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Default Looking for a disc to learn the forearm throw

I'm looking for a slower disc to learn this throw

Heres what I have in my bag now
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/bag.php?mid=2886

I'm going to retire all the disc that are faster than 10.

So what are some good disc to learn the flick?
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:50 PM
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thats a good arsenal but i would recommend a firebird speed 9 it's the disc that i learned to throw sidearm with. Another good one would be the starfire speed 10 i believe.
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I learned to throw forehand with a champion orc and wraith. But I also played baseball most of my life so forehand really felt natural for me.
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Firebird is pretty good for a FH, but with the small amount of time that you've been playing, you might have more luck with a Teebird or Eagle.
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I learned to throw forehand with a champion orc and wraith. But I also played baseball most of my life so forehand really felt natural for me.
i got the same thing im a varsity pitcher for my high school team so i just automaticly adapted to forehand
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Firebird is pretty good for a FH, but with the small amount of time that you've been playing, you might have more luck with a Teebird or Eagle.
I'll give those a try.
I've been trying my Destroyer,Groove and Xcaliber but I can't get those to go anywhere, I guess its because i've only been playing a few months.
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thats a good arsenal but i would recommend a firebird speed 9 it's the disc that i learned to throw sidearm with. Another good one would be the starfire speed 10 i believe.
Starfire is my go to side arm disc, for sho.
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Find a grip that feels comfortable and work on form first. Your Champ Teebird should be a good disc. If you have a strong arm the Champ Banshee 172g is a good disc for learning forehand. It was fairly overstable to me when I first started playing, but its a bit flippy for me now. It will go straight 270' and skip another 30' for me with about 70% power. If you do get a firebird try a star 168 or so because the heavy ones are pretty overstable.
My forehand feels just like a sidearm pitch/throw and even sidearming a football. It definately feels more natural although I'm recently getting much better and comfortable with my backhand. Its nice to feel confident on right and left holes. If I can just get my short game going.
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I'll give those a try.
I've been trying my Destroyer,Groove and Xcaliber but I can't get those to go anywhere, I guess its because i've only been playing a few months.
it probably cause there too fast for you after everyone spoke i would say your good with:

teebird,firbird,eagle,starfire, and then banshee when tou get the hang of it

once you hit 300 or so then pull out the bad boys
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Start with something stable or less stable until you can work your way up to more overstable discs.

Eagles and Valks are good understable staters then maybe try an orc or starfire and later a wraith and firebird until you can handle destroyers, xcals, etc.

My favorite control discs for sidearm shots in th woods are Firebirds, FLX Preds, Banshees, and I like bombing Destroyers, Forces, and Xcals
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