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Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby GTomp » Thu May 26, 2011 2:36 pm

I have been throwing at a Pro course for 3 years now. I am average on a bad day. However, I'm having problems furthering my drives and putting (since I lost my Tank). I am currently throwing a Star Max on windy days a 175 Pro Beast. I have a little money to invest in new discs. What should I buy? A Am/Pro suggested four discs: Vulcan, Rhyno, Buzz, and a Katana or Nuke. I currently only have enough for 2 discs. I know I need a putter so the Rhyno is a must. What would you guys recommend?
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby keltik » Thu May 26, 2011 2:58 pm

Welcome to the forum.
you are correct that the Rhyno is a must (it is very similar to the Tank).
What other discs do you normally play with? this would help us figure out what your next purchase should be and help maximize your purchasing power.
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby NoLifeLeft » Thu May 26, 2011 8:03 pm

If you don't mind a soft putter, the R-Pro Tanks are still available and I highly recommend them.
https://www.discgolfvalues.com/store/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=515

I'd also recommend trying someone else's Vulcan before buying one.
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby Whiz » Thu May 26, 2011 8:54 pm

Pm me your shipping info and I will send you a couple discs to try.
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby Timko » Fri May 27, 2011 8:42 am

If you don't currently have a midrange, I would suggest getting one. Learning to throw a midrange for distance will increase your feel for really getting a hold of a disc, which is something you can then apply to drivers. It's tough to really feel snap on a larger rimmed disc without first feeling it on the smaller rim stuff.
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby GTomp » Fri May 27, 2011 4:25 pm

@Keltik- I'm throwing a 175 Pro Beast with some good success, a Star Max with little/no success, and an archangel for short range.
@NoLifeLeft- I don't mind them; however, I do prefer hard putters. But, at this point I'm open to anything.
@Whiz- Thank you! That'd be amazing.
@Timko- What mid-range would you advise?
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby CJ1998 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:26 pm

There's only one! The BUZZZ!!! Kidding. There are obviously many good mids on the market, but the Buzzz would be a great choice.
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby Sean40474 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:19 am

If you don't have a mid at all and you're looking for another disc that can elevate your abilities, then get a Buzzz.
It's all about discipline and focused practice!

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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby Whiz » Tue Jun 14, 2011 4:15 am

GTomp, I want to see a post on here about the discs you are throwing and how they are flying for you. Let us know what lines you are using them for (feel free to say what hole at Sinnissippi) and how far they are going for you! Tell us about your (hopeful) improvement.
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby AlucardJh » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:42 am

I'm assuming that you don't have a midrange (at least you didn't say you did) so that is what I would suggest buying. There is many many midranges to choose from but I would definitely have to recommend a buzzz. Most accurate disc I've ever used. Another suggestion is a Roc. I've personally never used them but I have heard that they are pretty much Innova's version of a buzzz. If you have a midrange / don't want a midrange, I would suggest buying a slow fairway driver. Learning to throw a fairway driver will really improve your game. My recommendation would be a leopard or a teebird. Good luck my man.
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Re: Experienced But Having Problems Furthering Abilities

Postby Mark Ellis » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:10 am

GTomp wrote:I have been throwing at a Pro course for 3 years now. I am average on a bad day. However, I'm having problems furthering my drives and putting (since I lost my Tank). I am currently throwing a Star Max on windy days a 175 Pro Beast. I have a little money to invest in new discs. What should I buy? A Am/Pro suggested four discs: Vulcan, Rhyno, Buzz, and a Katana or Nuke. I currently only have enough for 2 discs. I know I need a putter so the Rhyno is a must. What would you guys recommend?



GTomp,
Disc manufacturers wish all players had your instincts. You have experience in the game but have reached a plateau in relation to your skills. So your solution to overcoming that plateau and reaching the next level??

Evidently your answer is to buy new discs.

By that analysis, if you wanted to jump two levels up in skill you should buy twice as many new discs. I guess if that doesn't work you might consider practicing your weaknesses or working with a good teacher. :D
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