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Forehand 62 57.41%
Backhand 37 34.26%
Thumber 5 4.63%
Thumb 2 1.85%
Scooby 2 1.85%
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:04 AM
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Didn't read the top of poll, just read the post. Lol

Just depends on which way I want it to roll. I use both every now an Then.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:52 AM
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My FH are more accurate for short distances. I use them out of tight places instead of pitching out, I can get out and move forward a bit. Just gotta account for the wraparound.

BH for distance. I can get 250 w/FH roller (Viking) and about 380' max on flat ground with a BH Roadrunner - it just goes dead straight and then falls over.
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:30 AM
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If you ever play LTC Cleveland (and please let me know if you are in the vicinity!), you'll find a RHFH roller (properly executed) is the ideal tee shot on Hole #3 (some folks even open their round with a roller on #1!). I've been working on RHBH rollers, but the heavy arcing motion makes it tougher for me to pull off while getting the same distance.

I DO, however, feel that a gentle RHBH roller holds its line better, and as such I will use it on shorter approach shots where nothing else seems feasible. But when it comes to a roller off the tee, it will have to be FH or I'm looking for a different route/method.
I can see how a roller would work well on that hole with the low ceiling and left turn. I tend to throw a low skip shot there. That would be because I've never even attempted to intentionally throw a roller. Maybe next year.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:51 AM
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I like the FH rollers myself. I haven't ever really tried the BH. I should try it on some holes around her for distance but I just never have. I keep saying I need to get out and practice my driving. I want more distance.

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It shows a thumb & thumber roller
A little off-topic but Is that "fall forward" putt legal anymore?
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:56 AM
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Unfortunately there just isn't any opportunities round Prescott for rollers of any kind. Phoenix has some very roller friendly courses though.
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From World Flying Disc Federation http://wfdf.org/worldrecords/?r_sec=1

Roller Distance (non-turf)

Class Open

Result 1156.00 m

Name Randy Lahm (USA)

Date 04/01/2001

Location El Mirage, CA, USA


1156.00m = 3792.651ft
BOOM!!! Rollers are the bomb! Beat That Wiggins!

I throw a lot of backhand rollers. I can get my max distance father with a great roller over a great airshot.

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Old 08-12-2013, 03:01 AM
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From World Flying Disc Federation http://wfdf.org/worldrecords/?r_sec=1

Roller Distance (non-turf)

Class Open

Result 1156.00 m

Name Randy Lahm (USA)

Date 04/01/2001

Location El Mirage, CA, USA


1156.00m = 3792.651ft
BOOM!!! Rollers are the bomb! Beat That Wiggins!

I throw a lot of backhand rollers. I can get my max distance father with a great roller over a great airshot.
I just want to make sure everyone here realizes that is incredibly wind assisted. Like, they throw the disc, it rolls a few hundred feet, starts to slow down and wobble, then the wind pushes it farther. Then the wind just keeps on pushing it farther and farther.

The record for a roller on turf gives a more realistic idea of roller distance (though still impressive).
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:26 PM
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The record was set on salt flats or some dry lake bed correct? I too still think it's very impressive. And Wiggins distance record is also wind assisted. It's part of our game. Harness the wind!
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:35 PM
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I know we have an indoor record that (I would hope) is no wind assistance, but I'd like to see something like track does, put a little "(w)" by the distance if there's more than 5mph wind (even if it's a headwind).
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From World Flying Disc Federation http://wfdf.org/worldrecords/?r_sec=1

Roller Distance (non-turf)

Class Open

Result 1156.00 m

Name Randy Lahm (USA)

Date 04/01/2001

Location El Mirage, CA, USA


1156.00m = 3792.651ft
BOOM!!! Rollers are the bomb! Beat That Wiggins!

I throw a lot of backhand rollers. I can get my max distance father with a great roller over a great airshot.
With an AVIAR!!!!!!!

Basically it was a sail that the wind just kept on pushing...Could have almost dropped the disc and had it roll 500ft
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