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Old 05-19-2016, 10:26 PM
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So my wife has a 150g DX Leopard and I have a 168gram Champion Leopard... Sad to say but I can only throw mine about 20-30 feet further than hers... Could this be because of the weight or is it that Champion plastic is harder to throw?


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Old 05-19-2016, 10:30 PM
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So my wife has a 150g DX Leopard and I have a 168gram Champion Leopard... Sad to say but I can only throw mine about 20-30 feet further than hers... Could this be because of the weight or is it that Champion plastic is harder to throw?


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Plastic is probably bigger than weight. Champ is more overstable and probs has less glide. Try to throw hers.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:28 AM
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Would this cause me to not be able to throw as far though just because its overstable compared to DX
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:40 AM
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So so so many variables. Throw to throw consistency on your part, plastic differences and grip, disc angle, hand speed with different weights, possible form breaks with lighter or heavier disc depending on the person.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:41 AM
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Would this cause me to not be able to throw as far though just because its overstable compared to DX
Right. Compare the two discs side by side and id bet the champ might even have a higher wing (referred to as PLH often around here) which would make it more OS/stable vs a lower wing or PLH.

Overstable discs by design want to hit the ground and fade sooner in the flight vs stable or understable molds. Makes for great control but will take away some distance.

Weight is a bigger factor when going +/-20g too so you also might be dealing with that. Possible the 168g has an even heavier actual scaled weight.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:49 AM
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Why is it sad that you can only outdrive her by 20'? How far is she throwing? Maybe she is bombing it 300, in which case 320 is pretty good with a leopard.

If she's only throwing 150 and you are disappointed that you cannot crush yours twice that distance, don't look to the disc. The plastic and weight have very little to do with your distance (compared to throwing with good form). Switching from heavy champ to light dx is not going to magically get you throwing 100' further.
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Why is it sad that you can only outdrive her by 20'? How far is she throwing? Maybe she is bombing it 300, in which case 320 is pretty good with a leopard.

If she's only throwing 150 and you are disappointed that you cannot crush yours twice that distance, don't look to the disc. The plastic and weight have very little to do with your distance (compared to throwing with good form). Switching from heavy champ to light dx is not going to magically get you throwing 100' further.
I would say she cant throw about 150-200 and I may be driving 230 with it... I'm still fairly new to disc golf... I bought most of my discs in the 167-169ish range since I hear that was a good started point... Its probably a form issue and learning to throw more than anything
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I have one of the older Champion Leopards and it's pretty much a straight flyer for me. A similar DX one I have turns and burns pretty easily.
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I would say she cant throw about 150-200 and I may be driving 230 with it... I'm still fairly new to disc golf... I bought most of my discs in the 167-169ish range since I hear that was a good started point... Its probably a form issue and learning to throw more than anything
It is technique not the disc.

Read up the form section and post a video for help getting pointed in the right direction the guys in that sub forum are awesome. At that distance no change in disc is going to make a dramatic improvement until you iron out the basics in form.
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:18 PM
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Sounds like your wife is almost as good as you.
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