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Old 10-04-2015, 10:10 AM
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Default Straight Mids that power down well

What's your favorite straight flying powered down finesse mid? What do use for those low ceiling 175-250ft shots, or for high wind finesse approach shots that need to go pretty much straight and you don't want to have just dump off?

Looking for a few new ideas as I was eaten alive by the wind yesterday which basically made throwing a putter or my Comet worthless. Had 3 low ceiling holes especially that were from 220-245ft, that need a straight or slight annie BH (no option for a FH as there are trees in the way) that were frustrating the heck out of me.

I ended up going with my Mako for the second round and it seemed to hold up pretty well. Tried powering down a beat Roc, but the rim is too thin for me when I try to power it down, I end up shanking it more often than not.

So what do you use for these shots?
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:16 AM
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Champion Mako is what I would use. I mean you might try a spider or beat in dx gator.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:23 AM
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Z Buzzz or a Pig depending on how strong 5he wind is
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:26 AM
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I usually use a Harp and FH it, but it sound alike a lucid Truth might be what you are looking for. Still finishes fairly straight even when you power it down. Kaxe Z could work too.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:27 AM
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Tangent or theory for me.

Shorter D finesse shots generally theory due to extra glide.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:37 AM
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Envy. The Envy may fade late, or early for a tail wind, but other than that, wind seems to affect it little. I also can get mid range distance with the Envy.
It was windy here yesterday as well and I was using my Neutron Envy for many of my Comet shots....although I did putt some with the Comet as the wind was making my Atom air bounce.

Simply put, the Comet and the Envy are the two best discs ever made... Or at least that I have thrown.

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Old 10-04-2015, 10:39 AM
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I like a seasoned Proton Envy or a seasoned Proton Axis for those duties. Sometimes I might also choose a Proxy but not if the wind is too strong.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:40 AM
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I've been using the Wombat for these shots lately with a lot of success. It flies straight at 150 ft of power or 250 ft. Very fun disc to throw.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:42 AM
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I use my beat n envy the fade is almost gone, but it still laughs at wind and holds true in the hss portion of the flight. If I need more distance or a low ceiling g a reach for my domey warship. Surprisingly still stable enough to handle wind and gets out there pretty far with little effort.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:48 AM
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I have a Champion Spider lying around, I'll dig it out and do some field work again. Supposed to be windy again today, so to the football field I'll go!

They need to finish as straight as possible powered down, so the Pig is out. No Pig I have ever thrown finishes straight.

The Truth is my main mid, but on a 200ft shot, it dumps too much at the end of it's flight.

I'll give the Tangent, Theory and Envy a feel next time I'm disc shopping
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