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Old 12-25-2019, 03:37 AM
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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.
Weight is relative.
Since most of the discs in my bag are 173+, or 178+ (mids), 169 **is** light weight for me.

I have understable discs at max weight. (D3, X4, X5, Roadrunner, etc) That Saint Pro, isn't understable. I can get it down range 370'+ and it still fades, I can push it over on an anny and it'll still fight back if I give it height.


I don't carry anything lighter than that to throw because I find extremely light discs too finnicky in the wind we have on our open courses.

One day, when I get older lighter discs might have a larger percentage of slots in my bag. But, I'm only a few days from turning 59 so I don't need them yet.
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Old 12-25-2019, 03:59 AM
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Weight is relative.
Since most of the discs in my bag are 173+, or 178+ (mids), 169 **is** light weight for me.

I have understable discs at max weight. (D3, X4, X5, Roadrunner, etc) That Saint Pro, isn't understable.
Not trying to ruffle your feathers or anything. Everyone else was talking about "lightweight discs" though. 169 isn't really lightweight. I have a Saint Pro and I totally agree with you. Mine is super beefy. Weight is relative? OK. Subjective, relative, whatever. A weight is how much an object weighs. Everyone else is talking about 150ish gram weights, you're talking about basically max weights in a lightweight discs thread. That's not relative

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Old 12-25-2019, 01:28 PM
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... Everyone else is talking about 150ish gram weights, you're talking about basically max weights in a lightweight discs thread. That's not relative
My putting putters are all 167g because I like how straight they are for much longer than max weight putters. I'll guess that just about everybody else is using max weight putters, right?
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Old 12-27-2019, 06:35 AM
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Starting to get a few more 150g-160g in to test. . .

The 155g Wraight is goíng in my bag as a max driver. .
155g Beast is a maybe, started to test a 155g Valkyrie and even some lower weight Roadrunners

And i think when i´m done testing i will have two lighter discs in my bag ( or two moulds ) . .. Wraight for max distance and one "flippy but not to flippy" 9-speed for low power standstill shots

But i have found that the low weight 9-speed disc are VERY good for 250' "power down" tunnel shots
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My putting putters are all 167g because I like how straight they are for much longer than max weight putters. I'll guess that just about everybody else is using max weight putters, right?
8 grams really isn't going to affect flight as much as you think

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Old 12-31-2019, 09:45 AM
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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?
158 Starlite wraith in my winter bag and a Blizzard one in my summer bag. Cheater disc for standstill shots, both backhand and forehand. If you're stuck leftside shule from hyzering out early, it is absolute money for chipping out a anny forehand.

I'd imagine once it gets beat, it's going to be one hell of a distance roller.

And that Starlite plastic, once it's got the newness beat off it, is money in the cold and rain.

I would recommend anyone wanting to have a disc like that in their bag to go with a fast, stable disc, like a Wraith/King/Boss etc., because at that weight they're already going to be pretty understable and will continue to lose stability as they age. You're going to get a lot more life out of a Wraith or King, than say a Mamba/Tern.

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8 grams really isn't going to affect flight as much as you think
Yes, it does.

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Disc weight aside, if I’m in a spot where I need to bite off a big chunk of distance but can’t really step into my throw, I like to throw something with glide.

Most of us have a disc or two in the bag that just seems to glide forever so even if it isn’t the disc you would normally throw from that distance sometimes it’s still your best option.

I found myself in a big ditch today on the upslope with bad footing and had about 300 feet left to the basket. (I was also pinched off tight on the right side and forced to throw a forehand but that’s another story). I took my 171g FD and gave it my best stand still rip. While it didn’t get me to the basket it left me maybe forty feet out for a long put. Which of course I proceeded to miss.

The FD is one of my glidiest discs and even though I couldn’t put good power into the throw the glide carried it a fair way towards the basket.
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I bought my first Diamond when they were first released. I've had one in the bag ever since. Not only for standstill, but long turnovers and strong downwind drives. Before they were released, I used to bag a 150 Valkyrie all the time. I preferred Star plastic, but Champion plastic was easier to find.
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got two Starlite disc yesterday, one Roadrunner and one Sidewinder.

Super easy distance, i´m going to have those two disc in the bag when i have clinics for beginners...very easy to throw "far" with very little effort.
Great first driver for someone with slower arm speed
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