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Old 11-14-2011, 12:01 AM
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Distance Drivers

Star Destroyers, 166g- Looong Hyzers, Annys, Hyzer-flipsStar Archon, 172g- Long straight driver, turnovers that still come back
Proline Orc, 175g- Control distance driver
Sp Tsunami, 175g- OS distance needs

Fairway Drivers

GL Trident, 173g-Utility disc, Spikes, overhead, skips (May have to replace with an Opto b/c it's not beefy enough, I know it sounds weird right, but it can be thrown on an S, and I want more a straigt to left)
Opto Trident, 172g- Poppy top, Utility, Spikes mainly, some OH
11x KC Pro Gazelle, 173g- Predictable fade, small S, control hyzers
11x KC Pro Gazelle, 163g- Longer S and hyzers, needs more room to work than the 173g, but goes farther
Opto River, 171g- Straight with a little left to right play and gentle finish
Opto River, 173g- Nice and beat, great for annys and straight with no fade
GL River, 179g- Easy Hyzers, long annies that bail just before the point of no return.

Mid-Range

GL Fuse, 175g- Understable duties, hyzer-flips, Long gentle hyzers
Z Buzzz, 176g- Hyzers, straight with easy fade
Z Wasp, 170g- Workable overstable duties
ESP Zone, 168g- FH saves, stick approaches
ESP Zone, 172g- FH saves, short spikes, trouble shots

Putters

Pro-D Rattler, 174g- Approaches
Proline Titanic, 173g- Putting duties

OG Voodoo, 174g- Main putter
SSS Voodoo, 175g- Approaches and backup
So after quite a few rounds the GL Trident just wasn't beefy enough. I needed something that would make a left hand turn, not a hard hyzer. After finding myself 60' further up than where I wanted to be today, for the 4th time in as many weeks I made the switch. The GL honestly cover too much of the same area my 174g Gazelle covered.

The light Gazelle was replaced with an Opto River. I just kept expecting that Gazelle to have more fade than it really did. I know the Rivers better so now I have an overstable, stable, and understable River, so hoping for a little more consistency in my shot selection.

Swapped out the 168g Zone for the 172g simply b/c the 168g was going too far on one hole.

Dropped the Rattler and Magnet and went back to the Voodoos. I remember why I love them so much, I hit great lines with them and sink longer putts than I did with the magnets. Also remember why I dropped them, b/c they drop quickly and I hit the bottom of the basket.

Not sold on the 165g Tsunami as a truly OS distance driver, but really like the disc overall and use it alot.

Not sold on the 166g Destrulcan either, it has a tendency to get alittle squirrelly in the HSS part. Gets amazing D when I throw it on a gentle hyzer, but anything other than that and it turns and burns. Plus I still haven't found that nice Stable-Overstable distance driver. I have a sword on the way and hope it's what I'm after.

Got a Tourney next week so hopefully I'm all set to jet.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:30 PM
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Distance Drivers
-VIP Sword, 169g, Long shots, flex shots, long hyzers
-Proline Orc, 175g, Control Distance Shots
-Star Archon, 172g, Annys and long flex shots
-SP Tsunami, 165g, Straight with a predictable fade

Fairway Drivers
-Opto Trident, 172g, OS Utility
-KC Pro Gazelle, 174g, workable with a hard fade
-Star Gazelle, 172g, workable less pronounced fade.
-GL River, 179g, straight
-Opto River, 172g, annys and hyzer-flips

Mids
-GL Fuse, 176g, annys and hyzer-flips
-Z Buzzz, 173g, straight with easy fade, hyzers, annys that bail out
-Z Wasp, 174g, straight to hard fade, hard hyzer, power S
-ESP Zone, 172g, OS utility disc, get out of trouble, flicks

Putters
-OG Voodoo, 174g, Main putter
-SS Voodoo, 172g, approach disc, driving putter.

Still haven't found a really Stable Max D driver that I can really crank on and ensure that it will come back. The Sword is pretty close so maybe I'll try a heavy one.

