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i've been playing for almost two years now. am i correct in the assumption that a fairway driver is meant for teeing off accurately, such as a wooded course? i always thought that meant on very long holes, for really long upshots. doing some research i found that it possibly means for accuracy drives, where you have to "hit" fairways. also, could i get some posts of your favorite fairway drivers to use on different types of holes?

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I don't use fairway drivers. I use the fastest latest drivers out there (Boss, Destroyer, Katana, Nuke), and Rocs for just about every other shot. I can make a Monarch go straight, and now Katanas, so I use them when I want a straight long shot with no or little fade or skip. Get to love your midrange discs and know their range. You can take a little off a long range driver to place it if you need to. I don't see the need for a speed 8,9, or 10 driver when there are 12s and 13s now!
I use the stalker formy fairway driver. It goes really striaght and is accurate. Sets up birdies like no other disc. Also for more stabillity try a tracker or teebird
my problem with midranges is i don't like the grips. i started throwing broken in drivers for most shots you would probably use a roc on. i shot four down on the front nine at one of our local courses with a broke in champion wraith.
I use a Star TL and a ESP surge...The TL is easy to throw....easy to control. The Surge, without max power, will hold a super nice line...low and flat.
love the stalker. monster for flicks, overhands, and spike hyzers. i carry a striker but don't use it as much now since i got a stalker. if i have to be accurate i usually reach for a midrange. if you learn to love your mids they will shave strokes off your game.
On any given shot, you want to use the slowest disc you can comfortably reach the hole or landing area you want. Slower discs are easier to control. I'd suggest 2 fairway drivers, one for turnovers and straight shots and a more stable one for wind and hyzers
I only use one fairway driver, champion teebird. That's one disc I can't do without, I usually carry a couple in my bag for different situations. As for accuracy I havent found a better disc for a driver, being distance or fairway. I recommend the teebird.
I too would recommend the Teebird. I carry 3 in champion plastic: one new, one seasoned, and one well beat in--or what Climo and Feldberg call "fleshy." I also agree with Shark that throwing the slowest disc you can reach your destination with is most often the 'correct' decision. (By 'correct', perhaps I mean: statistically reliable.) And yes, as you suggest, fairway drivers are now used primarily for a bit more controlled/slower shots. Of course, fairway drivers are very useful for shots in between midranges and distance drivers. Whether it is a controlled, open shot or a very tight, wooded shot, fairway drivers (can) fill a key role in any good disc golfer's bag.

Although I've tried a number of fairway drivers, the Teebird is surely my favorite. (Did I say that already? :) I've also thrown eagles, leopards, XL's, cyclones and I'm trying out the new ESP Stalker now. I must say that I like it so far, but I haven't thrown it enough to rely on it in a tight situation.

While a fairway driver may be the right disc for you on really tight drives, some of the courses in my area offer looks from the tee that are so tight that midranges--and sometimes even putters--are definitely the disc of choice from the tee. If you're having trouble throwing midranges, I would suggest PRACTICING throwing them with a fan grip. It's never easy to change grips, but if you get used to throwing with a fan grip, or "modified fan grip" your ability to throw midranges will improve greatly, which will also shave strokes off your score.

I hope this helps. Happy hucking!
a guy in my group the other day aced the first hole (between 100-140) with a beat wraith. the rest of us were throwing putters. there was another metal, but he was the only ace. the lesson..... throw what you can bang chains with!
Champ. Leopard, Champ. Teebird both are a must have for my bag.
IMO the "fairway drivers" of today, were high speed drivers in their prime. As discs got faster, I guess you could no longer call them drivers. So they came up with fairway drivers. The ones I carry are: 150 class Flick, Firebird, Teebird, Eagle, and Leopard. If you are only looking for two. I would say the Teebird and Leopard are a must.
I'll jump on the teebird bandwagon, it is easily the most reliable driver in my bag. With proper follow through I can get it to follow just about any path I want it too...well equal to my skill level. I currently carry three in my bag. Two champion plastic (one used, one worn), and a star that I'm still deciding if I like.

I'm also a cheetah fan. I use them mostly for rollers, but they make a nice catch disc in between my midrange and long range anhyzer discs. I can make them turn right with less effort than it takes with a teebird.

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