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Old 12-13-2007, 12:49 PM
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Question the Roller...

I've only been playing disc golf a few months and have been discovering there are many ways to throw a disc. I typically will drive sidearm and use backhand (right hand) and tomahawks for putting and approach. I've been learning alot about the sport in the off season here, and discovered a strategy for making your disc roll, also known as a roller. I've seen them thrown in tournaments but only backhanded. I tried throwing these so call "rollers" and found it incredibly easy when throwing tomahawk or hammer style. I was wondering if this is allowed in regular game play or if there are any regulations for use of the throw in general.

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Old 12-13-2007, 01:14 PM
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its allowed. you can throw a roller with your foot and its allowed. forehand rollers can save you strokes if you can execute them correctly, like if your in the middle of a tall bush and the only way out is to stretch to the side and flick a little forehand roller the direction and distance you need. its rare when you need a forehand roller off the teepad but there are exceptions. .
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:27 PM
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I've never seen someone have a good throw using a roller. But I usualy don't play on terrain suitable for one.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:46 PM
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Click Me! Check out the sweet rollers! Click Me!
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:56 PM
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I wish my rollers were that well behaved

On a side note, they should misspelled "coming" at the beginning of the video. How did that one slip by the editors?
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Old 12-15-2007, 04:35 AM
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imo rollers have a place in every phase of the game of dg. every player who aspires to the pro tour or just to be a very good player should learn both forehand and back hand rollers. using a tomohawk throwing style for a putt though strikes me as a high risk/very low reward shot. makes me cringe anytime i see a player tomohawk or forehand a putt.
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Old 12-17-2007, 11:39 AM
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the most beat up driver possible, rotate stance slight left, crush a backhand, 350-450 feet on hard level ground no problem. If it doesn't flip, let your dog have it for a minute. The old disc called a flick was made out of a hard plastic that when thrown as a overhand forehand roller will hold it's line and then bend to the right, I don't know of another disc that is sharp enough to do that, and the new plastic doesn't work.
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:30 PM
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Yes, roller are allowed.
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I have started using them as an up in tricky situations.

So far I can do a forehand roller consistently but backhand leaves a lot to be desired.
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[QUOTE=timg;698]I wish my rollers were that well behaved

That exact video is what made me realize that I had to learn a roller. Hole #2 at The Woodshed in Paw Paw, WV always gave me fits. I had trouble staying left of the Mando at the tree line with a normal RHBH throw. When I saw this video I knew that I had to give it a try. And so I throw a roller on this hole every time now. I can't make it anywhere near the top of the hill like those guys do, but I consistently hit the gap, so the Mando is no problem. And I get some fair distance up the hill.

I've also found a roller useful at Timberlink near Ligonier, PA that plays on a ball golf course so the fairways are super tight and perfect for rollers and at Nemacolin in PA. I used to be a "roller-phobe" but now I know that they can definitely help your game.
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