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600' drives disc question

Postby kachtz1 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:41 am

i have been playing 3 months now, and i have only ever really played with Innova discs.

i really like to do distance throwing in a field...im not good at the game itself yet, the putts and midrange stuff.

but i just recently have been able to hit 600' drives with no wind help and im at about 50' elevation above sea level. using a Bushnell Yardage Pro laser rangefinder.

so far right now the only disc i can throw 550+ ' is the 170 Pro Destroyer

the only discs i have tried so far are the ones listed here

Z Surge SS 170
champ Boss 175
DX Teerex 170
DX Eagle 171
DX beast 170
Pro Katana 170

my question is, does anyone have any suggestions on disc selection? im interested in trying some other long distance drivers,but i dont want to spend money on something that will just flip out instantly or cant handle high speed throws. any help or ideas would be great! :P :mrgreen:
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby turso » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:47 am

to be honest, pro destroyer is the longest disc around on lines resembling anything you can use on track. I've tried almost every single distance driver there is, and I like the pro destroyer the most. The thing just flies like nothing else.

Katana will be way too flippy for you so forget that, it's mainly a beginner cheat distance disc if you ask me.

A stableish Halo is probably fun for you to try, but meh, I still think nothing's better for distance than pro destroyer :)
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby Jeronimo » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:59 am

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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby turso » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:39 am

Just a wild guess, but I think he might be the hulk from the vid that circulated month or so ago with title "relatively new player ripping 500'+"
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby turso » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:42 am

yeah guessed right, his nick is in this vid at least:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MdsB8na ... r_embedded
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby kachtz1 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:33 pm

I wonder how far 600' would be at the Big D desert thing with all the wind and elevation...maybe 650!!
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby turso » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:17 pm

The wind helps A LOT. There's no breaking records without it :)
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby JR » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:23 pm

Halo is usually 10' longer than a Pro Destroyer for me. It's slightly more stable in Opto than a Pro Destroyer. But I throw way shorter than the OP. Katanas come in huge variety. Pro Katana may be too difficult for such power and newness of the thrower. Echo President's Cup Star Katanas or CFR champ Katanas being more overstable should work but are difficult to find. I'm not sure if even that power is enough to handle new flat Startanas that are PIGS!!!
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby Jeronimo » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:28 pm

Pro Boss?
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby Parks » Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:07 pm

Pro Destroyer is one of the best distance discs, if not THE best.

You could try one of the more stable 170-173g Discraft ESP Nukes, a 170-173ish Star Boss, a 170ish Pro Boss, or a max weight Champ Katana. Each of these molds have some inconsistency, and may come out too stable or understable.

Those will probably be your best bets for max distance.

For distance and consistency on the course, a lot of top pros favor Echo Star Xcalibers or ESP/Z Forces.
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby kachtz1 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:17 pm

thank you for your input...i have decided to try a 170 Nuke and a 170 Pro Boss.

if i want to try the Big D desert thing out, how far should i be throwing in normal conditions on flat land to be able to be compeditive 700' ?

im just over 600 right now with 0-5 mph wind on flat land, the records are in the 800s so just trying to get an idea.
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby Parks » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:53 pm

You're in the right neighborhood.

People can get an extra ~200 feet riding the wind, but it is a skill to learn to read the wind and throw the proper line for it.

Until you learn this, you probably won't be gaining much D with the wind.
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby bill » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:42 pm

video or it didn't happen!
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby weedjj » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:58 pm

bill wrote:video or it didn't happen!


There is a Video is in like the 4th or 5th post in this thread showing him 2 months ago hitting 550 less than a month into him playing
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Re: 600' drives disc question

Postby bill » Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:57 pm

Trey, please forgive my inability to surf the internet.
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