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Old 02-18-2011, 01:38 PM
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Hey Folks,

I've got another total noob question for the community. I'm currently playing with all DX plastic (eagle, shark and aviar p&a) and really enjoying getting to know these molds and how to throw them. But they are all getting really beat up, really quickly playing on the super rocky and forested courses that I play (Salt Spring Island, Pender, Whistler, the mountain behind my house).

I would like to expand my bag (slightly, maybe another 2 or 3 discs) and I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions for discs/plastics to use in this type of environment.

Many thanks.

PS: any Canadians out there have suggestions for online retailers?
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:54 PM
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You need some innova champ/star plastic or maybe some discraft z or esp plastic
marshallstreetdiscgolf.com is where i buy my stuff online. i always ask them to give me a call before shipping and they have alwys done so with no problem
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:04 PM
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Hey Folks,

I'm currently playing with all DX plastic (eagle, shark and aviar p&a) . . . getting really beat up, really quickly playing on the super rocky and forested courses . . .

I would like to expand my bag (slightly, maybe another 2 or 3 discs) and I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions for discs/plastics to use in this type of environment.
It would help to know more about your game - how far do you throw? Do you throw backhand, forehand, or both?

Anyway, two discs immediately spring to mind for the woods: Z Comet and Champ Leopard. Z and Champ will stand up to trees and rocks as well as anything does.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:10 PM
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Champ, Z, and Opto, those are your best friends for rocky courses.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:15 PM
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It would help to know more about your game - how far do you throw? Do you throw backhand, forehand, or both?

Anyway, two discs immediately spring to mind for the woods: Z Comet and Champ Leopard. Z and Champ will stand up to trees and rocks as well as anything does.
I throw primarily RHBH and can consistently throw ~250' with the eagle. I have thrown a surge ss over 300' but I don't have the opportunity or need to throw a high speed driver on most of the courses I play.
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Dont go opto its clear and faster/too stable and in the hands of a beginner will get lost too easily in the woods and rocks......Opto is very durable however

I would go with any star or champion Innova plastic in brighter colors and slower speeds/ lighter weights
I would actually go with just mid ranges in bright star plastic as they wont go as far if misthrown (wont get lost in deep woods) but will give enough distance to score well on most wooded courses.

My line up
CHAMP Leopard
Star STingray
STar ROC
and then a few used discs in any cheap plastic that you dont mind losing

Just remember with durability (premium plastics) comes difficulty to throw and a little less glide so disc down

Also remember with durability (premium plastics) comes cost so choose wisely (dont throw something a newcomer cant control)
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Champ, Z, and Opto, those are your best friends for rocky courses.

What are your thoughts on Star? Also, on the short, technical courses that are in my area I throw my aviar p&a ALOT! Would it be advisable to add a putter/approach disc in a premium plastic? I see that most people prefer super soft compounds for their short discs.

Sorry, didn't see Optidiscic's post prior to posting mine.

Thanks for the great input everyone!

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What are your thoughts on Star? Also, on the short, technical courses that are in my area I throw my aviar p&a ALOT! Would it be advisable to add a putter/approach disc in a premium plastic? I see that most people prefer super soft compounds for their short discs.

Sorry, didn't see Optidiscic's post prior to posting mine.

Thanks for the great input everyone!
re: star....

if it's super wooded and rocky as you say, star would beat in / out too quickly. In the slower speeds, absolutely, but in the top speeds (drivers) i'd go champion as you'll find that when discs meet rocks and trees (a lot) they arent such good buddies.
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I'd pick up a Champ Eagle for durability, and maybe a Star Shark for all the previous reasons - good to stick with molds you know when you're starting.
I putters in premium plastic, and they tend to be difficult to lose as they just go straight and not as far - HPP Wizards are great for driving, putting and everything in between!
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