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I tried to pick up Disc Golf last year and became frustrated at my lack of progress (Frisbee-throwing alluded me as a kid, too). Eventually I ended up selling my discs for cash and haven't played since. Now I'm looking to hit the reset button and be more disciplined in learning how to play properly, rather than try to rush in to it.

That being said, I'm looking for a single beginner disc to train myself with. I am most familiar if Innova and was thinking about the Aero or Archangel. Can anyone offer advice?

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I would suggest that you look at a midrange.
skeeter, Roc, Buzzz, Comet, make.

I often putt with a buzzz, clearly my favorite, however, I am starting to really love the skeeter.
Want to cheat? 4 discs to do every shot in disc golf: (1 putter, 1 midrange, 1 understable driver, 1 stable driver)

Soft Banger GT Putter - it has a groove in it, feels like you're cheating
Buzzz - Get 250 ft straight lines, holds lines u put it on
150class Sidewinder or Latitude 64 Vision - non-wind & tailwinds (throw em on hard hyzers,they'll flip up flat for you), anhyzers, rollers
Discraft Predator - Headwinds, Tomahawks, Scoobies, Thumbers, Sidearm

Perfect these 4 discs or discs that have similar flight characteristics (trade a buzzz for a roc, a monster for a predator, etc.), its all you'll ever need, PROMISE!!! Don't buy 20 different MOLDS!!!!! it'll just confuse you, keep it simple.
Thanks, J.D. At least for the moment, I intend to keep it even simpler than that. I intend to train myself on a single disc to get my basic technique down as best as possible, then start learning additional tricks and use of various discs.
Plus, beginners and even some int. players have no business throwing a Predator.
I would go Buzzz or Comet. Both fly really straight and show exactly what you are doing with your release and such. Very versatile discs.
Alas, I already lost my new Leopard on the 8th hole of my first round. This is a very expensive sport when you haven't developed the skill yet!
Skip the water holes (in casual play) till you get things down a bit more.
I agree with Brandon. At my home course we have 4 to 5 (depending on basket placement) hole that play over water. I skipped those holes until I had an idea of were the disc might go. Heck, even today. I carry two water discs. Because, even after several years. The pond wants a donation from time to time:)
I'm only familiar with one local course that has water, and its not even really flowing. Thanks for the tip, though.

Rescue, what's a water disc? Is it a type that floats or something, or just an expendable disc?
Floating ones are the best option if you are willing to swim in to get it. Dragons, Hydras, most 150 series, most Lightning brand discs, and most Odyssey drivers float.

You might also be happy if you get one of these.

You might just be able to fill up a bag skimming the bottom with one of those things for an hour or two. Of course Karma says you at least attempt to return the discs with recognizable names and numbers on them. Even if you get in touch with people I'd bet 90% of them will just tell you to keep it.
It's just a disc I don't mind loosing. However, some of the R-Pro discs float. Not sure of the weight cut off though. I even had a Discwing K2 @ 167g that floated, but it got to beat up. The Retriever is cool. It's paid for itself 10 times over, but I have to see the disc to get it. Some of the guys who fish. Seem to be able to feel a disc when they are skimming. Not I!
My opinion is start with Putter only.
When you can throw that dead straight, then work on Hyzering and Anhyzering it.
Then progress to a midrange disc and do the same.
Then when you get to drivers your technique should be refined and you will be able to get full benefit of a driver.
It would of saved me alot of years if I would of learned doing the first three sentences.


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