Fightingthetide wrote:-I want to stay as slow as possible without sacrificing too much distance (maybe a speed 7 for a majority of my drivers? and speed 9 for a distance driver?)
Fightingthetide wrote:Yeah, the issue really lies within my driver slots. I like the idea of sticking to a 7 speed driver as my workhorse and getting a 9 speed for distance (when necessary). Is it going to be more beneficial to switch to TB's and TL's over the Eagle molds because of increased glide? I think this is where I get stuck in my mind when thinking about which disc to make my workhorse.
Fightingthetide wrote:I'm liking this so far:
170 Viking / 165 Star Valk - Distance (headwind/tailwind)
175 CFR C PD - Very Overstable
175 Champ ??? - Overstable
170 Star and DX ??? - Stable Control
165-170 ??? - Understable
Fightingthetide wrote:170 Viking / 165 Star Valk - Distance (headwind/tailwind)
175 CFR C PD - Very Overstable
175 Champ Eagle-X - Overstable
170 Star and DXEagle-X - Stable Control
165-170 Leopard - Understable
I want a distance driver with some horizontal movement, so I might go with a lighter Star Valk for tailwind and no-wind distance, and a 175 Champ Valk for headwind distance. I have no experience with these discs...would this work for me as a distance driver setup, at my power level?
Hyzerline49 wrote:i dont really advise throwing a valk, even at a heavy weight, into a headwind. i would recommend getting a165 star valk, a 170 champ valk, and a 170 champ viking. these three discs will meet all your distance driving needs. the viking will hold a much better line into a headwind, and will be more useful for shaping hyzers while having a very similair grip to a valk
MDP wrote:Well, you already have PDs, how well would your S or P PD work for the max D slot?
I throw both of those, and I have a feeling as my P PD breaks in it will end up being fairly long. Valk should be a little easier to throw (power wise) than your PDs.
Hyzerline49 wrote:i was thinking that the star valk would beat in, and be used for hyzerflips and turnovers. the champ valk would stay more stable, and be used for more stable distance, including slight hyzers and flex shots. and the viking could handle all the more stable distance shots, including headwind duties.
MDP wrote:Hyzerline49 wrote:i was thinking that the star valk would beat in, and be used for hyzerflips and turnovers. the champ valk would stay more stable, and be used for more stable distance, including slight hyzers and flex shots. and the viking could handle all the more stable distance shots, including headwind duties.
I think, maybe I'm misunderstanding, that he wants to limit the number of drivers he has over speed 7 or so.
From that standpoint, just adding one max D driver, and using his EXs for things like headwinds, would fit the bill.
It's been a while since I've thrown a Valk, but I remember they do have a substantial fade. It really wants to fly as an 'S' shape line. Should have more turn than your slightly beat P-PD with similar fade (maybe even a bit more).
Fightingthetide wrote:Yes, that's true. I do want to limit what I throw above speed 7 so I can work on improving form, snap, etc. and at the same time keep from hyzering off the fairway.
Were you saying a Valk would have more fade than my seasoned P PD? Or more high speed turn?
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