View Full Version : DISCS / WEIGHTS FOR BEGINNING WOMEN
Nov 08 2004, 11:06 AM
My girlfriend is wanting to start playing, or atleast go play some...and all my discs are in the 172 range. I wanted to get hera few discs to have that would be easier for her to control and learn with, so she wont get discouraged early on. Was hoping for insight and help with what discs and weights to get her starting out. I figure atleast a driver, mid, putter, but all input is appreciated.
Nov 08 2004, 11:14 AM
My opinion is . . .
The driver should probably be as light as you can find, in the 150's range. Most women have trouble with distance at first. The light weight disc will travel further.
The approach is okay heavier, but 160's are probably best.
The putter is best in the 170's. Light putters are too unpredictable.
Nov 08 2004, 11:22 AM
<font size=4> 150 CLASS EVERYTHING except a 165-170 Putter </font>
Archangel or Valk
Challenger or Magnet
The Innova Drivers are going to be a little more understable since they are in DX Plastic and the Discraft is Z Plastic. The 150 Z Storm will be awesome though and she could start out using ONLY that disc. Drives, Upshots AND putts can all be done with a Storm. I bought my ex a 150 Archangel and a 165 Aviar. This was after she had tried to throw all my MAX weight stuff. She LOVED both of these discs but that was before Discraft started making 150 class stuff.
If you are looking for some place to buy these go to www.150class.com. (http://www.150class.com.) All they sell is 150 class plastic.
If it were me i would get her the 150 XS 150 Storm and like a Challenger or a Magnet in the high 160s. Thats just my opinion though. Its prolly because all I throw is Discraft.
Hope this was helpful.
Nov 08 2004, 11:59 AM
I agree that 150 class drivers are best. I would suggest a Polaris LS or JLS. Easy to find in 150 and I find them the easiest to throw straight. A Valk is another good choice.
Mid range in the 160s. An Aurora MS for stable and a Roc for overstable.
Putter, heck whatever feels right. Really can't miss with an Aviar or Magnet.
Keep them light and understable to stable to start with. As the distance starts to come along or things start getting flippy, move up the stability rating. Don't increase the weight much if at all.
I would always recommend that you buy your plastic from an old pro. Most often these guys act in the best interest of the beginner disc golfer. I have noticed that retail stores tend to stock overstable and heavy discs. Try to find someone like this in your disc golf community. They can watch your throw and suggest the best plastic for you. Not to mention help you with your technique.
Nov 08 2004, 01:16 PM
I got my friend (who's a girl) a 149 Champ Cheetah... and it's perfect, she's like 4'11" and can throw it pretty far now... I think she uses a cobra for mid, and an aviar for putter... but as was noted above, Mids and Putters aren't the problem for most women, it's distance. Or heck just get her to drive with a shark... that's a great multi-purpose disc
Nov 08 2004, 01:39 PM
I would defintely recommend the 150-class Cheetah and Cobra combo for beginning women. That's used to Megan's staple for driver and mid. Now she crushes 162 Valks and 170 Rocs, but not as a beginner.
I was gonna say a nice light Champion Leopard, for a driver. They work very well with little to no snap, and are very true flying mid / fairway drivers.
I would say a 150 cobra is the absolute best begining driver/midrange, you really can't go wrong with it.
Nov 08 2004, 03:17 PM
makes a great "intro to rolling" disc after it's beat to death, too.
Got my wife a Dragon (only made in 150), Ce classic roc 170g
and wizard 169. I Start all beginers on a beat 149gram DX leopard.
My girlfriend really liked the Dragon, too. She also does well with a 148g Archangel.
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