Which double stamps for noobs?

Golf Discs, Bags, Baskets, Videos, and other Disc Golf Related Equipment

Moderators: Timko, Solty, Frank Delicious, Blake_T, Fritz, Booter

Which double stamps for noobs?

Postby krusen » Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:09 pm

I'm thinking about getting a practice set of 5 double stamps from Zonedriven to let friends and family use that don't have their own discs. I have borrowed out my understable discs in the past, but realized that's a good way to end up with no understable discs.

Here are my choices:
Beast
Cobra
Eagle
Firebird
Orc
Roc
Shark
Teebird
Valkyrie
Viking

I was thinking one of these:
Cobra
Shark
TeeBird
Valkyrie

Assume an adult player with little to no experience.
Which mold should I get and at what weight (thinking as light as possible)?
krusen
Tree Magnet
 
Posts: 443
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: Hutchinson, MN
Favorite Disc: Old Mold DX Beast

Postby Smyith » Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:32 pm

i would say a leopard, teebird or shark. all are great beginner discs especially the leopard and shark.
Smyith
Tree Magnet
User avatar
 
Posts: 378
Joined: Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:25 pm
Location: Crystal Lake, IL

Postby Solty » Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:58 pm

leopard or cobra = great beginner disc..
Image
Solty
Site Admin - Behind The Scenes
User avatar
 
Posts: 3455
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:21 pm
Location: NE PA
Favorite Disc: Rancho Roc

Postby sleepy » Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:28 pm

You could always do what Innova does for their starter kits...

Leopard
Shark
Aviar P&A

All 150g, all DX plastic. It's what I bought, and it has served me well for the past six months. I still haven't 'upgraded' or tried other molds/plastics because I figure it's better for me to learn how to throw these basic discs first before I get swept up in trying every disc out there.

It's the Indian, not the arrow, right? ;)


sleepy
sleepy wrote:I sleepy, do hereby commit to use the Comet as my main midrange disc for a period of no less than one (1) year; commencing 11/24/09 and ending (if I so choose) on 11/24/10.

Image
PDGA#: 29929 My Trade List: Sleepy's Disc-O-Rama!
My bag: Predators, Surges, Teebirds, Wasps, Comets, Challengers and Magics...Oh my!
sleepy
1000 Rated Poster
User avatar
 
Posts: 1077
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:52 am
Location: Detroit, MI
Favorite Disc: Comet

Postby TexasOutlaw » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:14 am

Out of what you listed, I would go with an eagle, valkerie, or tee bird for a driver (I probably would go valerkie first something in the 160s).

What about roc for mid?
TexasOutlaw
1000 Rated Poster
 
Posts: 1291
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:45 pm
Location: south Texas

Postby TexasOutlaw » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:18 am

sleepy wrote:It's the Indian, not the arrow, right? ;)


sleepy


You're right, but a straight arrow always trumps a crooked one... :)

I like trying new discs; I just don't jump on one right away. For example, I had the wraith in my bag as a try out disc even though my main drivers are trackers and avengers. Now that I learned the disc, it definately made the bag.

Even with discs that do not make my bag ( like the champ sidewinder), I still had fun trying it out.
TexasOutlaw
1000 Rated Poster
 
Posts: 1291
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:45 pm
Location: south Texas

Postby garublador » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:19 am

I've found that most beginners do the best with midrange discs and putters. The last time I took some newbie friends out they gravatated to the 159g DX Stingray.

I'd go with the Shark or Cobra.
garublador
Disc Whore
 
Posts: 3459
Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2004 11:37 am
Location: Urbandale, IA

Postby krusen » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:40 am

Thanks for the opinions.

A cobra would probably be the right choice, but I'm leaning to light Teebirds since I could practice with those as well.
krusen
Tree Magnet
 
Posts: 443
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: Hutchinson, MN
Favorite Disc: Old Mold DX Beast

Postby twmccoy » Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:42 pm

Me personally, I did great with drivers in the beginning, but they were light. The first driver I got out to 350' was a 158g DX beast. I think its a misconception that beginners can't throw drivers. My first driver ever was a 175g eagle and I could throw it fairly well from day 1.

