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Old 03-16-2016, 12:16 AM
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I recently picked up a G* Mamba (167g) and to my surprise it's the easiest distance disc I currently have. I only throw it on a hyzer flip but it has serious glide and has given me several birdie ops that just weren't there before. I actually had my longest recorded drive the other day when the conditions were ideal, wind over the left shoulder, etc. I threw it high out to the left, it flipped up, started flying to the right, and just kept...on...going.
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Old 03-16-2016, 01:20 AM
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I love my DD Fuzion Witness and GL Fury, both 168g. Both are smooth, easy distance compared to thicker discs like the roadrunner and hatchet. Much more predictable than my hatchet. Great range of plastics for the Witness fills two slots with the same mold. I'm 57 yrs old, 275' drives.
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:42 AM
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Light Mambas and GoldLine Fury. being that I'm a big guy I was trying to be macho and muscle out Halos and Giants. Trying my hardest for maybe 350' max. Put the 2 Fury's I had on my wall into my bag. First round getting effortless 330-350 S shots and throwing hard getting huge 400'+ hyzer flips. Great glide.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:07 AM
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Mambas are fun to throw, but they need some room and height to work. I'd go with a Starlite Roadrunner instead, they're more user friendly in tighter fairways.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:19 AM
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All good suggestions. . .

I'm 66 this year, been playing 9 years, and can hit 350ish RHBH and 310ish FH using lightweight Terns. If you are comfortable hyzer flipping, the longest Terns are the Echo Star ones in 156-160 weights (they are all dark red). Many of the 145-158 Starlite Terns have PLHs equal to heavier Champion and Glow Terns, and are unusually stable. At 150g these are my go-to Terns, which will take a hard, level rip with very little turn.

But the absolute longest, lightweight drivers out there are the mythical first molding of Blizzard Katanas with the very large bubbles in the flight plate. Shocking-long but touchy gyro-flyers, they are what I used to win Am Worlds MS1 distance competition in 2012, '13 and '14.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:21 AM
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I am 66 and have had rotator cuff problems and I use the blizzard destroyer (145) and Diamond opto air in the same weight.......good discs with easy distance.

I run a Blizzard Destroyer in 145g as well, great disc. I am younger but suffer from fibromyalgia, so on the days that my shoulders are real bad and I need extra distance I grab my Blizz Destroyer. For me it throws fast and long with a touch of fade at the end.
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Old 03-16-2016, 03:58 PM
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If you do a YouTube search for Bob Gentil in the bag, he has some pretty good insight and advice about discs for older / less powerful throwers.
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Bump - Just wondering what the replies would be in Fall 2019. I saw I wrote about the Heat, though I now use a Big Z Thrasher for "easy" distance these days (I relate to the short-armed dinosaur cartoon on the disc).
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:11 AM
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Valk/SW/RR still flipping up and going far.

Shryke for something faster.
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Mantis, Heat, Thrasher, AvengerSS, SurgeSS, Crank
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