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Old 01-04-2019, 07:07 PM
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Default OS = "training wheels."

Played a round today with an older guy - he was pretty good in all three zones, just nice controlled form. The fastest disc he threw was a Beast, but most of his discs were under-stable.

I asked him about it, and he did drop a rant about today's OS discs: called em "training wheels" for all the "big armed apes" that throw hard.

I laughed, but wondered later if there was any truth therein.

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Old 01-04-2019, 07:10 PM
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I can see his point. If ypu throw an OS disc it fades. It takes much more skill and finesse to hit your lines with a neutral to US disc. OS discs do have their place.

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Old 01-04-2019, 07:47 PM
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"Oh, hadoken is cheap, stop playing lame and throwing fireballs all day" loser talk

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Old 01-04-2019, 07:59 PM
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All players would benefit from learning how to play the "old man" game. I know I need to work on finesse shots/angles/stalls/flips/rollers more than I do... and now I am pretty much an old man because of a dead arm. But that doesn't mean that players with big arms shouldn't take advantage of it and use OS discs...

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Old 01-04-2019, 07:59 PM
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It is my view that the slower and more understable discs are the training wheels that new players ought to begin with before moving on to more reliable models.

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Old 01-04-2019, 08:01 PM
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It is my view that the slower and more understable discs are the training wheels that new players ought to begin with before moving on to more reliable models.
.... and soon I'll hear how a leopard can't be thrown over 300' because it "always turns over".

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.... and soon I'll hear how a leopard can't be thrown over 300' because it "always turns over".

Leopards are great discs. But, I would not choose to hand a max weight Star Leopard to a new player, because it most likely will be too much for them. A lighter weight DX Leopard sounds pretty good though. Or, maybe even a disc that is a bit slower, like a Stingray or Wolf.

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Old 01-04-2019, 08:09 PM
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Did he also use a bunch of ageist buzzwords while calling “kids these days” entitled?

If I’d heard that, I’d have promptly taken out my favorite DX Roc and chucked it 100 feet past his Beast.
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I can see his point. If ypu throw an OS disc it fades. It takes much more skill and finesse to hit your lines with a neutral to US disc. OS discs do have their place.
I agree. Its easy to get hung up on using overstable drivers a lot to cover for poor form. I've even been known to do it myself. I'll throw an XCal or Flick on holes where a hard Roc3 shot would work. Simply because I want to throw a disc hard and let the reliable hyzer path work.

I'd feel much less confident throwing something like a Sidewinder on such throws.

I've slowly moved away from my dependence on such overstable discs. I still bag the XCal and Flick, but I use them in more traditional roles now. I've been pushing my mids out further lately. Nice, straight shots that I used to use really overstable drivers for.

Oh, and I'm that guy who finds Leopards useless. I like some understable drivers, but not the Leopard. No matter how I throw the thing it flips. Violently.

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There is no one way to play. If there was, everyone would be stuck throwing TeeBirds until they could hit 350'.

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