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Old 03-08-2017, 09:29 AM
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I would say get a Comet, my favorite disc. However, keeping it all Innova, I would second/third the recommendations of Leo and Mako. Both are great discs, though I use my Mako less and less these days in favor of Comet, as I feel I can do more varied things with it. Every Innova disc I have is in Champion, except for one DX Skeeter that never even comes close to getting in my bag. I always go for durability because I carry a small bag and don't really want to cycle molds. That TL you have is a great FH disc, so if you throw FH at all, give it a shot. Probably not the best disc to improve your FH form as its overstability helps you but I still use it for FH quite a bit even as my form has improved (relatively; still kinda terrible). Throw as many different discs as you can and don't be afraid to branch out to other brands. The flight charts will give you an idea of what each disc will do compared to their Innova counterparts. If you want to PM me an address, I have a couple discs I can donate to your bag. I keep buying them thinking that I will give them to new players but I'm old and curmudgeonly and don't make new friends, so no one to give them to
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:22 PM
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I would say get a Comet, my favorite disc. However, keeping it all Innova, I would second/third the recommendations of Leo and Mako. Both are great discs, though I use my Mako less and less these days in favor of Comet, as I feel I can do more varied things with it. Every Innova disc I have is in Champion, except for one DX Skeeter that never even comes close to getting in my bag. I always go for durability because I carry a small bag and don't really want to cycle molds. That TL you have is a great FH disc, so if you throw FH at all, give it a shot. Probably not the best disc to improve your FH form as its overstability helps you but I still use it for FH quite a bit even as my form has improved (relatively; still kinda terrible). Throw as many different discs as you can and don't be afraid to branch out to other brands. The flight charts will give you an idea of what each disc will do compared to their Innova counterparts. If you want to PM me an address, I have a couple discs I can donate to your bag. I keep buying them thinking that I will give them to new players but I'm old and curmudgeonly and don't make new friends, so no one to give them to
Yeah both would for sure be interesting disks!
So the tl3 might be my forehand driver? Gotta start practicing FH ASAP!
I promise to open up now as soon as I have a start set of Innova discs I at least understand, handling and aim hopefully will come.

Today I practiced by throwing 16 holes with two discs. Out of aggression after failing drive with both Aviar and Roc3 I threw the katana full speed. Missed the cage by 1m! Short 200' hole with the start on a small height. Long right turn fading back left behind and beyond... With a slower understable disk that will be a frequent birdie hole when I learn to aim on hard drives.
Aviar only birdie on a hole with as many trees as there was pockets between them, also newbie moment of the day.

Extremely generous! Now you have a friend on the Swedish Westcoast who would love to show you our local course one day.
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:57 PM
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Yeah both would for sure be interesting disks!
So the tl3 might be my forehand driver? Gotta start practicing FH ASAP!
I promise to open up now as soon as I have a start set of Innova discs I at least understand, handling and aim hopefully will come.

Today I practiced by throwing 16 holes with two discs. Out of aggression after failing drive with both Aviar and Roc3 I threw the katana full speed. Missed the cage by 1m! Short 200' hole with the start on a small height. Long right turn fading back left behind and beyond... With a slower understable disk that will be a frequent birdie hole when I learn to aim on hard drives.
Aviar only birdie on a hole with as many trees as there was pockets between them, also newbie moment of the day.

Extremely generous! Now you have a friend on the Swedish Westcoast who would love to show you our local course one day.
Birdies were rare for me when I first started, still are on some days! I hope to make it to Sweden some day. I lived in Italy for a few years and traveled a lot but never made it to any of the Nordic countries. I will definitely hit you up for a round of disc golf if I get there.

Got your PM. Send me an address. I have a Polaris LS, Z Buzzz, and a Champ Wombat I can send you. All are pretty good for someone just starting out, especially the Buzzz.

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Old 03-09-2017, 12:21 PM
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Birdies were rare for me when I first started, still are on some days! I hope to make it to Sweden some day. I lived in Italy for a few years and traveled a lot but never made it to any of the Nordic countries. I will definitely hit you up for a round of disc golf if I get there.

Got your PM. Send me an address. I have a Polaris LS, Z Buzzz, and a Champ Wombat I can send you. All are pretty good for someone just starting out, especially the Buzzz.
During the summer it's well worth visiting. Disc Golf during the day and some searun trout catching during sunset.

Wow that sound amazing! So the LS will replace the Leo, buzz the mako and the wombat was what got replaced in the shopping cart by the Vroc I ordered. Sounds like a disc I might end up love with all that glide.

Can't wait to test all these discs as I'm finally getting a feel for throwing, even though I still have to choose between power and aim...

