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Old 07-11-2013, 10:40 PM
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disc weight vs. noodle arm

I go to dg shops and 90% of the discs are 173g+ with 5% 168g to 173.

Taking wind out of the equation, does going to a 150g disc make a huge difference to a guy that is throwing 200 but still learning?

Reason I ask. I have a Leopard 168g that is JUST inside my range/strength and found a 150g. Is this going TOO light?? Should I LOOK for disc in the 150 to 165 range? Or is heavier actually good for me.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:44 PM
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You should give the 150g some throws and see how it performs with your power level! It might be great!
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:57 PM
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Less weight = more distance = less control. You can make it work all the same and it doesn't mean lighter weights can't be controlled but heavier stuff is easier to control.

What disc is going 200'?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:58 PM
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168g is not bad if you are already up to 200' i would stick with that
you would notice difference between 175g and 168g though
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:02 PM
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Funny you should say that mattc. I have a 175 Patroit that just seem heavy but it's only 7g more they my 168 Leo. I didn't think it would make that much of a difference,
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:08 PM
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being an old guy newbie myself, i have been through what you are doing, (about a year ago)
the lighter stuff will help your distance now, but you will out grow it quickly
then you will have a pile of light stuff around that you dont use
165g-170g is a good weight for your mids and fairways right now, later you might bump it up
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:10 PM
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Johnny. My 168 DX Leo goes 180-200 when I'm not being a wuss. Except today for some reason.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:13 PM
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I remember starting out with very light distance drivers (Not 150 class though, that was always too light, I was always in the 160's), when I decided to make that big jump to distance drivers. I really liked the DX plastic, which fortunately came in lighter weights. Once I got sick of cycling baseline plastic I decided to move up to some premium stuff. The heaviest I went was 168g until I learned more about the game and cleaned up my form.

And to this day my form is still a piece of work. I would say lighter weights helped me initially to make up for my horrible form, but I still think I made the jump to fairway and distance drivers too quickly. Definitely bought too many discs too often instead of focusing on perfecting the ones I already owned.
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:20 PM
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At any stage of learning I recommend max weight putters & mids, but when it comes to drivers I personally throw 168 - 172 (I max out at about 450-475 ft). You will grow out of 150 discs pretty quickly but they do have there uses when it comes to a tailwind. But I'd recommend somewhere between 160-168 for your drivers right now. Also the lighter the disc the more flippy they tend to be in general, this can be used to your advantage b/c I know many people who get the same mold in different weights for there different flight characteristics. Good Luck
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Old 07-11-2013, 11:43 PM
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My 2 distance drivers are now a 165 Z Surge SS and a 167 Champ Wraith. Ever since I tried the lighter weights for distance I've increased my distance (350-400). I just did some trading for a 150 Blizzard Wraith, hopefully I will see some extra distance, I will find out Saturday. I also have 2 Rivals one is 171 and the other is 174, the 174 is consistently 25 ft shorter with the same flight pattern.
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