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Old 10-23-2014, 08:27 PM
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Default Is it more about the number of molds or total number of discs for you?

I used to carry 25-28 discs but have been working my way down to less and less and am playing better because I am more confident in my shot selection. My 20 disc setup is as follows:

D1 (x2)
D2
Crank
PD (x3)
FD (x3)
XXX (x2)
Hornet
Buzzz (x2)
M4
Zone
P2
PA4
P1 - putting putter

I see a lot on mold consolidation and my question is:

Is it more about the number of total discs or number of molds that makes people more confident in their play and why?
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:30 PM
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I prefer fewer molds. Each mold releases a bit different. Fewer molds, more consistent releases.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:36 PM
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I agree with Listen2. 90% of the shots I throw are with 5 molds some with multiples in different stages of wear.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:39 PM
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number of mold. I throw six atm, scores have never been lower
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:42 PM
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I agree with Bob, but for me it is both.

I like to carry as few molds as possible, while carrying a small(ish) number of actual discs w/in each mold. Example:

My Bag..

1 PFN Champ Orc- Max D disc(370-415 and anything over)
1 Monster- Stupid stable, utility
2 Firebirds Glow CH and 11x-Glow Ch is all things thumbers, exclusively thumbers. 11x is beat to SNOT and near TB stability, ol faithful
6 Teebirds Ch/Star assortment-Anything from Firebirdesque stability to really flippy, most of my work. I find that if I carry anymore than this I start second guessing disc selection (As in, which Teebird)
5 Rocs- BB Roc3, JL Roc3 and 3 DX...once again, meathook in the BB all the way down to beat stingray type flippy. (Anything from about 280ish to 330ish, sometimes more)
3 Aviars-DX for putting only, DX for driving only, and an R-Pro for upshots and tricky any putts.


That's six molds, and I could drop the monster in favor of the Glo Ch FB but the Monster is just kinda more my style for what I use it for.

A 5 mold bag would be verrry do able for me, and honestly a 4 mold would be manageable, since I can get 370 out of a TB.

In conclusion, I like fewer molds, and fewer discs w/in each mold.

EDIT: I should mention, I'm playing some of my best golf ever right now. Can't help but think consistency helps.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:44 PM
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Seems like mold minimization is about being trendy imo. I throw whatever works for the shot I'm looking for, not a way to carry 4 rocs 4 tb's and 4 ds.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:48 PM
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I can definitely see the fewer mold argument and why that is superior. I haven't been playing long enough to get wear cycles going in molds that are appropriate for that.

However, my potential issue with the 3-4 discs per mold in wear stages, is that if I lose a disc then that could be an issue since another may not be at that wear stage. I've been planning my bag to have discs that I can buy pretty much brand new that do what I want. Sticking to higher end plastic so that they stay that way for as long as possible.

Once I've played for longer and I have some beat OS discs in star or similar plastic, then maybe I won't be using the more neutral brand new molds anymore...who knows. But at the moment I try to identify what I need (generally a neutral/slightly US plus an OS disc at each speed category), and try to match distance/feel for each of them so they aren't crazy different. It definitely takes me a couple weeks before I'm confident with a disc though, so I definitely see the downside.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:52 PM
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I'm a mold maximizer. Beating discs in takes too long.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:54 PM
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for me its both. fewer molds, as said already, increases confidence in the molds and consistency in your release. but also number of discs. too many discs and I have no room for the beer!
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:57 PM
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Less is more. I don't cycle anymore since I only throw premium plastic in all but putters. Down to 10-11 discs in the bag, with spares as backups.

Bag consists of 3 drivers, 2 fairways, 2 mids, 1 short approach disc(putter), 3 putters(main, long, wind).

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