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Old 12-10-2014, 04:41 PM
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Default Distance driver suggestions for girl

Need to pick up a new distance driver for my fiancee... She wants something that almost never turns over, fades predictably, but not too hard, given that she's not the most powerful player. I realize she could probably correct her form and play the Wraith or Krait better, but I'm interested in getting something that she'll be able to enjoy without having to put too much work in it, basically just for occasional play with me, so it's not frustrating for her. She's played:

1. Standard plastic Wraith: was OK at first, but started turning over like crazy once she was throwing harder.

2. Blizzard Krait in 141 and 146: Both OK at first, but became turnover discs on her pretty rapidly.

3. G-star Boss. Bought this for her after really enjoying my own switch to a Blizzard boss. Should've bought Blizzard, but the shop only had regular and G-star in that day. Her disc fades hard really early and she can't get much distance without a strong anhyzer.

She plays almost exclusively forehand for drives, fwiw.

What would you guys suggest she tries next? Just go with a Blizzard boss like mine? I'm a decent player (not great) and it's worked super well for me, but I can throw a lot harder than her. Innova's website makes it sound like Daedalus could be good for her, but the reviews seem pretty bad. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:43 PM
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gender has nothing to do with a disc selection

how far is she throwing and with what?
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:44 PM
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Try a heavier 157-160 Blizzard Krait. I know in the Blizzards they are much more durable in the heavier weights.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:48 PM
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champ Valkyrie wouldn't be bad
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:02 PM
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Get her an Icon Legacy Rival (goes down to 166g)

Dont go above speed 7 till she can throw 300'
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:09 PM
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Get her a Boatman.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:19 PM
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Well, I'll spare you the "practice with a putter to fix your form..." speech and just go with StarLite Valkyrie.

A light weight VIP Stag might also be good for her requirements.
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Try a Champ Wraith, if she likes the mold, and a DX got flippy to fast.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:27 PM
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gender has nothing to do with a disc selection

how far is she throwing and with what?
Well, I just figured that would matter for arm strength. The farthest I've seen her throw was probably about 250 with the Krait. I doubt she's thrown much past 200 with the G-star Boss. The course we usually play, University of Utah, has pretty short holes, with an average hole length of about 275 feet, and a max of maybe 350. In other words, 300+ foot drives aren't really necessary.
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Try a heavier 157-160 Blizzard Krait. I know in the Blizzards they are much more durable in the heavier weights.
Do you think the disc was turning over more as a result of getting beat up and less stable? Good to know.
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