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Old 09-23-2012, 09:03 PM
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After lurking on here for a good month or so and learning quite a bit. I feel that it is time to post my bag. Mind that I have only been playing for 4 months and received discs from friends who weren't using them. I know that there will be overlap at this point as discs are being tested. This is for feedback and to watch the bag change with time.

Years playing/experience: May 2012 / 4 months
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous: right handed
Throwing Style: rhfh 70% rhbh 30%
Golf Distance (avg/max*) for putter/mid/driver: Wizard ? ; Buzzz 190/220' ; XS 250/300'

Drivers:

170-172g XS Z plastic - this is my main driver, retired my original xs for a new one
169g - Pro Starfire - found the disc and is beaten in, play when need more less fade than xs
Avenger SS - no idea on weight, using this for trying out rollers
168g - Pro Destroyer - testing this disc, but inconsistent
173-174g Z Flick - love the way the rim feels in hand, utility disc

Midrange:

173g - Ace Race 2012 - feels good in hand and confident in backhand
- Z Wasp - like the hard lss fade, useful in some locations
168g - Z Buzzz - main backhand disc in woods, holes in 200-250' distance
160-163g - Z Buzzz - use for flick shots and comes out clean that heavy buzzz doesn't
173-174g - Z Comet - learning to play the fade, friend gave the disc
175g - DX Skeeter - overhand shots for escapes, utility

Putters:

175g - Warlock Medium - use for approaches that are closer than buzzz
174g - Wizard Soft - like the feel in the hand and confidence in putts
172g - SS Wizard - testing this out, feels good in hard, haven't used in play

Throwing the forehand is easier and more consistent, but I am working on improving my backhand. I started off throwing an XS that I bought in hs, roughly '06 summer. I played a few times in the years since the, but nothing consistent. This disc is now retired due to being an ace disc and a tendency to hide in the grass being green. May is when I started playing more consistent and meeting more players who have helped with my bag.

I would also like to note, that I can almost shoot consistent low 60s at the Iowa State Course in the long to long configuration. http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=544

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:14 PM
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I was hoping to have a few comments on this, but maybe my lack of experience in the game is putting people off.

I have thought about discing down just using my XS, buzzz, and a wizard.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:13 AM
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I'm actually at about the same point in my game as you, I've played on and off for 2 years, but only got really serious in the past 7-8 months and my distances are similar. My bag has been changing a lot over that time but its finally settled for awhile but what I would do when constructing is having a basic skeleton.

Driver:
Overstable
Stable
Understable

Mid:
Overstable
Stable
Understable

Putter:
Driver Putter
Approach
Putting

From their I fill certain extra shots, like a Firebird for meat hooks etc...

Hope this helps!
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:19 AM
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Legit putter and mid setup. maybe add a heavy Buzzz just for fun. and a champ teebird will probably do just fine forehand. plus slower and more control. but it is nice to cover all stabilities for all ranges of shots.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:36 PM
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Everstreet - That is primarily what I was basing my bag off of, but I have found an understable driver that I have liked.

nkhoury - I have used a teebird before, but just wasn't quite comfortable with it. Maybe I will go back to it and revisit. Unless there is another disc that is similar, but a better feel.
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Old 09-28-2012, 08:35 AM
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O okay! I also highly recommend discing down to putters, mids, fairways (XS are fairways correct?) at least during practice/casual rounds. For me personally it has been very helpful in teaching.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:51 PM
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I believe that XS are fairway drivers nowadays and explain that I can get about the distance from them as a destroyer. I understand that more distance comes from form and power.
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Old 10-09-2012, 01:50 AM
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Updated current bag.
Z XS lost in water
Pro Starfire - 169g lost in water

Drivers:

175g - Star Destroyer New- few rounds played on it
171g - Champ Monster New
175g - Pro Starfire - few rounds on this one, need the heavier disc for wind fighting
167-169g - Z XS - few rounds on it, but still primarily new

Midrange:

173g - Ace Race 2012 - feels good in hand and confident in backhand
150g - Champ Leopard - work on backhand
- Z Wasp - like the hard lss fade, useful in some locations
168g - Z Buzzz - main backhand disc in woods, holes in 200-250' distance
160-163g - Z Buzzz - use for flick shots and comes out clean that heavy buzzz doesn't
173-174g - Z Comet - learning to play the fade, friend gave the disc
175g - Star Skeeter - Utility Disc

Putters:

165g - DX Rhyno - liking for approach shots
171g - KC Pro Aviar - testing this out
174g - Wizard Soft - like the feel in the hand and confidence in putts

I will be discing down here shortly as the season is winding down.
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