JR wrote:The deal with Blizzards is to match the weight with your power. Go too low and they are not just meh they are a catastrophe. Katana being flippy by nature is the worst offender when you go below your power too much. A 156 Bliz Katana is a curve disc for 400' throwers. Not too bad curves thus manageable. A 150 Katana is useful only for wide s-curves on wide open holes where it doesn't matter where you land so not very useful.
Dunno about having to match the weight, no problems at all with 136 Destroyer and 139 Boss for someone normally throwing around 400-430'. If you get a low PLH one then things start to change.
aubfaninga wrote:Still seeing all the experts on here saying wind this and light weight that.
Then I saw a 16 yr old drive a 134 gram blizzard Boss 836' in the cold with 14.5 mph wind.
Before you hate, show the video of your longest drive!!!! Please tell us what disc you use.
1) Distance throwing has very little to do with disc golf, they're ultimately a competition of who can throw the disc the highest and manage to catch the wind better than others that day. No use comparing distance throwing results, conditions or style to regular golf throws.
2) I don't think anyone has disputed that the Blizzards can go a long way in a tailwind, but simple physics say that lighter discs are more easily blown around by the wind (I don't mean they're not stable enough, just that wind moves them more). If anything the record throw itself is a proof of this, it's not just his power that pushed the disc that far.
3) David Wiggins is secretly 26 and a freak of nature anyway. No disrespect though, but he is literally the biggest and oldest looking 16 year old I've ever seen.
From what I've seen most people here like the Blizzards, if not personally then at least as a concept. The Bosses and Destroyers are great and some Wraiths and Katanas too, but quite a bit of the Wraiths and Katanas came out really bad and are almost useless.
EDIT: And out of the Blizzards I've tested they really do work good in windy situations too, no problems at all with the stability. They do slow down faster into a headwind, sidewinds move them more laterally and tailwinds carry them out longer, so wind does affect them more than the heavier ones, but no problems with the stability at least unlike with traditional light discs.
I just wish I could get 100g Blizzard discs, I still think the ~130-140g range discs are too heavy.