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So i was out today, and it seemed that headwind shots played understable, and tailwind shots played overstable. It seems to reason that R - L winds would play overstable and L - R would play understable. So I was wondering if these are generally accurate rules.

For example my 175 Star Skeeter thown moderately, straight, into a slight headwind, turned over hard, but thrown the same way into the same slight tailwind, flew nice and straight for about 200 - 250...

Thanks for your input.

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I personanly wouldn't use a Skeeter in the wind. Too "domey".
I agree with Tino, too domey for any consistency in wind. I'd be throwing stuff with a blunter edge like Firebird/FL, Teebird or Eagle for drivers. Wind disc mids would probably be Roc/Cro or Gator.
It seemed to do real well in a tailwind, but im still a learnin'
Tino "SilverBack" Medina said:
I personanly wouldn't use a Skeeter in the wind. Too "domey".
Yeah im wanting to get a gator for headwinds

Bill said:
I agree with Tino, too domey for any consistency in wind. I'd be throwing stuff with a blunter edge like Firebird/FL, Teebird or Eagle for drivers. Wind disc mids would probably be Roc/Cro or Gator.
you need to try (for driving) into a headwind, something like a TeeRex. Its designed to cut wind (not fart). But seriously, ask some local palyers who have played a while in the windy conditions, they can point you in the right direction. I think even a gator would be too "domey" for a headwind shot. Too much "rim" on the disc.
gator for mid not D

Tino "SilverBack" Medina said:
you need to try (for driving) into a headwind, something like a TeeRex. Its designed to cut wind (not fart). But seriously, ask some local palyers who have played a while in the windy conditions, they can point you in the right direction. I think even a gator would be too "domey" for a headwind shot. Too much "rim" on the disc.
here is a link to a pretty good article about playing in the wind.....

http://www.discraft.com/res_wind06_p1.html

sorry couldn't get the hyperlink feature to work...must copy and paste.
after much experimentation a heavy, new Xcaliber has become my go to 10mph+ head wind max D driver! don't throw it much backhand but still has a reliable fade when confronted my major head winds!
The answer to your question is yes....in general.
Just the opposite. R-L understable and L-R overstable. Thats if you are RHBH thrower. I play in a VERY windy area ( Vacaville CA ) 15 to 20mph Worst day 30+. So I've had some practice with wind.Angle of the"windy side" of the disc is important to.
Thanks for the link, that helped alot.


Peter Kunoff said:
here is a link to a pretty good article about playing in the wind.....

http://www.discraft.com/res_wind06_p1.html

sorry couldn't get the hyperlink feature to work...must copy and paste.
what i meant was that R-L would prevent disc from turning over, and L-R would promote a disc turning over.

Rescue said:
Just the opposite. R-L understable and L-R overstable. Thats if you are RHBH thrower. I play in a VERY windy area ( Vacaville CA ) 15 to 20mph Worst day 30+. So I've had some practice with wind.Angle of the"windy side" of the disc is important to.

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