jubuttib wrote:Good info. To summarize a bit: The point of the Comet is that it's sensitive to OAT. You can't force it, you have to ask it nicely. If you can get it to 300' without much hyzer, you're on the right track. It is however unlikely to help you with nose up problems.
And to add more to this...
1) The problem in flight is that OAT causes the disc to wobble, which makes it fly very understable. Some discs can be given an initial wobble, and that will bleed off/dissipate in a couple seconds of flight. Some experienced players can use this and control the amount of OAT they put on the throw to get the desired flight, which works better for some discs and worse for others. The Comet seems to have a very slow dissipation of wobble, in addition to being made super-under-stable by the wobble itself. You simply can't throw it far with any significant wobble, it doesn't fly properly.
2) Using a Comet or other "OAT microscope" disc might increase your nose up problems if you're not careful, because putting the nose up causes any disc to fly relatively more over-stable in flight. Thus one might add nose up, get a straighter flight even though there is still a lot of OAT, and decide that whatever throwing motion that caused that flight was good, when in fact they just haven't gone all the way in getting rid of OAT and the nose-up just masks the fact. This can end up as a positive reinforcement of bad habits, since getting the nose down alone can add of order 100' of distance when turning over drivers on distance lines. With nose up, you'll never realize the full potential of those lines.