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Was out testing a few lightweight drivers today before my practice rounds, so i had a few in the bag.
On my third drive i landed in a bad spot and had to throw a standstill shot. . about 270ft to the basket.
So i tested a few shots, and as a last test i throw the 155g Blizzard Beast. . and WOW, it was SO much easier to throw that lightweight Beast standstill than my normal 172-180g discs.

So my question is. . do you have a lightweight disc in the bag for standstill shots?
And is it a good idea to have one or two?
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:13 AM
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So my question is. . do you have a lightweight disc in the bag for standstill shots?
And is it a good idea to have one or two?
All of my drivers are in the 150s, and have been for years. But I am a creaky old guy, and lighter drivers put less wear and tear on joints that have already seen a lot of wear and tear.

So I think drivers in the 150s are a good idea. Try them out and see how they work for you.

Lighter drivers need to be thrown cleanly, and they do get knocked around more by the wind. But a stable driver in the 150s still flies stable.

I prefer to have all my drivers around the same weight. It helps me with consistency, but some folks can switch between lighter and heavier drivers without issues.

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Old 12-22-2019, 11:08 AM
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I used to bag a 154gr Jade, they come in pretty handy for standstill and get out of trouble shots. You just have to remember it's lighter and not try too hard with it and it will work.

I have been throwing a 150 class bag for a while, I have come to love light weight discs and it all started because of a Jade.

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Old 12-22-2019, 11:28 AM
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borrowed a Lat64 Diamond and that discs had super easy distance with no effort at all

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Old 12-22-2019, 11:36 AM
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Yeah a bunch of guys use Diamonds and Ruby's here in the woods... I'm a Gyro pusher.. Most of my bag is 150-165g. Stupid easy distance/ secret weapon: my 143 fission Photon. Never would have bought it, I acquired it as a trash add on in trade. Love it, as long as I keep throwing it clean it spans everything from stable midrange to max distance. If there's one thing MVP does well it's lightweight but still stable. I've found them a lot more durable than that Blizzard stuff.

One of the older fellas here got a 150ish fission Tesla it warms my heart to see the distance he gets, hands down it's his best disc. He typically throws a Polecat, Stingray and Leopards. I don't think he's thrown that far in 15 years.

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Old 12-22-2019, 11:38 AM
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I don't leave home without my trusty 150g Starlite Sidewinder. Got an ace with it to end a 12-year drought, too, on a 279' hole! (Texas Army Trail #1)
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borrowed a Lat64 Diamond and that discs had super easy distance with no effort at all
These things fly a lot like a beat dx teebird for me. Easy hyper release, flip to flat and sail.. just a tad harder and flip to flat and turn over then continue to drift right (RHBH).

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Yup...another old guy. I use them for all big drives, given the correct wind conditions. I throw mid 150 Westside Kings for my max old man distance.

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Was out testing a few lightweight drivers today before my practice rounds, so i had a few in the bag.
On my third drive i landed in a bad spot and had to throw a standstill shot. . about 270ft to the basket.
So i tested a few shots, and as a last test i throw the 155g Blizzard Beast. . and WOW, it was SO much easier to throw that lightweight Beast standstill than my normal 172-180g discs.

So my question is. . do you have a lightweight disc in the bag for standstill shots?
And is it a good idea to have one or two?
It's called the Wizard....
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:43 PM
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Been on the 150 bandwagon for years... Lightweight mids are great for "stand and deliver" shots because mids dont require as much speed, and when you can't take a run-up, it's easier to get a lighter disc up to speed (all other things being equal).

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