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My wife started playing at the beginning of this year and has improved her mechanics tremendously since then. She basically throws a buzzz for the majority of her drives and upshots. I would like to start finding her some good distance drivers for her bag. Can any women or men who play with women give me some advice on which discs to buy for her and what weight? I would say she can throw her buzzz a good 200 ft. sometimes more.

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i think a light star sidewinder would be good. it's easy to turn over so it won't be difficult to get an S pattern flight. i also like the idea of those 150 class r-pro bosses because they are flippy, wihch will help the S, but have a very slim nose so it will be easy to pick up D.
i brought a girl out recently, i'm 20 and she's about the same age, and let her use my star sidewinder (probably a bit heavy for her at 172) and she was able to throw S's right off the bat. great disc with a dependable fade at the end (at least in star plastic) at less than full speed.
That is what I forgot to mention in my post was the R-Pro Boss. It is very light, has a lot of glide, and go be thrown a long way. I have to release it with extreme hyzer for it to fly correctly or it just dives right and never comes back. The plastic is weak, so I'd only use it in open courses, not during the winter with wooded courses.

Star plastic is nice as it has a better grip in inclement weather relative to champion and it beats in a little faster. Star plastic doesn't typically have the same glide as DX or Pro. So if you're still looking for max distance, you'll want to consider these types of plastic.
The X 150 Class Surge is the most forgiving driver I have. It starts out a hair over-stable then beats in to an awesome straight/anny/hyzer flip driver.

The 150 Class Avenger is a great slightly over-stable driver that is controllable enough in that weight to make it a great disc for S shots as well. Another favorite very much like a slightly slower Valkyrie is the Slipstream GT (if you can find one). I throw it in a 164.

My Innova go-to's are the Leopard for fairway/starter driver, Valkyrie for slower max distance driver, and 150 Class Monarch for wide open max distance drives with minimal fade.
If she likes the Buzzz it might be wise to get her a slightly lighter stalker and Z glide. Also if she can throw a thumber at all get her a 150 class flick.

Also might want to try an Avenger SS or a Stratus
Disc manufacturers design discs for men. Rightly so, since disc golf appears to be a male-dominated sport. Just an observation.

Since women are generally smaller, I feel that we should throw small diameter discs, with rims that are not too wide, and lower weights. We don't get as much arm speed, or spin on the discs, so we don't need those "overstable" discs as much. I started playing with my husbands old Valkyries and Leopards, and still use them today. I also liked the Avenger SS. These drivers fly pretty straight, and don't just cut left into the ground like most of the others. I use a new 175g Champion Valk into a headwind. All my other drivers are under 160g, mostly DX plastic.

I used to throw the Buzzz, but I think it has too large of a diameter for me to get enough spin, so I now use a Classic Roc for middle throws, and an XD for short shots and putts. The XD has a lower profile than an Aviar, and fits my hand best.
Thanks for all the information. I've got some ideas for Christmas now!

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