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I keep teetering on the line of buying a SLOW SPEED Approach disc. I am still only a few months into my DG Career. I am still working on every aspect of my game daily. One aspect I have not practiced NEAR as much is my putting (hoping to remedy this if I get a basket for Father's Day). But, as it stands, my comfort zone for putting is about 15ft. I pretty well know I'll hit it at least 85% of the time from there. Past that, I am a trainwreck. Past 30ft, I still try and putt, but mostly a jump putt upshot. Past 40ft, I wont even try and putt anymore. It is just not productive for me at this point. So, with out being able to make the distance I hope for, especially on 350ft+ holes, I end up throwing A LOT of approach shots from 40-60ft out. For some reason, I have started to HIT more and more of these approach shots, or AT LEAST leave my self a drop in. The times I don't hit it, I of course end up with a long clean up putt because I carried it to far trying to grab chains.
Does anyone have any experience with the REALLY SLOW Innova approach discs? As in the Innova Polecat, Sonic, Birdie, Etc.... Are you regularly using them as approach discs and how do you feel they work for you? I would like to look at something that won't fly by so far when I take a run at the chains and miss. One of my 1st discs was a DX Birdie, and I remember not liking it much. May change now that I have thrown more, but if you throw a polecat or Sonic, Please speak into the Microphone!! Please and Thank You.
They all would work for that slow speed approach.
I've used and liked the Sonic...it's got a great predictable slow speed flight. The only problem with it...and it's BIG problem. It's durability sucks eggs. One good tree smack and it's done. It will crack. I don't think the Polecat or the Birdie has that issue.
I don't know Man, I am WEIRD like that. I STARTED on Innova, got used to their rating system, and feel really comfortable with their discs now. I have this brand loyalty thing. I am strange that way, almost to the point of obsessive compulsive type of thing. My Wife wants to shoot me sometimes.
I know I am probably limiting/hurting my game by not straying OUTSIDE of Innova discs... Did you have another brand, or Particular disc in mind, Dookville? Tell me about it. Maybe you can get me to try something else.... My Wife would thank you for it! :)
Change the line of your putt rather than the putter.
Try lofting instead of running straight at it unless you know you can make the come-back.
look up the snap discs whitler. it sounds exactly like what you're looking for. this video shows how it works: