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Old 06-27-2010, 03:51 PM
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Ok, so this came from reading the thread for beginner discs for females. What is with all the light weight discs. I don't follow tournaments or pro players, but what weights are the pro women throwing? I have even heard males on here that throw low to mid 160's, out of all the people I throw with I don't know anyone that throws discs this light?

My first disc which is the lightest I have ever bought is 166g or 169g, can't remember right off hand, champ leopard. I have a CE valk of the same weight and I rarely throw them at this point because they turn over too easily. Anyway just wondering what weights you all are throwing?
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Old 06-27-2010, 03:56 PM
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The Japan Open is 150 class. I prefer discs in the 166-172g range which seems to provide a good balance of accuracy and distance for me. I like to practice with 150 class.
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I throw pretty evenly across the board for weights:

Putters: 172-175g
Midrange: 180-175g
Fairway Drivers: 169-175g
Distance Drivers: 170-175g.

The thing is, I change my weights according to what I am wanting to do, or what the mold is. For understable discs such as my sidewinder/roadrunner, I'll only throw them in 175g so they last longer without turning into rollers.

Recently, however, I started throwing a 167g DX Wraith- and the thing just hauls! I may look into lighter, beefy discs like destroyers to see what they can do.
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The Japan Open is 150 class. I prefer discs in the 166-172g range which seems to provide a good balance of accuracy and distance for me. I like to practice with 150 class.
Most of mine are between the 169-172g as well except for my go to driver, which is a 175 star valk. I knew the Japan Open was 150, I just didn't know that people use them on a regular basis. I may be completely wrong, but are 150 class discs even allowed in regular pdga tournaments?
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Most definitely they are.

The 150 class discs will smooth out your throw and quickly show errors in your technique. They will out fly most other discs with much less effort as well.
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I've seen many of the really good females throwing 160's.
In real world, most throw max weight premium plastic (usually fast drivers).
I think of the "proper" weight roc Blake suggests: he corralates your throwing distance with the proper weight to get the characteristics desired.
I throw mixed weights.
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So right now I throw my 175 star valk about 270-280 on course, and about 300 in the practice field. Am I going to gain a lot of distance if I go down to a 150 class?
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I generally suck and have a noodle arm, so I'm throwing:

Putters: 173-180
Mids: 164-167
Fairways: 150-166
Drivers: 150-160
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So right now I throw my 175 star valk about 270-280 on course, and about 300 in the practice field. Am I going to gain a lot of distance if I go down to a 150 class?
You won't know til you try, but generally, you probably will if you can control them. The 150 Champ Valk is a great one to try as is the Eagle, the PD, and the Surge.
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out of all the people I throw with I don't know anyone that throws discs this light?
Could it be that your disc golf buddies buy discs at a local shop. Most shops I've been in have a limited selection. I had to go online to buy most of the 150g drivers that I throw.

I've been throwing 150s since I broke my shoulder. I wish I'd found them sooner.
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