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So, I have been working pretty consistantly on them and they have become a part of my competitive game, but they are so finnicky. I have been forehand rolling with my flick (and every so often with my avenger if I want less distance). What I need to figure out is how crosswind will affect my shot. Sometimes I think it will hold my shot up only to have it turn over. Some of my best rollers have been in 15-20 mph crosswinds, and also some of the worst. with no wind I am getting solid distance on about 75% of my shots barring stumps, sticks, and so forth. A little more consistancy and I might be able to hold my own with the adv. women around here. I am bored of being stuck between and am. and adv. It is time to step it up a notch.

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Comment by spiderwoman on October 27, 2009 at 3:00pm
I have tried backhand rollers with little success; with that said, sidewinder is the most consistant backhand roller while my flick works very wel forehand. I get so much more distance with less physical exertion that I would be wary to put this aside. my bag is primarily trick shots. I threw 75% UD with 25% backhand until about a year and a half ago when I discovered my sidearm strength. I throw very little backhand these days (mostly on those head wind days). My son is a southpaw and rolls his flick and avenger; that may be because those are the same discs I roll or maybe they are superior forehand rollers. Wraiths also roll pretty well from my experience.
Comment by Ken Long on October 24, 2009 at 8:22pm
Also...as a lefty...which disc is an excellent roller disc?
Comment by Ken Long on October 24, 2009 at 8:15pm
As a new player to the game (2 years) I have no trick shots in my bag other than a shabby forehand. But I WAS wondering about your roller. If you can't throw your roller holding it your intentional way...due to wind etc. Could you throw it the opposite way? Would it stand up to the wind then?
Comment by Bruce Brakel on October 24, 2009 at 1:37pm
This is advice from an old guy that an old guy gave to me when I was still young:

If you are young, work on your air game and save the roller game for when you are a better player.

For what it's worth, I didn't listen to him, either.
Comment by Steve McLean on October 23, 2009 at 7:01pm
I bought a glow disc the other night at CJ's. $20 and it lights up on the outside ridge. It turns over so I've been throwing it as a backhand roller. Works great. It is still difficult to know what it is going to do, but I figure if I keep trying I'll get a better feel for it. My friend Joe says to pick a spot on the fairway that you want to land on, so I've been doing that some and it seems to work. I've also found that rolling out on the soccer feild helps a lot. more open space. I still try to pick a spot to hot and see what it does. I'm a 58 year young dude, so rolling may help out in the distance department. Right now I'm stuck at about 310 on my backhand, but working to improve. Best of luck.

Dr. Steve

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