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Old 09-28-2010, 01:24 PM
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Default What is the difference between a fairway driver and a distance driver?

I tried searching for the answer to this and could not find anything to help. All of the drivers I own say distance driver on them. I have seen people on here talking about fairway drivers though and was wondering if there is something I am missing that I may need.

What makes a driver a fairway driver. Is it the speed? The stabilty?
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:29 PM
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Mostly the speed. It's a disc that's faster than a mid but can be thrown up to speed and easily controlled on a clean throw by someone who's throwing these kinds of discs ~350'. Going by Innova's speed ratings, they're almost always speed 6-7 discs. Most of the discs faster than that either require more speed than most players can generate or are understable to the point where they are a bit too difficult to control to be in this category.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:36 PM
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I seriously never read those descriptions. i think they are meant to cause confusion. There are no rules that say the disc you approach with must be in the approach disc category.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:36 PM
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Thanks for the response. My follow up question: What is the best fairway driver to get? I usually throw 166-169g in all my discs. I have no problem getting my distance drivers out to the 300-350' range. I throw RHBH.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:37 PM
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It depends on what you're looking for,but my personal favorite is a Polaris LS,I'm a bit of a noob,but I have thrown more fairway drivers than anything,and it just flies straight with a slightttt bit of fade at the very end,it's a great disc,im going to get another one soon probably.
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get a TL
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get a TL
Exactly what I was gonna say. Get you a Star TL about 171ish. Also, A Max weight Star Leopard should suffice.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:01 PM
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Hmmm gives me something to ponder for sure. It seems the three drivers I use the most are my Champ Monarch, Champ Orc, and Rpro Boss. My Boss being the fastest and the one I have the least control over and my Monarch being the one I can always put where I want. My Orc is pretty reliable as well but I can always push the Boss and the Monarch just a bit further for some reason (probably a mental thing) So I guess I am looking for something like the Monarch but with a slower speed rating.
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Go with a T-Bird
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:18 PM
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When using Innova I prefer the Cham plastic so it looks like the T-bird or the Leopard are the best bets. Since getting my Z and FLX Buzzz I really like the Z plastic from Discraft. If my local source has neither of the Innova's in what would be the Discraft version of the T-bird or Leopard that I could get in the Z plastic?
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