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texasissouth 03-11-2018 10:53 PM

In the bag and various thoughts of a middling MA2
 
I'm making this thread to keep track of what all goes in an out of my bag through time and maybe some addendums about tournaments so far.
I'm in Virginia, about 897 rated.
Right now my bag is set up like
Puttas
2x Mercy 175 Zero Hard - Putting putters, I putt, sometimes they go in the basket, it's a work in progress.

Polecat! Champion 175 - My upshots are terrible, but since bagging this, they've become less so. Requires so little effort to throw 0-100 feet, easy to try dumb runs at the basket, never skips, it's wonderful.

Breaker D line 175 - super beat up, one of my favorite purchases and throwers. It doesn't go super far but the angle you release it on is the angle it travels on. Annys without diving, hyzers great, straight shots are a breeze. Doesn't have much fade and generally sits.

Breaker SP 175 - like above but fights out of an anny and fades at the end. Way less glide too. I don't use it very much but an overstable putter is a must for anyone.

The Mids
4-5 M2's, all around 180
My only midranges. I have
200 plastic - Looks like absolute trash, it's beat as hell and the rim is all warped and you have to be careful where you grip it. It flies like magic though, fantastic hyzerflips, giant turnovers, slow turning bombs that don't fade. Can sooorta hyzer but there are better options. 200 plastic is nice an velvety, and it went to understable quick but hasn't changed much since then

400 OG m2, pretty beat, it's nearing on 2 years. It held a nice buzz level stability for a while but it's starting to go past that. It's a fickle mistress and can be a little inconsistent. If I throw purposeful hyzer shots it will hold the whole way, but throwing flat gives a bit too much turn. It can do turnovers but always wants to fight out of it as it slows down.

750 when I need a straight to fade rip this is my go to. Fades way more than the OG 400 and is way more trustworthy in wind

400G proto M2, the most overstable, break in case of emergency, doesn't go as far, zero turn, always fades.

400 fresh m2, trying to work it into that slight beat bomber the OG used to be. Its a fresh M2, not too much to say.

The Fairways
I was trying to do a nice simple F2 cycle here, but I've been thwarted by two things.
1. F2s are coming out flippier now :thmbdown:
2. I threw my workhorse into some leaves and it disappeared :thmbdown:

Right now I'm bagging (around 175g)
750 175grams - flippy, does turnovers, hyzerflips. That sort of stuff

400G 175grams - New but has some right wiggle when ripped. Was hoping for like a fresh teebird flight but damn. It will probably be my new workhorse at least

400G 173gram traitor - Brand new, uselessly flippy. I like to really rip on my fairways and I don't like when in the middle of my tournament my new one that should be overstable flips up on a hyzer line and flies a mile to the right of the basket. Don't have the first throw with a disc be in a tournament kids. I can do big turnovers with this and also some trashfire rollers. Dunno if I'll keep it in the bag.

So heartbroken by this F2 situation I gathered myself and picked up an
F1 - 400 - 175.
This is what I wanted, hopefully f1's won't betray me like their brothers did. Straight to fade goodness, goes far, big fan.

Then I also always carry 2
TRIDENTS
("Finally!" you say, "Enough with the numbers, I hate math.")
when I need a big happy fade at the end or am throwing sidearms, tridents will always be there for me. I have 6, they all throw about the same, super super straight then a really long fade. I swap them in/out of the bag depending on mood, a couple go a little longer. They're all wonderful. I lost my favorite one in thorn hell - Giles Run and am hoping it gives me a call and comes home.

"control" drivers
I'm torn here between starfires and wraiths. Right now I'm bagging

Starfire star 175 - super flat Jenkins one, it's a longer teebird ;) I have a PD, I tried it, I don't like the rim as much and this is easier to forehand. I have a backup that flies the exact same so they take turns being lost.

Starfire (Champ/Star) Here's a recent theme, I order something stable and receive less stable versions???? Ordered new starfires, they're two ones that have MASSIVE pop tops and some out of the box turn. They absolutely bomb, and they have a place in my bag, but not what I was expecting.

