Low Ceiling Drives

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Low Ceiling Drives

Postby righney » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:11 pm

Does anyone have any suggestions on a good way to throw a drive and keep it lower to the ground? I've played a few courses that has tree branch overhangs, and I am constantly hitting those branches. Let me know.

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Postby claya » Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:40 pm

Use a faster disc than you normally would for the given distance. If you normally throw a Buzzz on a 275ft shot throw a Teebird instead.
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Postby AO » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:02 pm

and should probably use a disc with less stability as you will not be throwing it as hard.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 9:57 pm

throw a forehand, they are easier to throw low to the ground.
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Postby 10up » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:09 am

be a midget, you're naturally lower to the ground.
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Postby ghstinshll » Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:11 am

less stability


that's key... the understable ones could flip up after they get under there... I tend to throw a flippy beast if I throw a normal drive.

Otherwise, work on throwing rollers once in a while to begin figuring them out. like hole 17 @ Grand View - branch over the fareway from the right? Just throw a ruller under it, and watch it work its way into the basket.
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Postby righney » Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:44 am

Thanks for the suggestions so far! I do appreciate it! I will try what you all have said, except for 10up's suggestion, it's too late for that one. :D
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Postby Cydisc » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:10 am

righney wrote: except for 10up's suggestion,


Don't worry. It hasn't worked for him, either.
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Postby irban » Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:55 am

claya wrote:Use a faster disc than you normally would for the given distance. If you normally throw a Buzzz on a 275ft shot throw a Teebird instead.

Do you think so? My drivers seem to rise more, so I often use my Gremlin when I want to stay low, admittedly giving up some distance. I think a roc or buzz would do the same. I suppose it could be that I am throwing with more hyzer on the midrange, but I also think the rim on a driver tends to cause more lift.
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Postby ghstinshll » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:10 am

The destroyer is a GREAT driver for low, flat shots... Like when I don't get up on my drives w/ it - it still flies low & fast, REALLY well.
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Postby O_D » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:59 am

Move your thumb closer to the rim of the disc.
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Postby righney » Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:30 pm

I just got a Destroyer about a week ago, and haven't had a chance to use it. I will give that a shot as well. Thanks
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Postby anubis080 » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:59 am

For anything under 300' low ceiling I use an Avenger SS, over that I use a low weight Wraith. Also like ghstinshll said, a roller can be a great advantage to have in your arsenal! If it's a well kept fairway with short grass you can get a nice roller out there, I use a 170g Sidewinder for those.
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