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Old 10-25-2013, 05:15 PM
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I am right handed but I throw left handed. When I first started playing disc golf I threw with both right hand and left hand. But then I got better faster with my left so that is what I have been sticking with. I decided to start playing rounds with a throw from both arms; basically I am playing against myself lefty vs. righty. My right still isn't half bad and after a week I am on my way to catching up to lefty. So here is the question. Do I really need understable discs if I can throw equally well back hand with both arms? When I throw lefty only I throw teebirds at stuff to the right and leopards at stuff to the left. If I can throw a right hyzer at something I would normally have to throw a left anny at what is the point of having a leopard? Let me know what you think.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:21 PM
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Can you shape a shot that flies like a hyzer flip, without an understable disc?
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:21 PM
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If you want to hyzer flip a disc - you will need one. I personally find that putting an understable disc on a hyzer line with some real mustard on it is a great shot. For me - I can throw a roadrunner straight 150', then have it go right, then fade left. I find it a nice to be able to throw.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:26 PM
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you don't "need" anything
what type of lines do you want to throw?
how can you most effectively throw those shots?
what kind of courses do you play?
if wooded, you probably could use something a bit understable to help keep it between the trees
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:27 PM
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Short Answer: Yes.

Long Answer: Yes. The main reason is so that you can shape shots. For instance, tunnel shots are a lot easier o throw with an understable disc thrown on hyzer so that it flips to flat and goes straight. Throwing a straight disc left handed won't be any easier than it would be right handed. And at times a right handed anhyzer is a better shot than a left handed hyzer. So the need for understable discs is still prevalent.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:29 PM
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The flight of an understable BH disc does not mirror an overstable FH disc. Depending on the type of courses you play, you could probably get away with never having an understable disc.

But if you want to weave through the forest, the hyzer flip, and turnover shots are a must.

Edit. ^^I was too slow.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:39 PM
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An understable disc that flips is a different line than a stable disc that fades at the end.
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I might try and learn to throw left-handed to avoid my horrendously bad forehand, but neither of those can replace RHBH hyzer-flips or turnovers, they are different flight paths.
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it's very helpful. you can get by without it, but if you want to throw long and gentle hyzers more accurately, it's much easier with a mild flip IMO. that way you're fading forward instead of sideways. it's possible to do with a different disc, but i feel it's easier and your margin for error is wider.

lots of lines are not shaped without an understable disc.

think of the understability as something that helps your disc go straighter for longer on a hyzer without fading, or when flipped to flat, as well as turning right. understable discs are great for a lot of stuff, really just plain fun. it's a modifier that makes everything go straight longer on many more angles, much more versatile whenever there isn't much wind, i prefer to throw slightly understable.
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