Remember that the Rivers have a little more left to right at the beginning of their flight after I took a quadruple circle 10 in my tourney. Dropped me from 1st to 4th in one hole, so the Gazelle has made it back. Mother Truckin' OBs. Other than that I'm liking the set up.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:00 PM
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Distance Drivers
-VIP Sword, 169g, long Hyzers, max D shots with lots of room.
-Pearly Champ Orc, 174g, overstable Orc, tight hyzers, hard fade
-SB Orc, 174g, control straight driver
-Champ Orc, 167g, long annys, hyzer-flips
-Z Predator, 173g, OS, headwinds

Fairway Drivers
-Opto Trident, 172g, OS Utility
-KC Pro Gazelle, 174g, workable with a hard fade
-Champ Glo Gazelle, 172g, workable less pronounced fade.
-GL River, 179g, straight
-Opto River, 172g, annys and hyzer-flips

Mids
-GL Fuse, 176g, annys and hyzer-flips
-Z Buzzz, 173g, straight with easy fade, hyzers, annys that bail out
-Z Wasp, 174g, straight to hard fade, hard hyzer, power S
-ESP Zone, 172g, OS utility disc, get out of trouble, flicks

Putters
-OG Voodoo, 174g, Main putter
-Soft X Challenger, 174g, Driving putter and long putts

A few changes. Added a bunch of Orcs back into the back and just gave up on the extra 20-40' until spring, it was just screwing up my form. Started to use a Soft X Challenger for drives and really like it. I may add another Orc into the mix for some super hyzer-flips, since it is a 161g Proline.
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Old 12-18-2011, 07:00 PM
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So just a quick question, I'm debating pulling the Buzzz in favor of a super heavy Fuse. Is there going to be anything that I really am going to need the Buzzz for that the Wasp and the two Fuse won't cover?
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:38 PM
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So just a quick question, I'm debating pulling the Buzzz in favor of a super heavy Fuse. Is there going to be anything that I really am going to need the Buzzz for that the Wasp and the two Fuse won't cover?
i guess a heavy opto fuse will be close to a buzz for a while til it gets seasoned. i would carry both and throw the fuse on a second shot every time you throw the buzz and see what the results are. but the buzz seems like a staple in your bag. mold minimalization is good but is not always the best choice.
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:48 PM
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The thing with the Buzzz is that I have carried one with me for couple of years now, but rarely ever throw it. It seems to stay in the bag but never gets pulled out. Not sure why but I just find that I end up reaching for the other discs. Maybe I need to re-evaluate my Buzzz usage.
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Old 12-30-2011, 11:56 PM
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So changed some things up again, here's the current line up.

Distance Drivers
-SDS Destroyer, 166g, Crazy overstable, long hyzers, and flare spikes
-VIP Sword, 169g, long Hyzers, max D shots with lots of room.
-SB Orc, 174g, control straight driver
-Champ Orc, 167g, long annys, hyzer-flips
-S-PD, 170g, Controlled Overstable duties and controlled Flex shots

Fairway Drivers
-GL Trident, 172g, OS Utility
-Champ Eagle-X, 175g, workable with a hard fade, able to push this farther than the Gazelle while still maintaining significant control
-Champ Glo Gazelle, 172g, workable less pronounced fade.
-GL River, 179g, straight
-Opto River, 172g, annys and hyzer-flips

Mids
-GL Fuse, 176g, annys and hyzer-flips
-GL Fuse, 181g, Straight, straight to slight turnover
-Z Buzzz, 173g, straight with easy fade, hyzers, annys that bail out
-Z Wasp, 174g, straight to hard fade, hard hyzer, power S
-ESP Zone, 172g, OS utility disc, get out of trouble, flicks

Putters
-Soft X Challenger, 174g, Main putter
-Soft X Challenger, 174g, Driving putter and long putts

Hoping to add a Star Eagle-X and a heavier PD. I'm hoping that the Star Eagle-X will beat into a longer Gazelle, while the Champ will stay overstable.

