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Old 08-30-2018, 05:19 PM
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...but it’s a rarity I MEED a skip, so the Firebird is just fine.
Sorry to double quote here, but this brings up another point - when I think of a skip shot, there's this one tee placement on my home course that involves probably 250 ft of thick natural OB to the left, an empty field to the center and right. Then at the end of the 250 ft of OB, there is what amounts to a cave carved out of the shule. There is a guardian tree outside the cave, cutting off the easiest of high hyzer routes.

In this particular case, a big hyzer with a long, stable mid or fairway is a fine shot, but it really lends itself to a low skip. The grass is a tad lush around the ideal skip zone; not tall, just lush like grass gets in the PNW.

At the sexton shootout here, one of the guys on my card lined up a beautiful skip shot with a fresh champ thunderbird but the thing died right there in the grass. The only problem I see with going for a skip in situations like these is that it's the difference between a stroke if you don't get the skip you need, not just a few extra feet on a birdie putt.

What I'm saying is, I am thinking that there might be good reason for bagging a specifc skip shot/OS utility if you're going to go for these, not just making due with a workable OS fairway or the like.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:58 PM
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I see that point, but I’m not the type to go for a skip on a hole like that. I’d much rather play to the gap, hoping it will hyzer in enough to run. If not then I’ll take a 3 and move on.

Skip shots to me are a shot that only comes up when I am out of position, I missed the landing zone and now have a very low window or very hard break laterally. I just don’t want to bag a disc specifically to use when I screw up. I’d rather plan on not screwing up and if I do, get creative. The Sexton bird I throw is fine for those skips, but also usable for lots of other shots.

That said, I just skipped an astra-x off a hard dirt patch just to see what would happen. It got a lot farther left than the Firebird. Like a lot further, it was cool.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:20 PM
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Gateway Spirit is a great skipper.

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Old 08-30-2018, 07:28 PM
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At the sexton shootout here, one of the guys on my card lined up a beautiful skip shot with a fresh champ thunderbird but the thing died right there in the grass. The only problem I see with going for a skip in situations like these is that it's the difference between a stroke if you don't get the skip you need, not just a few extra feet on a birdie putt.
I find if the grass is thick it doesn't matter if I throw something blunt and OS like a Zone, typical like a Firebird, or 13+ sharp and OS, it will get caught up. That's a situation where if the grass is ok I'd definitely play the skip, but if it's not then I'd probably go for an air shot.

It might seem crazy but a FH roller could be a good play depending on the grass length.

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Old 08-30-2018, 07:56 PM
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Or a tight, low tomahawk
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:19 PM
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Legacy Fighter. /thread.
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Old 08-30-2018, 09:26 PM
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Z flick is my best by far. Esp zone is a good skipper for shorter throws.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:07 AM
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Or a tight, low tomahawk
I've never been able to throw a tomahawk - a thumber with something OS is no problem, but I have a hard time getting a tomahawk to flip and pan... I just end up with a crappy FH roller.
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Old 08-31-2018, 11:13 AM
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Z flick is my best by far. Esp zone is a good skipper for shorter throws.
This. Also the MVP Resistor is nice and skippy for those fairway distance shots.

Tomahawk skip shots are super underrated too in the woods with low ceiling / awkward lies. I use an X heat thrown hard and low on an angle to get that "pancake" skip off the top of the dome.

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Old 08-31-2018, 11:21 AM
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Understable helps with Tommy’s I think. They pan quicker.

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