REDARMY wrote:well i suppose i am one of those 'weenie-arms', so does that mean i need to get lighter discs to get farther drives?
that makes sense on one hand, but it also doesn't....
Light weight understable discs in theory are farther flying discs. Sometimes theory and fact don't match up very well.
As a general rule, lighter drivers will fly farther and have more glide, with less low speed overstability. Heavier drivers are more accurate as they rip out of the hand more consistently and are less affected by wind. They will behave more overstable as well. So there is a trade off.
Understable discs work well for low power players, but the catch is that understable discs are squirrelly. They are easily thrown off course by bad form or wind. Overstable discs are a lot more consistent, although that can mean consistently left!
The faster the discs get, the touchier they get. Fast understable drivers like the Monarch and Roadrunner are bitchy little drivers in calm conditions. Add in some wind, and they are unpredictable as all get out.
Combine the two...light and understable...and you can have your hands full. Add in some wind, and you have the recipe for a really long and frustrating day on the course.
With the leaves down and the big winter winds blowing, this is not the greatest time to be testing out light understable plastic. Winter is a better time to work on form with slower, heavier midrange and approach discs. Midrange and approach discs will actually fly farther in heavier weights assuming that you have the form and power to throw them. Learning to throw those discs properly will go a long way to improve your form with your drivers as well. Once the leaves pop out in the Spring and the winds die down, that will be a better time to experiment with light understable drivers.