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Old 08-12-2012, 06:33 PM
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overstable mid or powered down stable fairway?

Instead of throwing overstable mids, I tend to power down one of my fairway drivers- (stable if I want a hard fade, under-stable if I want a more floaty line/fade ). Do the same for fairway/ distance; putter/mid, etc.

Granted mids tend to be more precise than fairway drivers, but my powered down throw is more precise than my full throw by a larger margin.

I tend to like carrying less discs anyways, but powered down fairways seem to cover all the lines of an overstable mid while also adding a few more.

Just wondering if anyone else does the same, or for those who have considered it, why they went the direction they did. Also, what factors might I not be taking into consideration.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:39 PM
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I'm the type of person who hates to "power down." If I can throw a different disc at the same power and get the preferred flight, I find that I can be more consistent and accurate. There are of course various shots that require me to throw something like a short flex shot with a stable/overstable fairway driver, but if I have a 300'ish shot that I want to fade to the left hard (rhbh), then I'm going to throw an overstable mid. One thing I've noticed is that wind tends to effect a disc when it's traveling slower, and living in Nebraska where wind is very prominent is probably another reason why I prefer to throw full power as often as I can. Hope this helps!
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:58 PM
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I don't like powering discs down either. I think it's something I should try though.

Edit: For example, I'd rather throw a Buzzz or Comet for things around 300 ft. than a powered down TL.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:43 PM
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I don't like to power down, unless it it on an extremely overstable disc like the xXx or Z Pred. There are only a few situations where I would do that though.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:50 PM
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:50 PM
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If Dave Feldberg can power down to a driver on 300 ft holes than so can some of us. I play to score well not too boost my ego because I am capable of reaching a 250 ft hole with my wizard, 275 ft with my buzz, 315 with my eagle or 375 with a bolt. See the shot, throw the shot. I see Barry Schultz throwing his Leopard when other guys are throwing rocs or even sometimes a putter.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:25 PM
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:26 PM
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Depends entirely on the shot. Sometimes its better to power down, sometimes better to throw a mid.
The landing zone/surface usually is a big factor in my decision.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:22 AM
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Depends entirely on the shot. Sometimes its better to power down, sometimes better to throw a mid.
The landing zone/surface usually is a big factor in my decision.
This exactly, it depends a lot on what type of skip I want, or a glidyer hyzer, or just a number of things. In the woods I definatley like to power down more though.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:28 AM
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Depends entirely on the shot. Sometimes its better to power down, sometimes better to throw a mid.
The landing zone/surface usually is a big factor in my decision.
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