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Old 03-29-2013, 10:41 AM
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personally i think the bolt and katana are the "easiest" of the high speed discs to throw. nukes are up there also.

i say have fun throwing whatever you want, if you want to throw for real D youll have to learn form at some point anyway. if you were getting into basketball i wouldnt tell you to practice form on a nerf hoop for 3 years before you can pick up a real ball so...
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:19 AM
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WEIGHT is the key...get a disc that is 165. and make sure it is flippy! say vulcanish...

don't get any discs max weight...except putters.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:20 AM
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if you were getting into basketball i wouldnt tell you to practice form on a nerf hoop for 3 years before you can pick up a real ball so...
Apples to oranges man.

Slower discs can be used in actual play.....show up at pick-up basketball game with a nerf ball and prepare for laughter.

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Old 03-29-2013, 11:52 AM
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You could try a Krait in Blizzard Plastic, the 150-159 ones are easy on the arm, but give a great stable drive and even hold up in wind fairly well. Unless you let go early or grip lock it, it's hard to throw a really bad shot with one.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:03 PM
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Apples to oranges man.

Slower discs can be used in actual play.....show up at pick-up basketball game with a nerf ball and prepare for laughter.
its a stretch, but i was using hyperbole so that was the point. no one is showing up at a distance driving competition with a leopard without hearing a few giggles either.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:26 PM
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its a stretch, but i was using hyperbole so that was the point. no one is showing up at a distance driving competition with a leopard without hearing a few giggles either.
Are you showing up to a distance competition?

I can promise you, that the approach of "easy distance" doesnt lend itself to winning those.

You dont learn to drive in a funny car dragster.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:55 PM
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Are you showing up to a distance competition?

I can promise you, that the approach of "easy distance" doesnt lend itself to winning those.

You dont learn to drive in a funny car dragster.
Thats a damn good analogy!
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:30 PM
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Thats a damn good analogy!
Or you could use regular golf where people learning fundamental techniques are told not to use a driver as well and for very analogous reasons. I'm not sure why anyone would think basketball is a better analogy than golf.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:32 AM
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As a noob myself, and noodle-armed, weight seems to be a big factor. My best distance by far has come from a 139g Blizzard Katana and a 146g Starlite RR. Next best is a 162g DX Viking.

I did some test throws yesterday with my three Vikings. There was a significant difference between the 162g DX and the other two, a 172g Dx and a Champ that is somewhere around 170-172. I also was comparing my DX Teebird with my Champ, both 150g. The DX was better, but both were giving a bit better distance than the lighter Viking. (Most of this was FH.)

So now I am shopping for a 150g or lighter DX Viking, and also for a Valkyrie in the same weight range...maybe in Starlite.

Oh, and my accuracy is not bad at all with all three drivers. As long as I am throwing FH, anyway.
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