First off I must say I have had a lot of fun and learned a lot from these forums. The amount of knowledge and helpful people on this site really are amazing. I wish I had found these forums before
dropping $150 on discs based solely on the Marshall Street Flight Guide!
I am 42 now and really just starting off in earnest. I have played a bit in the past, but never regularly and never with any sort of goal or strategy. I am not a great athlete and I'm not in great shape. I guess I wonder what sort of realistic expectation should I have about development. I realize there are far too many variables to really answer this question, so instead I would like to hear some thoughts about others' growth curve with a relatively
So in a nutshell, what age did you start playing regularly and how long did it take you to rip it good? That is, if you would care to share that info.
In case it's relevant, here's my bag:
175 Jerry Garcia Stamp Spirit (friend gave me this-- based on my first throw, I'm afraid to even look at it, honestly)
172 Gold Bolt (Davy Jones' Locker)
170 Gold Halo (DJL also)
2x 168 D-Line Rogue
167 DX Valk
172 Proton Volt
173 Neutron Amp
172 Z Glide
2x 170-2 Pro D Buzzz
176 Crystal Z Buzzz SS
175 Soft Challenger
175 D Magnet
I have found that the Glide is my most consistent disc in terms of distance. It is never the longest nor the shortest. The Crystal Z Buzzz SS and the Volt have been the most consistent in terms of placement. The Rogue and the Valk have given me my farthest throws by far, but are inconsistent. My local course has ~10 holes that require long 2nd shots for me, but are listed as par 3s. And of course holes 1 and hole 18 feature daunting water shots (who would design a course that way!! sheesh let us get warmed up/finished up safely
Right now I have to choose between a consistently placed drive and a long second shot vs. an inconsistently placed drive with a potentially much easier second shot. My wallet is opting for the former.
Anyway, I would love to get better, but I am having a ton of fun.
Thanks again to all for creating a great source of information and entertainment and sorry for the wall of text!