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Hello, enjoying the conversations on here and had this thought, we all love this game and want it to grow. But, I am finding it can be tricky introducing friends and loved ones...overcoming some negative preconceived ideas, learning what discs not to give out around water... :-) , but with ALL the discs out there...am seeking wisdom, especially in this season of giving.
So, what ONE disc could I buy for the people in my life that they would love, be able to throw visibly well from the start, could use as a driver, putter, etc?
People in mind...
So, best first disc for a girlfriend who loves pink? ( She loves zumba and doing kettlebells...but, can't seem to get her playing with me outside...)
Best discs to buy the preteen niece and nephew?
Best disc to buy the reluctant buddy who does not think he can play sports?
Best disc for the college jock who never tried the sport? (do any companies out there stamp with college stamps?)
The stingray is always a great choice for beginners as it tends to go where and how it's thrown, in other words a very neutral disc. Let them throw an aviar close to the basket and when they're ready for something longer give them a leapord or a cyclone. Most of all just get them out there with you, be patient and encouraging with them and let it be fun. The buzz is a great choice as well as it too is very neutral.
buzz or leopard in cheap plastic. choose weight based on the individuals athleticism/strength
I think a Roc is probably too overstable for a beginner. I like the suggestion of the Impact and also would suggest a Stratus. A beginner won't lose much distance with a Startus or Impact and the disc will fly straight as soon as they learn to throw it flat.
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I'd say hot pink Buzzz or Dart!
I reckon a 150g Pro D Buzzz or 150g Star Skeeter, the Star Skeeter is soft enough to double as a throw and catch disc as well.
Cept for the college jock, they would probably be able to handle a heavier disc, I would still go with a midrange though, best allround for driving and putting as well.