lock-off wrote:170g should be about right if ur comfy with em. a leopard is a good idea but it will break in pretty fast, meaning that it will start to fade right more and more pretty fast. i really like the star leopard i have.
diskgopher wrote:For new throwers I always liked the jls. It is has less fade and better durablity than a gazelle but it isn't availible in all markets. But hey, disc selection is really more of an art than a science.
As far as distance improvement, I haven't seen you throw but I would guess that the best tips would be:
1. Remeber to pull the disc straight across your chest
2. Turn more of you back to the target because most of the throwing power comes from your lower body.
3. Try taking a shorter last step this will help you get your weight over your plant foot and help keep the nose down.
4. *Most importantly* Try throwing with some different timing of your leg and arm movements. The reason being that if you are throwing less than 300 you aren't putting all your body movements together to fully maximize the effectiveness of your throwing effort. Try to have someone who you think throws pretty well take a look at your form and give some ideas. Take a really close look at the videos of throwers on this site especially the ones with a similar body shape as you.
5. Practice in a field with just a couple of similar discs. This lets you focus less on adjusting your throws for different discs and lets you concentrate on your form.
6. Don't worry about getting it overnight. Have fun and one day the light bulb will just come on and your throw will come together. I played for almost 2 years before I broke 300 and I was having a blast cranking out 200ft drives .
here is a link to the set i was talking about but I think if you have a decent disc retailer around you could probly get em seperately cheaper.
http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/produ ... 7425947931
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