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Old 09-13-2019, 09:05 AM
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66 yrs old, playing 18 yrs, 250-275' max, Air Diamonds 147ish, Air Bolts 155ish, DX Wombats 150g (with smooth release you'll be shocked at how far the Wombats glide).


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Old 09-13-2019, 10:45 AM
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:07 PM
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So many of the new releases are the real high speed stuff that's "supposed" to go farthest, but not necessarily for the typical player.

I still think the US speed 9 class like SW/Roadrunner/Valk is the easiest and most forgiving distance for most arms. There's a lot of overlap between those molds depending on the plastic and how beat it is. Just a good balance of speed and glide, and flip but with some stability to not burn into the ground.

After that I think Tern/Sword/Trespass are forgiving, straight-ish, and glidey for people able to throw 11-12 speed discs easily. Again none of those are from the last couple of years.

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Old 09-13-2019, 01:13 PM
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Kastaplast Falk is super easy distance for me - at what feels like 50% power, it just glides straight as an arrow for 330+, which is about where I get my Champ Teebirds on an all-out smash.

Wonder if OP is still at it 3 years later and has any updates!

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Old 09-13-2019, 01:40 PM
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I cringe at the words "easy distance" or "easiest distance", but I understand what you're asking. My suggestions are:

S-Line TD.
Star Roadrunner or Star Sidewinder.
Champion Krait (mine is 160g and awesome for me)
Star and/or Champion Tern (around 160g, give or take a few)
Gold Line Fury -or- Opto Fury if GL beats in too fast for you.

The above work well for me and my noodle arm, and IMHO will work well for you also.
OP logged on yesterday. Maybe we need to reply to this post so they see the update.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:52 PM
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Lat64 Maul is insanely long and glidey with minimal effort. My beat 175 Opto is my go-to hyzer flip disc and is just now getting to be too flippy after months of abuse. On a steep hyzer around 80% power it drifts very gradually to the right (RHBH) and finishes with minimal fade. Too much power and it turns & burns - time for a fresh one. Love watching it fly on a big sky anny — rip it hard nose up and watch it glide for days. A lighter weight one should fly about the same as my beat 175, maybe even longer. What’s special about the Maul for me is how consistent and forgiving it is despite being understable.

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Old 09-13-2019, 03:37 PM
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Lat64 Maul is insanely long and glidey with minimal effort. My beat 175 Opto is my go-to hyzer flip disc and is just now getting to be too flippy after months of abuse. On a steep hyzer around 80% power it drifts very gradually to the right (RHBH) and finishes with minimal fade. Too much power and it turns & burns - time for a fresh one. Love watching it fly on a big sky anny — rip it hard nose up and watch it glide for days. A lighter weight one should fly about the same as my beat 175, maybe even longer. What’s special about the Maul for me is how consistent and forgiving it is despite being understable.
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Old 09-13-2019, 03:57 PM
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I find Shrykes to be my easiest distance disc. Even on a bad pull they go far. Star Shryke for a relatively stable, workable version. G* for flippiness, tailwinds, turnovers, etc.

Waves behave similarly for me but are a few speeds slower. Escapes and Stags also work somewhat similar lines, but are more of a fairway driver rim. All are easy distance, in my opinion.
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Old 09-13-2019, 04:11 PM
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Wow! I'm the OP, and I can't believe this thread got bumped!

I'm still messing around with several lightweight drivers, but my favorites are the X Heat (mid 160s), Jade, and Diamond. Although it's not a driver, I've also added a Wombat3 (thanks, Riverdog) because of its insane glide.

I'm almost 67 now, and it's a little sobering to consider that this thread might outlive me. :-)

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Old 09-13-2019, 04:24 PM
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Wow! I'm the OP, and I can't believe this thread got bumped!

I'm still messing around with several lightweight drivers, but my favorites are the X Heat (mid 160s), Jade, and Diamond. Although it's not a driver, I've also added a Wombat3 (thanks, Riverdog) because of its insane glide.

I'm almost 67 now, and it's a little sobering to consider that this thread might outlive me. :-)
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