JR wrote:fireball42 wrote:bents wrote:
Articles about wind: http://www.discraft.com/res_wind06_p1.html http://www.discgolfreview.com/resources ... wind.shtml
thanks for the articles bent. should be something that improves my game.JR wrote:At that point in the career it is better to gain skills than more discs. You should be able to learn to throw each of your current discs left, center and straight and out to different distances. Once that is consistent you have a better idea of possible overlapping and gaps in the bag for all conceivable situations.
well i can throw these throws well with my panther and my stingray. being left handed i had to learn to anhy quickly because the courses are generally a little more rhbh friendly. i can also get a decent s-curve with my ray.
i do need to work on these with my teebird, which is newer and i mainly focus on placement and distance.
That is not gaining you any skills throwing discs that tend to go in any direction. Throwing them straight or in the other direction they naturally go out to different distances teaches you skills and just exactly what those discs are capable of. And how hard it is to bend their flight to your needs. If you find you cannot make a disc do something and nothing else in your bag does the same each time you've found a hole that needs to be filled. It might be a skill or equipment issue. Maybe both but i'm leaning toward skills since you have different good discs. Out of those objectives the one that will lower your scores most is acquiring skills and making you consistent with your new found skills. It is harder to achieve than you might think and surely harder than throwing money at a problem buying everything.
i see your point JR. you are correct that i have a lot to work on and I do not expect a new disc to turn me into an overnight pro. in fact most of the time using a new discs makes my game worse because I don't know how to throw it perfectly.
i don't see buying new discs as throwing money away though. part of the fun of this sport for me is experimenting with discs and seeing what works well for me. I like the discs I have but i could easily find another disc that I prefer over them. for instance, I like my panther (it was my first disc), but i feel that I already prefer the stingray for most shots and i trust it more, and i have had it for a few weeks. spending 15 dollars a month to pick up two d-plastic discs is okay to me because it may be the disc that stays in the bag and replaces one that was a go-to, or just as easily it may go on the shelf, or my GF may love it and have it replace her discs.
trying and buying new discs is part of the joy of the game to me.