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Old 08-27-2012, 04:49 PM
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LHBH thrower in Charlotte, NC. Lots of wooded courses where I need tight anny (understable) turns to keep out of trouble on dogleg lefts. Most of my drives fall into the 300-350' range using higher speeds discs with very different shot paths (hyzer flip RoadRunner, meathook Destroyer, flexing Beast and Valkyrie). My fairways needs are covered well between Leopard (anny,hyzer flip) Teebird (hyzer) and TL/Buzzz dead straight shots. Looking for ideas for slower speed discs that I can shape shots with or keep real low and skip in. XD is pretty flippy now, Spider and Mako are fly too straight making them hard to shape. Rocs work well but fly a bit higher than I want. Maybe a Stingray or something non-Innova?


Distance Drivers
Blizzard Katana
Pro Destroyer
Star Wraith
Champion Orc
DX Beast
Star RoadRunner
Champion Valkryie

Fairways
Champion Teebird
Pro TL
Z XS
Star Leopard
ESP Buzz

Approach
DX Kite
Protostamp Spider
Star Mako
RC Pro Roc
DX Roc
DX XD

Putting/Short Stuff
Champion Aviar
Millenium Omega Super Soft x 2

Tomahawk/Thumber Only
Beat to Hell Discraft Tracer
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:56 PM
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Oh, forget to add:

Years playing/experience: 12 years
Lenghth: Drivers: 300-350', Fairways 250-300', Approach 200-250'
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:45 PM
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The biggest concern I see is mold minimization.

With drivers, the Wraith, Orc, Beast, and Valk are all in the same distance/speed range approximately. I'd probably pick up an more overstable Champ Wraith, to take the place of the Orc, and then maybe Pro Wraith to take the place of Valk, and the Star you already have if it's worn at all should overlap with the beast. The Katana and Destroyer, you probably get your max distance with, so that's up to you're own discretion. The RR is a solid turnover/roller so it should pair nicely with the wraiths.

With the FW drivers, I think the TL, XS and Leo are all pretty similar lines especially with the plastic chosen in each (maybe the Z XS might be more stable initially depending on age). I'd probably just go with Teebird and Leopard here, and then maybe a Banshee or Trident for something overstable.

For Mids, since you have a couple Rocs, I'd probably just go with Roc cycling to cover everything.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:48 AM
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Been working diligently on my grip and form which has added some length to my throws and made it much easier to turnover/overpower discs.

Lenghth: Drivers: 325-375', Fairways 275-325', Midrange 250-300', Putters upto 250'



I've been working to insure that every disc in my bag fits a slot/use. Notice any holes that I may have?

Drivers
Blizzard Champion Boss 163g (Overstable)
Discmania S-Line PD Freak 175g (Stable with Fade)
Glow Champion Orc (Stable)
Champion Valkyrie 172g (Flex)
Star Wraith 169g (Understable)
Echo Star Roadrunner 175g (Rollers, Hyzer Flip)
Champion Firebird 175g (Forehand)

Fairway
Champion Teebird 175g (Overstable)
Star TL 175g (Stable)
Star Leopard 175g (Understable)
DX Teebird 166g (Rollers, Hyzer Flip)

Midrange
Champion Gator 175g (Overstable)
KC Pro Roc 180g (Stable with Fade)
Discraft Z Buzzz 174g (Stable)
Star Mako 177g (Stable)
R-Pro Roc 176g (Understable)
Elite-X Comet 168g (Glidey Understable)

Putters
ESP FLX Zone 174g (Overstable Drive, Approach)
KC Pro Aviar 175g (Stable Drive, Approach)
Champion Aviar 175g (Understable Drive, Approach)
DX Aviar 175g (Putt)

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Discraft Competition Tracer (Thumber/Tomahawk)
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:51 PM
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id say its more on the over crowded side than swiss cheese side
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:56 PM
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id say its more on the over crowded side than swiss cheese side
lol....sorry
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:51 AM
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As the others have pointed out, you have quite a few molds and could stand to simplify your bag a bit. The main way to go about this is buying some of the molds you already use in different plastics and beating some discs in. One idea would be like this:

Distance Drivers:
Champ Firebird - overstable
C-PD - stable/overstable
S-PD - stable
P-PD - stable/understable
Roadrunner/Valk - super flippy/rollers

This is again just my personal taste, I am all about mold minimization. I personally carry 4 destroyers and a firebird to cover all my distance driver needs. I think the PD would be a great disc for you to build around given your throwing distance.

Fairway Drivers:
Champ teebird - overstable
Champ teebird 170 - beat one in to be dead straight stable
DX teebird - flippy
Star Leopard - understable
Pro Leopard - 167-170 you're missing out if you don't try a pro leo out in the woods. Beat one in and it is a wonderful control driver. Nice glide, handles low lines well, and once it gets really flippy it will be money.

I think teebird and leopard are enough here. The TL is nice but there isnt enough of a gap between the TB and Leo to warrant carrying it as well.

Midrange:
Gator - overstable - probably can drop this if you continue to use the Zone.
Roc/Buzzz - stable (you can certainly keep both in the bag as well, the Roc is a bit more stable and has more fade than the Buzzz I'm sure).
Comet - understable

You could also invest in DX Rocs and start cycling them to flesh out your mids.

Putter:
Zone
Aviars

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Old 12-13-2012, 09:49 AM
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The advice above makes a ton of sense. To be honest; since so much of the play here in Charlotte is wooded I only pull a distance driver out a few holes a round. I've continued to search for shot shaping and distance and still haven't settled on the distance drivers. My evolving form has left me with a ton of carried but not used drivers. I do need to settle in on a mold. I'm happy with the Teebird/Leopard combo and a more flippy Leopard is a good idea.
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:02 PM
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My KC Aviar, KC Roc and TL are beat in to the point that I'm buying new (more overstable) discs and starting to cycle the KCs.

Drivers
Blizzard Champion Boss 163g (Overstable)
Glow Champion Orc (Stable)
Champion Valkyrie 172g (Flex)
Echo Star Roadrunner 175g (Rollers, Hyzer Flip)
Champion Firebird 175g (Forehand)

Fairway
Champion Teebird 175g (Overstable)
Star TL 175g (Stable)
Star TL 175g (Understable)
Star Leopard 175g (Understable)

Midrange
Champion Gator 175g (Overstable, Spike Hyzer)
FLX ESP Drone (Overstable)
KC Pro Roc 180g (Stable with Fade)
KC Pro Roc 180g (Stable)
Star Mako 177g (Stable)
R-Pro Roc 176g (Understable)

Putters
ESP FLX Zone 174g (Overstable Drive, Approach)
KC Pro Aviar 175g (Stable with Fade Drive)
KC Pro Aviar 175g (Stable Drive, Approach)
Champion Aviar 175g (Understable Drive, Approach)
DX Aviar 175g (Putt)

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Discraft Competition Tracer (Thumber/Tomahawk)
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:26 PM
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try a lighter pro leopard for understable fairway and a lighter champ firebird for the overstable spot. i normally throw drivers around 170-172g and have almost identical distance to you. i got a super beat 164g champ firebird and it is sooooooooooo $$$. so much easier to throw but way more glide. i'm not saying you need to go that light but you would be amazed at how much more workable that disc at less than max weight. still flies like a pig in the wind.

what's the difference between the drone and gator for you?
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