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Hey, I just started throwing a thumber with a comet (thanks Ray), and I was wondering if anyone knew the innova equiv of a comet. My wolf looks fairly close...can anyone help me ?

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Jordan Mardis said:
Why on earth would you throw a thumber with a comet? I am not trying to be demeaning, I really want to know. I throw a firebird or eagle (banshee works great too) but those are for thumbers anywhere from 200-350. Shorter than that it is tough to control the disc for me.
Jordan

For real, thanks for asking. I was originally only thinking about the flight of the disc.
the comet is all that you need... you need to take the innova and sale it on ebay for a dollar
I have a congential separation between my acromion and the head of my humerus (a gap in my shoulder) which doesn't allow me the range of motion to throw a traditional sidearm or backhand. There is actually a dimple in my shoulder, you can actually see it, it's about as big as a 50 cent piece and maybe a half inch deep. Anyways, I was out golfing with 9 guys, and they were noticing my lack of throwing power and form. Ray suggested a thumber, and handed me his comet. It worked wonderfully, because it takes the gap out of the equation. That is the only disc I was driving with that day, just to practice the thumber form, and I haven't had a chance to try my other discs. I am going to try it with all my drivers and whatnot. The actual idea of the thread was if there was an innova equiv to a comet. It appears there isn't. Awesome, loved the comet, Love you guys.

Trey McKelvey said:
Jordan Mardis said:
Why on earth would you throw a thumber with a comet? I am not trying to be demeaning, I really want to know. I throw a firebird or eagle (banshee works great too) but those are for thumbers anywhere from 200-350. Shorter than that it is tough to control the disc for me.
Jordan

For real, thanks for asking. I was originally only thinking about the flight of the disc.
The thing you have to determine is what you want the disc to do for your thumber. If you want distance, are you going to be throwing it only in trouble situations or is it your main drive off the tee. Do you need to go over the top of trees or are you going to be keeping the disc low under ceilings.

The comet has a super tall profile (looking at the disc from the side) which is really tough on your hand unless you have Andre The Giant hands. I am not saying the comet won't work for a thumber, and you may absolutely love it. Discs that are not quite as tall are a bit easier to thumb. More overstable discs will resist turning in the air resulting in them 'gliding' (not in the traditional sense) further gaining more distance depending on arm speed/disc speed. Understable discs will turn over very quickly fallling out of the air faster. If possible, always throw champ plastic as it will hold up better when the disc hits the concrete/pavement or a roc(k).

In my experience, the best discs for thumbing are:
Champ Firebird - max distance
Champ Whippet - fast fast arm/disc speed needed, but super long (400+)
Champ Banshee
Champ Eagle
Champ Beast

Try them out and see what works best for you.

Jordan
As for form, try to keep the disc as straight up and down for max distance. Releasing with the disc angled away from vertical will result in the disc turning over faster and less D.

J
As my friend say" Try a coyote". Its a something like this.

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Jordan Mardis said:
The thing you have to determine is what you want the disc to do for your thumber. If you want distance, are you going to be throwing it only in trouble situations or is it your main drive off the tee. Do you need to go over the top of trees or are you going to be keeping the disc low under ceilings.

The comet has a super tall profile (looking at the disc from the side) which is really tough on your hand unless you have Andre The Giant hands. I am not saying the comet won't work for a thumber, and you may absolutely love it. Discs that are not quite as tall are a bit easier to thumb. More overstable discs will resist turning in the air resulting in them 'gliding' (not in the traditional sense) further gaining more distance depending on arm speed/disc speed. Understable discs will turn over very quickly fallling out of the air faster. If possible, always throw champ plastic as it will hold up better when the disc hits the concrete/pavement or a roc(k).

In my experience, the best discs for thumbing are:
Champ Firebird - max distance
Champ Whippet - fast fast arm/disc speed needed, but super long (400+)
Champ Banshee
Champ Eagle
Champ Beast

Try them out and see what works best for you.

Jordan

With enough snap to an understable disc you can get it to act like the areobie epic and flip and glide.

I would suggest this guy get an epic because it sound like he will be throwing overhand a lot and this disc will give him more distance, has a beautiful flight, and when he learns it he will astound his friends with it.

Also I agree with overstable discs being great for most overhanders. I throw a Z flick. In the past I used a DX ArchAngel which was great!

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