- Oct 17, 2020
I'm not at your level of power (I tend to max high 300s on golf lines, and low 400s fieldwork). But I've thrown a few golf throws touching 440 or so. And I totally agree that exertion is a red flag. Good throws feel fluid and balanced, not "strong".It’s actually surprising how easy it feels. If you’re exerting yourself, reassess.
Side note: I always feel like discs fly further when I’m in Colorado. Locals tend to argue the opposite.
Side note: I'm a Colorado local. The biggest issue by far, for me, is getting the disc to turn and drift right without excessive anhyzer. It just doesn't want to in the thin air, so you have to nudge it a bit, and then things fall apart. I think that's why the best wind for drives here is a mild headwind, as the disc behaves more true to its numbers.
I played in Maine recently, 450' above sea level, and I loved how the turn and glide seemed meaningful. I only brought a couple discs, but I threw a Buzzz on a 400' hole and got about 370' out of it on a controlled throw. It just glided forever, drifting right for a decent chunk of the flight (RHBH). That never happens in CO, at my arm speed.