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Old 09-23-2017, 12:50 AM
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Default Looking for an understable driver for beginner

Well, he's not exactly a beginner, but he's always thrown overstable high speed drivers with pretty horrid over-torquing form for about 230-250'. I finally talked him into picking up a Sidewinder from a local dude that sells discs at the course, but it's still too much disc for him, and he's not really getting over 250'. He says he likes the grip of the wider rims and I tried to explain to him about the intended speed of discs and how they under-perform when they don't reach that speed, which is what is happening with his throws.

Personally, I think a Glide would be good for him, but he thinks the rim is too narrow. Any suggestions?
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A valkyrie may work...


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Old 09-23-2017, 12:58 AM
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Leopard, TL, Teebird, etc.
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That's more of a neutral or "S-shape" disc, especially at his level. There's a good bit of right-turning shots around 220'-250' at our local course so I'm looking for something that he can get to go right for the majority of the flight at his power-level.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:02 AM
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Leopard, TL, Teebird, etc.
Possibly Leopard, but I still feel like that is not understable enough. I think a Leopard would be a pretty good straight disc for him. I've had him throw my TL and it does not go right at all for him on a flat shot. There's no way a Teebird would work.
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If he's not willing to drop down in speed to a leopard or a Glide like you told him. Maybe a beat champion Roadrunner or a beat DX Valkyrie might work for him.
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That's more of a neutral or "S-shape" disc, especially at his level. There's a good bit of right-turning shots around 220'-250' at our local course so I'm looking for something that he can get to go right for the majority of the flight at his power-level.
Personally I would hyzer flip DX wedge on that shot.
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Old 09-23-2017, 01:34 AM
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This is about field work and commitment to achieve advancement for a 250' well ranged backhand turn over/ S.

Innova Mako or Discraft Metor out of the box. Practice flat release smooth and getting some good spin on it. Do not kill it, distance will come. When you figure that out, look to disc down to a putter for that shot.

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Old 09-23-2017, 01:44 AM
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I have been using the last two year's Ace Race discs for those shots. Last year's Archer is a super flippy mid that I can hyzer flip to turnover, and this year's is the same but faster and longer.

A lighter weight River may also work and still give him the driver feel.

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Just give him a Mamba in the 160s and be done with it. Let him flail away until he figures it out.

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