markmcc wrote:The most stable disc that I own right now is a Teebird, and I am resisting getting anything more stable as I don't want to use that as a crutch while I am trying to learn basics. When throwing into a stiff wind I release the Teebird on just a bit of a Hyzer line (8:30) and it flies ok. I suppose that my relatively low power (250' - 260' on a typical no-wind drive) helps me to make this work.
I don't know if that is a good idea or not. Thoughts?
As a contrarian it is my duty to advise you to try everything:
overstable, understable, even (horrors!) wide rimmed. Try them all and see how they work and how to manipulate them. Watch what the good players are doing and what they do it with and mirror them as much as you are able.
Golf is about making adjustments. You must adjust to the conditions, the weather, the lines of the course. You must adjust to the discs you have today and the ones you will have tomorrow. The sooner you start developing those skills the faster you will learn them.
Overstable discs are not evil, nor are wide rimmed drivers so long as you do not use them exclusively. They will not harm your form or hold you back from your potential. Try to learn to make any disc in your bag fly flat and true in the middle of its flight (how it finishes is a function of its stability) then memorize that form and touch so you can repeat it. Once you can throw flat and straight you have mastered one of the most important skills in the game.
Good players carry discs in the full range of stability. Eventually you will too. Today is a good day to start.