After a long break (thank's to my surgeon >.<) I was able to get out and play several times this past week. With VERY interesting results. I made several changes to my throw that resulted in the first rounds probably ever in which my backhand was more consistent and reliable than my forehand. I'll list out the changes just in case someone else stumbles here and can benefit from them:
1. Straightened out my run up. Played a round with a friend of mine who pointed out my run up was \ when I was trying to throw |
2. Slowed down my run up. For reference to what I mean, I got the idea from watching this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0mJCtWk-C4&t=10m20s
Those two together significantly increased my ability to hit the line I wanted.
3. (not fully done yet) Working on lowering my pull line from high shoulder level to try to help with nose angle issues that have always affected me.
The result is my Coyote turned in to a tunnel shot-line hitting-monster. And now I want to build around that. I throw on low lines, and prefer "cheap" plastic in most drivers (dx/pro levels) when possible. Right now I know I have:
Putters: Aviar Classics
Mids: Coyote (only 1 right now, star), Spiders (beat up dx, newer champ)
Fairways: Pro Leo, Champ Banshee (throw both of these more like longer mids, banshee mostly for FH and thumbers)
I've also got some that want to get spots in my Roadrunner (good glide, always finishes right), Firebird (forehands mostly) and a max weight Pro Wraith (may be "too much disc" for me, but I love how it feels in my hand and have never regretted a throw with it on the course)
I have a star valk that I purchased before the break that I'm unsure of. Still new, needs to break in some before I can tell what I think.
I really want something I can be as confident in as my Coyote in a driver range. Preferably something available in the cheaper plastics as I tend to like how they fly better, and don't worry about losing them as much for monetary reasons. Perfect world would be Innova Pro Line as I love the feel of their drivers in pro plastic (see pro wraith and pro leo). The two that LOOK like they would be the better fits are the Valk SL and Beast but I worry any of those would get too flippy too quickly. Any suggestions would be great. I've got a P and S PD that I probably need to try again now. My DX Teebird that has always been a fav disappointed me by flying more understable than I ever remember, may should try my champ but haven't yet. Have a DX Eagle X that may get some throws to test as well.
PS I know this has mostly been "information vomit" but I just needed to get everything out there for myself to sort through as well.