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i've been playing a lot of open courses, and my game is more geared toward long open drives with few obstacles. recently i moved to south alabama, and most of the courses are tight and wooded. what drivers do you recommend for these long straight lanes? my beat up wraith does o.k., but i am working on my accuracy with it.

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I swear by my CE Aero for those shots that need to be straight and you have a ceiling that will give you some room. The Star Aero may fly similarly, but I would like to test some throws with it first before shelling out the $$$ for one.
JLS or Orion.
Champ Roadrunner or Star Sidewinder thrown low and straight with a Champ Monarch as an option if you would rather put a little more hyzer on the release or need something to end slightly right. Orion LS also works well as mentioned. Cheetah is older school for this type of throw.
The secret lies not in the disc but the shot. Any disc which flies basically straight for you is fine.

Since you have not been exposed to a steady diet of long , tight tunnels it will take practice to learn the shot. You could buy a box of new plastic and not be any closer to mastering the shot.

Find a hole which exemplifies the challenge you described and spend an hour just practicing drives on it. Return the next day and do it again. Return the next day and do it again. Within a few days you will be vastly better at the task. BTW, you will encounter this particular shot many times on many courses.

There is a hole on one of my home courses (#1 Hudson Mills Monster) which is near impossible for my drive (RHFH). I have practiced it for hours and hours, doing nothing more than unloading a bag full of drivers, picking them up and doing it again.
instead of trying to bomb a drive the whole way, use an understable midrange to your advantage and just put 2 well placed shorter shots first, then a good putt for par.
Come visit Tuscawilla Park, Daytona Beach, Florida.
Trees and water!
as usual, mark gives good advice.

I find my DGA rogue is a really nice straight throw disc for me in most situations. it will turnover if I snap it too much and release with too much anny though. but I think I've got it down for the most part.
depending on the distance i use a buzzz for tight well wooded areas. if it is too long for a buzzz then i use a beat in destroyer.
Go to Hobbit in Mobile and forget throwing long straight tunnels, it's all long and open! Get a guide there's no signs..enjoy
Ben Calhoun said:
Go to Hobbit in Mobile and forget throwing long straight tunnels, it's all long and open! Get a guide there's no signs..enjoy
thanks, guys, for the insight. by the way, ben, i have played hobbit park in mobile, without a guide. played even par, even though i had to make up a few holes on my own!!!
josh and i and everyone else in our area know long tunnel shots as good as anybody. our courses are loaded with them. josh does do well with his meteor as he described. for me though, its no question: impact. some days are better than others, but when i'm on with this disc its laser straight. the straight tunnel shot is a tough one and its really mostly about confidence. i get intimidated sometimes looking at all the trees in front of me. when i throw it right is usually because i have my gap in my mind (not the trees on the sides of my gap) and not a whole lot else going on in my thoughts. confidence in your disc choice is key for this though so my max weight impact is there for me every time. here's a tip; if you totally mess up your first one throw a second just for practice. play your first but try another one. that way you might not get extremely pissed walking up to your second shot.

joshlotto said:
instead of trying to bomb a drive the whole way, use an understable midrange to your advantage and just put 2 well placed shorter shots first, then a good putt for par.

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