Beetard wrote:You've gotten some good tips so far, but it seems like you need advice about the fundamentals of discs and throwing them. I myself learned a great deal about the fundamentals by reading the instructional articles located on the DGR main page.
Anything with a wide rim; any discs labeled "Distance driver" or "very long range driver" Like avengers, predators, surges are not what you should be throwing to learn backhand. The two reasons these type of discs are hooking way left is because they must be moving at a very high velocity to fly straight and you're probably throwing all hyzers; pullling from low to high.
Don't worry too much about the weight. Golf discs are all within 15grams of each other; 165 to 180g. The difference that weight makes is subtle. If you can't decide what disc you need to practice backhand after reading the articles, what you want to do is buy like 5 dx cobras. They're between a mid and a driver, straight flying when thrown with moderate power and have good glide. Hold the disc level and pull it chest-high in a line that is parallel to the ground. You'll get a nice straight flight.
Once you get the hang of these, try some fairway drivers.
Here's a link to Blake's disc selection article btw.
http://www.discgolfreview.com/resources ... disc.shtml
Actually golf discs I know of are between 105 and 200. I have a 105 Wizard and 200 is rule capped by the PDGA.
Blake wrote about recommended Roc weights for people driving to different distances. Out of the top of my head I recall a 380-390' thrower with drivers should get a 177 Roc. I think 300' throwers were suggested something like 172 and just guessing from that 250' sounds like a 166 Roc. If you decide to throw Buzzess I'd add a couple of grams at each stage. Buzzes can't take winds as well and the added weight helps with that.