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Old 04-18-2017, 09:12 PM
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Hey all, just getting back into disc golf after about 18 years away. I played it when I was 9-10. Liked it, was never any good. Anywho, I got a new job and I'm now about 5 minutes from a course. Figured it be perfect to hop over after work.

I went to play it again sports and picked up some used discs for cheap. Played a couple rounds and didn't realize what I picked up probably isn't the best to start back up disc golf on. Criticism and suggestions on what actually to get is welcome...

Putter- 172 Stud
Fairway- 168 Eagle
Driver- 165 Destroyer

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Old 04-18-2017, 09:22 PM
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Get a few Aviars and throw only that for a year until you can make one do whatever you want.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:26 PM
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Your Putter should be what ever feels best in your hand. There are soooo many putters out there, you just gotta feel em up.

Midrange try something neutral to under stable like a Cobra or Shark on DX plastic.

Depending on power for a fairway you should grab a DX Leopard ( slightly understable ) or Leopard 3 ( more stable ).

Distance....I would say leave them alone and focus on putters, mids, and good ole 7 speed discs.

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Old 04-18-2017, 09:35 PM
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Your Putter should be what ever feels best in your hand. There are soooo many putters out there, you just gotta feel em up.

Midrange try something neutral to under stable like a Cobra or Shark on DX plastic.

Depending on power for a fairway you should grab a DX Leopard ( slightly understable ) or Leopard 3 ( more stable ).

Distance....I would say leave them alone and focus on putters, mids, and good ole 7 speed discs.


What weights?
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:40 PM
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DX aviar 175

DX shark 165 and up

DX or maybe gstar leopard 165-170

Practice with those for a while and learn.

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Old 04-18-2017, 09:43 PM
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DX aviar 175

DX shark 165 and up

DX or maybe gstar leopard 165-170

Practice with those for a while and learn.

Great advice!!
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Putter.Learn to use a hevier putter as your putting putter. 174-175.

Mids. I like to stay aroud 170 not too light not max either.

Fairway. Go light at first low to high 160's for more carry/distance. Then work into the 170 range to gain a little more stability later as you progress and learn more about discs, plastics, etc.

Don't give up on the stud, it is a better throwing-approaching disc than a circle putter IMO.

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Old 04-18-2017, 09:54 PM
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Welcome back! I did the same thing about a year ago when I returned to DG after a 30 year hiatus.

What I did was grab a heavyweight complement to the lightweight versions of my starter pack. My first experimental discs were:

DX Avair 150 and 172
DX Shark 147 and 175
DX Leopard 150 and 174

This allowed me to actually feel the difference in weights of the same mold. I eventually settled on lighter fairway drivers (151-157), medium weight mids (165-167), light to medium driving putters (155-168), and heavier putting putters (172+), plus a couple of utility discs that break the pattern.

Your arm speed will eventually indicate which weights work for you at this time. As you progress, add new discs or weights (or both).
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:18 PM
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the Shark is awesome for learning on. keep the Eagle and park the Destroyer. play a lot and have fun!
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Get a good neutral flying putter, any of these will work just feel them and see what feels best; Aviar, Atom, Callenger, Wizard, Nova, Anode, Dagger

A good neutral flying mid; Buzzz, Shark, Truth, Axis, Warship, VRoc

And a slightly understable fairway driver; Leopard, Diamond, Seer, Relay type disc

The ones you have are very good, but probably not the easiest to throw. I started on a similar path and it took me 5 years to learn all of the shots that I have instead of 1 year when because I was making do with the physical skills I had instead of really learning this game.

Honestly the best thing you can do is get one of those more neutral putters and learn to manipulate it on all of the shot types.

I haven't thrown an Aviar in years, but it taught me a hyzerflip and for that I am still thankful.

I hope you have fun being back in the game, good luck out there!
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