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Old 08-13-2012, 12:37 AM
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I usually hate to power down. I would prefer to just throw a mid-range at full power. That is why I carry a wide selection of mids: so I can get whatever line I want with them without having to power down. For me it is more accurate just like other people said.

The exception for me is when it comes to approaches, rather than throw my putter harder, I prefer to throw my Ibex nice and soft with a little nose up so it just glides forever and sits where it hits the ground.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:48 AM
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I prefer to go with a mid. When I try and power down a disc I usually throw it nose up or with too little power. Both resulting in some cussing and deciding I should have thrown a mid.

My real problem is between throwing a putter or powering down a mid. I tend to not snap mids in this situation and throw a bad shot or turn my wrist over with a putter and have it go too far right.

Such big decisions in disc golf. Lol.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:53 AM
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I prefer to throw in the 80-90% range all the time. It's the range I trained in most, and it's what I am comfortable with. I HATE powering down discs and will only do it on putter approaches if the shot is shorter than my max putter distance ( Well, obviously... ).

But there are certain shots ( low cieling or when you want a biiiiig skip at the end ) where powering down a driver is a must. Apart from these shots though, I dont wanna do it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:46 AM
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I throw quite a few powered down fairway driver shots, especially forehands.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:00 AM
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Each has their place. Neither are wrong, and pretty much depends on the players discretion when to use what.

That's the beautiful thing about golf, 4 people can look at a shot and get there 4 completely different ways in an equally effective way.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:14 AM
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I throw quite a few powered down fairway driver shots, especially forehands.
I pretty much throw all my forehand shots "powered down." Of course I don't really have a "powered up" forehand shot.

If you've built your throw from the hit back then "powering down" is really easy. You don't actually throw with less than ~80% power, you just don't take as much of a run up or don't reach back as far.

For really overstable mid shots I just throw a really overstable driver without a run up. I find they can accomplish everything a really overstable mid can but with more control and more options. With really overstable mids I have a hard time getting more than one or two different shots no matter how I throw.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:14 AM
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A little bit of both.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:32 PM
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If you've built your throw from the hit back then "powering down" is really easy. You don't actually throw with less than ~80% power, you just don't take as much of a run up or don't reach back as far.
Is there ever a point where you take your legs out of the shot? I think my problem is just that I haven't been putting "traditionally" long enough to extend my putts out to my "0 reach-back" D; the point is, though, that there's a distance around 70-100 or so feet where I don't have a shot that is consistent. I can't quite putt that far, and I can't get my throw started from the point where I'd have little enough reach-back. I suppose a 3rd option would be "how much distance can you take off by reaching back or running up less?" Can you throw 80% at less than 100'?


To OP: I'd be more likely to use a more stable putter on a mid shot than a driver. 60' short is nothing compared to how badly I could screw up a powered down driver.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:39 PM
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I pretty much throw all my forehand shots "powered down." Of course I don't really have a "powered up" forehand shot.

If you've built your throw from the hit back then "powering down" is really easy. You don't actually throw with less than ~80% power, you just don't take as much of a run up or don't reach back as far.

For really overstable mid shots I just throw a really overstable driver without a run up. I find they can accomplish everything a really overstable mid can but with more control and more options. With really overstable mids I have a hard time getting more than one or two different shots no matter how I throw.
I agree on those overstable shots, I just power down on a banshee or firebird and it's very predictable and controllable. On moderately overstable shots, a little extra hyzer on a roc works just fine for me.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:43 PM
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Is there ever a point where you take your legs out of the shot? I think my problem is just that I haven't been putting "traditionally" long enough to extend my putts out to my "0 reach-back" D; the point is, though, that there's a distance around 70-100 or so feet where I don't have a shot that is consistent. I can't quite putt that far, and I can't get my throw started from the point where I'd have little enough reach-back. I suppose a 3rd option would be "how much distance can you take off by reaching back or running up less?" Can you throw 80% at less than 100'?


To OP: I'd be more likely to use a more stable putter on a mid shot than a driver. 60' short is nothing compared to how badly I could screw up a powered down driver.
I use my putter on a wide hyzer to add some distance to the shot if there is room. If not, the Rattler comes out. That disc is super easy to range
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