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Ok, you have 150 feet to the basket, and the shot has to be dead straight (no fade, no skip left or right). There is only a 12 feet wide path to the basket. What do you throw???

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Is there any wind? Is the terrain flat? Is there a hill or a drop off past the basket? Does my lie give me an easier forehand or backhand route? Am I trying to make it or lay it up? Is the window tighter high or low?

Generally I want to take this shot forehand. I am better at the forehand shot at this range and it is easier to hit a precise line forehand since I can face the target throughout the shot (one of the best reasons to learn a forehand is to negotiate tight tunnels).

Probably I choose a Soft Magnet or my beat in Buzzz ( it sounds like a close call between those two discs) but maybe a Rattler (tailwind or downhill) or a Z Buzzz (headwind or right to left crossing wind or uphill).

If it is the last hole and I'm trailing by one and willing to risk blasting long (or in doubles if my partner is parked) then I run it with the beat in Buzzz. If there is a drop off past the basket or I just want to play it safe and make sure I don't blast past then the Soft Magnet.


My first tournament ace, this spring. 162 ft tunnel shot very similar to your description. this is the back of my 170 gram dx aviar. I drive with it alot on very short holes like that.
If I have a forehand shot I would use my soft challenger. If I only have a backhand shot I would grab my flx buzzz
My beat up San Marino beaded yellow Aviar...flies straight and when done correctly will not fade left or right...it'll fly straight and land just as straight.
KC PRO AVIAR.
A very long approach, putt.
I throw a tennis ball
Not PDGA approved! LOL
Show me in the PDGA rule book where it says "Tennis balls are not permitted" ;)
Yellow fuzzy one?
my friend got mad after going OB 10 times on this little shot and then threw a tennis ball at it. It wouldn't stay on the path either! That was funny too!
If there were none of the factors Mark brought up and indeed the hole described was comprised of flat tron-like obstacles, then I would probably throw a beat up stratus...maybe a beat up challenger. Something that I can hyzer flip to flat aimed slightly left.

I used to try this shot with a straight putter or roc, but I find when it's really tight it's easiest for me to hyzer flip. The release feels more natural than a flat shot and timing of your release is critical on a shot like this.
I agree Brandon, it does seem like when you master or get somewhat proficient with a hyzer flip or a slight hyzer realease that you get more consistency and accuracy.

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