We have a right-turning shot at DeLa (hole 20) that is like that, but with a canyon of death on the right and a line of medium-height to tall trees to clear along the edges of the fairway...fun stuff. I saw Gregg Barsby ace it with a big forehand shot last month. I think it's always better if you can find a disc that will hold a gentle forehand hyzer angle all the way to the basket at long distances, the PD is probably an excellent choice. Turn-overs that finish anhyzer are very touchy and difficult to control with great precision, especially in the wind, although some great players do manage to perform this kind of shot often and make it work (e.g., Masters World Champ Jon Baldwin, with his Z Avenger SS).
vto wrote:Assuming no elevation change, QOLS...
Elevation change between tee and basket isn't everything. I've thrown some shots (e.g., Napa Skyline) that were only ~300' and the tee and basket were perfectly level, but between was a deep ravine and a downdraft that made getting across to the basket damn near impossible.
Timko wrote:Hole #1 at Waterworks....It's got some elevation drop onto a pretty insane right to left slope while needing to work the shot left to right.
I loved watching this hole played on discgolfplanet.tv coverage of the NT this year. The large wavelength washboard topography is great, and the way the trees limit the lines, plus the fast sloping green, that's the kind of disc golf I like to play. Would love to play Waterworks some day.