don't go max weight yet... but also, probably don't be huckin' the 150's... also, stay away from the faster discs and stick to some basic stuff... if you want to throw something that looks cooler than the old dx plastic (which i think is easier for beginners to throw) i would recommend star plastic... i always tell people to try a valkyrie for a driver but i will now also say teebird as i have developed a new little love affair with the teebird...
I completely agree with Emmarose on starting off with a Valkyrie, or similar slightly understable disc. When I started playing a couple years ago I was having trouble with basic consistency, throwing a huge variety of hyped up "just released!! state-of-the-art!!" drivers. I was trying to start at the top in regards to powering high-speed, overstable drivers down the range (which would fizzle at 200' and meathook into the woods). I do not consider myself a noodle-arm, but eventually had to face the reality that I was not going to waltz into the sport throwing a Nuke or Katana 500'. BTW, you can strain/tear a pectoral or bicep over-doing it as I found out the hard way. I came to realize my Valkyries were landing a good 50' further than the rest, and were staying in the middle of the fairway and with less effort. So I stockpiled many in different plastics and weights, settling on 3 identical Champion Valkyries at a safe 171 grams. That gave me the opportunity to work on mechanics and consistency, and "tune" my body to the disc, rather than trying to get the disc to do something it's not made to do, lol. While my bag has expanded to include some nifty overstable drivers, I still depend on my Valkyries for most straight drives around 300+/-.
For a Midrange, there's too many options so skip all the hoo-hah and get a couple Rocs. Any plastic. Rocs.
Putter-searching can be a whole other story to find "the one". And then to find the practice/backups for "the one".... Wait. I may be over-complexifying a fun sport! That's it, remember above all else to have fun!!
Hope any of this helps you on your way, and good times to you!
A few free discs from someone on the forum will be a great way to get started. When you want to buy some plastic you will do a lot better picking discs up from Dalaiwood or Chainbangerz since they have way, way more selection than a big box store and people/players there that can actually tell you about what you are buying.
they came in the mail on Saturday,
I got out with them this afternoon. Went to the NAD Bremerton park and played 4 holes with a friend (we shared the discs, took turns with the driver and mid range (one for each hole)) we played the first 4 holes, I got a 4, 3, 4, and 5 (the 4th hole, we determined we were shooting at the wrong basket, and changed direction (probably costing us both a toss)
I had a very good time and look forward to getting out more. The only issue I had was on the way out, we were throwing the discs down the road (on the way to the parkinglot) and I hooked hard left and the disc went way into the rough (a nice thick low spot full of Blackberries, Ferns, Leaves, and lots of MUD). It took the two of us nearly 5 minutes of climbing around in that hole to find the red disc in the leaves.
as long as I can find the time to get out more, I see this being something I'll really enjoy.