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Old 12-27-2011, 10:46 PM
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2012, 2nd year

Over the course of my first year my bag changed a lot. Right now i'm trying to learn forehand and eliminate the need for annhyzer shots. I can throw anny's, but I feel like i can throw the FH line more accurately and with less errors.

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175 Star Destroyer: slight dome, long distance overstable
170 Star Destroyer: flat, Max D. straight slight fade
175 Star Archon: max d tailwind, downhill
175 Star Starfire: Long with lots of fade
175 Opto Striker: straight, finishes straight or works lines
166 Champion Firebird: super flat, very o/s new but beating up a bit

180 Sirius Sentinel: o/s mid, it replaced my hornet, does everything better
177 Z Buzzz: straight mid with little fade
175 Z Buzzz: beat bar stamp, straighter
177 Pro D Buzzz: very u/s, FH rollers, hyzer flips

174 ESP Zone: o/s putter, roller, FH, versatile disc
175 KC Pro Aviar: straight to u/s putter, downhill shots, no fade
175 Ion: Putting


I've only played a couple rounds with this set up but i like it so far. the long term plan is not to abandon the anny, but more so to develop the forehand. I'll keep throwing anny's in the field and work the shot
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Old 12-28-2011, 06:21 AM
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No fairways??? Huge gap between buzz and striker...
No understable drivers? Even throwing forehand you are going to want a hyzer flip at some point
Overlap between 175 destroyer/starfire?
And I would recommend a lighter archon especially if you only use it for tailwinds!
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:16 AM
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No fairways??? Huge gap between buzz and striker...
No understable drivers? Even throwing forehand you are going to want a hyzer flip at some point
Overlap between 175 destroyer/starfire?
And I would recommend a lighter archon especially if you only use it for tailwinds!
yep, no fairways. I felt like i was trying to carry them just because "you're suppose to." and that's a stupid reason to do anything. The buzzz is fast enough that there's really not much distance difference between a full power buzzz rip and a 70-80% striker. there's no room for another set of drivers.

as for understable discs, I don't know if i have a freak striker or what, but it's very straight. I can bend it to anny no problem if necessary, but there's almost always a "better" line that i can throw with more confidence. I plan on playing for a long time, and all this will change I'm sure, this is just what i'm trying now.

there is some overlap between the starfire and destroyer. I carry both because the starfire has more fade than the destroyer. both are long, but i like the starfire better for FH and BH hyzers.

the archon works well for me, weight isn't a problem.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:23 AM
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Gotcha! I am a fan of throw what works for you
Personally I don't like powering discs down, I would rather throw a champ eagle than throw my striker softer...maybe that is because my form sucks if I try to slow it down...
If you have a really nice forehand I can see not needing as much understable plastic, I like a roadrunner on an anny for more control.
What are your distances? The "consultants" like to know
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:28 AM
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distances?

if you don't have any fairways then you must play fairly open courses. you also have a lot of fast, overstable discs. these are not going to help you learn a consistent, controllable forehand.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:38 AM
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distances?

if you don't have any fairways then you must play fairly open courses. you also have a lot of fast, overstable discs. these are not going to help you learn a consistent, controllable forehand.
Ion 260-280
Buzzz 280-300
Striker 340
Destroyer 360-380

These are straight line golf shots. I've gotten some 400' shots, but can't do it consistently. I learned FH throwing putters, still throw a 70% of fh's with putters/buzzz. I don't put a bunch of anny on my fh drives for distance, I'd say my fh form is developing correctly. I use the starfire for a straight line fh shot that fades right, works great.

I play all types of courses, not sure why you would assume I play open courses

bholy, I am kind of trying the power down style right now, I'm not good at it either, but I think learning to power stuff down my be valuable. Who knows
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:47 PM
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Over the course of my first year my bag changed a lot. Right now i'm trying to learn forehand and eliminate the need for annhyzer shots. I can throw anny's, but I feel like i can throw the FH line more accurately and with less errors.


I've only played a couple rounds with this set up but i like it so far. the long term plan is not to abandon the anny, but more so to develop the forehand. I'll keep throwing anny's in the field and work the shot
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bholy, I am kind of trying the power down style right now, I'm not good at it either, but I think learning to power stuff down my be valuable. Who knows
Based on these two quotes, I'd consider doing this. Scrap all these drivers (from a learning standpoint) and/or go 5-10g lighter and go slower with some Teebirds and Leopards to really nail down that FH and powered down game.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:34 PM
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Based on these two quotes, I'd consider doing this. Scrap all these drivers (from a learning standpoint) and/or go 5-10g lighter and go slower with some Teebirds and Leopards to really nail down that FH and powered down game.
thanks for the advice.
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:51 PM
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And get a manly putter!
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