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Old 07-23-2010, 03:11 PM
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Bag and Disc Selection Help for a Beginner

So here's the deal. I've only been playing for a few weeks, but have amassed a large selection of discs through purchases, friends, and finding discs on the course (found nearly half of those in the water). I have so many that I'm actually confused at to what I should be carrying in my bag. If any of you can give me advice as to what I should put in my bag to help develop my game that would be awesome. Here are some details about me:

I'm about 6 ft. and 195 lbs. Beginner that can backhand a Star Sidewinder about 350 if thrown correctly. My technique is crap so that's few and far in between. Regular distance would be 250-280 feet. I'm often in sticky situations and found that I can throw a thumber pretty well (270-350 with a roll). And that's pretty much it...

Drivers:

Z Nuke (173)
Champion Beast (175)
Champion Firebird (172)
Star Wraith (172)
DX Wraith (167)
Sirius Orion LS (172)
Star Teebird-L (170)
Star Teebird-L (164)
Star Sidewinder (169)
Z - XS (172)
Z Reaper (170)
XXX (172)
Star Valkyrie (168)
Champion Valkyrie (150)
Champion Teebird (155)
DX Eagle (172)
Pro-D Cyclone (168)

Intermediary:

DX Roc (172)
DX Roc (178)
Z Buzzz (174)
Z Buzzz (178)
DX Wolf (176)
DX Shark (150)

Putters:

Star Dart (168)
Rattler (176)

My bag can hold about 8 discs, 9 if I stretch it. Sorry for the lengthy list, but any advice would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:16 PM
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Driver: Teebird or TL

Rest mids and putters.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:19 PM
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Without knowing how you throw etc. This would be my idea.

Keep in bag:
1 TL (you decide weight)
Sidewinder
Eagle
Wraith (if you can throw it well now)

1 Buzzz
1 Roc

Pick which putter you like best. Try a Warlock by Gateway.

This is just my quick assesment. If you really wanna be a minimilst for now, just keep the Eagle and TL one mid and work on your form.

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Old 07-23-2010, 07:24 PM
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Driver: Teebird or TL

Rest mids and putters.
I pretty much assumed that one of the Teebird-L would be in my bag since I can throw it pretty well and consistent for being a beginner. That being said, you also mentioned the Champion Teebird, what effect would the 155g weight have on the disc as opposed to a heavier version (I guess I always assumed that it was too light to use as a driver)?
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:39 PM
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Light weight makes it easier to get up to speed, although it fares worse into the wind. I was just saying make sure that kind of driver is the fastest you go.

I'm not sure on the stability differences from a TL to a Teebird (champ no less) so I said either, sound like TL is the right one for you though.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:00 PM
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tl, sidewinder, wraith, buzzz and which ever putter you like more(pick the weights you are most comfortable with). Start with those until your form gets better then start adding discs back in
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Old 07-24-2010, 04:05 AM
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IF you are throwing 350 with a sidewinder in a few weeks then I am not sure what I can suggest. A TL for sure. If your form is crap like you said, then maybe stick with the sidewinder, valk and TL until you improve your form.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:57 AM
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IF you are throwing 350 with a sidewinder in a few weeks then I am not sure what I can suggest. A TL for sure. If your form is crap like you said, then maybe stick with the sidewinder, valk and TL until you improve your form.
I know what you're saying, my problem is consistency. That is how I know my form sucks. I'll go a few holes where my drives are perfect and then I'll go in a funk where I just can't seem to throw right at all, either the disc will wobble when it leaves my hand or I'll throw it way too high, etc. I guess I just have to practice a lot more and hopefully I'll be able to work the kinks out.
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:10 AM
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Yeah pratice in the field. I had a funk where I was throwing horrible off the tee so I worked on recovery and putting. Now that I realized my weigh shift was off I am throwing better in every part of my game.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:22 PM
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Welcome to the sport! Sidewinder is a great disc, good to know you didn't start trying to throw Xcal's or anything. If you want to learn better technique and up your distance I'd suggest starting with this:

Driver: TL
Mid: Shark
Putter: Dart

Play with those 3 until you see some consistency building in your throw, then add:

Driver: Sidewinder or Cyclone or Valkyrie
Mid: Buzzz

then once you can get those drivers to consistently turnover and not come back (from a flat release) add:

Driver: Wraith, then eventually Nuke
Mid: Roc



I'm basically suggesting starting with the most understable discs you have and working up, you'll know when to move because you'll be able to throw them consistently on a turnover line - meaning you'll have enough snap to utilize "bigger arm" discs without them just hyzering out. How long this takes will depend on how fast you learn and how much you play and practice.
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