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dwalk77 07-19-2019 10:22 PM

How many back ups do you have?
 
I was just curious, how many (if any) back ups do you either carry OR have stowed away?
Not talking about the same mold with different flight characteristics, but straight up back ups in case you lose one or one just gets beat to hell and is basically unusable.

I'm starting to feel more comfortable with my bag, but the majority of my discs don't have a "back up", and was considering it. It's definitely cheaper to buy in bulk online, and that would give me peace of mind if I lost a disc, which is very probable at the course I usually play at. And there's certain stamps/colors I have a preference for, and who knows when they'll go out of stock? At the same time, I feel if I had several back ups, I might start to get careless with risky shots and not value the discs as much.

GripEnemy 07-19-2019 10:40 PM

At least one for a mold I'm unsure about but considering (a step beyond testing), upwards of 20 or more for molds I know I love.

wolfmandragon 07-19-2019 10:44 PM

I have come to the conclusion to have 2 backups of one's favorite disc. I just ordered another backup Wasp.

I so wish I had bought multiple Inertias and Envys in the original Neutron plastic. The current runs are just not the same.

wolfmandragon 07-19-2019 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GripEnemy (Post 3474836)
At least one for a mold I'm unsure about but considering (a step beyond testing), upwards of 20 or more for molds I know I love.

^this if I had that much disposable income.

GripEnemy 07-19-2019 11:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolfmandragon (Post 3474838)
I so wish I had bought multiple Inertias and Envys in the original Neutron plastic. The current runs are just not the same.

. . . . .

^this if I had that much disposable income.

One of the reasons I will buy 5ish at a given time, molds and plastics change as you know and it's just easier to commit once and get what you know you like. I'm not exactly swimming in money but I do have a hobby/materialistic **** fund that I try to manage well...sometimes DG takes priority among all the candidates lol

SaROCaM 07-19-2019 11:32 PM

Of the molds I regularly bag, I have:

Classic Aviars: 42
AviarX3s: 4
P2s: 12
Rocs: 48
Leopard3s: 7
FDs: 4
Teebirds: 18
Firebirds: 13
Thunderbirds: 18
Destroyers: 28

For the discs that are mainly cycled there are multiples in various stages of wear.

Casey 1988 07-19-2019 11:38 PM

2 disc molds I have 6 at the weight that either works best for the disc, Impact or works best for me at that weight, Z Stalker with all a normal discs in how the molds should be. Another disc a putter the plastic is OOP for the Titanic mold I use I have 2 good ones and a messed up soft disc almost FLX for the DGA mold that will be an uphill downhill putter test for a disc once my #2 Upshot in Prostyle is more US then it is right now. Also I have 2 Star Sharks as they are not currently made around the weight I want with one almost a G-Star plastic I put Sharpie marks on the disc to show where the bad part of rim are that will replace my Pro Shark once it is too US to use in the next year or two. I will keep the US Pro Shark for a beginner set if discs along with some Stingray and my old Stiff Pro D Magnet.

SD86 07-20-2019 12:24 AM

Once you're extremely solid on your bag, a backup or two of the same run (if possible) is advised, as future runs might not fly the same. But unless the mold is OOP, don't go overboard with replacements (like I did on a couple of molds :o)

With putters, a stack of 5 or more of your favorite putting putter is fine, as you can take them to the practice basket and do lots of practicing.

slowplastic 07-20-2019 01:33 AM

I don't...I tend to only be true to molds that are consistent enough that I can buy a replacement without worrying too much. Like with most putters and mids you know what you're getting every time, same with Firebirds or Thunderbirds of a general shape, etc.

Of course I have lots of specific discs that I would be extremely upset if I lost...but that's because they are worn in to that level of flight and feel or that mold is inconsistent enough it would have been hard to find identical ones at any point. Discs like that I wouldn't be too against replacing with another similar mold that flies like the same thing for me. Like a beat Teebird might become an FD, or a beat Destroyer might become a Wraith, etc.

If you know you like a disc and you have a chance to buy a pair of the same feel/PLH, it makes a lot of sense.

Um... 07-20-2019 01:38 AM

Too many, considering I can count all that I've lost on two hands.


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