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Well you going to tell us what disc can air bounce like a Rattler but is not a Rattler ? = )
mf100forever said:Depends on the situation, good weather conditions I always go for it, I use the same technique as Mark, but with another disc. Very windy, well I go more on safety, low shots.
My preference in weights for Rattlers is the 170-172 gram range. I would even prefer the 167-169 range to max weight (173-175). Rattlers are stamped in ranges nowadays rather than individual weights.
A Rattler is a touch disc, not a power disc. It is meant to float and hover and seems to do that better below max weight.
Rattlers are not all-purpose discs. They do a specific job and do it better than any other disc I know but they have limits. There are two rules for throwing Rattlers you should not break until you have mastered them. 1) Do not throw Rattlers hard. They will not fly far even if you crank on them and you should not try. Throw Rattlers smooth and clean. You don't force a Rattler to do anything. You charm it. 2) Do not throw Rattlers into a strong wind. As you start learning them don't throw them into even a medium headwind. It will take time and practice to learn to negotiate the winds.
The easiest and fastest way to learn a Rattler is play catch with it. It will be hard to control at first but do not be discouraged. The touch you will develop will be exceptionally useful. Learn it forehand and backhand, straight, hyzer and anhyzer. Especially learn to throw it dead nuts flat so that it hovers then drops straight down.
BTW, you can also putt with Rattlers. For most straddle, anhyzer and low ceiling putts I use Rattlers.
Rattlers are my favorite disc.
I am going to get a couple of Rattlers to work on this technique. Would you reccomend using weight that is similar to my normal putters or going a bit lighter? I normally use putters in the 172-5 range. Thanks, Brian