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Need a little help.
I've been playing for over 20 years but am just now getting back into it after a bit of a hiatus. I am now 56 years old and don't have a particularly strong arm. I think I'm maxing out around 200-250'. Strictly LHBH thrower.
My standard discs currently include:
Champ & DX Valkyrie (150 class)
Pro-D XL (150 class)
Champ Leopard (150 class)
Pro-D Stratus (170g) (my favorite for straight shots through the trees and fairway annies)
DX Roc (170g) stable mid
DX XD (understable mid & wooded approach disc)
SS Wizard (putter)

Would appreciate suggestions for filling in the gaps and also for some of the newer offerings that might be worth trying based on my power/speed profile. Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:54 AM
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Latitude 64's Diamond is a great disc for using with less power. Its lightweight, when thrown nice and easy it holds a great S curve, with a little more power and some hyzer it flips flat and glides. the Jade is similar, but faster and a little less understable.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:00 AM
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I'd get something a little more stable in the fairway slot...Teebird or Legacy Rival would be good there. An Aviar P&A or Lat64 Opto Pure could be a good driving putter to pair with your Wizard.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:02 AM
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I think the 150 class drivers are perfect for your power - there are so many good ones out there. I have a Star-Lite Valk that is one of my longest discs, so yours are probably just the ticket at 00 feet.

I've tried 150 versions of some longer discs like the Bolt, Havok, and Wraith, but apart from the rare shot where they bomb, I've found discs like Valkyrie and Saint are more consistently long for me.
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Latitude 64's Diamond is a great disc for using with less power. Its lightweight, when thrown nice and easy it holds a great S curve, with a little more power and some hyzer it flips flat and glides. the Jade is similar, but faster and a little less understable.
I've been reading about the River which looks close to the Diamond. If I were to try one or the other of these which would you recommend and should I stay in the 150 class and which plastic would you recommend. My experience has been that the higher end plastics are more overstable so I have to find that perfect balance between weight, stability and plastic type to find discs that work for me.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:23 AM
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The diamond and jade only come in 150 class plastic- you can even get the diamond in opto air at around 135 grams(my 8 year old throws one)

I like the Gold Line plastic in all of Latitude's discs- a teeny bit more understable than the Opto, but not by much- and still very durable, with better grip. The River is indeed a great disc. Mine is 175g, and released flat will hold a good anhyzer line- but with Hyzer, a lazer. Straight with lots of glide.
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I'd get something a little more stable in the fairway slot...Teebird or Legacy Rival would be good there. An Aviar P&A or Lat64 Opto Pure could be a good driving putter to pair with your Wizard.
Already have an Aviar P&A. Forgot to mention that as one of the putters I carry.
I have of course heard a lot about the Teebird. I have a heavier one in CE which I can't throw at all. If I were to go this way should I stick to 150 class? Plastic type?
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If you're having trouble throwing a Teebird, you could try a 150-class DX, but I'd recommend a Diamond instead. My son loves his Diamond and I can hyzer-flip that thing out a long way. It has a lot of good glide and the understability will translate to straight or slight s-curve type shot with a lower speed.

A Zombee might be a decent mid/fairway hybrid to check out, too. Comets have a ton of glide and could be a good complement to the Roc, as well as a good indicator of where your form is at.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:49 AM
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I 2nd the Comet. Love throwing mine, barely throw and the glide takes over, just seems to keep floating. The Meteor is similar, but slightly understable, both are my go to mids for touch understable shots.
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I would say a higher 160's DX Viking for wind.
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