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Beginner to Buy Just One Discraft Disc - Which?

Postby hurricanedavid » Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:40 am

I have a web page to help some of my friends who are new to the sport. I make disc recommendations for first-time-buyers. I've learned a lot from Blake's pages.

Because of Innova's great web site and the reviews I've read on this site, I know some of their discs that would make for a great do-everything disc. So I have a list of discs that would be good, but right now, they are all Innova.

What about Discraft's offerings? If you were to advise a beginner who maybe just wants to get their feet wet by only buying one disc, what would you tell them?

What are Discraft's couterparts to Innova's Roc, Shark, Cobra, etc.?

It would also be great if you could say why the disc you are recommending is appropriate.

Thanks folks.

P.S. If anyone wants to look over my page and make sure I'm giving sound advice, I'd love any critiques...
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Postby dscglfgeo » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:26 am

Discraft has a couple of these types of discs available. My personal favorite is the BUZZZ. Most people that throw both compare it to the rock. D- is a little understable after a few trees and the Z stays true to form basically you take the buzzz put it on the line you want and watch it work.

for begginers its not terribly stable and relatively easy to control.

Also check out the WASP, GLIDE, BREEZE and MRV. all midrange discs. I've noticed some begginers throwing the XS (driver) a bit lately. seems to work pretty good for them. Check out there website, and look at the comments from the pros.
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Postby Fritz » Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:37 am

XL is a nice beginner disc as well.
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:00 pm

the comet is one of the best beginner discs available. stability is somewhere between a shark and an aurora. could compare it to a slightly flippier spider but with better glide.

the closest shark crossover is the hawk.

i would say a lighter weight d buzz is actually better than any of innova's mids for players just starting out as it has tremendous carry and is quite straight.
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Postby Jwt4412 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:17 pm

HD,

An Element S-Series is a great beginner disc... Lots of carry.
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Postby Rooster » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:34 pm

Jwt4412 wrote:HD,

An Element S-Series is a great beginner disc... Lots of carry.


not really discraft though.......
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Postby Jwt4412 » Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:38 pm

True... Rooster, true..

But it is another option for a First Disc for a beginner...

Details... details... details...
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Postby Woodchuck » Wed Jun 21, 2006 1:58 pm

my wife and another female friend of mine use 150g S Elements. They are great discs for women and children just starting out. Very light and very easy to throw.
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Postby hurricanedavid » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:19 pm

So who's the maker of "Element S-Series"? I've never heard of that before. Which part of the name is the mold name and what is the plastic, etc?
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Postby Woodchuck » Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:36 pm

its from Gateway www.gdstour.com you may have heard of their putter the wizard.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:57 pm

My answer was going to be the comet, but that was already given.

I know that blake dosnt reccomend something as understable as a stratus, and for a one disc guy neither would I, but a X or D stratus would make a good D driver for a smaller armed beginner, complimented w/ a stable mid (D Buzzz) and a neutral putter...
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:33 am

I found a cobra that was beat up and it reminded me of a d buzz.

I'm not sure if I would recommend the d buzz (and z buzz) or the d cyclone. I'm partial to the cyclone as I learned with one.

In the age of new discs realeased every month, I'm yet to find a replacement (though an x tracker came close). It's a nice stable to slightly understable disc great for beginners and pros alike.

Back to the buzz, at least in south Texas it has caused many die hard Innova throwers to take another look at Discraft.
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Postby twmccoy » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:27 am

IMO, the buzz and glide are discrafts two best midranges. The glide is slightly understable but goes forever if thrown flat. The buzz is just a workhorse of a midrange that holds any line you put it on and won't flip.

For drivers, try a lightweight surge.
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:41 pm

I have a glide to for my understable needs. I beat up d buzz took it's place in my bag though.

Still a great disc, but not a must have like a buzz or a cyclone.
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Postby Bradley Walker » Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:04 pm

TexasOutlaw wrote:I I'm partial to the cyclone as I learned with one.

In the age of new discs realeased every month, I'm yet to find a replacement (though an x tracker came close).


In my opinion, the Tracker was very nose sesitive for not being very stable. It did, indeed, have Cyclone like stability, but was hard to keep low.

I gave imy Trrackers to my buddy and he crushes the stupid things. He gets some wicked skips.

I think the Cyclone is only slightly more nose sensitive than a Roc.
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