Sometimes I will swap starfires and wraiths because I can sidearm wraiths farther. However with my pop top starfires I will probably swap between wraiths and

Max D boys

X2s - Big fade, always come back. One even does immediately out of your hand, but that's the problem child. I have a couple 400 and one "special" 750G that feels sweet. Sadly my farthest flying one met a similar fate as my f2 in a pile of leaves :wall: I spent today throwing a backup into a pile of wood to try and get it to the same spot with no luck.

I had D2's but the rim was just too big for my hands. Like that dude from the old Burger King commercials. X2's are just a tick smaller and a little flatter. They dGAF about wind since they're thinner and they just go and then fade hard. Sometimes they skip too much, but that's just life. Probably gonna bag a wraith until one of the X2's gets to a big spot then I'll bag
1 meathook one (this one came out weird, it's a freak) 169
1 stableish one 167
1 little turn one 173
1 workhorse 168

Anyway that's about it. Don't trust new F2s

elmexdela 03-12-2018 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by texasissouth (Post 3284610)
Anyway that's about it. Don't trust prodigy

ftfy

its not just the f2 if you recall from the beginning they had d1 that flipped more than the d4 and d4 that were more os than the h1

and one more example they had a mid marked m2 (or whatever i dont remember the specifics but it was one of their mids) and actually recalled them to switch the numbers cuz the newer mold they pumped out was more os

texasissouth 03-12-2018 01:04 PM

I mean all manufacturers outside of early MVP stuff (and maybe Discraft?) have consistency issues run to run, look at how people seek out and pay $140 for a 2015 sexton firebird because of the difference in how it flies vs other ones.
Or people paying $50 for AJ destroyers because the first run of McBeth ones came out ridiculously beefy and no one could throw them.
Or these two new starfires I got that have a huge stability diff. I've had good luck with all my M2s flying the same out of the box.

I had 2 D2s that flew identical, my first 3 F2's flew the same, I've got 5 X2s that all fly the same new, pretty good so far.

**** happens run to run with weather and pressure and plastic, no one can eat the production time lost keeping discs in molds until they're cool. I love how 400 plastic feels and Prodigy does a lot to support the scene in my local area with sponsoring both local mens and womens pros as well as course designers like Biscoe.

texasissouth 04-02-2018 09:54 AM

First tourney of the year is coming up this weekend, the final Lord of the Thorns in sticky Giles Run VA. I've been trying to beat in an X2 to match the one I lost. I did the hot water trick to give it a dome and it got ridiculously overstable, then I flattened it and it's getting close. I'll probably throw a wraith in the bag for flex shots for this tournament though, or maybe just bag wraiths for this one. Gotta do some field work and sus it out.

Visited SF and took an abbreviated bag with me for Golden Gate.
Mercy, beat up m2, fresh m2, flippy f2, f1. It was a short woods course so I really leaned on that beat m2 for a lot of hyzer flips and soft turnovers.
Almost had to leave f1 behind when I lost it, but someone was kind enough to call me and return it while I was still in SF. Shout out to Wolf in GGP!

Hurt my wrist hiking in Yosemite but it doesn't seem to be aggravated by throwing so that's the good news for this weekend.

texasissouth 04-08-2018 08:37 PM

First tourny of the year. Shot a 899 and 920 so I'm pretty happy with that.
Extra thanks to that guy for returning that F1, I leaned on it this weekend and picked up two birdies with it on parked drives in the wind. I'm sure it slightly overlaps with my trident but it's a little more high speed stable and a little less fade.

I really need to work on height control for mids after practicing with drivers. Threw too many mids right into the ground.

texasissouth 04-18-2018 03:08 PM

Another tourny, shot 897, can't complain.
After some field work I'm definitely bagging one of my domey bottom stamp wraiths for long courses. They go farther than anything else I have. I think 11 speed is the widest I can go, nothing bigger will rip out of my hand as well and the speed difference is just diminishing returns. the X2 seems just a little too thin to get that same pop. Still gonna bag them for big hyzer shots and headwinds.

