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When I first started playing, I got the usual discs people get: a putter, a mid, and a couple long distance drivers. I quickly realized that I could not throw the long distance drivers good and either shelved them, traded them, sold them or gave them away. I have been playing for a couple of years now with fairway drivers being my longest distance discs and I feel it is finally time to step back up to some long distance drivers. my question is, what would be good long distance driver pairings? I would like to have a disc that is slightly overstable and a disc that is slightly understable in the same speed, like i have with my fairway drivers (Striker and River). I was looking at a Star Wraith-Star Archon combo, because they are practically the same disc but one being slightly overstable and the other being slightly understable. I do not like really wide rims, so I think speed 11 is as fast as I will go. any suggestions for different pairings or thoughts and on the two discs I am thinking about getting? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance
With proper technique a faster speed disc should go farther. Yesterday I threw my King on a shot where I generally throw a Sidewinder. The two discs have similar flights so it worked well and I did get a bit more distance. In the end it does require good technique to get more distance. A disc alone will not give you more distance. I will say that the King is a very fast disc. I have noticed that when I put it on a good line it will go a very long ways. It is rated at 14 speed.
I'm not sure how far I can get with my speed tens
Discraft, Nuke and Nuke SS or Surge, Surge SS
Innova, Pro Wraith, Pro Katana or Archon, Vulcan
Lat 64, Flow,Bolt or Halo, Havoc
I like use the Flow also for a slightly overstable driver, the king is a long bomb slightly understable driver
Westside King is a good disc also
I have a Havoc in the bag as well. To me the Havoc is very similar to a Banshee. It will go very straight with some turn at the very end.
All these are almost the same rim width, so it is easy to change stability without having much difference in grip and feel in the hand. Why make it more complicated than it needs to be. Learn to throw one of these well, and you can throw them all well.
Those four discs cover about 80% of my drives. I play a lot of tight wooded courses where precision is more valuable than distance. I occasionally do throw Wraiths and Katanas and Destroyers for maximum distance on more forgiving fairways, but the wide-rimmed drivers are definitely tougher to learn and less precise for me.
A nice stable star Valk (preferrably a proto star!!), they don't have a big rim, hold a line well without being too flippy. The flight numbers might be what you are looking for. A nice CFR Glow Champ Roadrunner is also a good choice, they are a touch more stable, especially in the slow speed hyzer out, than a regular Roadie. Works well in a tailwind without becoming too flippy, and has the right rim and flight numbers!!