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Old 09-09-2012, 01:43 AM
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Okay so I have been on a journey to increase my distance in disc golf. I was currently throwing about 280' with drivers. I understood that i had form flaws and i needed to disc down. I now use a dx teebird for most of my drives. I can now throw about 300' with it( i also still have partial OAT problems). I feel i have only made little progress and my friends are now throwing farther than me with their speed 12 discs and other fancy drivers. I feel i am severly handicapped when using my discs. should i continue to throw slower discs or move up?
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:47 AM
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Sounds like a personal decision to me... What ever works best for ya...
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:56 AM
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Ever notice how many times we get this sort of question here compared to how many we get on advise on cleaning up P&A? Some days, I think manufacturers should just stop making baskets and we'll just let whomever throws farthest be declared the winner.

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I feel i have only made little progress and my friends are now throwing farther than me with their speed 12 discs and other fancy drivers. I feel i am severly handicapped when using my discs. should i continue to throw slower discs or move up?
Try a speed 12 disc or other fancy driver. If it doesn't get you any further, you'll have your answer.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:57 AM
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I Prefer Chinese technology, I throw the Halex on drives.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:39 AM
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Try a speed 12 disc or other fancy driver. If it doesn't get you any further, you'll have your answer.
Simple as that.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:08 AM
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Continue to throw slower discs, in the long run it will be better for you. Soon you will be throwing farther and more accurately than your friends.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:34 AM
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I say try to work your form with the lower speed discs. Form is key to distance and accuracy. You dont need to be the biggest arm just decently long and can place a shot i know plenty of people who have beat me just by placing there shots
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:45 AM
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Forget the high speed drivers. Unless you have excellent form, those discs are made to sell to noobs because they have a higher number on them.

What discs are you discing down to? Certain discs are going to be better for evaluating and working on your form than others. Start with a putter, then add mids. Make sure the discs are of approximate neutral stability. Anything too overstable is not going to be what you want. Also, baseline plastic is going to be better than premium plastic for your purpose. Take these discs out to a field or play rounds by yourself, that is how you are going to improve. When you play with your friends you can always throw in drivers.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:54 AM
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Plus, when you get to the point where you are outdriving your friends with your low speed drivers, it will be extremely rewarding.
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:44 AM
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to bardu. im am using a dx teebird. test run river. z buzzz. x comet. and d magnet.
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