Anyone have experience with Discmania DD's? I've heard them described as stable wraiths before.

Casey 1988 04-18-2018 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by texasissouth (Post 3284734)
I mean all manufacturers outside of early MVP stuff (and maybe Discraft?) have consistency issues run to run, look at how people seek out and pay $140 for a 2015 sexton firebird because of the difference in how it flies vs other ones.
Or people paying $50 for AJ destroyers because the first run of McBeth ones came out ridiculously beefy and no one could throw them.
Or these two new starfires I got that have a huge stability diff. I've had good luck with all my M2s flying the same out of the box.

I had 2 D2s that flew identical, my first 3 F2's flew the same, I've got 5 X2s that all fly the same new, pretty good so far.

**** happens run to run with weather and pressure and plastic, no one can eat the production time lost keeping discs in molds until they're cool. I love how 400 plastic feels and Prodigy does a lot to support the scene in my local area with sponsoring both local mens and womens pros as well as course designers like Biscoe.

Discraft has had Consitansy issues, more in plastic then in Disc flight. The Z plastic can be slick or it can be normal with a tad bit of grip. They used to call Z and X Elite in front and some discs in ESP and X have dome issues, one disc is domed another is not, both bought at same time. With disc flight a Discraft disc will fly the same as another if the plastic feels like the same plastic, Dome often just tells you if a certain disc is going to have a bit more glide then another and glide if big dome or little dome has more glide in a disc depends on the mold though sometimes the weight has an effect too.

texasissouth 04-26-2018 04:07 PM

I don't throw as much discraft as I should just because I really dislike the feel of Z plastic.

Ordered some used DDs to try and a stego. Wraiths just feel too good in the hand and look too good flying to not make them the max distance driver. I'm gonna slip in one DD as a hyzer or wind disc and take the X2s out, which is a shame, I really wanted to like them. Main driver for around 400' is still gonna have to be the Starfire, the VJ 4x runs are absolutely phenomenal.

Seneca Creek Soiree this weekend, gonna get stomped, bag for it is as follows

2x * Wraith
1x * DD
4x Starfire
1x Fireball (utility beef)
2x Trident
2x F2
1x F1
3-4x M2
2x Breaker
1x Polecat
possibly the stego
and still putting with Mercys

texasissouth 04-30-2018 03:45 PM

The Soiree was great, bagged two wraiths and switched out stabilities the second day as the wind was cranking and one DD for drivers.
leaned on my two F2's a lot off the tee, specifically my 750 F2 for a lot of shots.
Fireball got used once for a forehand roller and it ended up great. Breakers were thrown a lot on almost any shot less than 300 feet.
Also on the second day I took out the polecat because I was never gonna throw it in the wind and tossed a Stego in there which I used a couple times.
round ratings wise I shot a
67 - 878
66 - 922
110 - 911
Took me a round to get my putting going and the last round was 27 holes. Pretty happy with how I played, leaned a lot on wraith/DD flicks, and fairways.

The Stego was also a huge hit with people after the tourny tossing it around and marveling at how overstable it was.

texasissouth 05-04-2018 04:49 PM

Small bag for practice throwing at local Spilman Park
1 S DD trying to beat this thing in, practice forehand hyzers. Also tried a spike hyzer with it and went over a road OB, oops.

1 750 F2 a little flippy
2 400G F2 one is my go to, eagle-ish fairway, one started out freaky flippy so I've decided to try and beat it into a roller disc
1 retro trident how does a beat up trident fly? I want to find out

1 750 M2 overstable mid
1 400 M2 straighter, my oldest M2 super trusty
1 200 M2 hyzerflip to turnover

I need to grab a new base plastic M2, maybe 300 this time. The 200 one is getting too beat up and won't do a nice hyzerflip laser anymore, just drifts a bit too much post flip.

1 Proline breaker. Trying to break this baby into the low fade throwing putter my other breaker was. Not really getting there in a hurry though.

