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I want my upshot to come in for a soft, controlled landing. I focus on the ground surrounding the target. I want the disc to land flat and slide, or land on hyzer ange and curl around the pole. I will often try to give it a chance to go in, but 50% of the time that desicion leaves me with a tap-in bogie. I guess this shows how much great putting will get you lower scores. If you can drain 30 footers, you can go for the upshot, if you can still call it that. I am starting to think about the wind, and try to leave a tail wind putt. Tail wind putts are so much easier. I like to throw really beat up buzz(crystal and flex) or esp Meteor for long upshots. I like understable mids. My go to disc for this wide open shot is my six year old evo wizard. So money.
Banshee, banshee, banshee.
Speed and distance. I pretty much exclusively use a forehand shot for upshots because it is easier to control. I will sometimes hyzer bomb it in from greater distance but within about 150 feet I go to the sidearm shot. Aim slightly to the left of the hole, give it the proper speed for the distance and it will end up within a ten foot circle on a regular basis.
I also drain quite a few of those sidearm shots from distance. And when they hit they are usually dead center. I recently hit one from about 150 feet on a hole that I have never birdied before. In that case I launched a Star TeeBird on an anhyzer line (forehand) and it turned back right at the basket and went dead center. Pretty cool for sure. It's not a fluke shot because I do it quite often.
I'm guessing you are forehand dominant? Otherwise I don't see the need to throw a forehand hyzer bomb when you could throw the same backhand hyzer bomb....not taking into account terrain and obstacles of course.
Forehand dominant for approach shots.
Sadly, I played in the local Ice Bowl on Saturday and my upshots sucked. The wind was very strong and I just wasn't forceful enough with the upshot. So I let the nose get up just a touch and ended up having way too many 30+ foot putts. The problem wasn't so much my technique as the execution of that technique. I got too timid and paid the price. Sometimes a 40 mph wind in your face can make you second guess things. I only bogeyed two holes on the back nine which pretty much played with a tailwind.
By hyzer bomb I was referring to a backhand shot in my other post. I don't really forehand hyzer bomb at all. Within a certain distance (say 150 feet and in) I don't feel very comfortable with a backhand shot. I have much better touch and control with the forehand shot so that is why I use it for a lot of upshots. From a bit deeper I might go with a Star TeeBird hyzer bomb shot (backhand).
forehand for me, aim about 10-15' left and let it fade in. Wind and distance out dictate what disc I'm throwing.
I'm with you. Man, if I only could have figured the wind out the other day.