I have a 162 gram Sidewinder. Only on my very best throws can I make it fly flat and straight, much less turn right even a little at 100' out, and I've practiced a lot. Most throws just hyzer. I'm 52, and maybe I just can't throw it fast enough. So I decided to experiment with weight. I bought a 125 gram Sidewinder. It goes 100', turns right, and heads for the ground. So I bought a 143 gram Sidewinder and a 135 gram Beast. Both these discs turn pretty hard right, too, but not as bad - but forget throwing them into a headwind.
I can throw them in still air or with a tailwind, with a little hyzer angle on them, and almost get them to turn a pretty "S" curve, but they are picky. The list bit off, and the discs go hyzer, or anhyzer, and wind up way off to the right or left. Even when I get it right, I only get 275' feet out of them, which as good as I've ever done with any disc. (How in the world do people throw 350'...)
So, is weight that critical? Should I get something just a bit heavier until I find the disc that is just right. Or am I doing something wrong, keeping me from throwing these discs is a nice "S" curve? I'm getting frustrated. It's beginning to look like getting everything right for good, clean throws has so many variables that I'll never get even close to consistent. Somebody shed some light on this before I give up.