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Old 10-10-2012, 10:33 AM
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Thought I'd give this a whirl. Here we go:
Years playing/experience:*First played in 2002, played regularly starting 2006, seriously starting fall 2009
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous:*right
Throwing Style:*LHBH, RHFH and RHOH for utility, trick, out of trouble shots
Golf Distance (avg/max*) for putter/mid/driver:*Challenger: 200/240'; Shark: 250/300'; Teebird: 310/350; Wraith 350/425
Age:*20
Sex:*M

Other sport proficiencies?:*Distance running, baseball

What do you like/dislike about your current bag?:*I do feel like I have all shots covered. I also like that I have a relatively low amount amount of molds and that I just use a variety of plastics, weights and wear on each to achieve the desired shot. I also think I have too many neutral/slightly stable mids and that I need to pick one.
Specific areas of desired feedback:*Agree/ disagree with my disc selection. Any potential holes that you might see

Immediate and long-term goals:*Consistency, consistency, consistency. I am content with my current distance. I have hit all of the lines that I have wanted to at one point or another, but command of these shots is not present. After I get some consistency, I'll see about that 500 ft barrier.

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Distance Drivers:
Champ Wraith- Wind fighter, not a ton of glide, will not turn
Star Wraith- All out max distance. needs a ton of room to work
Pro Wraith- Big gliding annys or straight shots, versatile
DX Wraith- Long, sharp turning max distance

Fairways:
Glo Champ Firebird- absolute meathook. Can barely control it, but it will fade and skip no matter what
12x Champ Firebird- overhands, wind fighter. Very controllable
Totem Champ Teebird- Most stable Teebird. No turn, big fade
Glo Champ Teebird- Flippy for some reason. Might pull it.
12x Champ Teebird- workhorse bird. reliably stable. Can do it all
Star Teebird- Laser straight. no turn, little fade
Pro Teebird- Lots of glide, great grip. big S curves
DX Teebird- beat to sh!t. Will turn every time. Farthest bird I have

Mids:
Z Wasp- Wind fighter, fast, flat and stable
Champ Shark- Laser straight with a bit of fade. Reliable
Pro Shark- More glide, better grip and less stable than Champ. Seeing if it will stay in the bag
DX Roc- Laser straight at this point, just testing it out
X Buzzz- beat to poo. Turnover mid range driver

Putters:
Flx Challenger- majority of drives under 250
KC Aviar- stable drives and approaches
Yeti Aviar- straight/turnover short drives
DX Aviar PnA- approaches, short turnover drives

SS Warlock x2- in the circle putter and backup
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:45 AM
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Bag:
Distance Drivers:
DROP - Champ Wraith- Wind fighter, not a ton of glide, will not turn
Star Wraith- All out max distance. needs a ton of room to work
Pro Wraith- Big gliding annys or straight shots, versatile
DX Wraith- Long, sharp turning max distance

Fairways:
DROP - Glo Champ Firebird- absolute meathook. Can barely control it, but it will fade and skip no matter what
12x Champ Firebird- overhands, wind fighter. Very controllable
Totem Champ Teebird- Most stable Teebird. No turn, big fade
DROP - Glo Champ Teebird- Flippy for some reason. Might pull it.
12x Champ Teebird- workhorse bird. reliably stable. Can do it all
Star Teebird- Laser straight. no turn, little fade
Pro Teebird- Lots of glide, great grip. big S curves
DROP - DX Teebird- beat to sh!t. Will turn every time. Farthest bird I have

Mids:
Z Wasp- Wind fighter, fast, flat and stable
DROP - Champ Shark- Laser straight with a bit of fade. Reliable
DROP - Pro Shark- More glide, better grip and less stable than Champ. Seeing if it will stay in the bag
DROP - DX Roc- Laser straight at this point, just testing it out
X Buzzz- beat to poo. Turnover mid range driver

Putters:
Flx Challenger- majority of drives under 250
DROP - KC Aviar- stable drives and approaches
DROP - Yeti Aviar- straight/turnover short drives
DROP - DX Aviar PnA- approaches, short turnover drives

SS Warlock x2- in the circle putter and backup
I like your bag, but you have some overlap.

I would suggest trying:
Pro Leopard in place of the beat DX teebird (more glide)
Z buzzz (or just use the champ shark)
fewer putter molds

just my own opinions/ideas
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:56 AM
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I like your bag, but you have some overlap.

I would suggest trying:
Pro Leopard in place of the beat DX teebird (more glide)
Z buzzz (or just use the champ shark)
fewer putter molds

just my own opinions/ideas
Thanks, never thrown the leopard before. Is it much shorter than a Teebird?
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:22 AM
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A Leopard is shorter than a Teebird, but not catastrophically so. You could also try a lighter GL River; I've never thrown one myself, but I've heard good things generally (my brother loves them), and it'll almost certainly be farther than a Leopard. Although, if a beat DX Teebird is working for you, I'm not sure you need to replace it; only drawback is having to season another one when the Teebird finally gets too beat.

I've tried Leopards on a few separate occasions, and I'm still consistently not a fan. Found two in the water last weekend, and spent some time throwing them last night: didn't click with me at all. But a lot of people love them, so I'm probably the anomaly here.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:12 PM
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A Leopard is shorter than a Teebird, but not catastrophically so. You could also try a lighter GL River; I've never thrown one myself, but I've heard good things generally
I agree. either one of these would be a nice, glidey understable compliment to the teebirds
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:13 PM
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good recommendations Cyclone. nice job not going too crazy with molds kev. a friend of mine bought a few totem tees and he said it was almost as stable as a firebird, though the flashing was still on the disc during his trial. perhaps some overlap there. if you like your warlock for putting i think a wizard, Gi9 or medium, would compliment it nicely for tee shots as opposed to the challenger. also if for some reason you loose a warlock you could use your wizard with very similar results. but of course you need to play with what your confident with and that is most important.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:39 AM
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I would say if you like the yeti get 2 or 3 and stay consistent.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:48 PM
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I would say if you like the yeti get 2 or 3 and stay consistent.
I'd say I'm already pretty consistent. The challenger, KC and Yeti all feel pretty similar to me in hand, so I can throw the exact same way with each disc and they will go on a different line. Comes in handy for courses like ICC that are short but go left, right and straight.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:48 PM
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Lookin Good Kev
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:25 PM
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good recommendations Cyclone. nice job not going too crazy with molds kev. a friend of mine bought a few totem tees and he said it was almost as stable as a firebird, though the flashing was still on the disc during his trial. perhaps some overlap there. if you like your warlock for putting i think a wizard, Gi9 or medium, would compliment it nicely for tee shots as opposed to the challenger. also if for some reason you loose a warlock you could use your wizard with very similar results. but of course you need to play with what your confident with and that is most important.
Thanks for the advice. I have tried the whole range of wizards from rock hard M to RFF and they didn't quite click. I drove with an SS wizard for a bit but it got gnarled up pretty quickly. I found the Flx challenger fly very similar, has great grip and is indestructible.
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