Originally Posted by emmarose
... i know a lot of gals throw heavier than i do... however, this is what i know about heavy vs. light... i played for 10 years throwing what my dad threw (heavier... 170's and such)... the first time i ever threw a 150 (it was a star valk, pink... the original pinkie) it went further, faster and prettier than any drive i had ever thrown and i hardly even tried to throw it... i know throw heavier valks than that... but i'm only talking like a 160 or 162... my midranges i do throw heavier, but drivers, i like 'em light... maybe this is due to my ridiculously short arms...
... i also know it is foolhardy to only have lightweight stuff, 'cause you can't throw it in the wind...
... i would be very interested to hear from teresa, carie and suzie q about what weights they throw... girls???
I agree with Emma here. I started out throwing in the 150 range, but what made the difference for me was learning the proper technic, (thanks to Nate). I now throw 150 to 162. My go to driver that I get the most distance out of is my 158 r-pro katana. My midrange discs are also the heavier side, and I putt max weight. Emma is right though about the wind. I found out what works and what didn't work in my bag at team disc golf last month at Bonneville. My more understable light stuff was crap. The disc that worked the best for me in the wind was my champion 157 firebird.