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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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Hmm...now to try to get Climo drunk, question his disc golf skills and then challenge him to a match where he uses a garbage can lid. He would still win. The laws of disc golf bend for him. He is "the one." "There is no basket." etc..
thats a good point David.
I think if I had said to myself " hmm, I can make this cobra do what I want and it throws better than anything else I have right now, I think I'll stick with it !" 20 years ago. and then never tried any new discs that came out because of that logic, my game would have not improved much at all over that time period.
True to a point. Do the newer drivers get more glide/speed than they use to? Yes, but they haven't improved my form. I can throw a Roc or a Buzzz much better now than I could 15 years ago.(And yes I know the Buzzz isn't that old.) The fact that I worked hard on my form had nothing to do with the disc I choose to practice with. Do I honestly think one of these is better than the other, No! I can throw both comfortably. Do I think people who convince themselves that one is better than the other are silly as horse feathers, Yes!
its like telling your friend how your wife likes sex, like it will help him in his relationship..... may work, may backfire. you have to find what works for you. Swan couldn't be more right, really, you can't dude. hit the frikn nail on the frikn head, dead on. i actually took my friend to a field a month ago, told him i didn't want him to look at the discs, but to focus on muscle memory and form alone, so i fed him discs and told him to hyzer his whole bag. we picked them up, then i asked him to throw them flat, then we picked them up and i asked him to anny all of them. i think he learned alot that day, about what reviews say, about what others say, etc. you have to know what discs work for you, your arm speed, your style, etc. funny thing, he questioned why he had more than 2 molds after throwing all of them.
If you guys are looking to beat climo, don't worry about garbage lids or baskets- just play him in a snow round
(I would normally add a winking smiley face but you guys don't seem to use em around here)
I agree, most places I go I only end up using a few discs and nothing near what I always carry.
See us Floridians don't even know what snow is..
Flx drone is the sickest overstable disc too...I can only use mine on hard turns or get out of trouble shots. That is impressive to have that disc hold a straight line.
Try a Champion Viking ! For me , really straight , fast and predictable.

Huh? Obviously you didn't bother to read anything in this thread. =p
I agreed completely that disc reviews can be misguided...it definitely has to do with the skill level. I recommend understable disc for beginners for a reason...so they can enjoy disc golf a lot quicker. I constantly see people throwing plastic they can't throw yet and get confused as to why it doesn't fly like they said it would. I am currently working on a NEW disc reviewing site where we are going to video tape 4 skill level players all throwing the exact same disc on the exact same hole and let the players make a judgement as to how he or she throws and which skill level matches them better. That way they can get a better idea of how the disc will fly for them. I thought this would help take care of the problem you are speaking of. As for plastic addiction well to each his own. I carry 23 disc in my bag every round and depending on where I am playing I will pull some out and put others in. Each disc has a purpose for me. I let the disc do it for me and concentrate on keeping my same throwing motion. I have found it works better for me.
Not to put to fine a point on this, and I hope its a joke, but this is the exact kind of garbage I'm talking about.

*does a facepalm*

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