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H.R HukkinStuff 08-18-2013 01:29 AM

Thoughts on recent purchase.
 
I am very new to DG. I've played only 2 rounds so far and am believing I'm hooked. Could be the course I got to play on. Whistlers Bend in Roseburg, Oregon. Beautiful place. Any hoot.

I was camping there when a couple dudes that setup camp a few sites up from talked me into going out and playing a round. One of them sold me some discs and am curious if they are something I can use or if they are above my level and I would benefit from buying more appropriate discs.

I bought 4 discs for $15.

Innova Starfire
Innova Destroyer
Innova Beast
Disccraft Z Put'r

I've done some research and from what I understand I should stay away from the Destroyer at this point. Unfortunately, none of the discs have any numbers on them so I don't know much else about them. I did find out that the Starfire and Beast are both a 10 speed. Anyway, thanks for any input y'all have.

Oh yeah. They are pretty beat up around the edges. It'd be ok to use like a fine grit sandpaper to try smooth out some of the bite marks?

Aim For The Chains 08-18-2013 08:12 AM

Those drivers are a little fast so maybe try to find a mid range you like and use that the most.

Putters are all over the place but just find one that works for you.

Work on shaping lines, increasing distance and improving form b4 you grt too worried about all the discs. They won't do anything for your game until you can actually throw them properly.

tomte 08-18-2013 08:39 AM

Starfire is a nice disc for forehand/sidearms throws.

Innovafan2562 08-18-2013 10:11 AM

Pick yourself up a Roc or a Buzzz. Both are fine midrange discs and you can't go wrong with either.

H.R HukkinStuff 08-18-2013 10:28 PM

Right on. Thanks for the input. Suppose I'll be hitting up the gettin place come payday.

BirdieMachine 08-18-2013 10:52 PM

Yes you can sand out the nicks. Keep the drivers shelved for now. Buy a 170 gram DX Roc and throw that putter you bought to see if you like it. Drivers wont do anything good for a beginner, they require a certain high speed throw and spin with the nose down to get the benefits. Its also much easier to learn how to throw properly with a midrange and putter. Once you can throw the Mid and Putter consistently than you can look at maybe trying out the Beast.

BogeyNoMore 08-19-2013 12:15 AM

Price you paid seems quite nice, but chances are all of those drivers are too fast and too overstable for a beginner, and that if you throw them, they'll all end up pretty close to each other. The Beast is the closest of those to "beginner friendly," but I'd never recommend it to a beginner.

The recommendations of working with mids is sound for beginners. Rocs and Buzzes are great for beginners and can stay with you as your skills and game develop. You'll find Rocs and Buzzes in a tin of bags from beginners to Pros to Old timers who've been playing for twenty years - because they're easy to throw, forgiving, and extremely versatile. In short, they're money.


Don't be all about high speed drivers. If there's any driver that well suited to beginners, it's the Leopard - not that it's the only one for beginners, but none are really any better for beginners,, and you can find Leopards almost any place discs are carried - it's that popular... and for good reason.

StarFirebird 08-19-2013 12:46 AM

Should I say it. Yes I should. :D

Get a Comet and a River.

The Comet will help with form issues and becomes an excellent Midrange when mastered.

The River will help you out with finesse driving,which in the end will lead to better distance.

H.R HukkinStuff 08-19-2013 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore (Post 2136344)
Price you paid seems quite nice, but chances are all of those drivers are too fast and too overstable for a beginner, and that if you throw them, they'll all end up pretty close to each other. The Beast is the closest of those to "beginner friendly," but I'd never recommend it to a beginner.

The recommendations of working with mids is sound for beginners. Rocs and Buzzes are great for beginners and can stay with you as your skills and game develop. You'll find Rocs and Buzzes in a tin of bags from beginners to Pros to Old timers who've been playing for twenty years - because they're easy to throw, forgiving, and extremely versatile. In short, they're money.


Don't be all about high speed drivers. If there's any driver that well suited to beginners, it's the Leopard - not that it's the only one for beginners, but none are really any better for beginners,, and you can find Leopards almost any place discs are carried - it's that popular... and for good reason.

You are correct. Whenever I throw all 3 drivers most of the time they are all within 10 feet of each other way off the the left. I throw RHBH. I don't sidearming, but I found it to hurt my elbow and an old shoulder injury makes it uncomfortable.


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