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Old 04-09-2009, 12:25 PM
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Default Up Shot Evolution

My approach game has evolved since I started playing. I started with drivers and would aim to the right to compensate for the hit and roll of the driver. My first midrange was a cobra and it would fly straight as an arrow for me and was great for up shots but the better my form got the flippier the cobra got. Then I bought a First Run Skeeter. I could not turn it over and it had almost no fade at the end. It was my go to for all approach shots for about 6 months. I made many 150'ish field aces with it. I lost it in a deep river and when I tried to replace it I could not find another Skeeter that would not turnover on me. I evolved to a Roc. Once I broke it in it was just like a Skeeter except I could throw it as hard as possible and it would not turn over. One day I was at a course and the only disc in my car was my daughters Pro Rhyno and I wanted to play really bad so I played the entire course with the rhyno. My eyes were opened that day to the fact that a stable putter is what you should approach with because they are straighter than the straigtest midrange. Soon after that I got a Wizard in a tournament players pack and discovered what an amazing disc it is. I have now tried every big bead stable putter and like them all for up shots under 200'.

For up shots over 200' and windy day approaches the putters don't hold as well. I got a D Wasp in a players pack and have been real impressed with it. It is almost identical to a Roc but flies farther with less effort and cuts right through a headwind. I used this for all long approaches until I discovered the greatest disc in the world. My wife has a pro D Buzzz and it flies about like a Skeeter. Very straight as long as you don't overpower it. I never liked it because I always overpower it so I have had a thing against all Buzzz's and believed them to be very overhyped. One day I found a used Tiedyed Z Buzzz in a store for $6.00 and purchased it. It does not turnover and it does not fade. It is exactly what I have been looking for my entire life. Now I use it for all long approaches from about 150'-275' and use a JK pro aviar for everything closer. I will probably get a Z wasp for super windy conditions and hyzer shots.

Does anyone else have an up shot evolution story?
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