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Old 04-06-2009, 03:40 PM
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Im a RH i guess sidearm thrower and need some help on picking some discs that will help my game out. I have shoulder issues, so i cant really throw like most people, so this becomes an issue, especially when putting...any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-06-2009, 04:03 PM
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For a FH throw...
Star TeeBird - Fairway Driver (For arm issues I recommend 155g - 165g)

If you are having trouble throwing a backhand putt, then you might try out the lefthanded backhand.

Sure it would take some time, but in a few months you would save your arm and be able to putt lefty! Balance is also cool.

Putting forehand is more than tough, that is why I recommend developing your other arm. No reason to develop long term issues with your already bum arm.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:05 PM
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I'm RHFH and recently started teeing with a Valk, and im seing some very good gains from it
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I never was able to keep a Valk straight on FH, however BH I use it all day (especially wooded courses).

Too each his own.

You can also never go wrong with a Roc.

http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/proroc.html
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For a BH (RHBH for that matter) I started out using the valkryie, beast and worked in to a wraith (I found the valk and wraith to have a perfectly straight glide for me). Now I typically use the groove and wraith.

If you're trying to get in a BH putt I lean towards an Innova Birdie. I like its lofty glide (except in to a headwind), and minimal drift. My other would be a Discraft Challenger.

For my FH throws I chose a Beast and Banshee to learn on. Lately I have only been using the Discraft Flick (this disc can turn any wobbly FH in to a decent looking FH). This is a go to disc for me now. I found that if I need a lot of flare at the end of my flight (to go even further one direction or the other) I use an Innova Star SL, for some reason, with a ton of spin, it can flare 20-30 feet further than all my other discs.
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i really like the valk, but lost my favorite one in the drink yesterday...

also any suggestions for windy situations, it gets pretty rough up here on the plains
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i really like the valk, but lost my favorite one in the drink yesterday...

also any suggestions for windy situations, it gets pretty rough up here on the plains
I recently have been using a Star Xcalilber for our windy Texas courses. 175g The heavier the beater for the wind IMO.

http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/starxcaliber.html
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You can also never go wrong with a Roc.

http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/proroc.html
I think this is the only time you can go wrong with a Roc. A Roc is hard to throw FH- the rim is too deep so your fingers get caught- sort of the FH version of grip lock.

I agree completely with the Teebird, Banshee, Beast, and Flick. The Banshee and Flick may be too stable for a beginner though.
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For windy hills (that's what I call the campus course here too), I use a Champion Teebird. It seems to sit down well for me.

Like the post above mentioned, get some heavier discs for the headwinds, and keep your arm level.
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