Steady 26542 wrote:Great chart! Now I want to get a speed gun to know what speed discs I SHOULD be throwing...
Would you say that someone that throws an OLF with just enough power for the disc to reach its idealized flight speed should be looking at speed 10 discs or less?
You're fine if the disc is performing the flight path it is designed to execute...e.g., if you're throwing a Boss but you can't make it turn at the highest speeds you can muster, then it is probably too fast and you should use something slower.
As a general rule I tend to only use discs that will turn for me (even if only slightly), although I will also keep discs in my bag that won't turn much at all...discs for flex shots, days with more than usual OAT or headwinds, and also something to grow into as my power improves. Right now I fall into about pwr=4-4.5 category on the flight chart, and I carry some pwr=5 discs in my bag (e.g., Valkyrie, Wraith, Destroyer, Orc) which are either under-stable enough or beat-up enough to turn for me (Valkyrie, Pro Destroyer) or fly stably for me in all cases even when I huck it as hard as I can muster (Star Domey Wraith, new Champ Orc).