1 D line breaker. This thing has gotten to a weird level of beat in. It really does not like popping up on a hyzer at all. It will hold a hyzer all the way to the ground if you want. However if you throw it flat it will turn all the way over pretty much. I throw this thing a lot, and D line is kind of like crayons so it's changing fast on me, might need to cycle in my new D line one to hit that sweet spot and give the proline one more time to beat in.

Anyway I guess I'm interested in a 7-8/10 300 M2 or a 6/10 Proline breaker right now?
Just picked up a used MF wraith off a for sale thread to sate my curiosity.

texasissouth 05-14-2018 08:35 PM

My 200 plastic M2 I chucked into a T post on accident and is now quite understable. I need a new M2 to beat into the hyzerflip to laser spot, and sadly my 2 year old 400 M2 just isn't there yet.

I just got two X out 300 plastic M2s i am quite eager to throw. I'm hoping they warp just a little less and stay in the sweet spot for longer than the 200 plastic M2 did

texasissouth 06-04-2018 10:29 AM

MDX5 this past weekend, favorite tournament probably, if any of you are in the northern Maryland/Penn area I recommend it, great players pack (hat, shirt, koozie, shryke, makani, birdie bag, stickers, great lunches) and some super challenging courses (Ditto Farms and Whispering Falls)
drivers are pretty well set up now; in order of most -> least stable I bagged and threw basically all of these over the weekend.
C DD (beeeffff)
S DD (I'm starting to get a teensy bit of turn in a headwind)
MF wraith
puddle top kenny wraith
flat bottom stamp wraith
then two domey bottom stamp bombers, one is just a tick more stable.

on the second day I threw a lot of my trusty star starfire. I still love that disc for the PD/Thundy slot, actually chained out on a 345' hole. Close to my first ace ever.

the 300 M2 is much more durable than the 200 M2. Ditto farms I played a lot of short shots for placement with mids since the fairways are so tight, and I basically only threw those two. Beat one for hyzerflips and turns and fresh one for straight to fade.

my super beat breaker was nice for putter turnovers and grabbed me a few birdies on shorter holes.

Still love mercys for putting but they can be tricky in the wind, they rely so much on glide...

Stego actually got quite a bit of work the second day, it's nice to be able to throw an approach pretty hard and have it go 50 feet. I find it easier to hit lines throwing at like 40% power than 10% power sometimes.

texasissouth 06-13-2018 02:57 PM

I dug out an old PA4 I had sitting around to throw alongside the polecat. The PA4 definitely has a more pronounced fade, but they're both about the same amount of glide, I might try the PA4 out for a couple rounds, see if it can be thrown in the wind. I like the 'cat, but any wind and I can't trust it. Plus with the PA4 having both turn and fade it's kind of weird and could be used for some interesting short lines I think.

texasissouth 06-15-2018 05:15 PM

Packed shift for a solo round at Signal View today. First time playing the course, loved the course, needed more bugspray for the ridiculous mosquitoes. Shot a 64 but left a lot of strokes on the table.
C DD
S DD
Star Wraith
Star Starfire
Gold Burst Trident
3x F2
3x M2
2x Breaker
Pa4
2x Mercy

My flippy F2 is finally flippy enough for backhand rollers so I tossed a couple second shots with it, worked out pretty well.
Pa4 getting some use, I definitely like how floaty it is, while being much more comfortable in the hand than the Polecat.

texasissouth 06-23-2018 07:55 PM

Got a MD4 out of a shared discmania mystery box I went in on with friends. It's going straight into the bag. The M2 I normally throw will still be my go to, but the MD4 feels great and I'll use it for windy days, as I don't like throwing the M2 in a headwind.

texasissouth 06-28-2018 09:58 AM

More full bag for Rockland in Front Royal
S DD
2x Wraith
2x Starfire
FD3
2X F2
MD4
3x M2
2x Breaker
PA4
2x Mercy
shot a 70 from longs

discerdoo 06-28-2018 11:22 AM

I don't like you anymore, I think you got that E* Wraith I had my eye on in the marketplace.

texasissouth 06-29-2018 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by discerdoo (Post 3324132)
I don't like you anymore, I think you got that E* Wraith I had my eye on in the marketplace.

