Hey can someone help me out? Ok here's my situation.....
Ive only been playing about 5 months or so. My drive is around 300 and I throw a 174 Discraft Nuke. Ive started throwing a 168 Innova Champion Monarch and im throwing it farther than the nuke, its gettin about 320 consistently. My question is this... The Nuke is proving to be a fantastic flick disc for me and I'd like more D on my drive. What disc would anybody recommend for me? I looked into the Innova Groove because they said it was supposed to be a faster Monarch, but further research from other players said its more like a boss. Anybody have any suggestions on what I should throw to get more D?
The wrong, short answer to your question would be a Pro Katana for backhand. It will probably provide you with an immediate 20-30ft increase.
Unfortunately, that will be as far as you will throw unless your improve your form (trust me, I know). The reason the Nuke is not flying as advertised is because you are not putting the necessary force required for the disc to fly correctly. The same will be true for the Groove, Boss, Destroyer, Wraith, Surge or any other fast driver that is stable to overstable.
If you still feel the urge to try out any of those discs, then buy them in a cheap plastic. Only when they break in will you be able to get a longer distance, although it won't be significantly farther than your monarch.
If you're already throwing 300+ and have only been playing for five months, I'm not sure how much help we can provide. I concur with James that form is more important than plastic. S-drives achieve the most distance, and it's difficult to maximize that with nukes and other overstable discs.
Still, to answer your question: Lighter weight will sacrifice accuracy in favor of distance. Plus, wind can have a heyday with 150 class discs. Sidewinders, Beasts, Valkyries, Roadrunners, Orcs - those are generally considered understable enough to run a nice S-drive.
Good advice is to start from the short game and work your way out. Better to put solidly from 40 feet and run lanes/windows/tunnels than to hit 350 consistently on drives. (Besides, the only local course that stresses distance over accuracy is Two Rivers. Meh.)
And James is right - the best way I've learned is by playing with others. Learn what works - and what doesn't - and apply the good parts to your game. With better form, I could probably add another 30 feet to my drives. But I can't/won't make myself turn completely backwards to the target, because I'm not willing to risk that accuracy. Play and learn.
I would look into the Innova Tern. Its high speed (12) and glide (6) help it fly really far with minimal effort. Having said that, never, ever throw it into a headwind. Here's more detail: Best 6-Glide Discs
Last Edit: Feb 25, 2015 16:59:23 GMT -5 by bartbird