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Old 03-15-2016, 12:50 PM
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I'm a 63-year-old disc golfer coming to terms with the fact that age and nagging shoulder problems are beginning to drastically change my game. On a good day, I max out at about 325-330. I am starting to seek out lighter and less stable drivers to try to cheat Father Time a little.

Any suggestions re. which discs give the easiest distance off the tee?
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:51 PM
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I'm a 63-year-old disc golfer coming to terms with the fact that age and nagging shoulder problems are beginning to drastically change my game. On a good day, I max out at about 325-330. I am starting to seek out lighter and less stable drivers to try to cheat Father Time a little.

Any suggestions re. which discs give the easiest distance off the tee?
I think a light valkyrie in champ would be a great place to start.

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Old 03-15-2016, 12:58 PM
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I think a light valkyrie in champ would be a great place to start.
This would be my go-to. If this becomes too stable, you can begin looking at Roadrunners.
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:04 PM
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I'm not as old as you, but I don't got a big arm, I typically max out at your distance. My longest disc is probably my Roadrunner. I got an old super stiff 165 Star RR that goes super far. Insane glide, I'd rate the glide 6. It just flies for days
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:05 PM
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Maybe a Sidewinder in something sub-170. Both the Valk and the Roadrunner are good suggestions, and the Sidewinder sits between the two in terms of under-stability.
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:05 PM
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My friend's older uncle with a lot of old injuries has been able to throw a 165 star roadrunner pretty well. He also enjoys DX valks and DX teebirds, especially as they wear. He can throw the roadrunner about 350 with ease as long as the wind isn't bad.
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What are you throwing currently? Give us a starting point.
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I like my Starlite terns at about 140 g or so. I'm throwing about the same distance and just turned 60 back in December.
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What are you throwing currently? Give us a starting point.
Came to post this. Mold and weight that is your max d driver now? Can you throw hyzer flips well?
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I'm a 63-year-old disc golfer coming to terms with the fact that age and nagging shoulder problems are beginning to drastically change my game. On a good day, I max out at about 325-330. I am starting to seek out lighter and less stable drivers to try to cheat Father Time a little.
Any suggestions re. which discs give the easiest distance off the tee?
I cringe at the words "easy distance" or "easiest distance", but I understand what you're asking. My suggestions are:

S-Line TD.
Star Roadrunner or Star Sidewinder.
Champion Krait (mine is 160g and awesome for me)
Star and/or Champion Tern (around 160g, give or take a few)
Gold Line Fury -or- Opto Fury if GL beats in too fast for you.

The above work well for me and my noodle arm, and IMHO will work well for you also.
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