:( It wasn't me actually. I've been more on the lookout for G* wraiths or any domey ones

texasissouth 07-30-2018 09:13 AM

I got a replacement for my Fossa bag I usually use, a Voodoo on sale. I'd had the Fossa bag for about a year, maybe a little over and was never really enamored with it. It's not terribly comfortable and over time the left strap cushion has gotten balled up (where I usually pick it up by and if I only put on one strap it's the left one).

Voodoo is much larger, and taller and seems like it sits in a more comfortable place, the quality seems a little higher than the Fossa bag and it has better feet. The padding on the straps seems thicker and more sewn in place. Overall my initial impressions are super optimistic for it.

texasissouth 08-02-2018 09:39 AM

18 at Giles Run Sho Lo
Shot a 63 including a 5 ft layup to troll a friend and still beat him by 2.
2X wraith
1X DD
1X Starfire
1X Trident
2X F2
3X M2
2X Breaker
2X Mercy

I took an abbreviated bag because I was expecting to play bluemont really. I missed the float of the PA4 on a couple upshots for sure. I'm trying to switch from a weird grip to a normal fan grip for putting and I'm going through some growing pains with it.

texasissouth 08-12-2018 12:15 PM

2 rounds of 18 for the badfish open at creeping creek, shot a 56 and a 55
1X DD
3X wraith
1X starfire
2X trident
3X F2
3X M2
1 MD4
2X Breaker
1 PA4
2X Mercy

Leaned a lot on my oldest M2, it's a 400 that's a little beat and super glidey and straight.
I didn't need to bag that many drivers for this course but I did anyway. PA4 was great for weird woods shots and a couple short off the tee drives. I'm pretty happy swapping it in for a polecat.

texasissouth 08-19-2018 09:13 PM

With merc bucks from the badfish open I grabbed some newer embossed pop-top wraiths. They go ridiculously far and aren't as flippy as other ones. Might rotate one or two in depending on conditions. For tournaments even if I'm only bagging 3 wraiths I like to keep the others in my car for switching in and out.

Also got a pink super pearly luster firebird. It's a ridiculously good looking disc and I think I'm going to bag it sometimes instead of my more OS trident. Most likely for casual smaller rounds.

Got drunk and ordered a 300 PA4, hoping the grippy plastic won't skitter on the ground as much as 400 does for a Nova-esque velcro effect

texasissouth 09-02-2018 10:37 PM

18 holes of skins/ ript revenge at Clarks Run Disc Golf Course.
Didn't play super hot, but ript can keep you out of a rhythm and my form is in a lot of confusion right now so it's to be expected.
Clarks Run is a ridiculous course, incredibly challenging, crazy lines, super long. Really one of my favorite courses I think I've played overall. Could maybe use a bit more breaking in, and obviously the tee pads aren't finished yet; but it's amazing.
4 Wraiths (didn't have a single good shot with these)\
1 Starfire
1 Trident
3 F2
4 M2
1 Retro Claymore (super flippy)
2 Breaker
1 PA4
2 Mercy
1 Stego

The 300 PA4 is phenomenal, definitely my favorite approach disc so far, and in 300 it really grips the ground and has a much smaller skip or slide. Real hit and stick.

