Originally Posted by sillybizz
If you are flipping every disc while throwing you have off axis torque or bad form. I can throw under stable mid range discs like Meteors and such (yes forehand I am talking about) and get good flights out of them and not flip them over. People with sports backgrounds have more POWER right away and can throw it far; more power than form. Just because you can throw it far right away doesn't mean you are using proper technique. Sorry not trying to single you out, just trying to prove a point.
No problem. I don't flip every disc over when throwing max sidearm; I throw very far with my xcal and tee rex and seldom flip them anymore. I have a ton of power and know that's more of my game than others and luckily my form is improving with age as my power wanes.
I was merely suggesting that you may want to disc up a little for SOME people. I moved from leapard to TL to eagle to tbird to wraith and at every juncture the extra distance from my power made we want to learn to control that disc more. I threw sidearm and tomahawk and soon I learned how to backhand all these discs as well. Can most people jump straight to wraith and get it right? Probably not. But many new to our game can handle fairway drivers off the tee and more and probably get more pleasure doing so (and therefore get them to stick around in our sport).
My wife would get discouraged and probably stop disc golfing if I gave her full weight discs or anything overstable. Likewise my friend would have done the same if given the same discs my wife uses. Sometimes it is ok to disc up a newbie. sometimes.