Grendel wrote:My modest bag:
dx wraith 172
classic roc 172
dx avair 174
My fiances bag:
dx archangel 174
roc (non-classic) 146
discraft elite-s swirl 174
The dx archangel is way too heavy for her, IMO, any suggestions on a good mold/weight for a beginner female to throw? I was thinking some kind of stable driver in the 160 class. She's a petite girl, but suprisingly strong for her size. She finally flattened out her run up with an x-step (before she had been hop-skipping into her throw, which was sending it nose up every time). She does great with that putter, and has a decent short game. It's the long game she needs the most work on. She throws left handed backhand and still has a problem with sending it too high and having it fade to the right and back towards her.
As for my bag, I use the wraith when I need the d (at best I can get 250-300' out of it) and have been doing better at disc selection, using the roc off the tee when the wraith would be overkill and cause me to overshoot (took a couple times to learn that lesson). Should I stick with what I have and continue to develope my game, or are there any suggestions on expanding my disc selection?
For your Fiance maybe try out a leopard, TL, XL, or JLS in the weight range that you mentioned. These are not overstable discs by any means but can hold a very straight line. The Archangel (especially when new) fades suprisingly hard at the end of its flight and i wouldnt recommend it for a beginner. My wife throws a worked in Z-XL very well, and she also does well with her 168 sidewinder (for extra distance), but had awful luck with a 168 archangel.
For yourself, to develop your game I would probably suggest setting the wraith aside for now and try out something a little slower. TeeBird, JLS, XL, Cyclone, Gazelle in about the 168-172g range would all be good choices, and at this point you will probably find they will fly nearly, if not just as far as the wraith. They are straighter more predictable discs and will help you develop good technique.
Those are great choices of Midranges and putters you have.
1 driver , 1 mid and 1 putter is a great way to start out so keep at it, dont just add disc after disc to your bag in hopes of finding that magic disc that fixes everything. Developing good technique is key, once you do that you will start to see the need for a few more molds.