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We're getting a lot of newbies into the Throw Shop, even after only two weeks of operation - www.throwshop.us - and I'd like to see suggestions for what discs we should help them select.

By inclination, we're suggesting lighter discs and less stable discs. For example, using Innova and Discraft examples, for drivers we would suggest a Valkyrie or Leopard or Avenger SS.

When we can, we get them outside and see what their natural throw tendency is before we recommend. And we also tell them that they can expect to come back and buy more stable discs after they get a little better.

Thoughts?

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I agree with the Avenger SS. I can't comment on the 2 Innova discs due to never really throwing them. I would also recommend a Stratus for a mid to start with. I learned to play with a Stratus and it worked great for me.
Innova...Sidewinder, Roadrunner, R Pro Dart, DX Classic Roc, DX XD


If you can find'em, Discraft Breeze is a nice easy disc to throw...nice line...understable...but no longer made I believe.
The Roc,Eagle,Ch panther
Well....it's all relative to players ability(Hey my standard answer again..lol)


...but a Roc is more of an advanced disc...not everbody can handle a Roc at first...some never get it. A classic Roc is nothing like any of the other Roc molds...it is easy for new player to work with. And like you said Terry understable lighter weight is obvious.

the Eagle I wouldn't exactly recommend unless the new player has some natural ability right out of the gate. The Champion Panther....don't know a whole lot about them in that plastic. When they came out, DX was what we had...it wasn't a great disc then...new it was ok...after getting beat a little...it ended up as junk. But, Hey if Innova made them in Ch plastic...a few must like them.


I definitely agree with the Stratus...I recently bought 2 lighter ones for some friends of mine to start with.
Well, I started out with a 150 eagle and I liked it.
I still keep it in my bag for water shots. Its just a point and throw kinda thing.

I got the Ch panther in the Champion Starter Pack by innova and I loved it off the bat.
It can Handle anhyzer/hyzer shot as well as being a good straight thrower for 100-150 feet. Slightly overstable for me. Its my go-to disc besides the Roc or 08 Ace Race Disc (you should stock those terry..)

The Roc is nice if they would have someone to teach it to them. It took me a while to get used to mine.
Anything in that 150 range would generally work...unless the new player is throwing 250 to 300 right off the bat....heck, an R Pro Boss might work for a new player with a gun. That 150 Eagle was probably a perfect choice for your ability at the time.
panther is a good choice and the lepoard is a great choice of a first driver
Terry,

I want to say something that caught my attention. I have only been playing for a year now and i am truly finding that what I have in my bag I do not need. I wish I would of watched a couple of the videos from the pros before I had bought anything. One video talked of buying 10 putters just so I could learn to putt and to throw the right way. I have since changed what I am carrying as well. I am working only with certain discs now and in groups of 5-10 discs. I just wished I had known what I know now about the disc's and the beginners and what I should be throwing. If you get a new guy reccomend some videos for them to watch before theyt really start throwing.

I appreciate all of the help that I have received from you all. I learn something new everyday. So please do not stop what you are doing and thanks for your help and all that you do.

Dave
You and me both. I've been playing for a year, and I really wish I had my Leopard, Sidewinder, Meteor, and Monarch when I started out. Want to know what one of my first drivers was? A f-ing Avenger. Early putter? A f-ing challenger. Most of my bag was fast, heavy, and overstable. I'm out there wondering why the hell I can't get my discs to fly straight...
I hear that! Flx avenger, 175 boss, star destroyer, what the freak man?! when i first started i was so discouraged. it tears your form apart as a beginner to try and throw those heave overstable discs. I been playing for about 8 months and i practice about 1 hour 3-4 times a week and play 2 times and I still can't put them back in my bag. I find a easy disc to control for me right now is a lighter beast. Beasts have worked for us since the beginning and you can utilize it as you develope and it will still have a place in the bag. I got a pile of overstable discs I can't throw yet. Bums me out.
XL isn't bad either.
my friend just picked up a avenger ss in yesterday since he lost his tye dye avenger at oshtemo. i noticed that the ss fly straight if throw right and is very stable, he also has a dx leopard that flies pretty good to.

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