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Old 07-29-2020, 09:39 PM
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And!.... lost my perfectly seasoned, go to Z Undertaker in the fking frog pond... probably my one irreplaceable disc.

I even went into the gross pond. I pulled out a disc that doesn’t belong to me and a leech.

Stupid.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:19 PM
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Well... followed up my two rounds that were both above 960 with a sub 900 last round!!! Talk about consistency!.....
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Old 08-08-2020, 12:21 AM
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Gunna give the wraith a shot in the distance slot. I have a handful. They feel like they come out of the hand so quick, and fly just as far as the trespass/emperor, with a ‘true’ distance driver kind of flight. So... to the start of a Star wraith cycle..

I’ve been toying with bag setups lately, but have really settled on what I have. An 18 disc setup I’ve come up with and hope to stick to for a while:

Wraith - 3 (some combo of Star/Pro/Colorglo)
Enforcer - 1 (Lucid/Bio)
Undertaker - 3 (one FRZ, and two Z/BigZ)
Felon - 2 (Lucid/LX)
Heat - 1 (ESP/Z)
Truth - 2 (EMac Lucid)
Verdict - 1 (Lucid/LX)
Warrant - 1 (Lucid)
Reko - 1 (K1)
Zone - 1 (ESP/Z)
Judge - 2 (Prime)
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Old 08-11-2020, 11:26 AM
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Managed to pop my rating back up 12 points to 931. I had a decent showing at the LSO last weekend, so that helped. I’m hoping to play a couple more events this year, and would love to continue to climb. I really feel that 940 barrier is achievable, I just need to avoid throwing a ~900 rated round among decent rounds...
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Old 08-11-2020, 12:13 PM
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I like the pivot toward Wraiths, if I were better I'd probably run an only Wraith distance driver lineup. The only issue is generally D1's get an extra 15 feet or so for me just from the wider rim, while being generally more OS, so it's hard to kick them out of the bag.

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Old 08-11-2020, 01:00 PM
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I really think it comes down to I’m not a distance player. Trespasses have been a go to, but I really think the mold can be kind of squirrelly, where it doesn’t fade at low speeds like can be useful. I can comfortably get either mold to about 375 (flat) and really think that is enough for my game. If I gotta pump or shape a disc a little further, so be it.

I also find the wide rims (2.3) a little difficult to be consistent with, especially when they are deeper. But can definitely see the benefit of using a faster disc to get extra D.
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I really think it comes down to Im not a distance player. Trespasses have been a go to, but I really think the mold can be kind of squirrelly, where it doesnt fade at low speeds like can be useful. I can comfortably get either mold to about 375 (flat) and really think that is enough for my game. If I gotta pump or shape a disc a little further, so be it.

I also find the wide rims (2.3) a little difficult to be consistent with, especially when they are deeper. But can definitely see the benefit of using a faster disc to get extra D.
Quarantine was not nice to my distance, I think I lost 50'...
I've heard a lot of people day trespasses can get squirrelly, so you're not alone on that one. I actually keep a beat up domey * Wraith in my bag for (normally) long distance turnovers where I don't want the D1 fade.
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Old 08-19-2020, 11:46 AM
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I’d be pretty darn good at disc golf if I could putt...

I putt in my yard every day, and try not to change things up too much, but it doesn’t translate into the course when it counts. Any tips/tricks/etc?

I know, repetition repetition repetition....

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Old 08-19-2020, 01:55 PM
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Id be pretty darn good at disc golf if I could putt...
I'd be pretty mediocre at disc golf if I could putt....

But I'll throw out one suggestion anyway . . .

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I putt in my yard every day, and try not to change things up too much, but it doesnt translate into the course when it counts. Any tips/tricks/etc?.
Grabbing a stack of putters and tossing putt after putt is different than when you are playing a round. When you are practicing, you can adjust your next putt based on the last one.

In contrast, during a round (especially a tournament round) you may have long intervals between putts. Consequently, you don't get the chance to immediately correct off your previous mistakes.

One thing that helps me is to practice upshots and then putt out from wherever the upshots land. I find this a better simulation of actual play versus just putting a stack of putters.

If you don't have the room to throw upshots, try tossing putters to random locations around the basket and putt them out.

Good luck!

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Old 08-19-2020, 02:53 PM
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I'd be pretty mediocre at disc golf if I could putt....

But I'll throw out one suggestion anyway . . .



Grabbing a stack of putters and tossing putt after putt is different than when you are playing a round. When you are practicing, you can adjust your next putt based on the last one.

In contrast, during a round (especially a tournament round) you may have long intervals between putts. Consequently, you don't get the chance to immediately correct off your previous mistakes.

One thing that helps me is to practice upshots and then putt out from wherever the upshots land. I find this a better simulation of actual play versus just putting a stack of putters.

If you don't have the room to throw upshots, try tossing putters to random locations around the basket and putt them out.

Good luck!
I dig the suggestion! I do use the ~100 feet I got along my house to do this upshot/putt practice. Its definitely good practice!

Ive debated just switching up putters, since its been years since Ive done that, but that would put the 14+ judges I have to waste...

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