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Old 09-06-2015, 04:28 PM
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I have two kids, age 5 and 8 that I haul around with me to the local courses. They like throwing the discs around, and actually have decent form. My 8 y/o, especially is surprisingly accurate. But they, of course, have no power. I browsed through the used stacks at a local shop and grabbed a 150g Roc yesterday, but I suspect that disc is going to be a little overstable for them. Any tips on what makes a good kids' disc? Are there specialty golf discs for kids?
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:44 PM
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The Wedge is a great disc for kids, as it is used in Innova's EDGE youth program. It has a nice small rim that's perfect for little hands, and is understable for easy flying.

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Old 09-06-2015, 04:50 PM
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The Mystic from gateway is great for kids. I have 3 kids and it has nice low speed glide
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:52 PM
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My daughter is 6 and has had a lot of success with the Stingray and polecat. Polecat is 150 but the Stingray is 170 and flies well for her.

Also throws my max weight VIP Harp for overhand cut rollers that go 100+ ft.
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My 9 year old started playing at 4 years old and my 4 year old is just getting into it.

The best discs are ultra lightweight (130g or less).

Putters: you can find super light (< 120g) Wizards fairly easily, and they fly well at low power. But the Aero is a really good point an shoot with lots of glide.

Midranges: I highly recommend the DX Stingray as a line shaping mid. Easy to grip for tiny hands, large diameter gives good glide with little work, and the HSS is perfect for low power.

Drivers: had a ton of great success with light DX Leopards. They fly very straight at low power, and as they beat become longer and longer.

If they want to mess around with a first headwind driver, the Star Eagle-X is beefy at low power and comes in weights under 150g. Great for thumbers and learning FH too.

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The Innova Colt is great for my 4 year old. He can throw it about 40 feet on an anny flex line both forehand and backhand. It's got a nice small room for his hands and good glide.
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:33 PM
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Wow, thanks for all the recommendations! I'll be stopping by the pro-shop during one of my pre-work plays this week. My kids say thanks too!
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My 7 year old nephew throws my 165g Atom well. I plan on getting him a 150 for Christmas to replace his Sonic.
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Any of you guys that have young kids, I have a couple my wife no longer uses, a 113g Hero Disc stamped Leo and a 146g Polecat, I'd be happy to part with on the cheap. PM me if you are interested.
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For kids I think you have two main options: (1) find them a PDGA Approved disc that is easy throw, or (2) let them use an unapproved disc that is very easy to throw.

For any kids' disc, keep the gram-weight light (150g or less), the rim narrow (1.2cm or less), and the outside diameter small.

A full write-up on the science is here: Best Disc Golf Discs for Kids

Good luck! Getting kids inspired to play the sport is critical to its future!
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