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Old 10-07-2013, 05:10 PM
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Default Help getting up hills

Recently played a course with some serious up hill shots. One was only a little over 200 ft long but probably 60-75 ft altitude change with trees limiting it to basically a laser shot - ie no high arching tomahawk. It's a real challenge to get more than 3/4 up the hill

Would it help to throw lighter discs?
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:11 PM
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Use a more undetable disc
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:11 PM
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Throw more understable plastic. As you throw uphill, the disc tends to lose speed faster and stall more quickly. This makes the disc fade more than it normally would. Using understable discs can help counter that and stay level longer.
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:19 PM
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Make sure you're still focusing on nose angle, it's easy to get the nose way up on an uphill shot and your disc will just stall out. Disc up to something faster and more understable than you think you need.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:28 PM
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I'll try more under stable but I'm still curious about weight
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:30 PM
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Light weights can help some, but I'm not sure it's enough of a difference to carry a lighter disc just for uphills. That said, you might be surprised by the results a lighter disc can give you on all kinds of shots, so it could be worth a try.
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I moved fom relatively flat Ontario to very very hilly British Columbia and I had problems with some of the extreme uphill shots at my hme course.

A local mentioned to remember to keep your neck and head looking up while still pulling through your chest.
Also use as already stated use faster and less stable discs than you think you need.
I have also seen people with good backhand rollers get massive uphill distance.
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Light weights can help some, but I'm not sure it's enough of a difference to carry a lighter disc just for uphills. That said, you might be surprised by the results a lighter disc can give you on all kinds of shots, so it could be worth a try.
I carry a 150 Leopard just for uphill shots. I don't worry much about carrying an extra disc or 10 though. I also don't carry it if I've played the course and don't have a plan to use it.
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Recently played a course with some serious up hill shots. One was only a little over 200 ft long but probably 60-75 ft altitude change with trees limiting it to basically a laser shot - ie no high arching tomahawk. It's a real challenge to get more than 3/4 up the hill

Would it help to throw lighter discs?
Yes and throwing up harder. Guessing you talking about hole 18 at Hawk Hollow? That is basically a big RHBH hyzer bomb. I skipped a 150 Blizz Boss up there. Keep head down and drop shoulder.

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