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Old 08-26-2013, 09:00 AM
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My basics list is

1 Putter
2 Midranges (slightly overstable & slightly understable)
3 Drivers (very overstable, slightly overstable, and slightly to fairly understable)

Everything else is for subtle advantage, with some doubt how much difference they actually make in my score. This includes specialty discs, and fairway drivers.

But if I find myself without one of my basic 6 needs in my bag, it leaves quite a hole in my game.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:03 AM
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My minimum would be four. A neutral putter, a neutral mid, a workable fairway driver and a very overstable driver. You can get pretty much any shot with those four discs. Adding discs beyond that just makes some shots easier.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:50 AM
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Try to keep it as minimal as possible. The reality is that if you have 6 discs (understable, straight, overstable for drivers and midranges) and a putter any disc you add will maybe add an accuracy of 5-10'(?) to any shot you can already throw with your original 6.

If you add anything beyond the original 7, they should be "trick" discs for escape throws - super flippy or overstable, superclass approach, etc. Of course, you might also want to carry backups of your main discs in case you loose them (tournament play) and practice discs that you are working into your rotations(practice rounds). But, 95% of your throws will be with your original 7.
This is exactly what i'm doing right now. I had up to 10 discs in my bag but some drivers just became redundant. Lighter bag, more space for drinks and other stuff and easier choices for my shots. 7 just seems to cover everything plus I never lose discs.

edit: actually I guess I carry 8 now with 2 putters, one of my friends I let borrow 1 for a while but I like 2 putters now for some reason

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:20 AM
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I'd go with a stable putter, a straight to overstable Mid, a stable Fairway, and an overstable Driver. If you can flick and backhand, and control your angle of release fairly well, you should be able to at least experience just about any course.

Me, I'd pack a Wizard, a Buzzz, an Eagle and a fresh heavy Champ Tern.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:26 AM
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When I travel, I carry:

Neutral putter (Opto Pure)
Neutral midrange (Beat in KC Roc)
Neutral driver (Star TL)
Overstable driver/trouble disc (Champion Firebird)

This combo covers most situations I will encounter. It might be nice to have a stable to flippy distance driver (Destroyer or Prodigy D4) for bomber holes.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:55 AM
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I have the same bag whether traveling or just playing at home. It usually has 6 discs inside and a putter on the outside. It has an overstable, stable and understable mid, a fairway, a distance driver and the last one is whatever disc I am trying out.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:04 AM
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Typically I can get away with 9.

3 Nuke OS
2 Champ Boss
4 125-135 Blizzard Vulcans

I can cover almost any shot with these plus it makes my bag a lot lighter. I say go for it!
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:37 PM
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My minimum would be four. A neutral putter, a neutral mid, a workable fairway driver and a very overstable driver. You can get pretty much any shot with those four discs. Adding discs beyond that just makes some shots easier.
As usual, I think garublador is spot on. Makes me feel better that I bring a Vulcan Blizz 148 ( I know, not OS, but works for me), a 167 Sidewinder, a 168 Jackal, a 172 Fugitive, and a 174 Judge firm. All in a Nutsac bag. Makes life simple, and my skill with those 5 discs keeps getting better and paying dividends.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:09 PM
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Garubladors how to build a bag thread
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:23 PM
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Minimum:

Stable putter
Slightly understable mid with glide
Stable mid with predictable fade
Slightly understable fairway
Stable to slightly overstable high speed end of fairway drivers for forehands and utility
Stable high speed driver that can drive when laid into but also has enough stability to handle a mild headwind.
I agree with this list. The only thing that I would probably add would be a floating disc (just incase). When I was starting off, I always carried one when I was playing a new course that I wasn't sure about.
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