twmccoy wrote:Yeah, at 165', both the beast and wraith are WAY too much disc for you. Someone suggested a leopard, which is a good choice, as are the gazelle, cheetah and sidewinder. Once you master these understable discs, you can work your way back up to the wraith and beast. It will be a while though.
peten16 wrote:twmccoy wrote:Yeah, at 165', both the beast and wraith are WAY too much disc for you. Someone suggested a leopard, which is a good choice, as are the gazelle, cheetah and sidewinder. Once you master these understable discs, you can work your way back up to the wraith and beast. It will be a while though.
The Gazelle is not "unstable" though. The shark is also not an understable. Why are these still a good begining discs discs? Are they just that easy to throw straight?
And what are any of your thoughts on the Raven since we are talking about these entry level fairway drivers?
discmonkey42 wrote:A buddy and I just had a long discussion about how many people are out looking for distance and not getting it. The analogy we came up with is looking for distance is like looking for a girlfriend. If you are out trying to just hook up with anything that will get the job done, you will usually be dissapointed the next day. This applies both with constantly trying to get to the next best woman and trying to get to the next best disc. Distance (like having a girlfriend) is an output or result. You can't manage a result alone. Those outputs are created by many inputs. For a girlfriend, those inputs are your behavior, dress, income, car, sense of humor, time spent at gym, etc. If you stop looking for a girlfriend and focus on those things, you will amazingly just find a great girlfriend (how many times have we heard someone found their dream girl when not looking for her).
Getting distance is the same thing. No one should ever go to the field with a goal of more distance (please don't kill me for this statement). Their goals should be the inputs that create more distance. More snap, longer reachback, eliminate off axis torque, better x step, clean release, flat release, throw closer to your body, etc, etc. Those should be your goals. Most pros can throw any disc far. Barry can throw a roc 350 from a stand still. If you go out looking for distance and a longer disc, you will never get that distance. Focus on the behaviors you can change and stop thinking about distance (much easier said than done). My biggest distance gains have always come when I've been working on other things. The only thing that ever happened by going out and trying to use different discs to throw further was frustration and reinforcement of bad technique.
Pick a couple of discs and stay with them. Distance will come with better technique, following the articles here, and practice. Disc selection will make the smallest impact of all in the grand scheme of things.
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