I am starting to agree with the high speed driver thing being overrated. These now seem more like specialty discs rather than primary drivers. I've gone back to driving with my Teebird primarily. However, the Groove is the only disc that I can consistently get over 400' with, so it's hard not to use it. I hope to improve my form and get back to using the Orc, which is more of a workable distance driver for me.
Using discs in various stages of wear. I know everyone here will hate me for saying this. Some discs beat into a flight that you really can't get with a new disc...straight flyers, or discs that will hold any line, or discs that have just a touch more stability in places that you need it and a touch less in places that you don't, etc...my Buzzzes and Teebirds are like that to me. But many times when people describe the flight of "disc x" when it's beaten in, it sounds just like the flight of "disc y" right out of the box, but they just seem to assume that since it's disc x is beat, you'll be more in touch with how it flies. I don't agree with that, and I've found that many times its a lot less work to have something in premium plastic that you can easily replace.
As an example, I used to beat Pro Wraiths in for long turnover drives, but now I use the Champ Monarch for a more consistent and extremely similar flight. It's easier to replace and it lasts longer in the sweet spot. Also, while I use use Wizards for P'n'A, when I want a straight flight with little fade or an anhyzer drive, I switch to a Champ BB Aviar instead. With the beat Wraiths and Wizards, I just never quite knew what to expect and it got really frustrating. I only switch to using the "beat" approach if I can't find a disc that will fly the same when new, or if those new discs don't hold their characteristics as long as a beat disc would.
Groove technology. As a player at altitude, I'm really glad that they're looking for ways to create similar discs with slightly more or less stability. The Monarch is as consistent a turnover disc as they come at altitude. All you guys are hatin' on it, but it's filled a gaping hole in my bag that I guess other people fill with a Sidewinder or a Leopard or a beat distance driver or something...which leads me to...
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on Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Trades | Bag | Drives | KC Aviar - Roc - Eagle - Monster - Valk - Destroyer