Also since I got a 400 x-out F2 from Marshall St. that started out nice and stable to bookend my F2's I don't need my F1 right now. Grabbed 2 more of the same X out run since I know they're good.

texasissouth 10-09-2018 04:54 PM

18 at Rockland, Shot a disappointing ~870 65 bleh
3 Wraiths
1 Starfire
2 Firebirds
1 Trident
3 F2
4 M2s
1 Breaker
2 Pa4
2 Mercy
1 Stego

I think I wore myself out with fieldwork yesterday. I couldn't hit a line to save my life on the back nine

jmcarriere 10-12-2018 01:45 PM

I just grabbed a 350g m2 and am loving it so far and am looking to start a cycle but also use and love the m4. How do you like the 300 plastic as the 350g is hard to find. And do you think I should add a 400 and 750
Quote:

Originally Posted by texasissouth (Post 3362840)
18 at Rockland, Shot a disappointing ~870 65 bleh
3 Wraiths
1 Starfire
2 Firebirds
1 Trident
3 F2
4 M2s
1 Breaker
2 Pa4
2 Mercy
1 Stego

I think I wore myself out with fieldwork yesterday. I couldn't hit a line to save my life on the back nine

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texasissouth 10-12-2018 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmcarriere (Post 3363992)
I just grabbed a 350g m2 and am loving it so far and am looking to start a cycle but also use and love the m4. How do you like the 300 plastic as the 350g is hard to find. And do you think I should add a 400 and 750

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I really like the 300 M2 so far. It's definitely a bit more durable than the 200 I had, and feels more grippy compared to the more velvety feel of the 200 plastic.

400 is probably my favorite plastic of any manufacturer. A flat 400 one will start off like any fresh one and beat into like a buzz esque disc and just stay there. My 750 I usually use as a bookend of stability and it hasn't changed one iota. The plastic feels way better after a year or so, takes a while to get grippy

jmcarriere 10-17-2018 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by texasissouth (Post 3348250)
18 holes of skins/ ript revenge at Clarks Run Disc Golf Course.
Didn't play super hot, but ript can keep you out of a rhythm and my form is in a lot of confusion right now so it's to be expected.
Clarks Run is a ridiculous course, incredibly challenging, crazy lines, super long. Really one of my favorite courses I think I've played overall. Could maybe use a bit more breaking in, and obviously the tee pads aren't finished yet; but it's amazing.
4 Wraiths (didn't have a single good shot with these)\
1 Starfire
1 Trident
3 F2
4 M2
1 Retro Claymore (super flippy)
2 Breaker
1 PA4
2 Mercy
1 Stego

The 300 PA4 is phenomenal, definitely my favorite approach disc so far, and in 300 it really grips the ground and has a much smaller skip or slide. Real hit and stick.

Also since I got a 400 x-out F2 from Marshall St. that started out nice and stable to bookend my F2's I don't need my F1 right now. Grabbed 2 more of the same X out run since I know they're good.

Is the f1 a meathook or more teebirdish

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texasissouth 10-17-2018 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmcarriere (Post 3366116)
Is the f1 a meathook or more teebirdish

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my F1 is more teebird than meathook. Definitely nowhere near a firebird or a trident. In addition I've thrown mine into stacks of firewood some and it's gotten to a delicious straight/fade classic teebird flight, so I know it at least in the beginning beats in well.
However, I was only carrying it until I could find another stable run of F2s, the kind that don't start with any turn.

texasissouth 11-04-2018 05:58 PM

SpAm this past weekend. Came pretty much dead middle of the field.

C DD, for headwind stuff, only threw it once or twice

Wraiths 2-4, the fresh pop top 168 I have is just money, so easy to throw and trust and bombs

1 firebird, alternated between my shimmer and luster. Luster is def more OS

2 Tridents, started with one, bought one off someone. The second one is a bit flippy which is strange but phenomenal for hyzerflip sidearms in the woods

3-4 F2s, got a fresh one beginning of second day. Most have at least some drift to the right so they should be good in the woods but I wasn't throwing them nearly well enough

1 MD4, for wind mindrange stuff

3-4 M2s, Threw these a lot to varying effectiveness

1-2 Pa4, flippy 300 for some rounds, 400 for today. Had a nice ~40 throw in with it today.

2 breakers, the D line one is in the sweet spot, I couldn't get the ProLine one to jive with me on a backhand this weekend.

Stego, wish I never had to throw this, but such is life

as always, putting with Mercys

bcr32 11-04-2018 08:58 PM

How much more overstable is the md4 compared to the m2?

texasissouth 11-05-2018 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by bcr32 (Post 3374091)
How much more overstable is the md4 compared to the m2?

