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Old 03-12-2012, 10:53 PM
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Years playing/experience: 3 years of DG
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous: right-handed
Throwing Style: RHBH, some RHFH
Golf Distance (avg/max*) for putter/mid/driver: Rhyno: 220'/250'; no mids; Striker: 290'/320'

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


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Age: 29
Sex: M
Injuries/handicaps?: Heart Condition
Other sport proficiencies?: Just Disc Golf currently

What do you like/dislike about your current bag?: Looking to expand on my mids and an overstable driver, I absorbed information on this site and completely overhauled my bag for this season. I was able to get out and disc last yesterday (3/11) for the first time in over six months (9/26), I've added my thoughts of some new discs to my bag.
Specific areas of desired feedback: Working on discing down and filling some gaps
Immediate and long-term goals: My immediate goal is pick up some mids and start throwing them...my long term goals are to find a slow speed overstable driver. I'd also like to see some feedback about any overlap in my bag.


Bag:
RED - new mold to my bag

Drivers (weight/plastic/model/(condition)/use):
164 GL Striker, (used, very stable) - main driver
167 GL Striker, (backup, used, very stable)
171 GL Striker, (backup, slightly used)
167 Champ Beast, (beat) - utility disc
171 GL River, (new) - I loved this understable disc so far
171 LE Test Run River, (slightly used) - This disc was amazing.
171, ???, ??? GL Flow, slightly used, stable) - I picked up three Flows in different weights (2 unknown) to compare to my Striker, so far I don't seem to get any extra distance, but they fly well and seem less stable than my Striker
167 Champ Groove, (beat) - forehand only, situational driver


Mids:
173 Vector, (new) - I haven't thrown it much


Putters:
169 Star Rhyno, (beat, gummy, overstable) - approach shots, some putting
174 M ION, (opaque, slightly used) - main putter
173 S ION, (slightly used) - driving putter


So I have some serious gaps that need filling, but I like the overall direction I am heading. Hit me with suggestions, but I would like to stick with Latitude 64 and MVP molds. I have thrown a Chameleon Core once and then sold it. I loved how it took off that day.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:33 PM
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Anybody with any suggestions on mids to try?
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:49 PM
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i went for almost a year and a half before throwing a DX roc and regret it terribly.

I'd say buy a couple dx rocs (usually 7 or 8 bucks), or you could go Z buzzz and grab an X buzzz for an understable compliment.

overstable driver, Star Starfire's are really nice if you are looking for a straight flying disc with heavy fade. if you are looking for less straight flight and just a hook, try a banshee or firebird.

i didn't mean to go all "innova" on you there, i'm not sure about the Lat64 or discraft equivelent
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:56 PM
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Anybody with any suggestions on mids to try?
If you like the feel of the Vector, try an Axis as the understable compliment.

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I'd say buy a couple dx rocs (usually 7 or 8 bucks), or you could go Z buzzz and grab an X buzzz for an understable compliment.
Rocs will overlap with the Vector. So it really will end up being a choice of one or the other. If you're happy with the Vector, there's no need to try Rocs.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:04 PM
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Your bag looks decently balanced to me. You might like to add an understable mid such as a comet like already suggested and I think a fairway driver that is shorter than the river but longer than your mid could benefit you too, though I don't have any experience with the river so I am unsure how they power down. I would guess that you aren't getting the needed arm speed for the flow yet so I would keep em in the bag but focus on your slower discs til you can push them out farther.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:25 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions folks. I will definately pick up an Axis to try out with my Vector. I also looked into the mid lineup from latitude a little and think I will pick up a Core and Fuse to test out.

I've thrown Star and Champ Starfire's before, but they are out of the bag now because I didn't see different flight characteristics from the Striker. Are there any other slow speed overstable fairway drivers I should be checking out?

On a side note, the local dg store is now purchasing a scale so they can weigh the new inventory and any used discs that get donated to the dg club. I am stoked and can't wait to weigh up all of my plastic and get correct numbers on my discs.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:16 PM
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You really can't go wrong with a Fuse... easily one of the most used discs in my bag. Once you learn it, it is your best friend.

Basically... if you go with a 3 mold midrange section... I'd say go with a Vector, Axis (for straight shots) and a Fuse (for all right turning shots). If you go with a 2 mid setup, try out just rollin' with a Vector and Fuse... you can cover more shots with those two discs than you would with an Axis and a Vector.

Of course, people will disagree with me, but I think you should give it a shot.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:07 PM
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I definately have more molds to try out and fill shot selection gaps. I will grab a Vector and Fuse for certain, most likely a Core as well. I think I will also try out a Latitude 64 XXX for my overstable fairway driver.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:57 PM
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Remember how I threw that smooth anny on Lumberjack 13 when you guided me, Todd? Worn DX Cobra. Could be good understable mid for you....
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Old 03-14-2012, 12:09 AM
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Ah, I've never had my hands on a cobra yet. Thanks for the input!
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