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Old 04-19-2016, 03:44 PM
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Updated for 2016, this thread is mostly just to keep track of what I'm throwing.

This is the full setup, I know there's a lot of overlap. I could probably drop 5-6 discs at any given time and throw the same or better scores. Lately I've been throwing a lot of 8 disc rounds and playing just as well as the full setup. But hey, throwing lots of discs is fun!

For reference, I throw my Outlaws just about 400 feet. On a good day I am pushing it to 410' or so, on a bad day I'm back at 380'. Patriots and F2 are good to about 340'. Ghosts and Firebirds to 310'. Putters for most everything under 270' unless there's a low ceiling.

Max D:
174 Outlaw, SR Pinnacle - new , slightly more OS and shorter than Sparkle
174 Outlaw, Sparkle - main headwind & big hyzer driver
168 Outlaw, FR Pinnacle - all-out max D disc, longest I've ever thrown

Control D:
174 PD, C-line - 3rd run, longer than the F2 but more controllable than an Outlaw
174 PD, S-line - pretty worn in, turns and comes back
172 Nemesis, Sparkle - rollers, hard right turns, tailwinds

Fairway:
172 Firebird, CE - forehands, thumbers, get out of jail
175 Firebird, 11X Champ - main backhand OS disc, in the bag for 10+ years
171 F2, 400 Proto - just added, flies just like my old 11X TB.
174 Patriot, Icon - dead straight and glidey
174 Patriot, Pinnacle - flips flat from hyzer, or turns over from flat release
172 Patriot, Excel - super beat, trick shot / utility disc at this point

Midrange:
175 Gator, PFN Pearly Champ - gator shots
178 Ghost, FR Protege - wearing in but still moderately OS. Domey.
179 Ghost, Gravity - Very straight, flat.
177 Comet, X - comet shots

Driving/Approach Putters:
171 Scale, Fossil Fuel - fresh and crazy overstable
175 Scale, Fossil - Very worn in, straight with a hard finish. Main approach disc.
172 Wizard, Soft - Old small stamp, slightly understable
174 Wizard, Soft - Old small stamp, beat and very understable

Putting Putters:
172 Wizard, Medium - beat up but old and trusty. Been in the bag for 8-10 years.
173 Wizard, Supersoft - very firm for an SS, still pretty fresh. Windy or wet conditions.
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:14 PM
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Like the mold utilization. Looks solid.
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Old 04-23-2016, 05:45 PM
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So I'm playing my first tourney of the year next weekend, and I went out for a practice round this morning with the full bag. I realized two things: I have too much overlap, and my bag is HEAVY.

It's weird to say, but I think i'm dropping PD's from my full bag for now. Since I added the F2, I find myself rarely reaching for the CPD. And my SPD has beaten in enough that there's too much overlap with my stable Patriot.

I'm rolling with a slightly slimmer bag for the tourney:

3 Outlaws

2 Firebirds
1 F2
2 Patriots
1 Nemesis

1 Gator
2 Ghosts
1 Comet

2 Scales
4 Wizards
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:01 PM
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I might bring the extra discs along for the tourney, and then work on phasing them out afterwards. Whenever I'm swapping discs, I'll bring the discs I'm dropping along until I'm totally confident with the decision making process with the new discs. That way, if I step up to a hole and think "My (insert old disc here) would be perfect" I can still get it out of the bag. Eventually the old stuff gets dropped, but I don't like trying to figure everything out in a tournament. If you feel confident without the PDs already though, it probably wouldn't be a big deal to leave them out though.
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Old 04-23-2016, 06:12 PM
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Haha thank you devil's advocate!

It's funny how difficult of a decision it is. On one hand, i want to have the old trusty discs just in case. On the other hand, I don't want to be second-guessing my disc selection mid-throw (as it usually happens). Just before you let go, you think "oh s*** I should have thrown the PD!"

The bag weight might be the deciding factor. With a 3-month-old at home I'm out of practice, out of shape, and low on sleep. A lighter bag is probably best (for now).
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Get you a jogging stroller for the baby, and just happen to have it do double duty as a disc cart. Then you can carry anything you want. Craigslist or garage sales for about $20-40
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:31 PM
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So for the third time in a year, I lost my "go-to" slightly understable Pinnacle Patriot. It has totally screwed with my head for my fairway lineup. I am out of backups and there are no stores around here that carry Legacy. I'm sick of playing internet disc roulette, so I picked up a bunch of Prodigy fairways to try out instead. Really torn on what to stick with for the long-run.

So the current bag is:

SR Pinnacle Outlaw
Sparkle Outlaw
FR Pinnacle Outlaw


11X Champ Firebird
CE Firebird


Proto 400s F2 - Teebird-type duties. Straight with a mild finish. Good HSS, even in headwinds.
Icon Patriot - Like a slightly worn TL. Straight and glidey.
400s F7 - I like the amount of HST, but this has way more LSF I would expect. I think it needs some wear.
350g F5 - This is less stable than the F7 or my old Patriot, and noticeably faster than my other fairways. Really like it, but I don't think the 350g plastic will stay in the sweet spot for long.
Sparkle Nemesis - roller, turnover, extreme hyzer flip disc. But I find the fade to be unpredictable. Sometimes this disc hooks up surprisingly hard at the end of its flight.

Champ Gator
Protege Ghost
Gravity Ghost
X Comet


1st run Armor Scale - domey white, massively overstable for a putter
Proto Fossil Scale
2 Soft Wizards for throwing
2 Medium Wizards for putting
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Old 05-05-2016, 03:51 PM
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Try the 400S F5. My favorite Prodigy fairway by far. I prefer the flatter ones (they have a more gentle fade than they domey ones).
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Yea, I got a 400s F5 also. After two field sessions this week, I've determined that it's half a tick more overstable than my F2. At first I was convinced that it was in my head, there's no way it could be more overstable. But it definitely is, the HSS is about the same and the LSF is a little stronger with the F5. There's really no reason to carry both, and I like the feel of the F2 better.
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Got it. I can see that. There are some F5s out there with a hefty fade (not my favorite) and there are some F2s out there that are not as overstable as you would expect.
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