Much much more so, at least the one I have. I don't like throwing M2's into the wind very much, they can kind of flip or rise too much. The C-MD4 I have throws pretty much the same no matter the wind conditions, so much HSS. Doesn't sacrifice distance either, it's a really neat mold.



Also I forgot I bagged 1 starfire during the weekend. Didn't throw it much sadly

texasissouth 11-13-2018 05:23 PM

Some minor bag changes for Duck Golf this weekend.

1 I was having a lot of accuracy and angle issues which I have narrowed down to taking a break mid form tweak and messing with how high I was pulling the disc through. Trying to fix it by throwing in a field a lot this week.

2 One of my beloved stable F2s I hit something? with and it is now flippy. Luckily I just traded for a new stable one at SpAm, so out of the bag the flippy one goes. Also I will be adding in an F1 so I don't have to keep buying new ones for straight to fade shots. I also found a 750 F2 in my field I lost sometime this summer. Still in great shape and is in the sweet hyzerflip spot I like so into the bag it goes.

3 After hitting a million trees at Blockhouse, my oldest trusty buzz-like M2 now needs hyzer to go pop up and go straight. One of the base plastic M2s is out, fresh 400 M2 is in.

texasissouth 11-14-2018 05:35 PM

Finally ran into F.Luke at Rockland. Shot a very loose ~64, I gave up on 6 and threw a bunch of times and gave myself an 8.

Wraith x2
Starfire
Trident
F1
3xF2
4xM2
2X Pa4
stego
mercies

A friend of mine gave me a sweet 400G PA4 that is pretty stable and great, so I was getting acquainted with it today.
Old 750 F2 went in the bag and didn't really skip a beat.

texasissouth 11-19-2018 04:24 PM

Duck Golf last weekend, had fun, shot about 906 rated, which is basically my rating. The last round at Campside (par 56 but a fairly easy course) Everything felt like it was clicking decently and I threw one under par, 922. Only one Bogey, which is very unusual for me.

Bag for the weekend varied day to day but was basically.

Wraith x3/x1
Campground only has one long hole, so I only bagged the Metal Flake wraith and didn't even through it well. Parkside has some field holes which the wraiths bombed on.

Starfire
Started the weekend with my 3 year old star, but when the wind picked up a bit I swapped in a bit more HSS champ one and kept it in for the week, only threw it 3 times on campside. Not a lot of ~400 ft holes dead straight or with a bit of fade on either course. Most require a little bit of movement so I would throw a wraith.

Firebird
when I feel like making mistakes. I don't think I had a good throw with one all weekend haha

F1
I need to stop struggling so much with finding stable F2 runs and just give up and accept that the F1 is the teebird clone and what I should bag for straight to fade fairways. I threw mine into a stack of firewood a bit to give it a little more glide and now it's trusty.

F2 x3
one stable, one hyzerflip, one dumb flippy. Threw these a ton in the woods with generally decent results

Trident x2
one stable one hyzerflip, flick machines. Still one of my favorite molds

M2 x4
most stable, stable, hyzerflip, turnover. I decided after struggling to throw turnovers at SpAm to lean more on my flick in the woods, which worked out pretty well, so I don't think I threw my flippiest one at all. I hyzerflipped to straight the old pink one for quite a few shots though. I didn't bag the MD4 this weekend, figured I could approximate it with either a powered down Trident or powered up Breaker

Breaker
Lost my usual breaker on tossing it around at lunch the first day so I didn't have one the second round of the first day and overshot hyzer upshots by like 30 ft consistently. I put my backup in for the second day and was happy to have it back. I saved a couple strokes with some flex forehand approaches with the new one the second day.

2X PA4
The 400G one my friend traded me is money, so straight and glidey, Threw it for a lot of short throws and leaned on it for a lot of ups. The other side of the PA4 coin is a dumb flippy 300 one that I try not to throw over 200 ft.

