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Old 01-28-2010, 12:56 AM
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Discing down adventures.

Amidst all this malarkey about mids, putters, and fairway drivers helping your game I realized that I'm the perfect guinea pig for a case study. Since I'm wildly erratic (throw 400' one day, struggle to break 330' the next) I'm tossing out all the distance drivers out of my bag for awhile.

My bag will now consist of:
1 Star Starfire
1 Champ Viking
1 Champ Valk
1 Star Sidewinder
1 SPD
2 Z Stalkers
1 Star TL
1 JLS
5 Nebulas (gotta fill up a tourney bag somehow)
2 QMSs
1 Star Skeeter
1 beat to hell flippy POS Champ Monarch (the only speed 10)
and a champ Eagle X to be added later

and putters. (SSS Voodoo [actually pretty stiff] and a SSS Magic)

Goodbye Surges, Surge SS, and Halo.

We'll see how much truth the DGR faithful hold, I suspect quite a bit.

Let the experiment begin.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:58 AM
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Only one overstable driver? Would it anger the DGR Gods if you threw a slow overstable driver?
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:03 AM
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Only one overstable driver? Would it anger the DGR Gods if you threw a slow overstable driver?
I guess I could snag a Banshee. I'd like to add a Drone too but I'm waiting for these rumored Z Nebulas to come out to try and fill my overstable mid slot. I make do pretty well for not having anything super overstable in my bag.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:11 AM
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What kinds of shots are you throwing with the TL and the JLS?

I have both and have been debating whether or not it's worth keeping both in my bag.
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:17 AM
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What kinds of shots are you throwing with the TL and the JLS?

I have both and have been debating whether or not it's worth keeping both in my bag.
The JLS is honestly just filler right now. It's slightly flippier than the TL and I'll bust the occasional hyzerflip with it. The TL is crucial however. I use it for straight to turnovers. My TL is especially good for turnovers where I need it to just plane out and barely fade back at the end.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:03 AM
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good luck sir david -- keep us posted on the results.
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:14 AM
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....

good idea...

but just so we know...
what are you trying to accomplish?
and what is your method?
(are you charting, logging, noting the distances in a field, course... or just only playing with those?)

i'm not quite sure what you are trying to do and accomplish... and i am not sure that your idea will serve your golf game to its best....

i look across your list and see that you will probably lose 10-20' of distance but gain a lot better accuracy.....

best of luck (none-the-less)
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:16 AM
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I would think he is trying to improve his overall form, technique, and accuracy looking to gain distance in the future when he picks the fast drivers back up....
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:12 AM
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I understand that a Viking isn't a super distance disc but val jankins uses a starfire for her main distance disc.

If you're discing down man up and do it. I played a ton of rounds this winter with wasp buzzz meteor challenger

Hell we played well doing putter rounds.

Occasionally I would use a banshee if wind was real bad.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:56 AM
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Smart move. I've yet to see 400 ft of distance, but if you are having consistency iissues, stepping back and working out the "bugs" will pay dividends. It may be tempting to "cheat" and pull out big Molly for a long open hole, but remember why you are doing this. Throw with control, and don't try to rip the crap out of it on wide open long holes.

I reduced back to one Teebird and one Leopard as my only drivers for a while. Seemed under gunned on 480ft holes, yet was able to make par...now I throw my Valk at it......................and still only make par.

FWIW, I'd rather be capped at 330ft and know I can repeat it every time than be up and down.
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