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Old 01-29-2019, 08:35 PM
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My current drive distance is 280 on my best day. I would like to throw consistently 300 and I'd be happy with that. I currently throw a Discraft Avenger SS 175g and a Innova Mamba 165g. The Avenger SS I have to throw on a hyzer release so it doesn't flex too much. The Mamba will go 280 but could go 300 If I got my form down, but if I don't throw it right it will go about 250 with 50-75 feet fade if not more. I've learned at lighter discs I can throw them further from study. I don't want to go below the 160g mark and am thinking I'd like a discraft disc to throw since I like a lot of their makes and models. I also throw a Innova Leopard G* plastic 175g I cannot throw this disc to the flight pattern, it mainly goes straight with a small fade at the end. I did have a dx gazelle that I loved but was too flippy after a while, I could throw that one 300 on a rare occasion. In conclusion I am open to other brand options, I just know I like Discraft so far. This is year 4-5 of playing disc golf with lots of practice.
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:43 PM
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If 5 years of "lots of practice" is producing 280 yards of distance, then I think the best thing to do is record yourself and see what's going on with your form. Posting to the Form Analysis section should get you some solid feedback. That's going to be the quickest way to get you breaking 300 feet regularly.

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Old 01-29-2019, 08:49 PM
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If 5 years of "lots of practice" is producing 280 yards of distance, then I think the best thing to do is record yourself and see what's going on with your form.
Because you have stumbled onto some physiological magic that needs to be understood.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:01 PM
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Because you have stumbled onto some physiological magic that needs to be understood.
Not sure if your sarcasm is aimed at me or the OP, but most people find a way to strong arm 300 ft even with fairly poor form. So if the OP is getting less than that even after working on trying to improve, then he's probably doing something weird in how he throws. It's hard to recommend discs to someone if you're not sure if he's throwing with decent form but physically unable to create speed, or with crappy form but decent power, etc.

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Old 01-29-2019, 09:04 PM
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Not sure if your sarcasm is aimed at me or the OP, but most people find a way to strong arm 300 ft even with fairly poor form. So if the OP is getting less than that even after working on trying to improve, then he's probably doing something weird in how he throws. It's hard to recommend discs to someone if you're not sure if he's throwing with decent form but physically unable to create speed, or with crappy form but decent power, etc.
Re-read your post
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:08 PM
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We know he meant feet..

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Old 01-29-2019, 09:14 PM
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We know he meant feet..
He's right though. Discs aren't going to help you. Your throw needs assessment, not your bag.

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Re-read your post
Ah. Got it.

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Old 01-29-2019, 09:51 PM
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Yeah...best to get feedback on the throw. Avenger SS, Leo, Mamba are all good discs for lower-intermediate power players and are also all capable of gliding very far with good form. The discs aren't limiting you if your goal is to get another 25'.

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I agree that something must be off with your form but that can be said about most people including myself. To answer your question, I might would suggest a lightish Discraft Heat in ESP or Big Z for distance and a Sting as a less stable Leo.

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