If I were to pick 5 discs from your list I would pick (I assume they are all DX).
The lighter the weights, the easier it will be to throw these.

Orc lightweight
Teebird
Roc
Cheetah
Valkyrie
twmccoy
Plastic Fondler
 
Posts: 2168
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:07 pm
Location: Littleton, CO

Postby krusen » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:04 am

I'm pretty sure the deal is only for one mold. The ones I listed are 5 for 25$. Maybe I'll give them a call and see if I can split the order. I'd like to try some Valks since I have never thrown one, but I'm thinking the wider rim may make things more difficult for a newbie.
krusen
Tree Magnet
 
Posts: 443
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: Hutchinson, MN
Favorite Disc: Old Mold DX Beast

Postby jiwaburst » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:35 am

I have been bringing some new people out recently and found that the heavy sharks and light valks were the easiest for my friends to throw. A heavy shark does what one expects a disc to do if they have played some catch with normal discs.

Everyone new seems to have an easier time throwing valks than teebirds. And I found that my friends and wife need to have some distance to feel happy playing.
jiwaburst
Tree Magnet
 
Posts: 213
Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 1:16 am
Location: central valley, CA

Postby presidio hills » Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:29 pm

i wouldn't even bother getting a driver... a newbie can only throw it like a projectile if they want distance, which just hurts their form... and is ugly to watch.

DX sharks and cobras... all the way. something they can make glide, maybe turn over a little, end up straight... not fade too hard at the end.
presidio hills
Fairway Surgeon
 
Posts: 625
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:04 pm
Location: san francisco

discs

Postby twmccoy » Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:59 pm

krusen wrote:I'm pretty sure the deal is only for one mold. The ones I listed are 5 for 25$. Maybe I'll give them a call and see if I can split the order. I'd like to try some Valks since I have never thrown one, but I'm thinking the wider rim may make things more difficult for a newbie.


I actually found the wider rim drivers (orc, flash, crush, beast) to be easier to throw when I started out, and I still favor them over smaller rim models. The valk would probably be a good choice.
twmccoy
Plastic Fondler
 
Posts: 2168
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:07 pm
Location: Littleton, CO

Postby Fritz » Mon Feb 20, 2006 10:29 pm

Everyone has already put their ideas, but how about:

Driver:

DX Gazelle 160-163g

Midrange:

DX Roc 180g
or
DX Spider 170g

Putter:

Wizard of course I prefer 175g wizards in the soft.
FRITZ
Team Millennium
Play Smart. Keep it Simple. Throw MILLENNIUM.
#26702 ♦ CE Omega ♦ Omega SS ♦ QMS ♦ Q Sentinel ♦ CE JLS ♦ Q Polaris ♦ Q Astra ♦ QOLS ♦ QOLF ♦ Q Quasar ♦ CE Exp-1
Fritz
Naturally Athletic
User avatar
 
Posts: 4675
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:01 pm
Location: Fruita, CO
Favorite Disc: QMS

Postby krusen » Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:22 am

This has kinda gotten off track. I intend to buy a set of 5 x-outs from Zonedriven for newbs to use. I can only choose from the ones listed:
Beast
Cobra
Eagle
Firebird
Orc
Roc
Shark
Teebird
Valkyrie
Viking
I don't want to buy a whole set, since a newb doesn't really need a mid, and I have extra DX aviars to use. It would be a bonus if I could use the discs as well.
I was originally thinking Valk since I have been wanting to try those out, but it sounds to me that a Cobra would be a better choice for the enjoyment of the new golfers. I'm thinking light weight would still be necessary. Maybe I could still learn some finesse by taking some light Cobras to the practice field.
krusen
Tree Magnet
 
Posts: 443
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 4:43 pm
Location: Hutchinson, MN
Favorite Disc: Old Mold DX Beast

Next

Return to Equipment

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 3 guests