HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT DISC - MY FIRST DISCS
In the previous 'How to choose a disc' post, we set out to simplify the theoretical part of disc selection. This time, we present specific examples of discs. If you are a beginner and just getting acquainted with the game, one disc may be sufficient for you. However, we bring you disc recommendations from three different types - putters, midranges, and drivers.
Putters, or approach discs, are mainly used for finishing the basket, i.e., putting, but also for approaches, as they require low throwing speed and are therefore more controllable. They are visually distinguished by a narrow edge and blunt edge. Depending on the purpose of use, attention should also be paid to the putter's material.
Midrange discs require a slightly faster throw and fly farther than putters but are still easily controllable. Their edge is slightly wider and sharper but still resembles more of a putter than a long-range disc.
For your first midrange, we recommend Fuse, Tursas, M3 or Bounty.
Drivers are further divided into fairway and distance drivers. Fairway drivers have a speed rating of 6-10 and are used for throws where both distance and accuracy are needed simultaneously. Their flight path is quite predictable and narrower, making them preferred for more technical shots. Additionally, they achieve stability faster upon landing.
Distance drivers have a speed rating of 11-15, and their purpose is to achieve maximum throwing distance. These discs are better suited for open courses, as distance comes somewhat at the expense of accuracy, and there may be additional skips upon landing, similar to skipping a stone on water.
We recommend Diamond, Underworld, F7 or Vandal