I forgot how much I liked the PD and how much it was not like the Pred or Tsunami. I'd like to add the heavier PD for pure headwind and hard hyzer duties, the 170g I have feels like it will break in pretty fast, so I'm trying to decide if I buy a max weight S-PD or a C-PD.

I may also buy a heavier Sword, the one I have gives me crazy max d, but needs a $h!t load or room to work.

Also been thinking about trying out an OLF, but not sure if it's going to overlap too much between the Orc and PD.

As always thoughts are highly encouraged.
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Distance Drivers
-SDS Destroyer, 166g, Crazy overstable, long hyzers, and flare spikesNot sure if the Destroyer is going to make it. The more I throw the Sword and PD the more I realize I don't need the Destroyer.
-VIP Sword, 169g, long Hyzers, max D shots with lots of room.
-SB Orc, 174g, control straight driver
-Champ Orc, 167g, long annys, hyzer-flips
-S-PD, 170g, Controlled Overstable duties and controlled Flex shots

Fairway Drivers
-GL Trident, 172g, OS Utility- I actually took out the trident as I found that the Champ Eagle X was covering most of the shots I needed the Trident for. There are still a couple of courses where I'll bring it out, sad day
-Champ Eagle-X, 175g, workable with a hard fade, able to push this farther than the Gazelle while still maintaining significant control
-Star Eagle-X, 172g-This a longer Gazelle, what took me so long to figure this out. The Gazelle may be on the ropes.
-Champ Glo Gazelle, 172g, workable less pronounced fade.
-GL River, 179g, straight
-Opto River, 172g, annys and hyzer-flips

Mids
-GL Fuse, 176g, annys and hyzer-flips
-GL Fuse, 181g, Straight, straight to slight turnover-I found the buzzz really does a better job of covering this shot.
-Z Buzzz, 173g, straight with easy fade, hyzers, annys that bail out
-Z Wasp, 174g, straight to hard fade, hard hyzer, power S
-ESP Zone, 172g, OS utility disc, get out of trouble, flicks

Putters
-Soft X Challenger, 174g, Main putter-Wasn't really digging the Challenger as a main putter, but really like it to drive with
-Soft X Challenger, 174g, Driving putter and long putts
-Z Magnet, 169g, main putter-Went back to the Z Magnet, just really love it. Got a new that has turned into a great upshot disc as well

So I'm loving me some Eagles, I feel like a band-wagon hopper, but hey at least they aren't teebirds.

The PD is sweet, I can't remember why I didn't replace it before.

I've been testing out a XG Roc + and this thing is not even close to as stable as my Wasp, more along the lines of the Buzzz, but so far the Buzzz is kickin' ass. I like the feel of the roc but it seems to need more space than the buzzz does to do the same shot.

I got a QOLF to test, but I don't think it will make it, b/c the Orcs are lifers and the PD is rocking right now, but we'll see.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:08 PM
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Thank goodness for innova's inconsistancies, b/c i just happened to be testing a glow orc I just picked up, and wow is it crazy beefy. This is very exciting b/c I've been looking for that big fade distance driver, and now I don't have to add a mold to my bag.

Now if I could only putt.
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All right I don't know what I've done recently but game is seriously screwed up. My mids and fairways, which use to be my strongest point, are just not cutting it unles their being thrown on hyzers or annys. Any kind of straight or flex shots are all over the place. The weird thing is the Distance drivers are doing very nicely. I've been getting a lot of nose up on the discs, but I account that to working on trying get full rotation out of my hips. The worse part is my putting as gone from ok at best, to now, down right $#!@y, #$@!ing garbage. I can't get anything to go in, and I'm getting frustrated. Got beat today by someone I should beat every time out, while still have a chance to beat a 990 rated player. (Yeah he was really off today too.)

I don't think it's so much to do with the discs, but I'm tempted to disc down again. I just really hate to do it since the Distance drivers are the only thing I can throw well currently. I know if my schedule were better and I had more time to practice I could fix the problem, but currently that is not an option.

Please help before I kill the disc golf gods!
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