K.C. wrote:Well, you could try a 3rd "thing", if you feel like getting tricky:
3. Don't put the disc on hyzer out of your hand, instead, release it flat (or with a little bit of an-hyzer) and study how a beat in disc can become a wonderful roller.
I wouldnt get too far ahead of yourself. Id agree with Mike, the height will help, but also with what KC said, throw it flat. The Buzzz is a longer than most midrange, and until your arm speed and mechanics catch up to your vision, you will keep throwing it almost as far.
Id suggest trying a new Z-Avenger and practicing throwing it flat, or with a little anny release and a little more height. Keep working with the beat up Avenger and practice throwing it on hyser and aiming at 9, 10, and 11 o'clock. ( Imagine your staring at a giant clock right in front of the Tee. Its funny, but does work. ) This is how REAL distance is reached with a hyser flip. This shot is rarely usefull on the actual disc golf course, but is a great practice tool and teaching guide, when coming to understable discs and flight patterns. As your strenth increases, so will the stability of the driver you choose for this exercise.
Throwing a newer Avenger ( Try a Z ) the same way with just a tad more height should enable the disc to get the hyser comeback at the end, but obviously, for awhile you will probably be getting about the same D. As the Z beats in more, the glide will show. Maybe trying a Tracker or Flash would help also, Im not positive with Discraft. >>> A.O.?
Also, its not uncommon for people with slower armspeeds to throw slightly lighter plastic or to have more success with mid-ranges than high speed drivers, as they are just that: High Speed drivers. This is when the selected disc will perform at its best. Slower, longer gliding discs like TLs and Leopards will probably go as far as your Avenger, with a little more predictability. IMO.