Please excuse the lousy drawing.
I'm still learning to play, so I was just wondering how different people would play this shot.
The canopy over the tee box is about 15', and down by the basket it is about 20'.
If there is any route for a turnover backhand I would throw a mako and let it glide to the basket. If there is no route at all I would do a snap backhand roller. If there are roots or other things in the way of that, then I would go with a forehand skip shot or a belly thumber (where it lands on the top plate and skips off to the right).
I second the thumber skip shot, with a 174 star firebird... just aim for the spot on the ground where it dog legs and instead of throwing the disc overhand at 12:00, I'd angle it more to 1:00-2:00. It will skip off the top of the flight plate and take a hard right.
If you're talking 250'+ then I promise you I know the right disc for this shot.
The Innova DX Gazelle. This is why:
- Your still learning to play. The Gazelle is a great disc for beginners.
- You say there is a canopy around 15' to 20', which means there are trees around. The Gazelle is the best disc for tight fairway shots 250'+. Also, the Gazelle only comes in DX plastic, so as it gets beat up by those trees it wont cost you as much to replace it.
Take it from me, I own two Gazelles and nothing works better for those tight, low shots. It's not as fast as a Teebird, so it's easier to control than you think.
Pythagorean theorem shows the hole at 160 ft. With canopy on both ends, I would throw a Lat 64 River RHBH turnover. You could also go with a roller but if the hill slopes down past the hole . . . . . . .