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what should be in my bag

Postby theredstar » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:27 pm

So I just started about a month ago.I have an aviar kc pro in my bag.I'd like I straight flying driver,and and overstable driver for making drives around trees.any recomendations as far as weights,speeds,and what kind of disk I should learn with? I'm a 6 foot 175lb guy.I throw rhbh and rh sidearm.iv been using and xstep to run up on my drives.and my grip is my middle finger and ring finger pads inside the lip with my fingertips touching the crease. My index finger is in the same place just.not touching the crease.and my thumb is on the plate directly above my index finger. Any suggestions?
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby keltik » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:39 pm

Well I saw from your other thread that you live in OK. You might want to check out an Eagle-X at about 170g. you should also check out a midrange of some type. Buzzz and Roc are the two most popular.
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby theredstar » Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:51 pm

Thanks for the advice.so are innova and disccraft about equal inn quality?
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby allsport1313 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:15 pm

Can you elaborate what you mean by quality?
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby theredstar » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:21 pm

Does either company make a better disc than
the other.those are the only discs my locatol shop has
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby allsport1313 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:25 pm

Short answer is no, one is not considered inferior to the other. Some people will tell you they are diehard Discraft throwers, and the same goes for Innova and other brands. I would say approach brand names with an open mind and see what works for you :thumbup:
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby keltik » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:58 pm

yeah they are equal in quality and variation.
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby discmonkey42 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:56 am

Yeah, don't get caught up in the brand loyalty crap (although a lot of people have gone through that stage). A lot of beginners miss out on some very good discs because people in their area insist that this brand or that is the best and all others are crap. I get funny looks almost every day for throwing a couple of Millenium discs in this area, but the Orion is still the best disc I've ever put in my bag for my arm speed and game. Find what individual discs work for you and have fun!
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby theredstar » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:31 am

Thanks guys.I think I'm gonna go with an eagle and a buzzz just to give discraft a shot.ill post again after I try em out.
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby theredstar » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:33 am

How does my grip sound?
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby JR » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:33 am

Welcome. Your grip is ok but you should try different variations. For the fastest learning possible it is often recommended here to throw at least a month with putters only and then see where you're at distance and control wise. So what's the situation now for you? Thereafter mids. Even the straightest driver Innova DX Leopard has a fair bit of power requirement. So people trying for competition skill level aim for 250' putter drives on flat land without the wind before trying out drivers. Leopards start to become straighter and more controllable thrown to past 200' so that is the minimum limit i recommend with it because people pound out mids to beyond 400' but the difference is that staying straight is much easier with mids at such short distances. Flat throws are the most difficult to achieve so they teach you the most.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby theredstar » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:23 am

Well as of right now I'm throwing drivers.I'm getting about 250' but my accuracy is nowere near what I'd like it to be.so you recomend I use a putter for each shot until I get the accuracy I want? And then move up to a midrange. I have a kc pro aviar putter.
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby theredstar » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:26 am

And also,I'm not sure how to grip a putter
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby dgdave » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:46 am

Here's a really good grip video. The Climo grip works with just about anything. For shorter/more controlled shots, just fan your fingers more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAV8kKU ... ata_player
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Re: what should be in my bag

Postby dgdave » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:48 am

"The Gauge may be the best disc ever"
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