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Old 05-18-2014, 10:08 PM
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Hey guys,

Quick question about the large diameter discs like the Condor/Zephyr;

I'm thinking about carrying one as a throw and catch disc to leave in my car bag and for warmups. I also have a friend that uses one for approaches and floaty mid range shots and am kind of interested in seeing if it might have bag utility.

Does anyone throw a large diameter disc, if so which one and what do you use it for?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:33 PM
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I bought a couple of Zephyrs recently for toss and catch with my son. First I got one at 187g but it hurt to catch it sometimes. My son and I are much happier with the second purchase, a 155g Zephyr.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:48 PM
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I mostly use the Condor for thumb rollers. I throw it backhand sometimes for a longer approach; they don't skip much so you can pretty much go right at the basket with one. You can use one as a mid, but I don't.

I carry a Zephyr, but IMO it's not a very unique disc. It overlaps with an XD a lot for me. It's also terrible for putting. It freaks people out when you throw it, though. I carry it around just for that.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:35 PM
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I carry a Zephyr as a utility disc for most tournaments and tightly wooded courses, even though it's a major pain to fit in most bags.
(seems counterintuitive that the tighter the course the bigger the disc, I know, but one of the areas the Zephyr excels in is being able to throw tight gaps and restricted shots very slowly or with little power and have it glide a long way.)
Might not shoot it much on any given day/course, but when it comes out it rarely fails to deliver.
Friend got me hooked on it last year when I thought disc golf had ruined me from throwing lids right for many years.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:49 PM
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I have a condor that I like to throw around for fun/warm up but on the course it would be used only for rollers... If i had a caddy it and a few other discs would come along but if Im throwing a roller it meants that something has already gone wrong.
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:51 PM
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Has anyone ever seen someone carry a Discraft Ultrastar? They're PDGA Legal but I've never seen anyone other than my Ultimate buddies use one.
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I mostly use the Condor for thumb rollers. I throw it backhand sometimes for a longer approach; they don't skip much so you can pretty much go right at the basket with one. You can use one as a mid, but I don't.

I carry a Zephyr, but IMO it's not a very unique disc. It overlaps with an XD a lot for me. It's also terrible for putting. It freaks people out when you throw it, though. I carry it around just for that.
I keep hearing that people use these for "thumb rollers" - what is a thumb roller and why is the condor a good disc for the throw?

A google search did not give me the info I was looking for.
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Old 05-19-2014, 01:36 AM
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I keep hearing that people use these for "thumb rollers" - what is a thumb roller and why is the condor a good disc for the throw?

A google search did not give me the info I was looking for.
It's when you hold the disc like you would when your throwing a thumber, but you throw is lower intending it to hit the ground and roll. Personally, I throw my rollers like a flick.
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Has anyone ever seen someone carry a Discraft Ultrastar? They're PDGA Legal but I've never seen anyone other than my Ultimate buddies use one.
the ultimate discs? if so i should keep one. it taught me everything i know
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Old 05-19-2014, 02:10 AM
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It's when you hold the disc like you would when your throwing a thumber, but you throw is lower intending it to hit the ground and roll. Personally, I throw my rollers like a flick.
Since rollers generally end up rolling out on the flight plate side, a right hander throws a hammer to end left, and a thumber to end right. Backhand is another story.
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