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Well I am very new to the game of Disc Golf. I am so new in fact that I have only played one round and owned no disc's.
After playing the first time I was hooked. I immediately started watching videos and reading up on things. I may not have a whole lot of playing time under my belt but I am getting some good tips and tricks from all the studying that I am doing. Anyway so I purchased two disc's from E-bay. One is an X-Element S-Series Prototype and the other an Avenger Pro-D. I just got them in today and I am going to try and get some pictures of them posted tonight. I hope the weather straitens up so I can play soon. My first score was an 81, (40 Front 41 Back.) As I continue to play more I am going to blog here about the rounds and my scores that way my fellow plastic junkies can see how my progress is going.

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Comment by J.D.Guy on November 19, 2009 at 10:22pm
guess what...., i hit 300-310 today consistently, and once, i accidentally hit much much further, about 380 with a 150 class Sidewinder if you count its anhyzer flight path. From a to b, about 320. Gettin stoked that it keeps getting better, not worse.
Comment by AndroidJonny on November 19, 2009 at 8:10pm
thanks you guys for the great tips. Please keep em rollin.
Comment by John Sturtevant on November 19, 2009 at 7:44pm
I am not familiar with the X-Element, but I have an Evo Element and when thrown right will get distances up to 300'. Another Mid range I like that you can get good D with and has control is a Wasp.

If you must have a driver, I would suggest an Avenger SS or a Valkyrie. These two will serve you well, and when you start flipping them, then you know it's time to start learning a hyzer flip, and look at other more stable discs.

And you cannot go wrong with a X Putt'r. In my opinion the best pure putter I have thrown. Straight, pridictable and feels good in the hand.

No I do not work for Discraft, but would if asked. In my bag 3 of four drivers are Gateway, but the rest, Mid's and putters are Discraft, except for the Evo Element.

Most people will let you throw their discs, at least on a wide open whole. If your luck, your dealer (disc shop owner) for your new addiction will let you test throw discs if you happen to play rounds with them.

Enjoy the sport. You will meet people from all walks of life that play. I have made friends with people that I otherwise would never have met or thought about hanging out with.
Comment by J.D.Guy on November 19, 2009 at 1:20pm
Comment by TheZman 6 hours ago Start out buying midrange discs, they go straighter than drivers and are easier to throw,

I'm either way on what you start with. You need a good short game and you need to drive well if you want to birdie. The discs are so different, feel, grip, etc. that i can't safely say that mastering midrange really helps you drive. So, if you focus on midrange, you'll have a balanced game as a beginner. Obviously you'll need it all. Right now, i feel great about my putting after 3 months, and feel adequate with my midrange, but my driving is lacking for distance, and so far, I have 2 discs that I trust. The Beast and the Valkyrie. Well, I trust the Predator for a sharp hyzer when I need it. I'm just focusing so much on my form while moving through my drive and now i have a vested interest in wrist snap.

What i find so amazing is that no one comes straight out of the gate throwing 400 footers. Everyone learns, so that gives me hope that its a matter of time. Some ppl say certain things bear more importance for driving than others, when in actuality i bet its a balance of all of what they say, like Hip rotation, arm speed, wrist snap, footwork, etc.

However, when i do figure it out and drive over 400ft (my current max is 275), i'm going to video it, write an article, etc.like so many others have to add to the information internet highway to help us beginners out who might have otherwised continued to play this sport if they weren't so frustrated with this aspect of the game.
Mark couldn't be more right. Buy used.
Comment by Ric Roc on November 19, 2009 at 1:04pm
Check out these websites for Mark's suggestion.
www.discaroo.com (you can trade and buy used,new discs)
http://www.clearwaterdiscgolfstore.com/ (great selection of new/used discs and great definitions of the discs!)
Comment by James Banevicz on November 19, 2009 at 6:49am
Start out buying midrange discs, they go straighter than drivers and are easier to throw.
Comment by AndroidJonny on November 18, 2009 at 9:10pm
Well the first time that I played I used a friends discs and I what was the equivalent of what I used then. So I feel Comfortable with what I purchased. I stepped out today and threw for about an hour and was very pleased with the comfort level I had with them.
Comment by mark ellis on November 18, 2009 at 8:31pm
Welcome to your new addiction (written by a fellow junkie). While it is fun to buy a bunch of discs just to see what they do you might get better value from buying used discs until you find what works for you. BTW, a used disc usually works as well as a new one, it just looks more scuffed up.

Good luck.
Comment by J.D.Guy on November 18, 2009 at 12:56pm
hey, i've only been playing nearly 3 months, and most of us understand the addiction. the game is too fun, if that's possible. Anyhow, yes, please do post progress. I want to see the learning curve you are going through and evaluate similarities, differences. I just spent an entire afternoon yesterday driving, for hours. The putting came easy for me, but I'm struggling to get past 275 ft. I've probably watched 200+ videos, and have talked with pros. They say i'm coming along just fine, only a matter of time. Welcome to the Plastic Junkie Club!!!

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