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I recognize that we are all plastic geeks here but how many of you find discussions of how well this or that disc will help your game some what misguided? Climo is a x-time world champ, but do you really believe its due to his disc selection? Cale can turn over a predator like no ones business, but that doesn't mean I can! These guys could beat me throwing 15 year old plastic and garbage can lids.

Nothing makes a disc fly better than the skill you put into it, whatever it be. And considering how much power you can use in a shot dictates its stability I also find general statements like "this is the best turn over disc" terribly misguided as well. Whats your take?

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Hell yes! He has the power to keep it over and the skill to throw with annie form. Ok, so he throws a helix with it really,but it stays turned over for 80-90% of its flight. Sick!
nice topic and i think you hit the nail on the head, so to speak. i'm so tired of hearing about the nuke and katana , these discs are probably for the top 5 percent of players to use who have mastered the basics of skill and power. it sells discs which doesnt really help the sport grow but just makes alot of people frustrated because they don't get the desired results advertised by the disc company. i think the disc company's should be concentrate on developing a target (basket) that doesnt spit out shots that are dead center.
Plastic addiction describes an individual's insatiable desire for more discs. Skill level is the degree of ability an individual has to control a disc.

As far as I know there is no relationship between the two.

I remember a player who loved to collect discs. He had an impressive collection and was constantly in the hunt for the newest find. He couldn't throw a disc in the ocean standing on the beach. Usually he just hung out at courses, trading and discussing plastic but occasionally played rounds and when he did he carried TWO huge, overstuffed disc golf bags with him. It was an amusing scene. He would pick up his most recent shanked shot, carefully and lovingly dry it off and spend a few moments deciding just where, in which bag, to place that valuable hunk of plastic before shanking his next shot with a disc worth slightly more than his car.
lol !!!
I also knew a guy like that. He had the biggest bag I had ever seen. He was carrying 30 discs at least. They were all from every label under the sun. The only problem, is that he played disc golf poorly. He was always hemming and hawing over which disc to throw for every shot and took a very long time to play. It was like pulling teeth.

I like to carry a mix of old and new. I like the Katana, but it was a trade from my son who didn't like it. I have bought at least one of each new Innova driver that has come out since I don't remember....LOL
I tend to carry 16-18 discs--but most of them are 'role players' in my game--in all honesty, and I think most players would agree with me, is that you will use 6-8 discs on 80% of your shots--as a matter of fact, I might start a survey--when your keeping score, how many throws do you make with each of your discs?

Having the latest and greatest is nice--but having several 'go to' discs is crucial! Know what your discs do before you confuse yourself with more options.
aahh.. I gotcha. and yeah.. I agree.
give Avery a putter and watch him beat just about all of us on most courses.
I did the same thing with my first firebird. It took over two years for me to reach a point where I could throw it, but after that it became my favorite.
I watched him throw an FLX drone on an anhyzer route at 2008 Worlds. I figured he threw a comet or a buzzz until I read the top of the disc. I can get mine to flex right, but it comes back, his finished flat.
After rereading the op, i'll say that the info one gets is guided by the info they provide.
If I ask "what's the best hyzerflip disc" and pretty much leave it at that, I will get what others preferences are and maybe a couple people giving beginner suggestions based on the asumption that I haven't learned the shot yet.
Now if I state accurate distance and flight for the discs I already throw, my run up, and any form issues I'm aware of- I feel I may get some decent advice. Ofcourse sorting good/bad is needed.
Well, most people are asking for an opinion on a disc. So in this forum, you will get muliple responses to said question. I would say most if not all people who respond to a post or put one up saying "this is the best turnover disc" are trying to be helpful. When I've responded to or put up a post asking about a disc. I tend to add how I throw and my standard distance. This tends to help sometimes.
I also think I stand a good chance against Climo if he only threw a garbage can lid. Just think how hard it would be to keep that thing in the basket ;)~
I hear you Ryan! 90% of my shots off the tee come from 4 molds. The mold selection changes from time to time, but their job remains the same.

One of the local pro's in my area, Luna, play tourneys with Revo's Mini bag. I've never seen him fill that bag, they just flop around with too much room and then he schools your arse with 5 disc's. I witnessed him beat Brad Hammock @ DGLO for the win one year like that!

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