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Old 12-22-2019, 11:16 PM
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I'm another older guy on the 150 bandwagon. I've always preferred StarLite plastic over Blizzard. It just seems to fly better for me. Is it just me, or is StarLite getting harder to find in the stores?
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Old 12-23-2019, 04:13 AM
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I'm another older guy on the 150 bandwagon. I've always preferred StarLite plastic over Blizzard. It just seems to fly better for me. Is it just me, or is StarLite getting harder to find in the stores?
Check out G star. They come in light weights and are flexible plastic. My wife rocks these and she throws the smoothest sidearm with them. They're more durable than starlite too. I honestly should be throwing these too

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Old 12-23-2019, 09:09 AM
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I find disc in G Star plastic to be more over stable then the StarLite versions of the same disc. But I do love the feel of the G Star plastic on cold days, so I do bag some.
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Old 12-23-2019, 10:35 AM
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Was out testing a few lightweight drivers today before my practice rounds, so i had a few in the bag.
On my third drive i landed in a bad spot and had to throw a standstill shot. . about 270ft to the basket.
So i tested a few shots, and as a last test i throw the 155g Blizzard Beast. . and WOW, it was SO much easier to throw that lightweight Beast standstill than my normal 172-180g discs.

So my question is. . do you have a lightweight disc in the bag for standstill shots?
And is it a good idea to have one or two?

All my drivers are 150 grams or less. For standstill shots, I club down and use a disc with a smaller rim. I use my 150 Champion Leopard for standstill shots to keep the disc under control. I use my 150 Champions Valkyrie if I need more distance from the standstill.
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:36 AM
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I carry a light weight Saint Pro (IIRC, 169g) for those occasions I still need to get down range but I can't run up or my footing is sketchy. I can rip it standstill and it'll travel a significant distance before it fades.

Also some of my flippier fairways serve the same purpose, 400 F5, Champ Roadrunner, S-Line FD.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:42 AM
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I carry a light weight Saint Pro (IIRC, 169g) for those occasions I still need to get down range but I can't run up or my footing is sketchy. I can rip it standstill and it'll travel a significant distance before it fades.

Also some of my flippier fairways serve the same purpose, 400 F5, Champ Roadrunner, S-Line FD.
169 grams is definitely on the heavier side buddy. That's the weight range I generally throw. Max weight is 175 grams, so they mean more like 150 grams. You're confusing understable for light I believe.
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Old 12-24-2019, 03:51 AM
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All my drivers are 150 grams or less. For standstill shots, I club down and use a disc with a smaller rim. I use my 150 Champion Leopard for standstill shots to keep the disc under control. I use my 150 Champions Valkyrie if I need more distance from the standstill.
Do you throw heavier weight mids though? Or are those lighter too. Maybe not 150's but 160's or something. My wife throws G star and some star lites or lucid air drivers. She has an opto air compass but doesn't seem to throw it any farther than her max weight compass. She throws Warrants too, all 170's, and she's lethal with them. She throws all forehand.
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Old 12-24-2019, 08:13 AM
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Do you throw heavier weight mids though?
I do. The slower the disc, the heavier I like it to be. I try to buy my mids in the 165 range and my putters in max weight. After bagging a driving putter for many years I now prefer a slow mid like a Aurora.

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Old 12-24-2019, 08:48 AM
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Do you throw heavier weight mids though? Or are those lighter too. Maybe not 150's but 160's or something. My wife throws G star and some star lites or lucid air drivers. She has an opto air compass but doesn't seem to throw it any farther than her max weight compass. She throws Warrants too, all 170's, and she's lethal with them. She throws all forehand.

My putters are all max weight Darts (and Pigs for wind) 175 which I use for most approach shots. Mids are mostly heavy - 175 Star Wombats, 175 Star Wedges and 170 Star Rats. I have a 165 Glo Champion Leopard for headwind approaches. I throw backhand only off the tee and 70/30 BH/FH for approach shots.


I learned the standstill drive while playing disc golf through snowy Minnesota winters. The standstill drive comes in handy on an icy tee or when you are knee deep in a snow drift.

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Old 12-24-2019, 08:49 AM
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Same here, Dthunderchicken! I like max-weight putters and mids, but lighter drivers. 168g seems to be the upper limit for still getting off a good drive for me, but if I'm 200' on in, for some reason I prefer the heavier Discs.

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