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Old 09-07-2019, 01:26 PM
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I started playing about 2 or 3 weeks ago and love it. I have been playing 9 holes about 5 times per week. So I have maybe played 10-15 rounds of 9 holes.

I have a 165g champion panther, a 175g Champion Disc Mania FD C-Line and 175 Star Leopard3.

I throw each of the above discs about 200ft. Should I just use my Champion and not use the drivers until I can throw the champion at least 250+? Or, should I buy a lighter Driver?
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:48 PM
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You'll get more in-depth replies than mine but learning with the slowest speed discs is always a better idea. Then work you way up to the Leapord. I don't know Discmania discs. Might want to also try base line plastic, DX or Pro for Innova.
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I'd go about 10-15 grams lighter on drivers, putters and mids should be alright with 170+ as long as you don't have any serious wear and tear on back, knees, shoulder, etc, but more often than not many players are obsessed with 175 on drivers and make the game much harder on themselves.
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Old 09-07-2019, 01:50 PM
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I'd go about 10-15 grams lighter on drivers, putters and mids should be alright with 170+ as long as you don't have any serious wear and tear on back, knees, shoulder, etc, but more often than not many players are obsessed with 175 on drivers and make the game much harder on themselves.
I agree. He seems to have the weights backwards. Mids and approach are better at max weight where drivers might want to try down to 167.
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Old 09-07-2019, 02:19 PM
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Thanks for replies. Someone gave me the drivers.

So it is better for beginners to throw the plastic? I read somewhere else not to get the starter kits because they are in base plastic which isn't great.
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I meant "So it is better for beginners to throw the base plastic?
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Old 09-07-2019, 03:58 PM
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I think the discs fly closer to their flight numbers in base plastic when they're new. I also believe it is better to start out with base plastic. About 30% of my bag is Innova DX plastic

Base plastic is under rated by the younger throwers. Start out with the basic and work up to a mixed bag of discs and plastic type you like. But learn to throw them properly first and I think base plastic is best for that.

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It’s “farther” incidentally

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Old 09-07-2019, 05:46 PM
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i would buy a dx aviar for putting/approaching

or ask your friends for an extra putter they dont use

and use the fd as your main driver and panther for midrange shots

also just ask your friends to try out as many of theirs as you can to see what you like and if youre comfortable with it just ask them for any lost and found discs that you can have/barrow
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that Leopard is your friend. my first ace disc. love it and throw it with abandon....
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