View Full Version : Buying too many discs
09-29-2008, 11:05 AM
I'm on the road to buying 4534584359043 discs. Since i can throw FH & BH - what's the best strategy for someone proficient from throwing from both sides so i dont end up buying an entire suite of discs for both the forehand and the backhand?
Right now most of my drives are Forehand- im longer and more accurate can get 380 feet rather consistently with an Xcal - i just bought a backup i think that's the best one for me - which might be a step in the right direction since i've never purchased a driver i have already owned.
backhand drive distance is ok maybe 300 feet is all time longest but usually 250-275 area - but i have allsorts of drivers i cant throw to their full potential. I'm thinking of just going back to basics until i get better form - with a T bird as the BH go to
i would probably throw backhand 99% of the time from 250 and under - but i'm now flirting with the idea of getting a Forehand midrange
buzzz's are my typical backhand midrange - they are fine
i think i should probably master 4-5 discs (get some backups) and use those for 90% of my shots - i like the idea of really knowing a few discs very well - but my buying habits are out of control - new discs is so addicting
probably just need to back off buying so many different things and focus on perfecting a few of my better performing discs
09-29-2008, 01:39 PM
I had the same broblem and am narrowing my selection down as well. For a tweener, I like the Orc. The destroyer works well too.
09-29-2008, 02:24 PM
DG Rule no. 1. You can never have too many discs and you will always find a reason to buy the latest plastic. Its good for the game!
DG Rule no 2. The more you buy the happier and better at dg you will be! It is never your technique it is ALWAYS the disc.
No Seriously, I have been though the same predicament you are now in. This is my 2 cents for your contemplation. As you can trow FH and BH there is really no real need to have a large number of over and under stable discs, as you can just change your throw for the required fade.
I also HIGLY reccomended that you have a stable and predictable fairway driver that you can bust out BH or FH for straight shots. For midranges, same again. below is my bad a nd a quick description to clarify.
175 Destroyer - BH overstable, FH shots long bombs. - will drop in 90 degrees to the target each time. Eats up the wind, Crazy good. Long Hammers
167 Champ Sidewinder -BH/FH Long turning ahysers FH/BH rollers. Short flippy hammers.
167 Champ Teebird - BH/FH Super super straight with predicatable fade each way. Mutts Nuts, these go way way way far, dont be duped by their ratings they are INCREDIBLE discs.
174 flat top Buzz - BH straight little fade. FH Anhysers Short Rollers
177 Comet - BH/FH anyshot requiring opposite fade. (cant throw BH buzz, will throw FH comet)
170 Banger GT BH/FH predictable up shots and putts (particularly good FH and in winds)
So in 5 Discs there there is pretty much the option of 10-20 different shots, and a lot of shots that a only BH or FH player couldn't manage. Of course you can mix it up alot. But if you have a similar disc in each of theses slots, there is really not a shot you cant execute.
However, you have got to experiment to find what disc fits each of theses slots the best!
09-29-2008, 02:44 PM
right out of the gate i misjudged where i was backhandwise bought a bunch of stuff i have no business throwing. then started throwing FH and realized all those discs aren't stable enough
now i have a good idea of what i should be throwing- taking a step back and going with the Tbird as my go to BH distance driver. i can even try the Firebird as my overstable backhand driver for headwinds. and with some touch can use that as my forehand midrange if i need it.
i can keep all of my ultra fast drivers for when i can throw them properly. They fly allright with a touch of anny on them - sort of do mini s curves that get 250-280
10-02-2008, 12:08 AM
I guess I’m a bit of a minimalist. Unless you are a really top-notch player, I think less than ten discs ought to meet your needs. You can throw a Roc (just an example) lots of different ways to achieve different outcomes. I think lots of us (myself included) have fallen into the idea that each fairway necessitates a different disc; when in reality, we could use one disc and achieve similar results by throwing the disc differently. When we get into “disc dependency,” the game becomes more about the discs than the person throwing them, and I think this is a mistake.
I don’t disagree with throwing different discs to achieve different objectives (I’m not going to throw a Shark down a 500’ fairway), but I think there is a danger in believing that what’s wrong with your game is about the disc you are throwing. I think most often, if you are having problems with a particular hole, the problem is not the disc but with how you are throwing it. I would encourage all golfers to experiment with your favorite disc – take it outside the realm of what you would normally expect from it. You might be surprised.
10-02-2008, 01:58 PM
Buy an XL and a Roc. nuff said
10-02-2008, 05:59 PM
I have friends that have their bag chock full of discs. I would guess there are 20-30 discs in some of their bags. Most of these guys are pretty good players so I figure they know what they are doing. I didn't really ever carry a lot of discs because I didn't know how to throw 1/2 of them anyway. Also, with my bad back I was always concerned with how much weight I was lugging around & how sore I was at the end of the day. I like to bring a camera so I can shoot pictures and/or video too so this plays into my selection. I currently only carry 5 discs (including my putter). Like "Geo" & "Tex" I took a good look at what I was carrying & realized I could probably get more out of each disc. All extra towels, water bottles, pencils, etc have also been pulled (I know, a pencil doesn't weigh anything but I am going super minimalist here so bear with my warped mind). I went from an over the shoulder bag to a backpack (this helped me the most). Now my back rarely acts up unless I play 3-4 rounds in one day.
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