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Old 03-01-2010, 04:14 PM
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Something understable, such as a sidewinder with a good hyzer flip line should hold a straight line with little fade at the end, if the height of the throw isnt too extreme, since you mentioned throwing downhill.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:16 PM
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I throw RHBH, but the disc down on a big hill theory works for me. I will usually try to throw a mid or a Leopard if I can. I seem to be able to get them to go straight with very little fade downhill. Just make sure you get the nose angle down enough.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:16 PM
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I think the problem may not be what you are throwing on this hole. I would try throwing a hyzer flip, or a big S-curve. If that disc is going 200 feet they turning 90 degrees and going another 200 feet, then you will get the same 400 feet if you throw a big S-curve.

The Starfire is a very straight disc and is great for hyzer flipping because it flip a little then finishes straight. I have never thrown the FL though, but from the flight statistics I would guess that it is not as easy to throw straight.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:28 PM
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I was on top of a hill (#3 hole in Kirksville, MO) and throwing for the hole which is 400' away I think. I've tried several discs, and they all pretty much do the same thing. They fly out level ( no need to throw with Alt, since your a good 20 to 30' above the hole) then they turn right at almost a 90 degree angle and go almost as far to the right as they do forwards. I am throwing forearm, since it's a dog leg to the right.
First, if its downhill, throw with the hill, not straight out. If there is an big elevation drop, you should be throwing somewhat down, not straight ahead. This will alleviate a lot of that fade.

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I'm thinking if I had a disc that didn't fade so much, it would just keep going straight and land closer to the hole instead of off to the right.

The Starfire and FL look interesting. I've never throw either.
All discs are going to fade if they're still in the air when they loose speed. My previous tip will help with that.

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Can anyone suggest a straight driver? and share how it will preform off the top of a hill?
Drivers that are straight for BH are not generally straight for FH. There are a lot of different variables that go into both types of throws that can cause any number of different flight paths.

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I know it's possible, I was at another course and saw this guy throw a disc that I thought was going to ace, but missed the basket by about 5 feet. It sure looked like it was a 280' straight throw with little to no fade, and I didn't see any S in it either.
A 280' straight throw is doable with several discs. Especially if it is down hill. Fairway drivers typically considered "straight" are Teebirds, Stalkers, Strikers, Assassins, Gazelles, Cyclones, etc. It is also possible to throw VERY straight shots with a hyzer-flipped understable disc. I usually do this with my putter, but any disc in the understable category can be flipped.

I'm kind of confused about your request though. You said were throwing FH so that you could navigate the dogleg easier. I'm not sure why you would want a straight disc in this situation then. I assume you mean something that will go straight for longer before fading. In this case you want to flick something a little less overstable than what you have been using. For short straight FH shots I occasionally use a Sidewinder thrown with almost all wrist snap instead of any arm.
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The Starfire is a very straight disc and is great for hyzer flipping because it flip a little then finishes straight. I have never thrown the FL though, but from the flight statistics I would guess that it is not as easy to throw straight.
um...you talkin pro starfire? because the champs ive seen are way overstable
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A straight flying driver has more to do with you than the disc you choose.
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A straight flying driver has more to do with you than the disc you choose.
I agree, I use an Xcaliber for long straight shots.
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um...you talkin pro starfire? because the champs ive seen are way overstable
Yeah I was gonna say the same thing. I have a champ Starfire and its *way* overstable.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:13 PM
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um...you talkin pro starfire? because the champs ive seen are way overstable
Edward, Yes I am talking about a champ starfire, I can throw it very straight for about 300' with minimal fade. It flips a little bit then continues straight.
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Fairway= CE Cheetah
Driver= Champ Wraith
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