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I am essentially brand new to disc golf, however I've played a lot of ultimate.. so my throwing skills for my backhand, flick, and hammer are all decent/average.

I was just wondering if any discs may be a solid option for someone like myself who is making the transition from catch style disc like ultimate?
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:46 PM
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While you are waiting for someone with personal experience to respond, I'll mention that one of my good friends went from ultimate to disc. Fwiw, he really jelled with the Coyote. It was love at first throw.

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Buy a max weight Roc.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:48 PM
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I am essentially brand new to disc golf, however I've played a lot of ultimate.. so my throwing skills for my backhand, flick, and hammer are all decent/average.

I was just wondering if any discs may be a solid option for someone like myself who is making the transition from catch style disc like ultimate?
For sure! I too transitioned from Ultimate to DG.

The Rattler by Discraft: http://www.discraft.com/prod_rattler_d.html is very similar to a small diameter ultra-star.

You would also find great success using "Lids" like the Innova Polecat & Zephyr.
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Old 07-30-2015, 04:50 PM
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This may be a dumb question, but could you just use your UltraStar, and a neutral putter (of which there are about 40 to choose from) to play?

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Old 07-30-2015, 05:05 PM
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Comet, Roc, Leopard to name a few
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:07 PM
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This may be a dumb question, but could you just use your UltraStar, and a neutral putter (of which there are about 40 to choose from) to play?

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I'm not sure which molds, but there are several approved UltraStar type discs.


I'd suggest a neutralish putter (Aviar, Challenger, Wizard), a neutralish mid (Comet, Roc, Buzzz), and a neutralish fairway driver (Teebird, Leopard, XL). But strictly for converting from Ultimate, a Zephyr or Polecat would be nice tweener discs (the Zephyr is more catch style, the Polecat is more golf style).
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I am a fellow newbie, I use a roc and a nuke mainly.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:00 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, ultimate throwers tend to release heavy hyzer, so perhaps get a putter like a Wizard, etc, and learn to throw it flat, level, etc. Once you're throwing out to 200ft or so on a straight line drive, then perhaps move on to mids (Rocs) and drivers.
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Old 07-30-2015, 07:00 PM
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I started this March. I was given a DX shark. Learned to throw with it. Then I got a DX Roc. Both are my go to discs for approach shots now.
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