other day in the wind, was a miracle and something I won't be able to repeat soon . Was with a Wraith though, usually I can get a roller 360-380ish, I haven't messed around with them enough to have good technique though, so usually I just throw air shots considering I can throw them just as far.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:36 PM
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It's funny, you open up and throw right sideways, you sorta lean back and rip it across your chest at a steep angle snappin it off flying out landing and biting in.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:24 AM
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Ok, I have been discing just a little over a year now and so I had decided to add the Roller to my arsenal a couple of months ago. I now have three Roadrunners, A Starlite 150g, a Star 168g, and a champion 175g. My question is what is the best wait to use for rolling? Or does different situations require different weights?
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:27 AM
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Heavier weights can keep momentum longer. Lighter weights fly faster out of the hand.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:00 PM
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Heavier weights can keep momentum longer. Lighter weights fly faster out of the hand.



Thanks steve a, I was about to make a new post asking this question but instead i looked up a old post and just added to it, I'm getting this site figured out some.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:35 PM
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Champion plastic will also hold up to the abuse better and be consistent for a longer period of time.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:58 PM
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Thanks steve a, I was about to make a new THREAD asking this question but instead i looked up a old THREAD and just added to it, I'm getting this site figured out some.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:29 PM
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I occasionally use a Star Roadrunner to roll with. However it is rare that I attempt a roller, at least from the tee.
I saw a guy throw a hard BH roller about 425' on turf where there's a lot of trees in the way and the fairway bends right. It only stopped because it hit the ditch just in front of the pin location. Wished I knew what disc he had.

I'm just learning the usefulness of this shot under the right conditions. I got a star RR and have played around with this shot. It also makes a nice right turning disc on a regular RHBH throw. I was thinking it could be good rolling downhill on hardpan. Practice, practice, practice. It's a legit shot.
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