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A Few easy questions for a noob.

Postby PRES 10 » Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:29 pm

I have just started playing disc golf about 3 months ago and am really getting hooked on it. I play almost every day. I have a couple questions.

1) What is a flex shot and when would it be used?

2) I am looking for a disc compairable to a classic roc, i have an element x (e plastic 175) but it is a little to stable. would a element be better?

3) A good head wind disc (driver) I have thrown a star Tee Rex 176 and liked it alot. Is a speed demon compairable.

I have quite a bit of power and can average 375ish with my 174 DX Beast (no wind). The reason I am not looking for a roc or a teerex is because my friend has is sponsord by gateway and I can get a nice discount on thier discs, thanks.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:38 pm

a flex shot is a certian kind of helix (s curve) its when you throw a overstable disc w/ anny so it makes a big swooping s.

Classic roc is a bit slower than an element or element x. Ive only had one classic roc (its up for trade now) but I would say its more similar to a putter (which makes sense isnt it a beaded XD?) So I would say if youre looking for something similar try a wizard or a stable putter.

Speed demons unless you have a TON of snap will lawn dart for you. IF you want I have a new 174 E Speed Demon for sale trade (9$ or trade for a disc I throw) However if you are a newb I would say stay away from stuff that fast or overstable, try something like a Z avenger, or even a Champ (kc pro) banshee, Z reaper, or something similar. and if you really want the gateway discount (gateway dosnt make many beginner friendly discs) I would say your best bet would be a blaze for your headwind driver, but it would be alittle shorter than the other options. I dont know about the inferno or scream though, they may work, but are still super fast.
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Postby diskgopher » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:33 pm

I think that a classic roc is most like gateway's element. The element is a little faster and his a much wider rim and is faster with a little more fade.

For headwinds It depends on if you want s curve or straight line. I've heard Spirits in different plastics may work for both but I have never thrown one.

I always throw a flex shot on hole 14 at Elver park here in madison. Here's a pic:
http://www.discoverwisc.com/image/madison/e14a+.jpg

The basket is way down the hill. Its barely visible between the two trees in the middle of the photo down by the well lit pine.
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Sun Sep 10, 2006 6:09 pm

1. When you purposely turn an overstable disc over knowing it will fade back left for nice distance.

2. Try a z buzz. It's similar to a roc. Many compare it to a broken in roc.

3. One of the best underrated headwind discs is a z predator.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:57 pm

TexasOutlaw wrote:2. Try a z buzz. It's similar to a roc. Many compare it to a broken in roc.


dosnt compare much to a classic roc though ;-)

and z pred is a great headwind disc (my fav, not sure how weaker arms like em, I remember throwing a spirit when I though a new eagle was overstable, and watching it lawn dart 50' in front of me... and theyre only alittle more overstable than Z preds)
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:10 am

Thatdirtykid wrote:
TexasOutlaw wrote:2. Try a z buzz. It's similar to a roc. Many compare it to a broken in roc.


dosnt compare much to a classic roc though ;-)

and z pred is a great headwind disc (my fav, not sure how weaker arms like em, I remember throwing a spirit when I though a new eagle was overstable, and watching it lawn dart 50' in front of me... and theyre only alittle more overstable than Z preds)


Actually, I may have mis-spoke here. I never have learned the differences between all the rocs. The first one I had was a flying eye roc (due to the print). I have some butt ugly orange halloween edition too. I'm going more on what others that have thrown my buzzes have told me.
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Postby PRES 10 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:34 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I picked up a Elite Z Crush this weekend and it suits my headwind drives nicely.


I threw another classic roc sunday and i loved it, i think ill have to find one.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:53 pm

not a bad choice w/ the crush

and tex the classic roc is the only "roc" thats not even a roc mold, Im pretty sure its just a beaded xd.
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Postby Solty » Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:35 am

i throw kc pro rocs and a classic roc...


the classic roc is more of a finesse midrange.......i love it!
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