Feel like I might be able to get a great 4 disc bag together, understable FD, stable mid, stable putter and my Roc3 as the overstable option for easy turns (both directions if I get a decent forehand! Any advices regarding what should be disc #5? A DD isn't really necessary since most holes I play are 00'.

Almost time to start a technique thread instead!
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:30 PM
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During the summer it's well worth visiting. Disc Golf during the day and some searun trout catching during sunset.

Wow that sound amazing! So the LS will replace the Leo, buzz the mako and the wombat was what got replaced in the shopping cart by the Vroc I ordered. Sounds like a disc I might end up love with all that glide.

Can't wait to test all these discs as I'm finally getting a feel for throwing, even though I still have to choose between power and aim...

Feel like I might be able to get a great 4 disc bag together, understable FD, stable mid, stable putter and my Roc3 as the overstable option for easy turns (both directions if I get a decent forehand! Any advices regarding what should be disc #5? A DD isn't really necessary since most holes I play are 00'.

Almost time to start a technique thread instead!
LS is a longer Leo-very similar flight paths, Buzzz is a bit more OS than the Mako, and the Wombat is very US. You don't have to replace your discs with these, bag them all. I would look into getting a driving putter. If it's usually windy, something OS might be the thing. I use my Harp as much or more than any disc I have-super OS putter.

I printed out your address, should be able to get your discs in the mail tomorrow (Friday).

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Old 03-09-2017, 12:41 PM
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LS is a longer Leo-very similar flight paths, Buzzz is a bit more OS than the Mako, and the Wombat is very US. You don't have to replace your discs with these, bag them all. I would look into getting a driving putter. If it's usually windy, something OS might be the thing. I use my Harp as much or more than any disc I have-super OS putter.

I printed out your address, should be able to get your discs in the mail tomorrow (Friday).
I ment more as in replace in matter of need.

The wombat is US? Even in Champ? How come they rate it as 0 turn? Interesting!

A driving putter, it sounds so contradictory! I noticed the Aviar have a driver version. What differs them from the normal putters? Is it more of an approach disc?

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Old 03-09-2017, 01:18 PM
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Ah, gotcha. Cool. Glad you can use them all.

Wombat is US. It's rated as a 5,6,-1,0 and from experience, I think it is more than that. It's good if you are just starting out and trying throw annies and stuff but I use my Comet for that now.

Driving putter is good for short holes, so you can throw a disc full power instead of trying to power down a higher speed disc, most discs don't power down very well. For shots of 200 feet or a little more or upshots of that range, I will throw the Harp, as long as I have room to hyzer it in. The Aviar you have would probably be good for that role-Innova wouldn't have sold a gajillion of them if they weren't good, right? I'm just not a fan of Aviars in general, the rim is a little too deep for me. There is no really no category for driving puttter versus putting putter, it's just that some are good at one thing and some at the other. Some, like the Judge or the Pure, are good for both.
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Ah, gotcha. Cool. Glad you can use them all.

Wombat is US. It's rated as a 5,6,-1,0 and from experience, I think it is more than that. It's good if you are just starting out and trying throw annies and stuff but I use my Comet for that now..
I will for sure!

Oh right, good thing I didn't buy a gstar wombat then?

Oh I see, thank you! I bet the Aviar is, even I can get it flying quite straight.
You think there is any chance xt-nova will be great for that? 2300 sounds like a hit to me.
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ILUVSMGS: that warms my heart since none of my discs where recommended in the guide linked above...
Keep in mind that was written nearly 6 years ago and most of the discs you mentioned hadn't been released yet.

I tried to be as generic as I could with my mold recommendations both to help future-proof the information and say that the specific mold isn't the most important part. As long as what you're throwing is similar to those discs and isn't terrible it will probably work.

Really the point is to pick a couple of solid, versatile molds, build your skills, then once you're happy with how you can throw those couple molds expand from there.

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Keep in mind that was written nearly 6 years ago and most of the discs you mentioned hadn't been released yet.

I tried to be as generic as I could with my mold recommendations both to help future-proof the information and say that the specific mold isn't the most important part. As long as what you're throwing is similar to those discs and isn't terrible it will probably work.

Really the point is to pick a couple of solid, versatile molds, build your skills, then once you're happy with how you can throw those couple molds expand from there.
That's my current plan! Now I'll have 8 molds to try and experiment with. As I get better technique and form I'll probably know which ones suits me and I can get a few more of the same mold and build a bag of 4-5 molds I'm comfortable with.

I just wish I could be out and play every day, really excited to try the new discs and gstar plastic.
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