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help for a beginner

Postby ducttapewiz » Mon May 06, 2013 2:30 pm

I am interested in beginning to play disc golf. I have a lot of ultimate frisbee experience and am very comfortable with all of the throws. My question is that I am overwhelmed by which disc do I need to get to get started? I know I need a driver, medium, and putting disc, but beyond that I am lost. What weight? Spin? etc.

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby gvan » Mon May 06, 2013 4:06 pm

The best thing might be to meet up with someone willing to play a round. Many people here would be happy to do so. Where do you live?

As for discs, I'd recommend getting an understable mid-range and a putter to start with. I'd personally suggest a Stingray or a Stratus to start, though that's as much personal preference as anything.

Let us know where you are and someone may step up that can meet you and help out.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby mrpbody33 » Tue May 07, 2013 7:49 am

Get a Discraft Comet!

No need for those flashy high speed drivers right now until you develop a disc golf throw. This by the way is somewhat different than the throw in Ultimate. But really all you need to make your first outing fun is one disc. Maybe get a putter like an Innova Aviar or Gateway Wizard to start. The Comet is a great understable midrange disc that will teach you proper form.

Also I agree with Gerrit that getting out to a course and playing with someone experienced is the best way to learn.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby ducttapewiz » Tue May 07, 2013 3:26 pm

Thanks guys. And what about the weight of the disc? I assume heavier means less wind resistance, etc...?

I live over in the Snellville area, near Alexander and Lenora.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby ryanwatson » Tue May 07, 2013 10:48 pm

just go to disc stalker. and there are random draw dou8les every Saturday at alexander 10am
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby keith johnson » Tue May 07, 2013 10:49 pm

ducttapewiz wrote:Thanks guys. And what about the weight of the disc? I assume heavier means less wind resistance, etc...?

I live over in the Snellville area, near Alexander and Lenora.



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Re: help for a beginner

Postby mrpbody33 » Wed May 08, 2013 7:55 am

ducttapewiz wrote:Thanks guys. And what about the weight of the disc? I assume heavier means less wind resistance, etc...?

Generally speaking the heavier a disc is the less affect by wind it is. But of course the lighter a disc is the further you are able to throw it.

Every golfer has their preference on what discs they light to throw in what weights. Myself my putters and midrange discs are all max weight (175g for putters and 180g for midrange discs). My drivers will vary a little more depending on what I want them to do.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby Can't Hit Open Putts » Wed May 08, 2013 8:45 pm

Being an ultimate player you might have the mechanics to throw more overstable plastic. You couldn't go wrong buying:

Driver- Valkyrie, Sidewinder(165-175g)
Mid- Roc, Buzz (172+g)
Putter- This is more of a "feel" than which is "best for beginners" choice. When you go to Discstalkers, throw a few out back and pick one that is max weight.

An XD or Classic Roc flies most like an ultimate disc and can be used as a putter, upshot or short driver.

If you want a casual round to play with more experienced players try to get out to Lenora on Thursday evenings 6ish for the tag league.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby grease » Wed May 08, 2013 9:30 pm

Did you mean understable?
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby jonp » Wed May 08, 2013 11:20 pm

grease wrote:Did you mean understable?

C'mon now, just because he tried to CHOP off his toe does not mean he's understable.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby grease » Thu May 09, 2013 5:39 am

Maybe a bit on the wobbly side. BTW, 10 meter brick is the best putter there is.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby Can't Hit Open Putts » Thu May 09, 2013 2:17 pm

grease wrote:Did you mean understable?

I was refering to the midrange as for overstable.

My stability is never to be worried about no matter how many toes I have or dont have!!

Still trying to push those discs, Grease??
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby grease » Thu May 09, 2013 10:08 pm

Yes, of course! The 10 Meter Brick is the best putter for use as a coaster or doorstop. Forgot to elaborate.
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Re: help for a beginner

Postby Corndawg13 » Fri May 17, 2013 8:09 am

Nobody offered to meet up to play a round. I live in Suwanee and can play a round with you at Alex if you want. Also, there is a tournament this Saturday the 18th at Alexander Park and it may be something you want to see. There will be some solid players out there.

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