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    ok hi y'all I am a newbie at this ,so heres my querry,what disc(s) should i be buying as a beginner and which do I AVOID,i want the best ,not crap and I value your opinons,thanks

  • #2
    get a roadrunner- nice beginner disc should fly rather straight with slight hyzer at end for newbie arm speed. maybe wraith or katana for sidearm and hyzer shots. try a roc (i could never get these to work for me when i was a newbie). a putter i like gateway wizard. find what feels good in your hand. these should all be in mid wieghts 167-171.
    have fun
    rob

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    • #3
      I agree with Rob. Get a midweight (165-170) Sidewinder or Roadrunner. The new Vulcan is a good beginner disc too if you can stand the wide rim. It's a Sidewinder on steroids. For midrange I'd suggest a Shark (a less stable Roc).

      Basically use discs that feel good in your hand (again Rob ). That's the bottom line, really. Go to Next Adventure or Disc Golf Depot and try as many discs as you can.

      Have fun!

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      • #4
        No. No. No.

        Don't even mess with discs that fast yet; the fastest disc I would recommend to someone new would be a Leopard. Get a Meteor or Stingray and work on your form and technique for a while. Roadrunner is a ways off yet and the Vulcan, NO not yet, you are not ready. Wraith, Katana? NO.
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        • #5
          Drivers:
          champ or star Valks
          champ leopards
          dx or champ eagles

          Mids:
          z and x Buzzz
          dx Roc

          Putter:
          dx Aviar
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          • #6
            Originally posted by gator51 View Post
            ok hi y'all I am a newbie at this ,so heres my querry,what disc(s) should i be buying as a beginner and which do I AVOID,i want the best ,not crap and I value your opinons,thanks
            XL
            Stratus
            Roc/Classic Roc
            167-170
            Bright , visible colorsranges, candy yellow, day-glo green

            many throws in an open field so you learn what they wanna do AND

            on the course, watch every stinking, crappy, lameass throw until the bitter end, so you see where it ends up...nothing more frustrating than bad throw becoming a 20minute search or lost disc
            oh,
            have fun
            "good ol' Roc, nothin' beats that!"

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            • #7
              I'm will agree with Silly in that if you want to learn wrist control early (which is extremely important) you'll want to start with a slower disc (Leopard or SLOWER)! Start out with a driver (even a roadrunner or vulcan are TOO FAST and much too stable at low speeds which is the important part here) and you'll likely be throwing 'S' curves the rest of your career and will have a tough time learning how to throw straight lines.

              My ideal beginner backhand thrower bag:

              Discraft XL (start with 1 and then add a second new one in about 6 months)
              Innova Stingray (Stratus would be another great choice or perhaps Buzz SS if you have a lot of power)
              Aviar P&A (really any true "slow" wide rimmed putter will do here)

              Happy flights
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              • #8
                Put me in with the "avoid the driver" group. Think midrange and fairway drivers. Leopard, TL, shark, stingray, etc... When you start turning these over consistently it will time to add faster and more overstable discs.

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                • #9
                  I'd argue that when you can make those discs finish their flight straight, that is the time to move on.

                  Anyone can torque over even an Xcal with enough power or windmill rotation - it takes something different entirely to ensure that a TL is not hyzering at all even 300' down the fairway.
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                  • #10
                    Anyone can turn any disc over with enough OAT, I used to do it with a #2 hyzer from Lightning, circa 2005. I used to do it with a DX Viper as well. My discs used to look like knuckle balls...

                    It takes more to get the disc to do its intended flight.
                    Sometimes my mind boggles. It's so deep my mind actually boggles.

                    ~ Cyndi Lauper ~

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                    • #11
                      Good call all of you on disc selection. I've forgotten how I started out and what skills you need to acquire in the beginning. Forget my suggestions above. Grab a Shark, Stingray, and putter (or something along those lines as suggested above). When you can control those it's time to move up to faster discs.

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                      • #12
                        I'll echo the call for the XL, great beginner driver.
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                        • #13
                          I started with a Teebird, and it is still THE most important disc in my bag. Once I could throw a little harder I stepped up to faster discs. Take it SLOW at first. Throwing faster discs too soon can be really frustrating.
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                          • #14
                            Well, from what I've seen, there are beginners, and then there are beginners. Grab people on the course who would like to help you out. While a Stingray was exactly the right choice for my first disc, I've seen newbies who could crank my most overstable driver right from the start.

                            Asking was the right thing to do. Ask someone who knows something to watch what you are throwing, and how you are throwing it, to make suggestions.
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                            • #15
                              Ok im gonna bring it down another notch or speed or amount of intial frustration. I have taught literally hundreds of players how to play over the last 20+years and what I have found is give them a good putter to begin with. If a new player learns the fundamentals with a Aviar or Magnet, such as hyzers/anhyzers, nose up/nose down,arm speed and distance control. The transition into mids and beyond blends way easier. I love seeing the reaction on new players faces when they throw their first s-curved drive. Also take them out into a field before you ever show them a double mando, ob ridden hole thats 700'. Ps~its good for your game too!

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