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Old 03-05-2013, 06:13 PM
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Years playing/experience: DG 2 years (1 serious, 1 huckin')
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous: right-handed
Throwing Style: RHBH, some RHFH, some OH
Golf Distance (avg/max*) for putter/mid/driver: Pure: 200/240'; Pain: 250/280'; Volt/Air Saint: 280/350'

* Max distance is the greatest distance you can throw your top 2-3 drivers with any regularity

Optional: 6'0" 180lbs
Age: 24
Sex: M
Injuries/handicaps?: None
Other sport proficiencies?: Ultimate, some running
Additional Information:
What do you like/dislike about your current bag?: I like having options
Specific areas of desired feedback: Overlap issues? Gaps?
Immediate and long-term goals: My form has improved alot this winter by slowing down and smoothing out my steps/pull. I can see my distance improving in the spring/summer with practice.
Most of the courses around our area stress line shaping and accuracy over distance.
Also I just switched from all Discraft Mids to all Lat64 mids. From the few rounds I have played with them in the snow, they have shown to be very workable in comparison to my previous line up. (Drone, Hornet, Buzzz, Comet)

Bag:

Drivers:
--> 168 Opto Flow Incoming (Stable workhorse D)
171 GL Villian (New OS D, don't throw much yet)

Fairway Drivers:
169 Shock (1st run flippy, will be replacing with OS 2nd run)
148 Opto Air Saint (Some wear, calm day bombs)
169 Volt (Stable used workhorse)
173 Volt (Stable used workhorse)
173 TM River (Slightly beat, working on turning into flippy/roller flippy)
172 GL River (Stable shorter hyzerflippin' workhorse)
168 Opto River (Slightly beat, domey stable w some fade)
163 Recycled River (Board flat; turnovers + flips)

Mids:
177 Opto Fuse (New US)
176 Opto Core (New Stable)
174 GL Core (New Stable-OS)
--> 176 GL Mace incoming (we'll see who stays)
177 GL Pain (New OS, FH&BH)
171 GL Trident (Beef. Powers up and down wonderfully)

Putters:
173 Proton Anode (Straight into the basket. Anything inside 150ft.)
166 Neutron Ion (Putts w/ Fade)
175 Soft Proton Ion (Hit and stick approaches)
175 Recycled Line Pure (Off the tee goodness, I really like the shallow rim for driving)
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:44 AM
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I must have listened to the forum the right way...
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:33 AM
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A couple months in update....

Drivers: (Sidelined until June)
168 Opto Flow Incoming (Stable workhorse D)
171 GL Villian (New OS D, don't throw much yet)

Fairway Drivers:
171 Shock (2nd run, some FH)
148 Opto Air Saint (Some wear, calm day bombs)
169 Volt (Stable used workhorse)
173 Volt (Stable used workhorse)
173 TM River (Slightly beat, working on turning into flippy/roller flippy)
172 GL River (Stable shorter hyzerflippin' workhorse)
168 Opto River (Slightly beat, domey stable w some fade)
163 Recycled River (Board flat; turnovers + flips)

Mids:
173 TM Fuse (US beating in quickly)
177 Opto Fuse (US)
176 Opto Core (Stable)
176 GL Mace (New OS, FH and BH dreams)
171 GL Trident (Beef. Powers up and down wonderfully)

Putters:
173 Proton Anode (Straight into the basket. Anything inside 150ft.)
174 Soft P Anode (Putts with fade/approaches)
175 Recycled Line Pure (another soft Anode here? Throws will tell.)

Debating a few things. I want to beat the sh*t out of my Mace, drop my core, and add another fresh Mace. Good idea?
I added a TM Fuse. Will this get too flippy too quick for me to keep buying replacements? The glide on these seems totally worth it. I really like touchy discs so this is a bit of an experiment.
I also have a couple Soft Proton Anodes on the way after doing some reading on them. They sound like they'd work out great for my putt w/ fade and approach slot and possibly my Pure slot if I like them off the tee.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:30 AM
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In theory, beating the Mace is a good idea but it's too new for anyone to really know yet. Maybe you can be the pioneer.

I've heard TM Fuses quickly die into unthrowable messes, I'd stay away from it especially if you play on a wooded course.

Why two Volts? Do they overlap with any Rivers?

A TM River will probably suffer the same fate as the Fuse at some point. My GL River turned into a turnover machine (not in a bad way) after one season of moderate-heavy use, while Optos seem to stay more stable. Personally I'd work the GL in before bothering with TM.

Check out an Opto Pure for driving duties if you liked the RGL there. I use my RGL for approaches because it feels so nice but haven't actually driven with it since I have the Opto.

Overall it's a nice setup, I'm just being nit picky.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:58 PM
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Vitals:
Years playing/experience: DG 2.3 years (1.3 serious, 1 huckin')
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous: right-handed
Throwing Style: RHBH, some RHFH, some OH
Golf Distance (avg/max*) for putter/mid/driver: Anode: 240/260'; Mace: 260'/280; River: 280/320'

* Max distance is the greatest distance you can throw your top 2-3 drivers with any regularity

Optional: 6'0" 180lbs
Age: 25
Sex: M
Injuries/handicaps?: None
Other sport proficiencies?: Ultimate, some running
Additional Information:
What do you like/dislike about your current bag?: I like having options
Specific areas of desired feedback: Fairway OS spot




Fairway Drivers:
148 Air Saint (Calm day/down wind bomber/flippy)
171 Shock (2nd run, some FH)
171 P Volt (OS)
173 Volt (OS used workhorse)
172 Opto River (Heavier Stable)
164 Opto River (Lighter Stable)
172 GL River (Heavier understable)
163 Recycled River (Lighter understable)

Mids:
174 Recycled Fuse (Beat to US)
177 Opto Fuse (Stable to US)
174 ZH Mace (Beat, Flip to flat with less fade)
176 Recycled Mace (New OS, FH and BH dreams)
171 GL Trident (Beef. OH, FH, BH, get me out of trouble)

Putters:
173 Proton Anode (Straight into the basket. Anything inside 150ft.)
175 Soft P Anode (Upshots with fade/drives)
175 Proton Sparkle Anode (Upshot/drives to finish straight or right)

The one problem I'm having with my bag right now is my OS fairway spot. I'm liking the volts, they are just too much for my arm to be consistent enough. A speed 7 would be perfect. I would like to stay with the Lat 64 family as I like the discs/plastics and I am kind of weird like that. Stag? Striker? Vision? Escape?
Am I going to find what I want? Might I have to go for a teebird?
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:35 AM
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The Shock's not working for OS duties? Maybe try a Trident
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:37 AM
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The Shock's not working for OS duties? Maybe try a Trident
Something a little more workable than the shock. I use it for headwind/shots that must end left. It just starts fading a lot sooner than I would like it to.

And my opto rivers have flipped on me, I want something more resistant to that initial turn but not as fast as a shock.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:50 AM
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Ah gotcha. The Vision will be way too flippy for that. Escape probably a little too fast. I've heard the Stag ended up being much less stable than advertised. I can't think of a disc from Lat/DD/Westside that would quite fit that role as well as an Eagle or Teebird. Legacy Rival would be a good choice as well and the plastic is more similar to Lat. Striker may be a good option but I think it's closer to a nine speed than 7

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Old 08-06-2013, 03:02 PM
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I was looking for a similar disc myself not long ago and found the Champion Banshee fits the bill very well for me. It's not in that Swedish plastic but it does the job for me.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:33 PM
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I'm gonna give a heavy VIP Stag a try.
Hopefully it's here before the weekend, then it will get the tournament test after some playing around with it.
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