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humpthewind
Jan 8, 2007

"I'm not going to let this continue much longer. I can't afford to be patient. I'll get involved, and you know what happens when I get involved."


Fun Shoe

RCarr posted:

I play disc golf sparingly, and I cannot for the life of me throw a driver accurately. Every driver I throw just turns over and takes off to the right (I throw right hand, backhanded). Do I need to change my angle of release? Do I need to switch to a disc with more speed?

I've just switched to throwing my putter for every shot. I can regularly outdrive my friends (who throw midranges and drivers) with my putter, and I'm pretty drat accurate with it. I almost always score lower than them, using nothing but my putter. At this point it just doesn't seem worth it to risk an errant drive, for a mild increase in distance when using a driver.

Thoughts?

I could have written this post because I have the same game. Mine comes from having an ultimate background and being able to throw that disc really far backhand.

I've had good luck with teebird though so maybe keep at it?

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Preggo My Eggo!
Jun 17, 2010


Teebird is a great disc to learn good form with. I would guess that you're doing something weird with the very end of your throw, like forcing it over, to make it turn over so sharply to the right. If you throw the teebird super hard, totally flat, it shouldn't flip over like a mamba.

Check your grip. Are you gripping HARD, with 4 fingers on the rim? Are you pressing down HARD with your thumb to balance out your 4 fingers? My guess is yes to the first, no to the second. That will make the left side of the disc tilt up and come out of your hand already on an anhyzer angle.

When you're throwing your putter, you can't really grip the inside of the disc in the same way and so it doesn't tilt up like the teebird is.

That's my two cents, good luck!

Preggo My Eggo!
Jun 17, 2010


humpthewind posted:

I could have written this post because I have the same game. Mine comes from having an ultimate background and being able to throw that disc really far backhand.

I've had good luck with teebird though so maybe keep at it?

If you're looking for a fun DG disc that will allow you to do air bounces and touch shots like an ultimate disc, try the coyote!

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