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Old 07-17-2014, 08:33 AM
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So our work has installed a 5 hole course on our property that if you wanted can be played for 9. usually we just play 4 rounds of 5 during our lunch. The baskets are cheap (frisbee brand?) but the layout is decent and for not having to leave work, I am satisfied.

One thing that has upset me is some of these guys that are playing that are so called tournament players are telling people what discs to get. So now I am seeing a bunch of new players bust our Nukes and Destroyers, and one guy in my department has already bought 10 discs, all different molds.

I was this guy when I started so after starting out that way, getting frustrated with my inconsistencies playing and not understanding why I could throw all my discs like the descriptions said, I scaled back my bag and got comfortable with a few molds, such as the Wraith, Road Runner, Tee Bird, Buzzz, and Wizard. This helped me get more comfortable with my throwing style and then I have added a few here and there to round out my bag after a few years.

Why do some guys insist on telling new players to go big or go home?
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:41 AM
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Why do some guys insist on telling new players to go big or go home?
Because they're not frisbee forum nerds like us...

Honestly, if the new guys are having fun, don't get too hung up on what discs they should or should not be throwing, just let them have a good time.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:47 AM
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Yeah not trying to get too hung up on it to be honest, but I do feel bad for the guys that a getting a little upset and can't figure out whats wrong. Maybe it is a typical new disc golfer thing, you immediately love the sport so you go nuts getting discs like they are pokemon cards, and then watch youtube videos on form and such but can't figure out why when you throw a different disc and a different style each time why you are not consistent. Then they get frustrated and that love turns to anger lol.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:50 AM
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Because they're not frisbee forum nerds like us...

Honestly, if the new guys are having fun, don't get too hung up on what discs they should or should not be throwing, just let them have a good time.
^This works for me.

Let them play and throw the way they want to. If you want them to throw discs you think they should throw then keep beating them at the game.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:51 AM
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^This works for me.

Let them play and throw the way they want to. If you want them to throw discs you think they should throw then keep beating them at the game.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:53 AM
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I wish my job had a disc golf course...
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:54 AM
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You work at 3M?
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:58 AM
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Almost every new player I have seen goes through the "buy them all" phase early on. Its fine and if they stick with it, they will eventually settle down on what works for them. If they don't stick with it, you have an excellent source to purchase lightly used drivers from. What's the issue?

Start playing for money if you want to see players focus on what is working for them
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