I think this is in the right section....
First of all, yes, I am new to disc golf. I played one summer in high school and now 6 years later a buddy of mine (from high school) got in touch with me and took me out again. He gave me a couple of discs to start out with and some pointers before he left to go back to his neck of the woods. The discs he gave me were a Gateway Diablo and an Omega putter because I was able to throw them fairly well on the 18 holes we played. I had been practicing with them for about a week and decided to get a Valkyrie because I read they fly the farthest and my drives already go around 250-300 ft on average (I have gotten the occasional over 300ft to around 400ft, but I refer to that as an accident) and thought the Valkyrie would give me an edge on distance. I can't throw back hand for drives and be reliable so I have been throwing side arm (or front hand) which is also what I did in high school, and I can throw straight and low with the Diablo fairly regularly, and even bring it up a bit for predictable "S" curves.
My fist day practicing with the Valkyrie MADE ME WANT TO CHUCK THE %@$&^& THING INTO THE WOODS and hope it didn't magically roll back to my feet. It would fly beautifully for around 100 feet into the turn, it would then start to fade at around 130 ft (at a fairly high speed) go vertical with the ground at about 140-160 and roll unpredictably (well... I say unpredictably but if I threw it high it seemed to go right and low it went left). When I dropped the nose it seemed to mirror, shorten and accentuate the flight pattern but still do the same exact thing, and when I lifted the nose it would just flop over and roll on the turn. I would throw the Diablo at the same speed/angle (as I could manage) as the Valkyrie and got dependable curves distance and stable flight with little to no rolling.
This is an average of about 10 throws each alternating and trying to throw the discs flat and not to high.
Remember I am a RHFH thrower.
I think I'm throwing the Valkyrie to hard, any experienced opinions?