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Old 08-20-2019, 10:14 AM
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lame.. but DX Roc field work when I was ready for it and had a modest practical understanding of what glide is and controlling spin

Also a short period of throwing one disc rounds with a Panther long ago was fairly aha and hit me stretching mid ranges out to ‘fairway distances’.
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:23 AM
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DX Aviar, circa 1985 or so. First non-lid I ever threw, at Calvert Road, the first disc golf course in Maryland.

"Wow, this thing goes 'far' with a low ceiling!"
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Old 08-20-2019, 10:34 AM
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Proxy and Alias ---- it was "Ahh haaaa there IS a disc that can fly dead straight start to finish"
these are used so much for anything that NEEDS to stay straight. Tunnels, woods, approaches. these 2 discs you need to try to believe.
Used to throw the Proxy a lot. They are also sooo long. Can throw them just as far as mids and they will hold any line you put them on. Amazing disc.

Mine would have to be a Soft (firm) Wizard for both putting and throwing. Really taught me how to shape my shots and was the first putter that clicked with me while putting. I have since moved onto the Judge for putting but the Wizard is still in the bag as a drive/approach

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Old 08-20-2019, 04:58 PM
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DX Teebird. "OH that's what a hyzerflip shot is!"
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"so I can throw over 100m"

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Old 08-20-2019, 05:25 PM
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Starlite Wraith, found it on the course and and was responsible for my distance breakthrough.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:31 PM
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Z Xpress.

First disc I could hyzerflip. It was awhile before it happened and was a great feeling, watching a disc flip to flat for the first time. It chained out on this long (to me, at the time), double mando at my home course, that previously had been an unparkable hole for me.

I can remember that flight like it was yesterday, and that was 17 years ago, during my 3-discs-and-a-40oz days, before a looong hiatus. One of the three, first discs I purchased, and I have that one in a shadow box.
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:40 PM
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Valkyrie, first driver I threw that wasn’t a meathook.
Buzzz, for learning why you should throw mids.
Wizard, first putter I ever tried from the teepad.

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Old 08-21-2019, 10:16 AM
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I learned to forehand by playing catch with a couple of guys after a round with a Zephyr!
Almost the same experience for me, but with a Condor.
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Old 08-21-2019, 01:21 PM
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DX Teebird back in 2002. I was a major OAT machine back then strong arming the hell out of everything. When my Banshees flipped I moved on to the firebird, and did perfect hyzer flips with them. Yikes.

I bought a Teebird on a lark and was amazed how it would go further than my torqued out firebirds. Made me value clean form and glide over speed to this day.
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:20 PM
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For me it was a used Champion Dart I bought on whim last year. I was just re-learning the very basics after a 10 year hiatus. I took it and a few other discs to a soccer field by a local course. I wanted to see how much farther the Dart would fly vs my other putter at the time (Rhyno). I threw it with a decent hyzer release expecting it to the normal (to me) right to left flight instead it slowly flips up to flat and flies out straight with a slight finish at the end. I had heard/read the term hyzer-flip before but didnt really understand it until that day. I also had to replicate that shot several times that day mainly because whenever a disc does something unexpected I tend to think I screwed up.
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