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As I'm sure many people who get into disc golf are, I am taken by the plethora of golf discs available for the sport. Now, I can't say that I have tried anything like a significant number of all the offerings, but I have been a little rabid about finding those that work well for me at this stage of the game. Welcome to the club, I'm sure.

I have been playing off and on for about four or five years, but only recently started getting more serious about it. I am not a big arm guy; my main style of throwing is RHBH (although I have been trying to introduce some forearm/sidearm shots into my repertoire, and I've even been experimenting with LHBH throws - interesting results so far); I also don't have a great deal of power, but I am working to overcome that or find a work-around. One of the things I've noticed that I tend to do sometimes is to adopt the four-finger power grip to start off with, but occasionally I'll switch to a two-finger throw in the middle of the wind-up... and it seems to help! Other times I carry through with the full grip.

A lot of my time is spent trying to get my driving in order, and the following is a list of discs I currently use along with a few words about them:

INNOVA CHAMPION SIDEWINDER: 161g

Probably my favorite driver at the present time, the Sidewinder is my go-to disc for most all of my drives. I like the candy plastic a lot, and wouldn't mind if all my Innova discs were made of this stuff. I can get a great straight drive with the right throw, and have managed to get it to sail past a couple of baskets at the local course. Wee-ha!

INNOVA STAR ROADRUNNER: 168g

My next favorite disc, and some days it tends to be the favorite. I am also partial to the Star plastic, and this Roadrunner can out-perform the Sidewinder at times. They are a great compliment to each other.

DGA ROGUE: 173g

This disc is the bomb! Even though the rim is a little wide (like a Wraith or TeeRex, neither of which I throw well), it is not overly so for my hand size, and I have thrown drives that plant near enough to the basket to birdie. Try this disc if you haven't. It is fast and far!

DISCRAFT PRO-D CYCLONE

When I first got into disc golfing, an old-school Cyclone was one of the discs I used and used up. Beat it to death. When I started getting serious about the sport, I wanted another Cyclone to try. This disc can shine. It is comfortable to throw, and it has on accasion beaten out some of my other faves for distance (I guesstimate my good long throws at about 255' or so). Good for open fairways, as I wouldn't want to start beating this one up so much.

DISCRAFT PRO-D ECLIPSE:

I loved this disc the first time out of the box! It competes for distance with my other discs, and it definitely will find a place in my bag.

INNOVA DX CHEETAH: 175g

A great utility disc for when I don't have to do any fancy shooting. I can get it to beat some of the others for distance sometimes, but it is an easy disc to throw. I'd be interested in trying out the other plastics.

I have also thrown a Champion Beast, Starfire, Orc and Leopard (which I love to throw on hole #4 at Limona); a Pro Wraith (hard to throw, but starting to respond); a DX Eagle, Viking, ArchAngel and TeeRex... A Ching Velocity (not a fave)... a Gateway Sabre (like the disc, but not the throws) and an older Blaze (a favorable disc which I sometimes take on the course with me)... a Discraft Elite-Z XL (mixed feelings on this one)... a new Gateway Assassin (which I think I love) & a new Gateway Blurr (which I DO love).

Yeah, there's a bunch of others I will get around to trying, but there comes a time when you have to sh** or get off the pot. Time to focus on working with the ones I like.

Brain

1/22/08

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Comment by Ryne on January 23, 2008 at 2:41am
I feel like I'm in the same experience/distance boat as you are. My go to is the 168 Roadrunner, but I think I'll have to go give a rogue a try.
Comment by Chris Wojciechowski on January 22, 2008 at 10:11pm
Good thread! I really should write something about my particular disc tendencies... thanks for the great idea! Keep blogging!

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