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Old 08-29-2013, 10:42 PM
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I just read the the thread that is the cause of this thread. I just wanna say u r correct discinfiend
Thank you, but it happened in more than one thread
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:47 PM
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A disc has a given cruising speed and if it's not reached it will not fly as it's intended to. It's as simple as that. Obviously there are other variables that can affect the flight, but discs have to come up to speed to fly properly.

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:03 PM
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Thank you, but it happened in more than one thread
Haha then why the super lopsided poll i wonder? People just hate to be wrong.... On a different note i guess if people like throwin 250' hyzers with their destroyers and 350' straight shots with their teebirds then i won't stop u but seems that makes. no sense to me
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:41 PM
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I've never understood why the Destroyer and Boss are so popular. 95% of disc golfers aren't even able to get them up to speed.
Because 250' flex shots look like they fly further than 250' hyzers
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Old 08-30-2013, 12:33 PM
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yes, and i dont know why its so hard to understand
i have friends that have been playing a lot longer than me, and i try to explain this to them and they look at me like i am nuts
they are thinking, if not saying, "you havent even been playing that long, you dont know more about my game than i do"
and i say or think "you dont need to have played for 20 years to know a nuke isnt needed when you can only throw275' "
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:05 PM
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There's truth to getting discs up to speed... it's not fiction.

That said, I can just get out beyond 300 ft on a good rip, and that's with discs like R-Pro Bosses and an Air Bolt. I can hit 275 or so with my Renegade and or an Archon.

I can't throw any mid or fairway driver close to 300 (Leo's, JLS, XS, XL), and in attempting to do so, I'm throwing so hard that my form is crap and I have next to no accuracy.
I'm around 240 - 260 with my fairways and about 215 - 230 with my mids.
Under 200 is Challenger turf, and from 200-220 I'll throw my Challenger or a mid depending on the situation.

Technically speaking, I'm not coming close to the distance potential of my discs, and on paper, I have no business throwing speed 11 or 13 discs (hell, I have no business throwing 9's or 10's for that matter).

But, I don't play on paper (or even on the intewebz). The fact is, I can definitely throw my distance drivers farther than my fairways, and my fairways farther than my mids. When I'm driving well, my long range drivers turn over (at least a little) before fading back, and that's thrown flat - not on a flex shot, or with any OAT/wrist-roll (I'm quite aware when I do that, sometimes painfully so ).

At distances where I'm sorta in between long range and fairway drivers, I'm more likely to pull out a faster driver because they take less "oomph" to reach that distance, which results in a smoother, more controlled release, and a much greater likilhood of a decent look at a deuce.

I may not be throwing my molds as far as I "should" or as far as most people can, but at this point, I know my game and it's limitations, and that's what works for me. I suspect others have found stuff that defies "conventional" wisdom that works for them.


Let the ripping commence...

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^ Just to clarify: distances above are what I can throw comfortably with repeatable results.
I can throw each of them farther, but not comfortably or with much control.
I can't get much beyond 300 with anything unless I'm throwing downhill.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:21 PM
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R-pro boss' arent real Boss' IMO... Plus all the Boss' ive thrown have been straight to understable with power. I dont really care what people throw anyways. People dont generally listen when I try to take their beloved crazy fast and overstable disc out of there hands and offer them a Leopard or Teebird. In most cases straight is Far (OMG)!
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Let the ripping commence...
anybody that rips on someone for scoring better is an idiot.

i think that there needs to be a clear distinction between people who know their limitations and use higher speeds in order to stay competitive/enjoy their round more and those who are stubbornly using them as a crutch despite being able to improve.
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Old 08-30-2013, 01:37 PM
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You wont significantly improve by gripping and ripping hi speed stuff all the time. As an old guy the highest speed i throw is a nuke ss which is a cheating hi speed. The margin of error is definitely greater with this disc. I can throw my volt just about as far with more predictable results. Just my thoughts
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