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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.


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I would tend to not bother with the Valk or Avenger until they are consistently over 250' Basically understable and slow is the way to go. Stratus, Comet, Eclipse, Shark...... for drivers they can go with Archangel and/or Express.
hey now,150 Valkyrie;Eclipse,Comet,Hawk,Avenger SS;Wizard putter& mid range
Exactly. Lighter , understable discs work better for new players.
What was your first disc?
It wasn't a Boss, Destroyer, Wraith, Avenger, Roc now was it.
Start with a shark, stratus, cheetah, gazelle, stingray.
Think understable is best for newbies.
Being primarily Innova promoter, pushed the RoadRunner.
It works every time to help that new player develop their throwing. And usually you can see a difference in matter of days playing. The players usually came up and thanked me later for selling them the RoadRunner. After awhile they can move into the more advanced drivers.
Putters, aviars, xd, magnet, challenger, wizard. Stress working with one putter only. What 'feels comfortable.'
A Dx Shark is also pretty good as others suggested.
I'd suggest for them to start out with the Aviar, then upgrade as they see fit
All new players should pick up a buzzz or similar midrange and throw it almost exclusively until they can throw it correctly and understand why it flies the way they it does for them when they release it.

Then when they have proper form, then they should select a driver that matches their power level.

By almost exclusively I would suggest they also get a putter and whatever it may be stick to it and not bounce between putters.
Yes, I agree, and I know how it feels to be new and want to gun it down so if you absolutly HAVE to have a driver just pick up something understable, not crazy understable but something forgiving to less than rightiouse form like ss avenger or xpress.


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