Im trying to get my wife into this sport and enjoy it with me, but my problem is i throw heavy discs and majority of the time back hand. So my question is what are some good discs for my wife who throws forehand? and what weight? thank you so much
Unless she throws forehand, and maybe even then, depending on her arm speed, buy her understable, understable, understable. In almost any model or plastic, a lighter weight is less stable. But some 150-gram discs are overstable.
I don't have the time to cover all the models and manufacturers, but a light weight Innova Leopard or R-Pro Boss, or a Discraft Avenger SS would likely be useful. The DGA make what it calls the RDGA line, for beginners. At the Throw Shop, www.ThrowShop.us, we are finding that the RDGA Flathead Cyclone and XL are hits with newbies.
We have a wall of "test" discs and we'll often send a newbie who has been frustrated by his buddies' drivers out with some of those discs to try and they always come back in very happy with one or more of them.
I don't understand other manufacturers' understable mid-ranges very well, but for short drives or approaches, the Discraft Stratus (especially in D plastic) works very well for beginners with low arm speed. She may even be able to turn it.
Yes...Terry is smart and correct. Try some 150 Class discs. They are lighter and may be easier for her to throw.
Many women enjoy "walking" as exercise. Maybe do some research for her and let her know how much exercise she could be getting if she came and walked a round or two with you. Try to do it in a way that she won't take it wrong ya know. Meaning don't make her think she is fat because the situation may get worse from there (i'm a woman and i don't even understand why women get like that but we do unfortunately). Anyway...i really like the exercise I get from golfing. She might too!
I have an Avenger SS in Z plastic and I just realized that it was great for forehand when I first learned how to play. I throw backhand now, but my most memorable putt (the one that hooked me on the game forever) was with the Avenger. I threw forehand until about a month into playing and that was my go to driver.
Of course the Avenger was my only driver at that point, and the reason I was putting with it was the distance of the shot which had to have been at least 30 feet down a slope. Throwing it forehand, it did a perfect S curve right into the basket. It is a 165 gram disc. My favorite drivers are between 150 and 169 with narrow rims because I have small hands. The thinner the disc the better.
I LOVE playing doubles with my husband, Terry. I'm a forehander and he's, for the most part, a backhander. So we complement each other well. Trying playing some doubles formats with her. She'll feel like she's part of the game even if you still take most of your shots.