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Old 09-16-2020, 04:34 PM
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I can't seem to find these anywhere in stock, but I am curious about them as someone who just switched back to putting and throwing Wizards.

How are these for forehand? And I don't mean "oh, you can forehand Comets if you're finesse enough," I mean like, how likely am I to be satisfied with them as my forehand upshot disc as opposed to a champ rhyno, zone, harp, etc.

If I could consistently flick Wizards I'd do so, as they are a great stability, but the old school high shoulder and bead get in the way. Traditionally, I have liked flicking stable, flat Rhynos, which in theory are super similar to a scale as they are a BB Aviar bottom with a thumbtrac.
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They are okay to flick, but the big bead makes it harder for me than similar discs.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:48 PM
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It’s a stable/overstable disc, which should theoretically be OK for forehand. But it’s still a deep putter, which isn’t typically great for clean forehand releases. Most of the popular forehand approach discs are relatively shallow.
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It’s a stable/overstable disc, which should theoretically be OK for forehand. But it’s still a deep putter, which isn’t typically great for clean forehand releases. Most of the popular forehand approach discs are relatively shallow.
Then explain why the Wizard is popular for forehand approach shots? That is a deep beaded Putter.

I know people who could forehand a lid being they used forehanded mostly as kids with catch/ultimate discs.
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Then explain why the Wizard is popular for forehand approach shots? That is a deep beaded Putter.
Since when is the Wizard popular for FH approach shots?

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Then explain why the Wizard is popular for forehand approach shots? That is a deep beaded Putter.

I know people who could forehand a lid being they used forehanded mostly as kids with catch/ultimate discs.
It’s not really. If you have great touch you can make it work, but it’s very deep has a rounded upper wing and a big bead. Three factors that make it harder to forehand on anything other than short approaches.

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Old 09-16-2020, 09:33 PM
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It’s not really. If you have great touch you can make it work, but it’s very deep has a rounded upper wing and a big bead. Three factors that make it harder to forehand on anything other than short approaches.
Okay. It must have been more in 2000's when there were less choices for an approach putter, like the Zone or the Sinus were not yet out that the mold was used more for approach forehand.
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I’ve literally never seen someone throw a Wizard forehand upshot in any kind of disc golf round. Very few people forehand the traditional deep putters like Wizards, Aviars, Challengers, Judges, etc. 99% of the time it’s something relatively shallow.

I played with someone a few weeks ago who threw forehand upshots with a Warden, and everyone on the card was surprised/impressed.
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Okay. It must have been more in 2000's when there were less choices for an approach putter, like the Zone or the Sinus were not yet out that the mold was used more for approach forehand.
I’m sure that is the case. It was more Os and reliable than the generally less stable putters of that era.

The Zone, Harp, Pig, A1/2, Jokeri and more are all what you see in that slot more often currently. Those are actually the ones that people on my last few event cards have thrown, including me.

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