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Old 08-19-2016, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Indy View Post
I thought the roller was a throw specifically designed to get most of its distance on the ground?
It can be, but not always. There are lots of different ways to roll a disc. Players with great roller games can and will throw them 300+ before they hit the ground.

A more useful way to think of a roller is a way to get a backhand throw to finish hard to the right (right hand backhand)

Most Players want to get their rollers to finish to the right, and a roller does this by falling on its flight plate. Its much much more difficult to get a stable disc to hit the ground, stand up, and fall onto its flight plate. It's not impossible, and it can be useful. But they need a huge anny angle, a lot of height, and they finish pretty straight. It's much easier to do that with an understsble disc.

I realize you were asking more about the physics then the technique, which isn't really my cup of tea.
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