STOP RIGHT THERE.
swan wrote:OK, thanks for the info Morgan. Much appreciated.
I have to apologize for using the Iron Lion thread for my meager requests. Last thing I want to do is mislead anyone or clog up traffic to the store. My intentions were to reach out for some advice and suggestions on disc purchases. I should've chosen a thread better suited for useless verbal meandering on my part.
This thread, in fact our business, is here for this reason. What Morgan is saying is pretty much dead on, so you are on the right track. Im glad people are jumping on here to offer assistance, as thats what we are all about.
One of the easiest traps to fall for when getting into disc golf, is the amount of discs out there and the feelings that you should or NEED to have them all. You dont.
Pick the discs your comfortable with and learn the hell out of them. Dont worry about what players at a higher level of skill than yours are throwing. Just because its in a magazine add doesnt mean its meant for everyone.
Putters, Mids, Drivers, all come in different weights and appeal to people for various reasons. Generally, The lighter the disc the easier its going to be to throw and make "S" distance shots. There is good and bad about weight classes, the bad on light discs being that they are at the mercy of the elements. I personally suggest people start in the high 160s to low 170s, and work out the difference for themselves, on drivers. For Mid-ranges, I tend to try for them to go a little heavier, as mids can go up to 182g. Mid-ranges are about controlled shots, which is why most are larger in diameter than drivers, but the long and short is that they are for control. A heavier disc is going to be a little more predictable and easier to control, not to mention more dependable in the wind. This relates to ALL discs, not just midranges and drivers, but putters also. A heavier putter is going to be a little more dependable for approach shots, and into the wind. Putters being more deep dished have a little more trouble in the wind, as the wind gets under and picks them up and flips them over. Myself, I have multiple putters for different situations, some I use entirely for putting, others for approach shots.
I could go on for hours, and usaully do, but am kinda tired. Feel free to ask any questions youd like or to visit the shop whenever. I live right next door, so if it says Closed, just knock on the back door. If Im there, Ill let you in whenever. Its no problem at all.