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Old 03-04-2011, 11:53 PM
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Hey all,

I'm getting ready to start my second season. I was looking at the following flight guide from Marshall Street DG: http://www.marshallstreetdiscgolf.co...ightguide.html

I noticed that the stability of the discs on this chart aren't necessarily representative of the Manufacturer's ratings. For instance, you can see the XL and XS (both rated as 1.5 overstable by Discraft) are towards the understable side of the chart. I suspect that Marshall Street compiled this chart based on actual performance rather than by manufacturer ratings. If this is so, do you note any areas lacking in my disc selection??

Here's how things stand right now:
160 Champion Beast
175 Champion Beast
170 Z XL
168 Z XS
172 Quantum JLS
170 Z Meteor
171 Z Buzzz
172 Pro Gazelle
Z Putt'r

I have trouble throwing a nice hyzer shot. In fact, it's become somewhat of a joke because I get more than enough shots that have unintended Anhyzer action. I've taken to calling those events a "Dan-Hyzer" (thus my username).
LOL.

Anyways, going by that chart, I don't have any discs that are more overstable than the Buzzz. Despite the 1.5 ratings on the XL and XS, these discs are shown by the chart to be more Understable than the Buzzz which is a 0.5 overstable.

I was thinking of adding a Z Talon and Z Wasp to my bag to round out the stability selections in my bag. I'm really more into blaming myself and my skill level but I was wondering what you guys/gals thought. Do you think my current bag of discs is a factor in my hyzer shot difficulty?

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Old 03-05-2011, 12:00 AM
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Discraft's ratings are kinda a joke. Back on topic. How far are you throwing? Also, what style do you dominantly throw with? (backhand / forehand)

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Old 03-05-2011, 12:03 AM
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toss a hornet and a predator in and no more dan hyzers
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Discraft's ratings are kinda a joke. Back on topic. How far are you throwing? Also, what style do you dominantly throw with? (backhand / forehand)
I'm a RHBH mainly. Certain places I'll use a RHFH like on dogleg right holes.

In an open field, I can throw my 175g Beast about 330, my XS about 320', and my XL about 275. On the course I'd say I dial that back to get more accuracy so I'm about 275' to 300' unless I hit a tree. One of my local courses has a 200' hole that I always tomahawk my XS and I'm even with the pin all the time.

I'm also in somewhat of a transistion phase as I've found the "Incomplete Secret Technique" post at DGR https://www.dgcoursereview.com/dgr/f...ic.php?t=19220 and I've been getting closer to the disc ripping out every time rather than opening my hand to release the disc. I'm noticing lots more distance with less effort but now I have to adjust to the new form.

I wasn't aware that Discraft's ratings were suspect. Would you be more inclined to trust the flight guide from Marshall Street?

Thanks again,

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Old 03-05-2011, 12:34 AM
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I wasn't aware that Discraft's ratings were suspect. Would you be more inclined to trust the flight guide from Marshall Street?
In my opinion, they are vague compared to other companies such as Innova. I use the flight guide from Marshall Street also, and believe it to be accurate.
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In my opinion, they are vague compared to other companies such as Innova. I use the flight guide from Marshall Street also, and believe it to be accurate.
Cool Thanks! How about the rest of you? Do you like the MS flight guide? Do you find it accurate?

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Old 03-05-2011, 01:49 AM
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I like discrafts ratings. All of those numbers are still relitive.
Look at dc as:
1.5 control...usually has a lil turn and fade
2+ overstabe
0-1 touch discs
<0 flippy discs


OP, your bags pretty solid. Xl and jls are basically the same though...and, imo, you should get a cheaper plastic putter (at least).
You can either work on form to correct the torque, or you can get a overstable disc that will hool back almost always.
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I trust Joe's Universal Flight Chart more, and I bet a lot of people would also.

Also, on a side note, "unintended anhyzer action" sounds like OAT. How far are you putting the buzzz out?
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2nd joes flight chart. Blake and beto know their throws. I don't even buy discs until they're on the chart
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