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 I have been living in Japan for sometime now, and just wanted to say that thanks to being forced to throw discs no heavier than 152gm has made me really love disc golf again! My game is much tighter and my shot selection is much more thought out. I also throw fewer models and think more about wind direction. I'll be moving back to Maui within the year, and have no intentions of going back to my old weights (170ish). Has anyone else out there gone light and seen the benefits?

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At first I was having trouble turning everything over when I made the switch to 150, so I started throwing nothing but overstable stuff. Now my form has become much more compact and I rely on snap, glide, and form rather than juicing it and turning them over. Now I throw Leopards, Teebirds, And QOLFs as mains and have a Firebird and Gazelle that I throw every now and then.
There's actually a really good selection of 150s out there. I get 90% of my gear from Clearwater Disc Golf Store. Valks are all over the place. Champ and Star in 150! Putters are harder to find. I like Aviar P&As because Innova makes them in all different weights and stiffnesses so they are pretty easy to get you hands on.
how do they feel throwing? I was thinking about getting a 150-160 valk
Really, really light at first. But after you make a few small corrections in form, you'll freak out how far you can get them to go and how acurately they get there. I don't know about Valks too much, but lots of the Japanese players swear by them.
I have a 150g champion valk that I throw for rollers or hyzer flips. I can't throw it full power or it turns over too much. I'd say I can get it out to a max distance of about 350'... a lot longer in a tailwind though. I have a 150g dx xcal that is the most overstable disc I've thrown. 150g Surges are pretty long... tons of glide. A 160g r pro boss was the longest disc I've ever owned, consistently to 425'. It would flip a bit and glide on that line for a long time before fading out.
That's rad! R-Pro Boss', for me, are way flippy. I throw Qolfs for anything over 400'. Mainly Teebirds for most holes in Japan. Today, I rolled a Millennium Sirius OLS about 500' dead dick parker! I think that may be the best roller disc ever...
hero discs usa has all kinds of putters in 150 class . thats were i get most of my light plastic .
Hero Disc USA is great. THey carry alot of the 150 layovers from the Japan Open. I've never had a chance to play on Big Island, but I recently watched a few clips on Youtube. Crazy trades and a couple tiny water hazards,lol!
when you get back too hawaii , and plan too get out to the big island look me up . the states are coming in oct , and the big island open is jan . 22 -23 hope you can make plans !
I'm on it. Do you know AC( air condition) Jerry from Maui?
when i have to have max distance i throw one of my 3 r-pro boss's. all weight under 150
I don't know if anyone Stateside knows Manabu Kajiyama, but today we had a little face off. We threw creatively at a very small 9 hole course here in Tokyo. Just guessing, but every hole we made was easily over 370' from tee to basket. We both overthrew and birdied almost everything. Light plastic goes for days with less effort. we didn't throw any big D discs like Destroyers or Wraiths or anything like that. 150 Teebirds all day. I love disc golf again! Look out for Manabu at the USDGC!
Does he throw all 150 class when he competes here in the states?

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