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I am a new member of the PDGA. In other words I have decided to take the sport seriously versus playing Recreationally. I had bought the "Nuke" last year and I had fallen in love with it. I gives me distance especially when I forehand the Disc. I found out that when I backhand it, it fades left at the end, and when I forehand it, it fades right. And I can adjust accordingly when I throw both ways.
But there have been some people that have told me to branch out. For example when I am on the "B" pad I should throw my "Buzz", and then when I am on the "A" pad to throw my "Nuke". I have done so and my distance has improved with my "Nuke".
Don't get me wrong, I have other discs. I have the Avenger SS, Surge SS, Flick, Buzz, Xd, and my Magnet as my main stable. Then I have the Ching, Lighting #2 Driver, Whaoo, Millanium QT. BUT when I drive, I 90% of the time pull out my "Nuke". Is this a bad thing? What should I do? It there another disc from Discraft that acts like the Nuke but made for shorter disnces?

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What distances are you throwing? How far can you throw a driver? Mid? Putter? What are these distances backhand and forehand? How long have you been playing?

It is kind of hard to suggest things like this when we know nothing about your skill level and/or experience. Regardless of all the aforementioned, you'd be better off served in the long run if you throw a lot more putters and mids off the tee and then work into fairway drivers. There are going to be times when you have a wide open hole and you'll want to rip your Nuke. You'd be surprised at how far you can get a fairway driver out there relative to a max D driver. I'd rather sacrifice 30 or 40 ft and keep myself in the center cut, then have the extra distance and have a better chance of ending up in the rough or shule.

I've stuck to throwing mostly putters this winter and the end of last year and have have learned a lot. I've noticed it has made me a better player. You can be much more accurate a lot more of the time once you learn control. This lends itself directly to accuracy and lower scores.

Oh yeah, can't forget.........putt a lot!
Answering Sean Perkins,

I'll use my three favorite discs. Nuke Righthanded backhand = 250', RhFh = 300' ; Flick RhBh = 200', RhFh = 230' ; Buzz RhBh = 200'. I have never all out went for distance testing. But I am using these as my averages on my home course. These are I guess my information. I have never thrown a putter off the tee. But I use my magnet for putts that are within 30' and when it is further (31 to 50') I use my Millennium driver.
I first played Disc Golf around twenty years ago when I was in the Navy. I was stationed at NavHosp San Diego and Morley field was a couple of blocks away. I played for about a year. When I was transfered, I stopped playing. When I was discharged from the service in 2000, I moved back home to Florida. I played off and on with my children since. Then last year I hooked up with a club in Debary Florida and have been growing ever since. Last year I played in two tournaments (Tour Del Sol in Debary and the Orlando Open as a "Rec" Player). Took first place in Debary and like 14th place in Orlando.


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