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Old 10-05-2017, 09:26 PM
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I went out for my 2nd round of disc golf (well I played 42 holes the first time I went out so I guess this is really my 3rd round) today with the idea of trying to stick with four disc: Leopard DX 167g, Shark DX 174g, and Pure Zero Mid 174....and possibly the Shark DX 174g if need be.

The first ten holes (we only got to play 15) were a horrible display of inconsistency...with the culmination being a 7 on a hole after hitting 4 trees on the same hole

After dropping about a 30 foot putt between two trees with the Latitude 64 Pure I decided to only use that disc for the rest of the day...couldn't get any worse right?

My next drive, with the Pure, went straight down the middle of the fairway. Not far but no trees and straight. Threw my approach to about 15 foot and sunk the putt. Next drive was straight but I pulled it just a little and ended up behind a tree...ended up making a bogey 4. The following hole was a textbook par...about 175 foot drive, 100 foot approach, 20 foot putt. The next hole was another perfect drive (well, short but straight)...threw a nice approach but hit a root and rolled about 35 feet away. Sunk it for the par. Last hole we played was a 247' really downhill hole...threw the Pure to 15 feet and sunk the putt for a birdie. So the last five holes I finished even (using a Pure for every shot)...for the 3rd round out I will definitely take that.

The problem is I never really felt like I had a birdie putt (except the last hole) that was possible to make because the Pure off the tee left me pretty short each time - I'm guessing my average drive with it was only about 180' with a smooth controlled throw. Pars are great (and a lot better than I would have ever imagined when just starting to play) but I'd really like to have some reasonable birdie putts from time to time. If I could just get a Pure that went the length of a midrange and a Pure that went the length of a fairway driver.

So I'm wondering, is there is a midrange and a fairway driver that play very similar to the Pure putter? Maybe a pair of Latitude 64 disc (the Zero Medium plastic feels great, although due to a hitting a tree or two during my first round it looks a little out of shape now)?

Thanks for any disc advice you can give!!!

As a side note: my 10 year old, non athletic, son went out with me today and he loves the game. He didn't play every hole but threw my 152g Sidewinder on a number of holes and by the end of the day he was throwing it straight, about 80', and in the middle of the fairway. He actually made a 6 on a hole all by himself (proud dad moment)!!! He even asked if I would order him a putter. I could let him use one of mine but I think it would get him more excited about playing if he had his own (and got to choose the color). Should I stay in the under 160g weight for his putter? Thanks!

TripleB

btw: I apologize for another post about disc, but I was so enthralled with my play on those last 5 holes that I'd love to find a trio of disc that fly like the Pure for me
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:32 PM
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At your distance, maybe look into something like a Mako3 at like mid 170's. Should show a bit of fade but will be high speed stable enough to not turn. Definitely a straight disc. If you're liking Latitude plastic, maybe look into an Opto Fuse at max weight. That may fit the bill as well.

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Old 10-05-2017, 09:39 PM
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There are "Pures" in every disc classification, and they'll change as your form improves/distance grows. If it were me today talking to me learning BH I'd say to save my money and keep working with the Pure.

Since it's not me, I'd look at the Innova Mako or Atlas for a mid and Innova's Pro Leopard for a driver.

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Old 10-05-2017, 09:48 PM
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Get another pure. You're going to beat that one in quickly. Maybe get one in opto plastic so it lasts. I just bagged an opto pure myself, and it's awesome.

For mids, I get laser beam straight flight from a DX Roc3 that goes just a little further than a pure. A regular DX Roc should be the same. I just personally prefer the flat top on the Roc3. Premium plastic has a hint of fade at the end for me. The Mako would also be a good suggestion, as would a discmania md1. A friend of mine used to throw a panther for his laser straight mids.

Much faster, and anything will probably have some turn and/or fade. A DX teebird with a little wear or a leopard would probably be your best bet. I don't think anything faster will fly a laser straight line until you get more armspeed than 90% of disc golfers.

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Old 10-05-2017, 10:34 PM
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Mako3, Fuse, Atlas, Panther, Buzzz SS, Comet for mids

S-FD, Pro Leopard, Frost River, Star Leo3, for fairway drivers

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Old 10-05-2017, 10:36 PM
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Get a DX Cheetah!!!

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At your distance, maybe look into something like a Mako3 at like mid 170's. Should show a bit of fade but will be high speed stable enough to not turn. Definitely a straight disc. If you're liking Latitude plastic, maybe look into an Opto Fuse at max weight. That may fit the bill as well.
Thank you very much for the advice!

I had looked at a Mako3 but several reviews said it was similar to the Buzzz SS...I have one of those and have had horrible throws with it so no confidence there.

I was looking at the Fuse or the Core in the Lat 64...the Core flight seems most similar to my Pure but the Fuse is available in a wider variety of weights.

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Get another pure. You're going to beat that one in quickly. Maybe get one in opto plastic so it lasts. I just bagged an opto pure myself, and it's awesome.

For mids, I get laser beam straight flight from a DX Roc3 that goes just a little further than a pure. A regular DX Roc should be the same. I just personally prefer the flat top on the Roc3. Premium plastic has a hint of fade at the end for me. The Mako would also be a good suggestion, as would a discmania md1. A friend of mine used to throw a panther for his laser straight mids.

Much faster, and anything will probably have some turn and/or fade. A DX teebird with a little wear or a leopard would probably be your best bet. I don't think anything faster will fly a laser straight line until you get more armspeed than 90% of disc golfers.
Absolutely love my Pure from everywhere on the course!!!

With the 0/3 ratings I was afraid the Roc3 and Roc wouldn't fly as the straight as the Pure for me. I've got a DX Teebird but I can't get it to fly nearly as straight as my Pure...much further left finish.

Thanks for everyone's input!!!

In trying to find mids and fairways from Lat 64 with similar numbers as my Pure I find: Core/Fuse/Compass and River/Fury/Maul.

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Old 10-05-2017, 11:30 PM
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I bag 3 Pures. One Opto, one hard, one soft. I just picked up the Opto line for straight approach shots and love love it. For longer shots, I've trusted my comet and beat elite z buzzz. Fairways and distance drivers stall out for me at 300 feet and i obsess over getting over that hump.

Buying new plastic is so satisfying I'd hate to recommend depriving you of the pleasure but to tbirds point, it's prudent and thrifty to just iron out form with the pure.
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Mako3, Fuse, Buzzz SS, Comet for mids
That Mako3 line is about as straight as you can get...that's definitely the leader as far as a Mid. Have the Buzzz SS and it's the only disc I can't stand...not sure if it's the rim size/shape or the plastic but that disc never leaves my hand on a good line.

Actually have a 165g Z-Line Comet arriving Saturday so hopefully that will be the one. If not maybe the Mako3.

Thanks for the input!

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I bag 3 Pures. One Opto, one hard, one soft. I just picked up the Opto line for straight approach shots and love love it. For longer shots, I've trusted my comet and beat elite z buzzz.
Sweet...I absolutely love my Pure!

Thanks for all the help!

Really like the "expected" flights of the Mako3 and the River!!!

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Old 10-05-2017, 11:54 PM
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Get an Opto Pure for throwing. It will last longer. I also like how it feels in the hand, but that's just me.

I heard the word in a post above: Panther.

For driver, a Champion Leopard3, a Star TL, or an S-line FD might do ya.

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