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Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby harkerj » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:37 am

Still very much a noob, but I like where my game is going. I don't have a big arm just yet, maxxing out at around 325, but I'm getting more consistent and I am starting to really be able to choose lines and hit them. So I'm happy.

Until I played my first really windy round the other day. The guys I was with said I needed more stable discs. Which is why I'm here.

My drivers are almost exclusively Valks in the 168-172 range.

My midrange of choice right now are Sharks, same weight range.

My putters are Darts, 175g.

So what might be a set of discs that I might fairly easily slip in to throw on crazy windy days?
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby victorb » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:54 am

At your range, I'd recommend a champion banshee first.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby Frank Delicious » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:29 am

champ banshee, light pred, you could even just go eagle or teebird in champ.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby TOURNEYPLAYER » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:16 am

wasp too. great mid in the wind for that level of power.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby what'shisname » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:29 am

A zone for the shorter stuff is great in the wind.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby Mike C » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:42 am

KC Pro Roc would be a good windy approach and short drive disc, banshee should do for a driver.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby Pwingles » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:08 am

I second banshee or light pred, imo pred is more sensitive to release angle than banshee, but in a head wind at that power level a flat throw or a touch of hyzer with either will do fine. For mids id say a new roc or kc roc will be ok and when its not just throw your banshee or whatever softer, if you want to experiment though may e a pain or a hornet but in the end i think youll be better off clubbing up instead of having a "wind mid" at your power level, i think somethin like a drone, gator or zone would not actually assist you in learning to throw well in the wind although theyre great mids for the wind
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby JHern » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:23 pm

Z-Buzzz is money in the wind. Just throw it flat and clean, and you can throw it into the wind, downwind, cross wind, etc., and you'll just get the same result: ultra-straight.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby Jesse B 707 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:10 pm

JHern wrote:Z-Buzzz is money in the wind. Just throw it flat and clean, and you can throw it into the wind, downwind, cross wind, etc., and you'll just get the same result: ultra-straight.

This is a false statement.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby JHern » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:19 pm

Jesse B 707 wrote:
JHern wrote:Z-Buzzz is money in the wind. Just throw it flat and clean, and you can throw it into the wind, downwind, cross wind, etc., and you'll just get the same result: ultra-straight.

This is a false statement.


Care to explain? The Z Buzzz is at the core of my wind game. It works.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby CatPredator » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:52 pm

JHern wrote:
Jesse B 707 wrote:
JHern wrote:Z-Buzzz is money in the wind. Just throw it flat and clean, and you can throw it into the wind, downwind, cross wind, etc., and you'll just get the same result: ultra-straight.

This is a false statement.


Care to explain? The Z Buzzz is at the core of my wind game. It works.


Cool people don't like the Buzzz anymore. They work great in the wind if you have clean technique, but then every disc does. Also, you need to give the Buzzz a little hyzer if you expect it to fly straight into strong headwinds. It's going to flip a few degrees on hard throws into stiff winds.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby Frank Delicious » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:46 pm

The buzz is not a good wind disc for a newer player.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby LumberJack » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:08 am

Z-Xtreme, E-Spirit, KC Whippet



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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby JR » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:00 am

A Glo Z Buzzz could work for a new player. It absolutely does for a 420' driver thrower. For a new player OS putters work and it should be noted that Zones work better with high power. For the OP i'd get something less extreme in putters like a Jokeri, Rhyno and at the most OS a Pig. Did anyone mention the Gator for a mid yet? A poppy top Flash and a flat Star Starfire are more overstable than their regular mold mates so they would work at his power level better than a Banshee that is a meat hook even in headwinds.

Don't be rude lumberjack :-) You forgot the XXX. And no those are even worse recommendations than the Banshee. The exception being a broken in DX Banshee.
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Re: Recommendations for discs to throw into the wind

Postby 7ontheline » Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:35 pm

A Discmania PD (Power Driver) is the same speed as your Valk and will crush the wind at your power level. There's a lot of love for it here in the Gospel of the PD thread. As I've gotten better they replaced my Teebirds as fairway driver, they go further, work well for overheads, and power down to cover overstable mid-range needs. Try a light weight S-PD and as you get better and it beats in it'll still fill a useful role in your bag and by then you'll need a Pred, C-PD, or Firebird for longer headwind and must finish left shots. Of course champ Teebirds and Eagle-Xs are great in the wind, easier to find, and will help you develop good form. I love glow Z Buzzzes and a newer, max weight one won't be too different than your shark flight when the wind is blowing a bit.

If those crazy windy days are too much for you Dart, try putting with your shark. :) The JOKERi is in my bag for short approaches when winds are above 20mph.

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