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Old 11-24-2012, 08:21 PM
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I always throw the slowest disc possible because they are more accurate/easier to control. Putters are the easies, than mids and so on. I'll only throw a distance driver on a wide open long hole.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:54 PM
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I choose to be consistent with how much power I put into the disc, much like golfers do. On a level 330' shot, I am much more accurate throwing a mid at about 85% rather than trying to "finess" something faster. On a golf course, you will see golfers hitting the shortest club they can because they are easier to control, and if you are consistent with your power, you will better know exactly how far the shot is going to go.

I don't buy that faster discs are easier to hit tight lines with. Also, powering down on a faster disc makes it fade a lot harder than it would on a full power throw, just another thing you have to concentrate on.

Consistent power brings consistent control, distance, and stability. That's why I throw almost everything 85-100%. Sure, there are select times when I'll back off, but those are exceptions to the rule.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:11 PM
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I always throw the slowest disc possible because they are more accurate/easier to control. Putters are the easies, than mids and so on. I'll only throw a distance driver on a wide open long hole.
Drivers cut threw woods faster. You just have to be able to know how they fly.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:21 AM
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if im trying to hit a 260ft shot i know i can get there with a putter on a full rip but why not just pull a comet out and throw it at 80%
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:04 PM
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if im trying to hit a 260ft shot i know i can get there with a putter on a full rip but why not just pull a comet out and throw it at 80%
I agree with this, because I don't usually throw anything "full rip." I use a putter/comet style smooth, slow controlled throw. When I say slowest disc possible to get to the target, I don't mean with absolute 100% power, I mean slowest possible disc using MY throw. I use finesse/line shaping discs so a full rip is very rare, and reserved only for open long holes.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:19 PM
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I won't throw anything at 100% power unless there are no consequences like a totally open shot where placement is not an issue. But I've never played a course that offers such a shot, and probably wouldn't throw 100% any way. Throwing at 80% is about as much as I want to do.

I usually pick the slowest disc for the job though, because I find them easier to control. Throwing a putter 250 is easy because you just don't have to put much on it. Same with a Comet--low power and smoothness can easily get you 300'. But it does depend on the line too--sometimes a fairway is better for 300', if I need a big hyzer or a lower shot or there's some wind to contend with.

Some people seem to like to power down, and some find it easier to throw the slower discs. It probably just comes down to personal style.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:56 AM
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Some people seem to like to power down, and some find it easier to throw the slower discs. It probably just comes down to personal style.
This is what I was thinking after reading this.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:21 AM
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I have a few things to add take it for what it is worth:

discing up with less power forms bad habits and sometimes you forget how to throw hard and snap.....this has happened to me when using the discing up method at a shorter course and then at a longer course I was soft tossing and not snapping my discs...it's quite embaressing and frustrating

discing up with less power also forces you to throw with less spin and the disc will not hold a line as well......discing down forces more snap and spin and the disc will hold lines more consistently

there is a time and a place for that driver skip shot on a 220 ft dogleg or that hard fading slow driver shot around a corner but ultimately if you can do the shot with a mid or a putter 9 times out of ten its the best option

I will not even get into the crazy skips, skids and rolls that occur when discing up
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:28 AM
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I often use powered down drivers instead of a mid when I want a lot of fade or need to keep shots low and play for the skip.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:10 AM
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I am currently just throwing 4 discs for every shot, Surge, Gazelle, Wasp, and Wizard. I figured if I can score the same as I would without using a vast # of discs, what's the point? I use my surges for alot of shots anywhere between 425'-200' If I don't feel comfortable hitting the shot with a surge, I'll use the Gazelle, or Wasp. anything under 200' It's the wizard.

So I do use this strategy, it's always fun.
exactly
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