Unzbuzzled wrote:This is a pretty good strategy in my opinion. It's best to start off with slower and stable discs to get the fundamentals down. I'm buying my buddy an ion and a champ leopard for xmas because those discs can pretty much do it all, and they are both slow and stable.
JR wrote:Form rules even at an early age. At such a young age body control is likely the limiting factor and hand/finger size. Wedge is the thinnest disc so it should be the easiest to grip for young persons. The Aero is so tall that it may be problematic. XD and Spike are the other thin options for thin discs that are not fast. Well they al are because they have so little friction vs their wind length. The Wedge is fast and middish so it may fade out early but it may help in control some pulling out of mistaken annies more likely than the very undertstable at speeds Spike. Which should be pretty straight for a six year old. What i would do is to have her try out a thin disc too and let her decide for herself. Kids are all about instant gratification so they can get frustrated quickly if the disc does not fly well which is why i recommend also giving her a thin putter.
joecoin wrote:Buy her a Hawk, not great in the wind though.
discmonkey42 wrote:If you are looking for something with a lower profile, check out the Pure if you can. Comes in multiple plastics, very straight, decent glide, definitely a lower profile disc.
JR wrote:The age of 9 has huge body control advantages to age 6. I mentioned 6 because 133' has been tossed by a girl at that age and only 4 years more has resulted in some 430' so the question is how many feet per year of age is possible and what the progression is. At 9 she may not yet need a mid necessarily even if she was at the top of the world in her age group. Mids are thin compared to putters and the more understable of them should be viable soon if not now. Years fly by quickly.
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