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Old 08-28-2020, 11:21 AM
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Don't get me wrong, I respect the idea of mold minimalism. I've even applied the idea in other sports as a means of improving my overall game once I got to a certain plateau.

But it seems way oversold. I get whiffs of "direct marketing" from posts that push it.

"Just play with only 4 molds and ALL OF YOUR PROBLEMS ARE SOLVED. If it isn't working for you you are just doing it wrong. No one any good ever played with more than 6 molds."

Meanwhile Simon Lizotte talks about how he throws completely different molds based on the course. Danny Lindahl talks about two different approaches (he phrases it as "you do the work" vs. "let the disc do the work").

I'm not trying to start a flame war. And I actually look forward to when my Compass beats in to be turnover disc and I'll ditch what I have in that slot and I buy a second Compass. I imagine this may happen with other discs as well.

However, as a new player, I'd like to actually play the game, rather than spend all of my time frustrated, instead of only half of my time frustrated. If I need to throw a turnover shot, I don't see how I do that with a new Roc. I'm going to need an understable disc.

Maybe you would have me throw 3 100 foot putter shots, IDK. I'm not averse to laying up, but then what I am led to believe is that I'm somehow going to be able to throw that shot with a non-beat in Roc by "controlling the angle". I don't see how that turns into anything other than a flex shot. (Not picking on the Roc, it just seems like the go to example.)

Here is where I think people tell me to buy a beat in Roc. I don't see that as available out in the market. People don't seem to sell their seasoned Rocs, rather they seem to value them like gold or other precious metals.

Plus, the idea of having a seasoned Pro Roc doesn't seem really any different to me than just buying an understable disc to begin with. It stops being about "controlling the angle", doesn't it? You are using the right disc to get the flight you want.

So, what do you find valid about what I am saying? What am I getting wrong?
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Old 08-28-2020, 11:25 AM
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It's a matter of personal preference.

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Old 08-28-2020, 11:29 AM
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I carry 20 - 25 molds. I prefer to throw as many shots as a I can the same way.

It works for me. Doesn't work for others.

No one is right, no one is wrong.

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Old 08-28-2020, 11:32 AM
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I really hope this turns into a flame war...DGCR hasn't had a really good one in awhile.

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Old 08-28-2020, 11:33 AM
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It's completely personal preference. My personal preference is buy discs in the speed/stability that works for the lines I want to throw. I used to carry Buzzz's only for mids in different levels of wear, teebirds, thunderbirds and wraiths, 3-4 of each disc. I lost my super flippy wraith and then lost my flippy thunderbird so I started just replacing them with discs made to fly a certain way, much easier to replace and I don't have to worry about hitting up someone for a beat in Wraith nowadays where they want $60 because it's a "super rare antique disc". /s

I did it for the feel. I want my mids, fairways and drivers to feel similar in the hand instead of say a sidewinder vs a Nuke feel. I still do it with the Buzzz but I also carry a rat since I wanted something not so Buzzz OS overstable and a little shorter.

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Old 08-28-2020, 11:36 AM
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Stop worrying about what others say. You know your game better than anyone.

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Old 08-28-2020, 11:38 AM
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I carry 20 - 25 molds. I prefer to throw as many shots as a I can the same way.

It works for me. Doesn't work for others.

No one is right, no one is wrong.
That's how i do it as well. I try to always throw flat and insert the mold which gives me the flight I need.

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Old 08-28-2020, 11:39 AM
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I really hope this turns into a flame war...DGCR hasn't had a really good one in awhile.
This topic can certainly do it. It won't be the same without SD taking offense though.

What juke said, you do you.

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Old 08-28-2020, 11:46 AM
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First 2 years playing, I bought an absurd number of discs. Through trial & error over many rounds, I’ve settled on the lineup in my sig which has changed very little in three years. Only major tweak recently is adding 150 class Shrykes for more distance. Other than that, I’m not interested in any new molds. My form & dedication to practice are the difference makers, not some magical new disc. I sometimes cave to new plastics or limited edition stamps, for molds I already throw.

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Old 08-28-2020, 11:53 AM
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I really hope this turns into a flame war...DGCR hasn't had a really good one in awhile.
*gets argumentative*

Sure it has, poser!

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