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Old 02-13-2009, 01:59 PM
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I'm sure you get these requests all the time, but I need some quick disc recommendations. I'm 43, been playing about two years (only get to play about once a month) and just got beat by my son-in-law...arrgghhh. I only throw about 250 feet and now realize I probably have discs that are too fast for my arm. Any disc recommendations that might get me more distance would be deeply appreciated. I'm left-handed and gnererally thow back-handed. Thanks, in advance, for taking the time to give me some help. I will be practicing more, I promise!
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:02 PM
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What discs do you currently own?
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:20 PM
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lighter 150-165g discs would be recommended. I'd advise a DX Gazelle in the low 160s, and/or a Leopard or Cheetah in that same weight range. Throw those first, then work your way up. And the bright side is, those discs should be cheap. My dad is a lefty in his late-50s who throws about 250, and those are the discs he has the most success with. Also, for overstable shots, you might want to consider a 150g Champion or Star Valkyrie -- great distance and will finish hyzer for you at that arm speed; will also work as an upwind driver for now; as a downwind driver once your arm speed improves.
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I currently own: 172-x caliber, 170-force, 169-glide z, 172-destroyer. Thanks. I' looking at Joe's UniversaL flight chart, any experience with the Vision or assassin? Thanks.

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Old 02-13-2009, 03:35 PM
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Sorry, I didn't know how to reply so I posted a new entry below.
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lighter 150-165g discs would be recommended. I'd advise a DX Gazelle in the low 160s, and/or a Leopard or Cheetah in that same weight range. Throw those first, then work your way up. And the bright side is, those discs should be cheap. My dad is a lefty in his late-50s who throws about 250, and those are the discs he has the most success with. Also, for overstable shots, you might want to consider a 150g Champion or Star Valkyrie -- great distance and will finish hyzer for you at that arm speed; will also work as an upwind driver for now; as a downwind driver once your arm speed improves.
Agreed. Gazelle and Valk
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try a lightweight overstable disc, i dont have enough arm to throw max weight drivers like x-calibur but i can throw a 167 starfire 350ft dead accurate. I know the dx starfires go down to 150 id try getting a real light one.
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raging infernos are also good and come in lightweights
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I currently own: 172-x caliber, 170-force, 169-glide z, 172-destroyer. Thanks. I' looking at Joe's UniversaL flight chart, any experience with the Vision or assassin? Thanks.
Check the power requirements on that chart. That's a decent guide.

If you want something more in depth:

https://www.dgcoursereview.com/dgr/r...ingadisc.shtml
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As a Fellow lefty, who recently learned to throw LHBH, the Cheetah or the XL in the cheapest plastic is the way to go. I'm 22, and those are my go-to BH discs. They work great, and fly straight. For you, Id recommend starting in lower 160s weights. Another good one to try is the Innova Dragon, because its 150g and it floats on water. Flies similarly to the others, though the even lighter weight might make it glide farther, since distance seems to be a concern for you
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