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Old 05-16-2018, 10:14 PM
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Default When throwing uphill into a strong headwind, should you still use an understable disc

Or, should you use an overstable one? This can apply to either a forehand or backhand. Thanks for everyone's thoughts.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:27 PM
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I'd say a step up in stability, something that is stable like Teebird or PD, but not overstable like a Firebird.
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I'd say a step up in stability, something that is stable like Teebird or PD, but not overstable like a Firebird.
I agree. It is hard to throw something very overstable uphill even with the headwind.
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I'd also kind of check your expectations and try not to kill the shot or expect too much distance...a little nose up/exposed flight plate will demolish your shot really bad too. Throw something wind resistant and kind of fast-ish, PD sounds perfect depending on your arm speed. Just don't overdo it as wind will amplify your mistakes really bad, which is even worse than just being 30' shorter than you wanted.

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I don't know that I've ever encountered this situation, thankfully. At least not with a strong headwind. I guess the hill kinda acts as a shield. I agree: check your expectations. But yeah, increase overstability. A 2-3 step up in speed wouldn't hurt either.

On a side note, I really hate headwinds when I need to throw over trees and other obstacles. I already have enough problems getting nose angle right consistently, and headwinds tend to make my throws look really stupid in those situations.
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I'd give a lighter disc but still some over stability a try. I have a light destroyer that has shaved strokes off my game in certain conditions.
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I'd say a step up in stability, something that is stable like Teebird or PD, but not overstable like a Firebird.
Interesting, I've never thrown one but at Innova's website they specifically recommend the Firebird: "works extremely well into a head wind", "our most popular upwind distance driver". Doesn't say anything about hills though.
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Interesting, I've never thrown one but at Innova's website they specifically recommend the Firebird: "works extremely well into a head wind", "our most popular upwind distance driver". Doesn't say anything about hills though.
You lose speed quicker throwing uphill against gravity, so everything acts more overstable than normal.

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Thanks again for everyone's thoughts. I suppose the same could be said for throwing more of a stable disc into a tailwind going downhill.
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You lose speed quicker throwing uphill against gravity, so everything acts more overstable than normal.
exactly. And it is hard not to throw a hyzer angle since you have to reach back from a lower point
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