Stego
I have an amber one on the way and I'm pumped. Get out of jail free with shots only the Stego can pull off.

Mercy

texasissouth 11-28-2018 02:12 PM

I guess some people read these.

Anyone have experience with M1s?

With my recent conversion to F1s I was wondering if having a M1 as a bookend for windy days would work. Or I could stick with slotting in the MD4 from times to time.

Overall if there is a disc I struggle with sometimes it's mids, sometimes they just feel weird in my hand and they come out fluttery while putters and fairways come out smooth.

biscoe 11-28-2018 05:25 PM

I read them. I have an M1 I will put in my bag on the windiest of days but I don't really wind up throwing it very much. In general if it is that windy i wind up abandoning mids entirely and throwing the H3 or A3 depending on distance.

I found mids to be the hardest discs to get used to when learning as well. everyone around me was throwing rocs and I just didn't get it. then one day something clicked and they were my favorite disc as well (now the M4).

texasissouth 11-29-2018 10:55 PM

M1 sounds tempting to me. I've got a M3 M2 as trade bait for one of the Shileys I can try and get some things from him haha.
When I started I loved throwing mids since the wide diameter was closer to an ultrastar. I used to have a roc3 I would crush. Then I got used to driver and putter diameters and now mids and I have a strange relationship.

2 rounds at the same time at Spilman today since the weather was amazing. Shot a 51 going off my first shots and a 53 off the second. Second shots caught up around hole 9 but then first shots caught fire on the back. Not super pumped about the scores, as every hole at Spilman can be "easily" birdied (outside of 2 holes) and conditions were perfect. But! enough 2's to keep me happy. (twelve birds through two rounds, six 4s and one horrible 5)
Bag was basically
F1 - for teebird shots
2 F2 - for flippier duties
FD3 - thing is dumb overstable, bagged it specifically for a thumber on one hole
I didn't throw those much, bulk of the throws were with
2 Tridents - one for hyzerflips or fighting out of annys one for OS flicks
4 M2 - one overstableish, one I'm working into the straight role, one that needs a spot of hyzer and one turnover disc I threw only as a practice throw
2 PA4 - a $ one for super straight throws, one flippy baseline for EZ ups. Beat in 300 PA4 has to be my favorite approach disc I've used so far. I've tried a dart, an aviar, a NOVA, a polecat, a Swan. But the 300 PA4 is the truth.
1 PREMIUM PLASTIC STEGO - OH BOY THIS THIS IS GREAT. Just as stable as the fossil stego we all know and love, but now in a super grippy premium blend. Feels so good. I did notice the inside rim of my fossil stego is kind of inverted slanted. So like if a innova +plus rim is slanted outward for an easy release, the stego is the opposite. Fortunately the premium stego has more of a straight up and down inner rim, muuuuch more comfortable.



puttin with Mercys.


Also threw my whole bag at the field for practice afterwards, some guy was practice putting and said one of my drives was the farthest throw he's ever seen. Feels like hyperbole but I'll take the compliment.

F.Luke 11-30-2018 02:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texasissouth (Post 3343277)
...Got drunk and ordered...

Yes. This is how I ended up with 7 TL3ís and 4 Novas.

I look forward to playing with you again.

texasissouth 11-30-2018 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by F.Luke (Post 3384307)
Yes. This is how I ended up with 7 TL3ís and 4 Novas.

I look forward to playing with you again.

hahah it's like secret santa for yourself. Worked out for me since I love this PA4.
Novas are a ton of fun to throw, but they didn't quite fit what I was looking for. Also the sounds they make when they hit a tree are hilarious.

I'll definitely shoot you a text anytime I'm headed up Rockland way. I'm also trying to think up a "super Spilman" layout since no one is ever there.

texasissouth 12-02-2018 04:53 PM

18 at Giles L2S, shot a 62
2xWraith
1xStarfire
1xFirebird
2xTrident
1xF1
3xF2
4xM2
1xBreaker
2xPA4
Stego
Mercy


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