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Old 10-13-2017, 02:00 PM
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Hey all,
Just got into disc golf over the summer. Love it, very addicting. Played once a week at least. Currently I'm bagging 3 putters, 5 mids and 4 fairway, and 3 distance drivers....As of late I have been thinking that maybe the choice of driver I have selected isn't working for the distance I'm driving, as I should/could be driving farther than actually I do if I pick another distance driver disc.

My drivers look like this: (Overstable to Understable)
Fairway
Z Predator
C-line PD
Star Teebird
X Undertaker
Distance
S-Line PD2
Star Destroyer
Blizzard Champ Destroyer

I carry more mids and fairway drivers because I don't carry many distance drivers. (And not to mention, I prefer throwing mids). I max out with my Blizzard Champ Destroyer at about 370 feet measured on a football field.

Is there a disc that I can look at the might increase my distance based on it's speed or stability? How much can I expect to gain?
I've been looking at; Tern, Wraith, Starfire...

THANKS IN ADVANCE!
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:10 PM
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Does the Bliz destroyer get turn, or does it go straight with fade? If its still fairly beefy, you might get some more distance out of a disc like a Tern or DDX. Your kind of in the distance range, depending on your age/body type, that form work might be the only thing to really improve your distance. Some of the fairway drivers you already have can go farther than 370 with better form.

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Old 10-13-2017, 02:26 PM
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The blizzard destroyer does get some turn. It's pretty beat in, I got it from a buddy who used it for a while. My star destroyer goes straight with a fade at the end.
Your saying no disc, but rather form? What kind of general form might be good to look into?
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:37 PM
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Like I said it kind of depends of body type. Are you fit in general or like me rather not, lol.? Tall, short, average? They're are plenty of form instruction vids on YT to start off with. Just flip thru them until you find someone of a similar build and/or throwing style. Really the best thing to do is, take a vid of yourself and post it here in the form/technique threads. There are a few guys who really seem to like helping people in there.

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Old 10-13-2017, 02:43 PM
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...Really the best thing to do is, take a vid of yourself and post it here in the form/technique threads. There are a few guys who really seem to like helping people in there.
That's a good idea I'll try that too.... Anyone else want to chime in on disc selection?
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:46 PM
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If your blizz Destroyer is flying a -2/2 type of flight then another disc won't really help. I feel like that's the ideal shape for max D on a golf line that isn't too squirrelly. But at 370' I'd suggest a Tern for max distance type of shots in a normal weight. It's worth getting to have something like that in your bag...not that I think it's a magic solution but I think it'd be useful for you too.

If you're throwing your Teebird and Undertaker in the 330' range then about 370' is what I'd expect out of the right stability distance driver. If you are putting those 350' or more, then the right distance driver should scrape 400' on perfect throws, but 370' should be consistent. This also depends on if your Teebird is an OS one or a glidey one, and I have not thrown an Undertaker...but just looking at how it throws for others. These are guidelines of course, but I'd look at a Tern if you want to add something.

The other question, is how far are you throwing a straight midrange like a Roc/Buzzz/Truth/whatever?
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:01 PM
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Try a VIP King. They will have some turn and a little fade at your distance but might net you a few more feet with smooth form. I can throw Destroyers(the not super Os Avery ones) 400, by it’s a lot easier to throw a VIP King on a hyzerflip 400-420 without trying so darn hard.

Many of the TP ones are pretty flippy though. I stay away from those.
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I'd tend to agree with others that no disc is likely to be the magic bullet to put you over 400 feet consistently with only a few months playing. However, it's still fun to try new discs. I mean when you've only been playing a few months, I feel like trying new discs to see what works for you is half the fun. I would consider a Star Shryke as well as a Champion Tern. In the current run of Star Destroyers (with the word "Destroyer" embossed on the underside of the disc), I've found lighter ones to be pretty understable, so you might consider one of those in the low 160's for a max distance disc as well. I'm not saying any of those is necessarily going to fly further than your Blizzard Destroyer, but they're all good discs and worth a look.
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I would consider a Star Shryke as well as a Champion Tern
And excellent considerations those would be. I would also suggest a max wt. Star Tern.
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the tern is a great easy distance driver

i found i get a lot of extra distance for my slower arm speed from the gyro discs as well

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