jubuttib wrote:First tell what sort of distances you're throwing with your discs. How straight a disc is depends very much on how long and how cleanly you can throw it, so knowing your average distances with different discs (also how they behave when you throw) will help us come up with a suitable disc for you.
slowarm wrote:Throwing 240-280 and mastering a Valk? Sorry, don't want to be rude, but you're not mastering your Valk. Same answer as to the other guy: Learn to throw with putters and mids, if nothing else, they're at least much more straighter than any driver. If you want to throw a driver, get a Star Leopard. The day you throw it over 300 with ease, take out your Valk and try again.
Or then you can just throw whatever you want and have fun. Remember to have fun.
jubuttib wrote:Good to see you making quick progress, keep it up! =)
Still, straight flying discs at that power level would include most neutral mids and putters. Buzzz, Mako, Coyote, MD2, Aurora MS, a beaten in DX Roc, Comet, Axis, there are a huge variety of options for you. Drivers that naturally fly straight at that power level will most likely turn quite easily as you build up power and distance, on in a headwind. A Gazelle is probably to closest you'll get, after it beats in a bit. After you've developed a bit (might be only a week or two) the TeeBird starts to be a valid option.
With that out of the way I really recommend that you focus on throwing your mids and putters at the moment (I'm not saying that you shouldn't throw drivers, just saying you shouldn't focus on them that much). They naturally have a straighter flight path than drivers, won't fade as early, are more accurate, and best of all you can't force them to fly far, they require a bit of technique to get there. If you start learning that technique from the get go you'll thank yourself for it in a year or two. If you focus too much on mashing drivers from the get go you have a huge chance of developing bad form issues, which will require you to unlearn them later before you can fix them, and might even result in injury. Learning how to throw putters smooth and straight to 200' and beyond is one of the best ways to practice form there is. One particularly magnificent disc for learning proper form I can recommend is the Discraft Comet, especially in X. With a clean throw it can go way over 300' on a frozen rope with a flat release, but any off-axis torque (OAT as it's known here) will make it turn and burn. Magnificent disc for technique problem shooting, and about the best neutral mid you can buy.
Still, main point is that you have fun. =)
JR wrote:Gazelle starts out way too hard fading so Champion Leopard is better. It is the best low power requirement driver there is. Cro fades too hard and with clean form it won't turn at all. There is a bunch of discs that hasn't a widely used class name so they are called tweeners. In this case between mid and fairway driver. Tweeners are faster and longer than mids while still being very straight. Squall in SP plastic is the best IMO for longest shots while not turning too much early and not fading too hard later. For some reason the softer plastic Squall turns more and fades harder. Stalker in mid 160s weight would be great too. When you gain power the Valk gets better but so would a River.
Valkyrie especially broken in DX has way less power requirement than most discs that are so fast. Even at his power level.
slowarm wrote:Throwing 240-280 and mastering a Valk? Sorry, don't want to be rude, but you're not mastering your Valk.
victorb wrote:slowarm wrote:Throwing 240-280 and mastering a Valk? Sorry, don't want to be rude, but you're not mastering your Valk.
sorry, but you're being really rude to a brand new player asking for legit advice, after 2 rounds of playing. that kind of attitude has no place on this board.
OP - The best advice I can give you is to pick up a dx shark, a dx roc, and an aviar putter. Innova makes these, and if you can find a starter set with a dx leopard in there (shark and aviar are included too) then the place should sell dx rocs. Just use those for a few weeks (or longer, depending on how much you play) till you get a good feel for them. keeping it simple is a good approach to learning any form of golf, and these discs will do it. You don't have to completely ditch the valkyrie, but know that getting it's full potential is still quite a bit down the road. If you throw sidearm, it's still a good driver to start with.
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