Learn to throw slower discs first. Develop smooth form by learning to throw putters and midranges well. Slower discs are good at telling you if you're doing things right or wrong – they'll wobble off line if thrown incorrectly or hold the angle of release if thrown properly. When it's time to move up to faster discs, you'll see much better results if you already know how to control your angles and avoid off-axis torque. If you live near or get the chance to play with a pro in your area, ask them for help. They likely have a solid understanding of what it takes to throw well and can help you figure some things out.
Most Memorable Moment
I had two knee surgeries in 2014 that knocked me out of playing disc golf for 18 months. I wasn't sure if I'd get to play competitively ever again, but in January 2016, I decided to give competitive disc golf another shot at a B-tier in Fort Worth. I had a very mediocre first round which landed me on the fourth card, but I was just happy to be playing again. Though the course was a longer layout during the second round, I put together a bogey-free 1063 rated round that jumped me up to 3rd place. I'm honestly just overjoyed to be getting to compete and see all my friends out on the course again!
What Separates Team Dynamic Discs?
Dynamic Discs = family. They treat everyone as they would their best friends and they're always looking to make things bigger and better for disc golf and for everyone involved. I love being a part of the family and always look forward to what's coming next from Dynamic Discs!
In The Bag
Dynamic Discs BioFuzion Defender
The Defender is one of my favorite new discs. I can get 40-50 more feet than my Enforcers with a slightly less overstable, yet still dependable line. I also love the Defender for power forehands.
Dynamic Discs BioFuzion Enforcer
I carry two Enforcers and love both. One is still fairly new and quite overstable; the other is beat to straight. These are great for forehands or backhands and have a reliable flight pattern for me.
Latitude 64 Gold Ballista
The Ballista holds a great straight to turnover line for distance shots. I'll throw the Ballista as far or farther than any other disc in my bag!
Westside Discs Tournament Destiny
The Destiny is VERY understable, so I love to throw it at about 80% and just watch it go. If you have a slower arm, the Destiny will give you easy distance!
Westside Discs VIP Boatman
My Boatman is like a miniature Enforcer - throw it hard and flat and count on a finish to the left.
Latitude 64 Gold Saint Pro
My Saint Pro is pretty beat, so it's a flip-to-flat disc for me. I don't have to worry about it turning right hardly at all - just going straight and finishing straight or slightly left.
Latitude 64 Gold River
I love the River for slow right-turning shots that won't come back left. Easy to throw, predictable flight.
Dynamic Discs Lucid Justice
The Justice was the 2015 Thrower's Choice Disc of the Year for good reason - it's just plain overstable. Throw it hard, watch it go left (or right for a forehand).
Dynamic Discs Fuzion Verdict
I keep a Verdict in the bag for windy days - easy to get a straight flight into the wind, solid left finish in calm.
Dynamic Discs Lucid & Fuzion EMAC Truth
I think the EMAC Truth (and Defender) should be the 2016 Disc of the Year! Put it on a line and watch it hold. My Lucid is still nice and overstable; Fuzion is beat up, so it'll give me a nice turn.
Dynamic Discs Lucid Warrant
The Warrant only goes right, almost regardless of the angle on which you put it. I use it to get out of trouble, often from a standstill.
Dynamic Discs Fuzion Warden
The Warden is my favorite disc - I carry five in my bag! I carry two Fuzion Wardens for hyzers, straight shots, and anhyzers out of the hand.
Dynamic Discs Classic Warden
I carry three Classic Wardens - one beat up for right-finishing shots, and two identical Wardens for all putts. They have the perfect amount of glide for my "hybrid" putt.