discmonkey42 wrote: PMantle wrote: discmonkey42 wrote: BentElbow11 wrote:
PMantle wrote:I don't find an Axis to be faster than a Buzzz, but maybe I'm not throwing it right. :dunno:
Really thinking of selling all my MVP stuff. Just really never end up using any of them. Shock has the best chance of staying though.
MVP is an aquired taste, IMO. I think the reason many describe their mids as "faster" is because you need to throw them harder to get optimal flight out of them. Gotta keep them spinning. That gyro tech thing again
While I can throw a buzz, truth, slightly worn roc, axis, and several others straight all the way to the end of their flights (sorry guys, it's the indian not the arrow),
That's fine and all, but it does not help any of us, including every disc golfer I've ever seen, who can't make those do that. That's kinda why people ask these questions.
And Mark answered this question extremely well. If your choice is to deny something is possible because you can't do it and your friends can't do it, then that's an issue with you and the people you play with. It's not an issue with the disc. Your questions should be focused on how to gain a skill, not what disc to buy to hide your lack of that skill. Throwing a stable mid straight with no fade is a fundamental and necessary skill in disc golf. It will translate into lower scores and an immensely increased enjoyment of the game. Practice more, argue less.
There's another method that you choose to ignore...such as using the approprite disc that's ideal for the shot needed, and letting the disc do the work for you, vs trying to beat in or finesse another disc that's not as well suited for that role(i.e. tunnel shot). As the Buzzz slows down it fades, and despite one's definition of "straight", the fade can't be entirely eliminated. Hence mids such as the Tangent, Aurora MS, Mako/Mako3, Fuse, Buzzz SS, etc. If it's windy, then the Buzzz may outperform those others in that role, but that's another animal entirely. This is hardly indicative of a lack of skill, but rather sound strategy.
I have owned and thrown many Buzzz's in different plastics and stages of wear, and can finesse them to do what I want, but why would I feel the need if there are (and there are!) other mids that can perform a dead straight tunnel shot better? That's why there are choices, instead of this idea of the Buzzz being a 'one disc fits all' midrange. And what's wrong with using a Buzzz SS if you want no fade?