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Newbie Driver

Postby badplus001 » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:49 am

Hey I'm a new player looking for a recommendation for a distance driver. I've kept my eye on the Archangel and the Avenger SS but I would appreciate any advice or recommendations before I make a purchase. Thanks in advance for the feedback!
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby PMantle » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:47 am

Those two are great. They will both tell you when to move on. I prefer the archangel and still have two.
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby Parks » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:31 pm

Don't bother with the Archangel.

That disc is so terrible that even the 1919 White Sox wouldn't throw it.
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby DiscinFiend » Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:35 pm

What distance are you getting on average with a driver? Since your newer I'd say stay away from OS Distance Drivers & get a Fairway Driver that's stable or understable. I'd recommend getting a Leopard and/or Teebird.
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby JTdisc » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:49 am

What are you throwing right now and how far are you throwing it?

There's no single best answer for everyone.

When I started, I drove with a Shark, as it was about all I could handle. So depending on how new you are, a distance driver could be a terrible idea. Without knowing how far you throw what, I'll throw out a few, from slowest to fastest.

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Innova Teebird or Eagle, Discraft Stalker or Cyclone, Lat 64 River
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If you can throw a Buzzz straight and far, try a Leopard. If you can nail that, try one of the others. If you can throw those over 300, Try a Saint. If you can throw the Saint straight and far, then you're ready for the ultra-long distance drivers and you'll just have to throw a lot of them to figure out which ones work for you.
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby PMantle » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:55 pm

Parks wrote:Don't bother with the Archangel.

That disc is so terrible that even the 1919 White Sox wouldn't throw it.

It's a fantastic disc.
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby Parks » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:21 am

PMantle wrote:
Parks wrote:Don't bother with the Archangel.

That disc is so terrible that even the 1919 White Sox wouldn't throw it.

It's a fantastic disc.


Said no one ever.

It honestly reminds me of a slightly more durable version of those Wham-O Frisbee brand drivers.
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby jubuttib » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:41 am

The run that came out about as overstable as the Banshee (got one of those in 150 class) was decent though. =)
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby Parks » Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:08 am

Yeah, I had an X-Out champ Archangel that was super overstable that was actually pretty fun to throw.
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Re: Newbie Driver

Postby Fenrir » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:21 pm

If you can get a mid to 250+ then I would say dx or pro leopard and once that beats in grab one in star or champ.
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