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Old 11-14-2019, 06:19 PM
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I don't throw as far as you, but I definitely like the bag you're rocking. Maybe it's an ATL thing.

Originally Posted by Tinkles View Post
I thought people of similar arm speeds could share what they use and why as Im always on the lookout for more discs and ideas. Hopefully there are some over-sharers out here.

  • Play around North Atlanta @ 1200 of elevation
  • Play a lot of wooded courses
  • Throw FH, overhand, and RHBH - generally throw flat or hyzer flip. Very rare to throw an anny driver.
  • Prefer beadles or small bead discs.
  • I would generally consider 360' good, and a 380' throw a crush, but I can occasionally touch 400'. I will say that if I only went by course distance instead of throwing on football fields, I would probably classify myself as a 400+' thrower.

Disc category (distance ranges I generally use them for & weights)

Putters (less than 270 & 170g-175g)
  • Understable Mirage
    • I use this for standstill upshots that I need to go straight and hyzerflip turnovers though I am starting to throw my glow Reko on anny flex as turnovers can be really touchy. Also easy to overshoot with this disc as it glides forever.
  • Stable Berg K3
    • Driving putter for sub 230, straight forehand approaches, any approach where I want to make an aggressive throw.
    • Very straight for most of the flight with a reliable small fade at end. Others comment on this disc being overstable, but in this plastic, I find it very straight/stable, it doesn't really want to turn or fade much. I would consider my K1 Reko to be slightly more stable than this but very close.
  • Stable Reko K1 Glow
    • Driving putter, small anny lines that I want to flatten out, upshots. Very reliable stability in this plastic so far at my power level.
  • Overstable Zone Z
    • Utility disc - Forehands, short hyzers, flex shots. I cant throw this very far backhand but love it for working angles closer to the basket.
  • Putting Reko K3
    • Love the plastic, flat to small puddle top, and the shallow hand feel.
    • I would consider this a medium glide, stable putter. More stable than the dx aviars and yetis I've used.

Mids (260-320 & 168g-178g)
  • Understable Patrol Lucid
    • Hyzer flip turnovers, uphill hyzer flips, powered down woods shots. Thrown on the right angle, this disc goes far.
  • Understable Fuze Lucid
    • Slight hyzer to straight late turnovers, powered down shots in woods, steeper hyzers that I want to drift left. I was using a P-Line MD3 for this but I just really prefer a disc in a star or champy plastic.
  • Stable MD3 Champ, currently auditioning an Emac Truth Sparkle Lucid
    • Workhorse, straight shots with small finish left at end.
    • This is my most used disc. I have a flat beat in champ MD3, a few crowned eagles, and am also trying an emac truth. For me, the MD3s are more stable than the truth. The truth, out of the box, requires a slight hyzer. I think the truth is a tick faster but Im concerned about its reliability for this slot in my bag. I have to be smooth with the truth. The MD3 is a little slower but holds up better to OAT and wind. Domey crowned eagles are the most stable of the MD3s I have tried but the champ/star/colored glow are all close in flight out of box. P-line gets flippy quickly.
  • Overstable Verdict Lucid
    • I wanted something a little more stable than my MD3 that I could trust in the wind. This works for that fresh out the box but Im a little nervous about it maintaining that stability after some seasoning. Also had a Lizotte flow MD4 for this slot but its doesnt feel as good in my hand.

Fairways (300-340 & 168g-175g)
  • Understable FD D-Line
    • Rollers
    • Used to love this disc but it quickly becomes too delicate for me to use on anything other than rollers.
  • Understable/Stable FD P-Line
    • Straight shots, small hyzer flips, hyzers that I want to drift way left
    • Im trying to get this disc to where the D-Lines are out of the box or after one tree hit. I dont throw it a ton, or it would probably already be there.
  • Stable FD S-Line
    • Workhorse, straight shots, small flips, reliable fade, occasional overhands that I dont want to pan much.
    • I use this disc a fair amount too and also use a color-glow NS2. Its a great flyer with a reliable fade for me. A little longer and a hair less stable than my Jen Allen Teebirds.
    • I have tried some Leo3s in this slot too but only champ came close. It was still less stable than what I wanted for the workhorse slot.
  • Overstable FD 2nd Run C-Line
    • Overhands, forehands, heavy head wind, flex shots, more of a utility disc for me.
    • I think a champ teebird would work here and be easier to replace, but I am a disc buying addict.
  • Utility Firebird Champ
    • Overhands, forehands, skip shots fore and back, hard flexes. When Im pinched on the left side of a wooded fairway, I love to throw this forehand on a steep anny and get it to land flat.

Drivers (Over 330 & 165g-175g)
  • Understable Tern Gstar
    • Roller, steep uphill hyzer flip woods shots, shots where left is dead and its ok if it turns into a throwler.
  • Understable Wraith Pro
    • Hyzer flip to turnover shots.
    • Workhorse out of the box but then.This is my favorite disc when new but after a little seasoning it becomes understable. I can generally trust it to ride out that turnover line rather than becoming a throwler like the Tern. If I was cycling every month or so, these would be perfect. I have found that PFN pro plastic holds up a little better but it will flip if you play in the woods a lot.
  • Stable/Overstable Wraith Star
    • Forehands, drives I need to finish left
    • These are not seasoned much so far but I cant wait to get them to where a pro wraith is out of the box because then this will become my go to disc.
    • I generally find that domey = more overstable in this mold. I can flip my flat star and its the one I think will develop quicker into my workhorse.
    • I have a champ/gstar/echostar in this as well. Champ is basically the same as star though I think it will take longer to season. The gstars/echostars are nice but I am particular about disc color and cant get them in the right colors. I think they would be great in this slot though and beat in quicker.
  • Other Drivers Im working with:
    • Trespasses found a pretty new moonshine and l liked the flight but it turns over into a headwind or if I have bad form and torque it I bought a lucid and lucid x to experiment with because I cant stop buying.
    • Destroyer Pro Im pretty sure I have no business throwing a destroyer at this arm speed since I dont throw flex lines, but I wanted to try a pro one out to see how it seasoned and if it would get to a nice reliable flight for me. TBD. I can flip this one but it will still dump hard in low speed. I think its promising in this plastic.
    • Also tried some Shrykes and other Terns but haven't loved them and didn't feel like they would be as reliable as the Star Wraiths once they seasoned. The swirl star shryke I had was new but I could see it working for me more once seasoned. My favorite tern that I threw was a clear tie-dyed but it is essentially a camo disc.
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