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Old 02-13-2020, 11:52 AM
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Not sure if this is the right board for this, but I have seen plenty of posts for vlogs so figured it was alright.

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Old 02-13-2020, 12:30 PM
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I was surprised how beat his discs get, and then that he continues to throw them. Why don't all of his discs turn over into rollers?

It seems like a lot of pros want super OS discs and trade them for new every few months.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:38 PM
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If you have good form, discs don't usually get too beat where you can't throw them anymore.

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Old 02-13-2020, 12:42 PM
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If you have good form, discs don't usually get too beat where you can't throw them anymore.
Really?! I've never heard that before, by what mechanism does bad form beat discs into unplayable?

It can't be hitting trees since Conrad still does that well enough and with the power in his backhand they'll receive more beatings than most people's discs.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:51 PM
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I was surprised how beat his discs get, and then that he continues to throw them. Why don't all of his discs turn over into rollers?

It seems like a lot of pros want super OS discs and trade them for new every few months.
Even though his forehand is not bad...at..all.. the way he backhands his entire body in the throw, I'm sure he gets more distance rhbh and probably why he prefers to bag some beat in discs so they get more turn.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:52 PM
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Really?! I've never heard that before, by what mechanism does bad form beat discs into unplayable?
The point they were making is that with good form, beat discs don't become unthrowable not that they don't get beaten in. It's why some people can throw a Comet 400' or as Lizotte showed last year by throwing a putter 500'

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The point they were making is that with good form, beat discs don't become unthrowable not that they don't get beaten in. It's why some people can throw a Comet 400' or as Lizotte showed last year by throwing a putter 500'
So you mean he throws with sufficient hyzer to account for the turn.
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:31 PM
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So you mean he throws with sufficient hyzer to account for the turn.
He throws with no off-axis torque which causes his discs to fly a lot more stable than when a normal pleb like you and me throws
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Really?! I've never heard that before, by what mechanism does bad form beat discs into unplayable?

It can't be hitting trees since Conrad still does that well enough and with the power in his backhand they'll receive more beatings than most people's discs.
Bad form doesn't beat discs into unplayable. Bad form just makes discs fly more understable. Lots and lots of spin combined with no off-axis torque can make someone's roller disc suddenly become a very straight flyer.

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What surprised me is that, except for his Aviars, of course, he hasn't much multipes of his favorite molds. I would have guessed that an Innova player which relys heavily on a single throwing style would surely cycle. But he rather goes with individual discs of any mold than cycles of certain molds. That's rather unusual, I think.

Btw: I liked the ITB a lot. Nice to watch.
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