New to this game and new to this board, I promise I'll do my research but I'm heading out to buy a disc before the round this evening and I have a quick question.
Right now I'm using a 168g Champion Monarch (Speed 10) as my distance driver. My "home" course is very wide open and I'm very happy with how I throw this disc. RHBH, it comes out flat, drifts to the right a bit, straightens out, then fades left at the end, repeatable and predictable. I can throw it about 300' on average, further if I realy nail one. (Yes, I'm already looking into the "Maxxing out at 300'" thread!)
So I got cocky the other day and bought a 172g Champion Groove (Speed 13) to try. Can't throw the damn thing. No matter what I do, as soon as it comes out of my hand, the disc tilts at about a 45 degree angle, swerves hard left, and dives.
My question is, is it the weight? Does 4g really make a difference (168 vs. 172)? Or is it the speed of the disc (10 vs. 13)? Or something else I am not aware of in my noobiness?
Also, any advice on what I should be looking at for my next disc to get a little more distance? Or should I simply try to learn to throw better to get more out of the Monarch?
Thanks in advance,