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Old 12-30-2008, 01:31 AM
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To sidearm a roc (or any other midrange for that matter), you are going to want to slow down your throwing motion and condense your reach back. Throw at about 50% power and flick your wrist like a normal sidearm shot.

Most players like rocs because they are predictable. The fade of a roc is always going to be pretty consistent, and if you have good form throwing them 300'+ is possible. I prefer the buzzz because it holds a straighter line, althought a beatup roc is a thing of beauty.
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:01 AM
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stupid question, what exactly is an understamp roc? Is it a classic roc in the rancho style or what?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:13 AM
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ive got a DX classic ontario roc that i found and ive always disliked it and wondered how people are so in love with roc's lol but after reading this i now see that i have yet to try out a real roc since this is one of the classic ones...looks like ive got some further research to do out on the course before i make any more judgements on the roc
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:44 AM
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ahhh what a great disc for those of us that use it. it just does whatever we want it to.

but i have no idea how in the world anyone can throw any disc with a bead forehand. i have tried and tried and tried, but it just won't come out of my hand right.

and i know this isn't about a buzzz, but does any one else flip buzzzs over far too easily if they aren't careful?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:45 AM
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stupid question, what exactly is an understamp roc? Is it a classic roc in the rancho style or what?
I have a bottom stamped Roc, you can see the picture of it next to my name. As I read somewhere, it in no way implies I've reached rock bottom.

I throw sidearm, and the first few months I played I hated the Roc...read alot about it, the Buddah of disc, it just flipped over on me and went no where. But I recently went back to it and must say I love it. Throwing it sidearm, as someone said a few posts back, you have to back down the power a bit. I know this may not be the correct way to throw a disc but, when I reach back, just before I start to bring my arm back around I pause for a split second. And this helps ME back off a bit. I can only throw it 200' max, but I can put it where I want it.

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Old 01-09-2009, 12:56 AM
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is the "thrower" roc any good? i see a bunch of them on ebay and i was just curious. it says Throwers are the USDGC fundraising Rocs....are they any different than other rocs?
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Old 01-09-2009, 12:21 PM
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I've been playing since Aug. '08, 2-4 rounds a week, and finally bought a mythical, magical Roc. I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about until I nailed my first 100'+ with it after throwing it less than a dozen times. I'm a believer.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:30 PM
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I've been playing since Aug. '08, 2-4 rounds a week, and finally bought a mythical, magical Roc. I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about until I nailed my first 100'+ with it after throwing it less than a dozen times. I'm a believer.
The Roc is too much disc for 100'. You should do like the top pro's and follow this basic rule of thumb.

over 400' throw a Teebird

300'-400' use the legendary Roc

200'-300' time to break out the putter

Anything under 200' If you can't hit it with your mini you have serious form issues.
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Old 01-09-2009, 01:32 PM
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I got a DX Roc at an Ice Bowl last year, and I also had trouble throwing it at first. I didn't get the hype, as mine seemed overstable to a fault.

However, I figured all the hype can't be for nothing, so I committed myself to working with it. I started by throwing it as a "second shot" when I'm playing alone, and gradually got the feel for it. As I learned how to throw it, it started to get beat up a bit. As it got beat up, it started to get easier to control. I'm beginning to see what all the hype is about.
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Old 01-09-2009, 02:53 PM
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The Roc is too much disc for 100'. You should do like the top pro's and follow this basic rule of thumb.

over 400' throw a Teebird

300'-400' use the legendary Roc

200'-300' time to break out the putter

Anything under 200' If you can't hit it with your mini you have serious form issues.
I have serious form issues. I can't throw much over 300' unless it's downhill.
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