Go Back   Disc Golf Course Review > Equipment > Discs

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-30-2010, 06:12 PM
SacDGNut's Avatar
SacDGNut SacDGNut is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 46
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Heavier fairway drivers than max distance drivers?

Hey all just want to get some opinions on varying disc weights. I started playing this year and originally all my discs were under 170g but the more I played, I found heavier weighted putters and mids worked much better for me but my distance drivers are still most comfortable at 167-170. Since I am in the market for a few new fairway drivers, is it a good idea to step up the weight a bit from my max distance drivers or do most stick with similar weights between their fairway drivers (speed 5-7) and max distance drivers (speed 9-13)?

Thanks all!
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-30-2010, 06:26 PM
Jody Mitchell's Avatar
Jody Mitchell Jody Mitchell is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Columbus, Ga.
Years Playing: 15.6
Courses Played: 21
Posts: 543
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

How far are you throwing the 167-170 high speeds? Which high speeds too, overstable, understable?

How far would you throw a gazelle (or equivalent of) compared to how far you throw a wraith (or equivalent of)?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-30-2010, 06:31 PM
Carter Carter is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dallas
Years Playing: 10.1
Courses Played: 26
Posts: 183
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I cannot say for sure what works or will work for you, but I throw my OLF's in the 168-171 range and my ESP cyclones anywhere from 171 to 174. Most of the weight difference in my cyclones is a function of needing the right color for the correct dome I look for. I would buy one in the weight that you throw your drivers in and then try one heavier, side by side. You may find a difference, but my guess is the difference will be negligible.

Last edited by Carter; 06-30-2010 at 06:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-30-2010, 06:51 PM
SacDGNut's Avatar
SacDGNut SacDGNut is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 46
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I would have to agree that the difference between heavier putters and mids would be much more dramatic than heavier fairways.

Currently I use my Gazelle (167 CFR Champ) for shots 220-280. My driver of choice atm is my Wraith (168 Champ) which I use for max distance (320-350).

Thanks again for the feedback.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-30-2010, 07:07 PM
Jody Mitchell's Avatar
Jody Mitchell Jody Mitchell is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Columbus, Ga.
Years Playing: 15.6
Courses Played: 21
Posts: 543
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SacDGNut View Post
I would have to agree that the difference between heavier putters and mids would be much more dramatic than heavier fairways.

Currently I use my Gazelle (167 CFR Champ) for shots 220-280. My driver of choice atm is my Wraith (168 Champ) which I use for max distance (320-350).

Thanks again for the feedback.
Until you add another 50 ft. to each example, I'd stay right where you're at on weights.

If you wanted to test it though, just pick up a cheap 170-172 DX Gazelle and see how it compares to the 167 Champ version distancewise.
Reply With Quote
 

  #6  
Old 06-30-2010, 08:14 PM
jdggna's Avatar
jdggna jdggna is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ames, IA
Years Playing: 13.4
Courses Played: 23
Posts: 1,395
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I'd stick with the same weights and start trying to push the fairway drivers out farther rather than moving up in weight.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fairway versus distance drivers chowee21 Discs 22 02-16-2015 11:27 PM
How far do you have to throw fairway drivers before you see a decent gap in distance? FriedInTheDesert Discs 8 12-12-2013 04:17 PM
All my discs for sale: Distance & Fairway Drivers j_mardis The Marketplace 35 06-29-2013 05:51 PM
Max Speed Cut-off for Fairway Drivers onemilemore Discs 53 03-15-2012 06:35 PM
difference: drivers & fairway drivers drummerjunkie101 Discs 27 09-26-2009 10:21 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.