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Old 11-28-2020, 11:11 PM
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Is there a way to throw a short, straight rolller maybe 50 feet? If I forehand roller straight.to the ground, it tends to go left pretty quick. A thumber forehand generally right. What’s the trick for straight?

Had to scramble out of thick brush and trees today. No gaps high, left, right, but there happened to be a small knee high opening. Rolled 25’ then back into the brush instead of continuing straight for a putt.
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:21 PM
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Putter thumb roller.
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:36 PM
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Putter thumb roller.
Hmm. The wide rim helps balance, I guess. Will practice that tomorrow.
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Old 11-28-2020, 11:38 PM
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I've had luck with forehand zone rollers for short distances.

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Old 11-28-2020, 11:45 PM
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I recently discovered that I have a Teebird that will roll dead straight on a forehand roller. Maybe just take and throw short rollers in a field with each of your discs and see if you have something that likes to roll straight.
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Old 11-29-2020, 12:28 AM
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If you have the room for a throw, try an upside down driver. BH or FH, thrown at the furthest point on the ground you can see. You need a little more room laterally, but the flare skip could get your 50'

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Unheralded use for the Stego is this shot, for me at least.
The big, flat edge works well
You need to throw it from your knees though, to make sure it hits the ground at the correct (straight up and down) angle

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I've had luck with forehand zone rollers for short distances.
ESP Zone will roll surprisingly straight and surprisingly long.
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Old 11-29-2020, 12:43 AM
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I'll have to try the Zone recommendations, although I've had reasonable success using a Buzzz. Thrown tomahawk style or thumber style can both be useful. Some lines have to be thrown nearly vertically and others with varying angles. Have fun, the shot can be a stroke saver.
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At 50 feet I would throw and underhand horseshoe type shot. Hold disc perpendicular to ground pointing down. Bring forward, flick wrist to impart spin and let it fly.

The advantage to this (if done properly with the right amount of spin), the disc will land on edge and the spin will put the brakes on). Very useful shot once in a lifetime. Fun to practice on asphalt/concrete to make the disc come back to you.

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