need a maximum distance driver...which one?

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pro wraith, z flick, or elite xs?

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need a maximum distance driver...which one?

Postby wannabe disc golfer » Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:00 pm

I'm not that great of a player, but I am wondering what type of disc I should get in order to get maximum distance. I am currently deciding between the wraith pro, elite xs, and the z flick (obsessed with sidearm recently). If somebody could please give me some info on these discs, it would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby zealot » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:19 pm

yo, if you cant throw over 350 i would step down to something like a teebird or gazelle
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Postby Solty » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:25 pm

lock-off wrote:yo, if you cant throw over 350 i would step down to something like a teebird or gazelle


what he said :)
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Postby zealot » Fri Sep 01, 2006 7:33 pm

download the 'joes flight chart' that blake compiled. it has the info you need to find a disc to fit ya needs
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Postby twmccoy » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:10 pm

Well, of the 3 discs you listed, the pro wraith has the best distance potential by far. Whether you have the arm for it is a question. The flick is not really a max distance driver, but does work well sidearmed. The XS is ok, but not really a max distance driver. It will work better for lighter arms though.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:11 pm

flicks are great for forehands, however, a wraith will be a bit longer if you have decent forehand form, the wraith dosnt mask bad form the way that a flick does. The xs isnt a great forehand disc, however if you dont have the biggest backhand the xs will be better than either of the other ones.

Overall the main point, the flick is not a max d driver.
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Postby Weebl » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:23 am

If you're throwing 300', Gazelle (it really goes farther than you would think), 330' a valkyrie, 360' a flash 400'+ wraith. I suggest not throwing something beyond your skill level, sure it may go farther on some throws, but your score will most likely be lower than if you used discs suited for your power level.
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Postby zealot » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:55 am

i would say the wraith is ok if you can throw over 350 but thats personal opinion. its definately not an accuracy driver though.
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Postby Bradley Walker » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:25 pm

For 300-350 power I like the 170 Star Sidewinder for big D.

This will throw like a 170 DX Teebird but longer, and will stay the same stability much longer. This would be close to a nearly new Pro Wraith, but will be less power sensitive and easier to throw in general.

(I know I about to take a reaming for saying this).
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Postby zealot » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:48 pm

i agree about the sidewinder as well, plus when you develop good snap its good for anhyzers. someone that throws like 270 normally with a teebird coujld prolly rip a sidewinder about 300'
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Postby twmccoy » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:26 pm

Heck, on a calm day I can throw sidewinders as far as wraiths. As long as you have space and no wind, you can just crank out huge S curves with sidewinders. Accuracy is not great, but the distance these things get is incredible.

Anyone ever throw a light champ sidewinder (150-160g)? If you hyzer snap them right they just glide for days.
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Re: sidewinder

Postby Bradley Walker » Sun Sep 03, 2006 7:24 am

twmccoy wrote:Heck, on a calm day I can throw sidewinders as far as wraiths. As long as you have space and no wind, you can just crank out huge S curves with sidewinders.


I agree completely. I have been more AMAZED with the speed, distance, and useability of the Star Sidewinder. Maybe more than any distance disc I have tried. I have thrown a lot of distance discs I guess, but the max weight Star Sidewinder might be the one I would have to pick if I were allowed only one. It will pretty much do whatever I tell it too.

I have to go lighter one to get a big turn in Star.

As far as the distance, it is right out there with anything I have thrown, including Wraiths. I match my TeeRexs, which I believe I throw further than Wraiths frankly, but the line is different.
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Postby twmccoy » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:59 am

Yeah, as far as understable discs go, the sidewinder and pro starfire are easily the longest I've thrown. They both have a ton of glide and speed.

The spectra doesn't even come close, even though it was touted as the next greatest thing. Too overstable and a ton of low speed fade kill this disc's potential.
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Postby Fritz » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:34 am

Cale Leviska throws his flick hella far. In fact he says it's his longest driver.
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Postby Bradley Walker » Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:51 am

Fritz wrote:Cale Leviska throws his flick hella far. In fact he says it's his longest driver.


I always thought it was weird they don't make an X-Flick. That might be cool.
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