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Old 11-21-2017, 08:18 PM
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My wife is interested in playing casually. She has back issues and probably won't throw backhand much. That's a challenge for me; I know lots of great starter discs for backhanders, but what's a good forehand starter disc?
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:29 PM
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I know you said she has back problems, but how athletic is she? That will make a difference. But I would recommend something like a Star TL, or based on the discs you carry, a Thief or River. If it is an Opto Thief, that is enough stability but not too much that she cant get some distance from the throw (Bio may be too understable but it really depends on how hard she throws and what how good her form is).

So let her throw a couple of the discs you have and go from there. Whatever you do, don't make the mistake of giving her something too stable. Maybe a tad more than you would start off with backhand, but don't encourage bad form by giving her a disc she is not ready for.
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Old 11-21-2017, 08:31 PM
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Depends on how you're gonna teach her to throw. If you're gonna have her flex the discs then a star Tbird/Crave type of disc. If you're gonna try to have her throw more straight or flip shots, then a Leo3 or DX Tbird or Axiom Inspire might work. Take her over to Hazy Shade and let her pick one that is comfy in her hand.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:27 PM
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Depends on what you want, the cheapest good answer is a DX Teebird. I also like the Jade, Champ Leo and the View. For a new player those are all fairly neutral and will take some oat without killing the shot.
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:45 PM
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Fizz volt. I use it when Im being lazy or my back hurts.

Versatile af. Pair with an ion and shell be good to go on any course.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:09 PM
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For something in a midrange, I recommend a Panther, and no I'm not kidding. It's a great disc for learning forehands, and gets good distance (I know this from overthrowing the basket several times...).

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Old 11-21-2017, 10:17 PM
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Is she looking to improve? Is she looking to greatly increase her skill level? Or is she just looking for a do it all disc so you stfu and she can spend time with you?

Also, any disc you bh you can/should be able to fh.

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Slow and stable-understable. Champ or Star Leopard. If she has back issues, the less effort she has to put into getting distance, BH or FH, the better. Mongoose or Mamba when/if she's ready/wants to move up.
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:20 PM
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Depends on what you want, the cheapest good answer is a DX Teebird. I also like the Jade, Champ Leo and the View. For a new player those are all fairly neutral and will take some oat without killing the shot.
What is a view?

Anyways, honestly a good forehand disc for beginners varies for everybody. Big rim, small rim, flex or flat, depends on a lot of things, with comfort being important. Understable to straight 7-11 speeds are good depending on hand size, so the river, teebird, escape, stuff like that is what I learned to love throwing forehand.
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My brother actually started forehanding with a DX Archangel and now he curshes all stabilities of discs on a variety of angles. I wouldn't necessarily go that understable, but something nice and neutral wouldn't be bad. Stalker or Teebird are great. Also the Crave would be a good choice.
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