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Old 03-15-2016, 04:09 PM
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:12 PM
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165g Ti Heat is a terrific hyzer flip disc for easy distance. Actually, all of the Heats, but that one is my favorite right now.

The first disc I thought of though is the Glide. It definitely has the highest distance/effort ratio of any disc I own. If you are really looking to change the way you throw to a much lower impact game, I'd highly recommend giving it a shot. However, if you are still looking for speed 9+ discs, then look elsewhere. There have been many excellent suggestions in this thread. You can't go wrong with any of them.
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:54 PM
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165g Ti Heat is a terrific hyzer flip disc for easy distance. Actually, all of the Heats, but that one is my favorite right now.

The first disc I thought of though is the Glide. It definitely has the highest distance/effort ratio of any disc I own. If you are really looking to change the way you throw to a much lower impact game, I'd highly recommend giving it a shot. However, if you are still looking for speed 9+ discs, then look elsewhere. There have been many excellent suggestions in this thread. You can't go wrong with any of them.
FWIW, I just picked up a 163g Heat in X plastic.

You make an interesting point about looking to change the way I throw. I plan to play for a LONG time (I want to play Legend division, which is 70+) so I might want to start that transition now. I'll check out the Glide; thanks.

BTW, my all-time favorite disc is the Comet, which is has some similarity to a Glide.
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Old 03-15-2016, 08:41 PM
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I also say Sidewinder in star or Gstar depending on how rough on discs your courses are (Gstar will ding up easier). Understable but glidey and controllable. If you go champ it may be very significantly more overstable, so I would avoid that.

I don't have experience with it, but how are Escapes for a long all around driver at this range?
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:07 PM
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For easy distance on a hyzer flip, there's nothing as easy as a Mamba. I'd suggest trying one in the 165-168g range and one in the 173-175 range. I'm 66 y/o and throw about the same distance as you. The downside of Mambas is that they're practically useless if there's any headwind.
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:23 PM
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FWIW, I just picked up a 163g Heat in X plastic.

You make an interesting point about looking to change the way I throw. I plan to play for a LONG time (I want to play Legend division, which is 70+) so I might want to start that transition now. I'll check out the Glide; thanks.

BTW, my all-time favorite disc is the Comet, which is has some similarity to a Glide.
Nice! Btw, if you pick up Glide and don't like it, I'll trade you a Big Z Comet for it

(I do love the Comet, but I like the Glide even more )
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:36 PM
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I'm throwing mainly fairway drivers from the tee right now and my most effective driver right now is a 167g TP Hatchet.

Hyzer flips are my preferred way to throw.
Many good suggestions in this thread! I'll throw out a VIP AIR Hatchet for Fairways or a Lucid AIR Renegade for Distance Drivers. Both have a good amount of turn and useful fade despite their low weight...
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:31 PM
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I'm a 63-year-old disc golfer coming to terms with the fact that age and nagging shoulder problems are beginning to drastically change my game. On a good day, I max out at about 325-330. I am starting to seek out lighter and less stable drivers to try to cheat Father Time a little.

Any suggestions re. which discs give the easiest distance off the tee?
That's impressive distance. I know guys half your age that don't throw that far.
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:46 PM
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That's impressive distance. I know guys half your age that don't throw that far.
You should have seen me forty years ago.

I've been playing since the 70s (PDGA #1476)

Anyway, 325-330 on my best days; usually, it's less. Thanks for the kind words, though.

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Old 03-15-2016, 11:24 PM
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Possibly a lighter star tern? Easy to find and easy to replace if it gets lost. I try a lot of different discs for my distance slot but always end up with terns in the bag for rounds that matter.
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