mikooksaram wrote:I am an Ultimate player (not sure if that counts against me or anything...) and thought disc golf looked like fun. I'd like to get into this, but have no idea what discs to get. For that matter, I have no idea what else I would need. Could I get some suggestions?
(I'm the primary handler for my Ultimate team, so I have experience throwing, but I imagine that doesn't count for much among disc golfers.)
There are huge carryover skills from Ultimate to Disc golf. You will be superb on short upshots (compared to a beginner) but long distance drives will require relearning how to throw.
Your learning curve will be so much easier if you can find an experienced teacher and some understable drivers (a Discraft Avenger SS is a good candidate. Not an Avenger, mind you but an Avenger SS. The SS designation means it is understable and will fly straighter for you when you throw with Ultimate form).
I remember when I first tried golf discs, coming from a background of Freestyle (or more like low level playing catch in my case). I thought golf discs were useless. They all hooked sharply to the left! I could take a Whammo 165 and throw it straight for 100 feet forehand, backhand or overhand wrist flip. Why would I want a golf disc? Then I saw a Pro throw an effortless shot which went farther than a football field on a frozen rope. Oh, I realized, that's why they use golf discs.
Welcome to Disc Golf, mikooksaram. Your back and knees will thank you.