Roller disc recommendation?

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Roller disc recommendation?

Postby strokersix » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:25 am

I would like to learn to throw rollers. What disks are good rollers? What disk would be good to learn with? Any technique suggestions?

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Postby Chase20460 » Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:39 am

Well, about any disc can be a roller disc at some point. Your most beat up discs make perfect roller discs, most of the time. What your looking for is something understable ( For right hand back hand [ RHBH ] ) that will want to flip over to the right on release.

Good new discs for rolling:

Innova: Roadrunner, Leopard, Sidewinder ( IMO, in that order. )

Gateway: Illusion, and....?

Discraft: Stratus, XL, ...?

For shorter ranged rollers, Putters work well, as do very beat in mid range drivers. I think the easiest non-distance roller is a Stingray or a Stratus. These will go far, but probably not as far as some of the driver rollers. Personally, I think the Roadrunner is the best, and its what I use.
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Postby strokersix » Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:26 pm

I do have a couple old Stingrays that I don't throw anymore. I'll try them for rollers.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Postby Clue » Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:43 am

Rolling is more than just a disc that rolls instead of flies. There are as many roller shots as there are air shots. There are distance rollers, midrange rollers, and short rollers. Cut rollers, straight rollers, and turnover rollers.

I have a 12yr old Stingray that was one of my wife's first drivers. I have to hyzer it and it flies about 150ft before it hits the ground. My driver roller is an old SE Valk that I throw about the same way. I can't throw the windmill shot where I can take about any disc and throw it straight up and down into the ground 10ft in front of me. My headwind roller is either a Beast or a Sidewinder.
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Postby Like_Water » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:21 pm

Roadrunner.
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Postby flyinplastic23 » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:22 pm

tanner i think you and the roadrunner definitly have a fling going on.
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Postby Like_Water » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:19 am

flyinplastic23 wrote:tanner i think you and the roadrunner definitly have a fling going on.


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Postby GDL17921 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:30 am

SE Valk, rolls far.
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Postby karma27895 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:37 am

what about a dx stingray all beat in?
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Postby geoffreylaw » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:49 am

what plastic and weight would be recomended for a Roadrunner? I was thinking star but I figured I'd get some input before I bought it.
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Postby ghstinshll » Fri Jun 01, 2007 4:19 pm

lihter weight willbe more flippy, right? Go 167? I'm only guessing here... someone else chime in... LOL
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Postby irban » Fri Jun 01, 2007 9:39 pm

Just like everything else, the weight varies with how you throw, etc. I like max weight because I have more control over the flip, but I'm sure others prefer different.

I would say, if you throw a naturally flippy disc like a Stingray, you would want heavier. If you throw a driver like a Roadrunner or Sidewinder, you might want to throw the weight you use in your regular driver.
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Postby Cydisc » Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:53 pm

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Postby Abe Froman » Sat Jun 02, 2007 1:13 am

go buy a jaguar. they are the bestImage
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Postby ghstinshll » Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18h0H2MIVjg

Here's some good info on How-To throw a roller... I've been teaching others, but thought I'd do some research on forehand rollers. I think I know how, just need to practice them. Its been a while since i've practiced in a field...
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