Weebl wrote:My 166 pro starfire is 10x more predictable than my 171 Champ. Orc. Maybe I'm crazy.
First off; today we had an ace race. I saw lots of guys (mostly newer players like myself) throwing orcs all over the place. I do mean ALL OVER the place. When I pulled out my old Cyclone and ripped it straight straight blowing past the scattered Orcs I got a few "wow!" expressions. This was into a 13 MPH headwind on a 278' hole. Granted I didnt get an ace but I was the third closest. Bested by the older players (older in dg exp not age as I was the second oldest in group). In fact I was two feet behind and one foot to the left of the second closet throw. I have no doubts that in the hands of an experienced d-golfer with great technique an orc can be bee-line, laser-beam, godamn-that-was-straight. I dont have that ability... YET!
I have been playing nearly 8 months now so I am clearly no pro. When I first started the store owner (and state champ BTW) reccomended a Leapard. I bought it and used it till I got D-greed. I went and bought a starfire, and later an orc. That was a mistake that I paid dearly for. I shredded form in an effort to learn to throw these discs straight. Soon I was filling my bag with seriously overstable plastic just to keep straight. I knew when I had to throw an Elite Z Xtreme for a left hook that I was doing something wrong. For those of you that dont already know an Elite-Z Xtreme is rated 3+ stability which is Discraft speak for waaaayy left and dive into the ground hard! After posting here and reading some posts I thought I'll lose distance but maybee I can throw right. Turns out Blake, Texas, and others were right I hit the used shelf at said store and bought some older plastic. First a X2 till I got it turning left, then a cyclone. I have to tell ya, a Cyclone is a versatile disc. You can hyzer it, do a neat little start anhyzer to go around mandatory tree marker, and then turn back and fade to the left for a nice little park on the hill.
Dont get me wrong, I still got an ESP Surge but it's a rare thing to throw it still. I love the flight but I'm still not landing it in my desired 60' circle. On long holes I whip it out and let her flay then, I reach for the putter to close in. By all means GET the disc ya want, but learn to throw RIGHT then that orc,t-rex, (insert new disc name because by the time I shut up and hit submit there will be a new one) surge disc will fly like a thing of beauty and the others stubornly holding onto their spanking disc will drop their jaws with the Oh so sweet "WTF was that?!" as you smile smugly. Trust me it's a great feeling. I got to do that a few times today and it feels freakin awesome!
Thanks Blake, tex, and everyone!
Now to master that 30' putt in a 20mph headwind while blindfolded...