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Old 01-18-2021, 03:21 PM
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Years playing/experience: roughly 7 years
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous: right-handed
Throwing Style: 60%-RHFH, 40%-RHBH
Golf Distance (avg/max') FH: Pig: 250/275'; OLF: 340/375'; XCaliber: 380/425'
BH: Omega: 250/275'; Roc: 275/310'; OLF: 330/375';
Age: 33
Sex: M
Injuries/handicaps?: Nothing major
Other sport proficiencies?: Lacrosse, Hockey
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What do you like/dislike about your current bag?: I'm pretty comfortable with my bag at the moment, not much has changed over the past few years. I doubt I will add any new molds that are not listed below, if anything I may remove the OS midrange and Hades.

Specific areas of desired feedback: This is mostly a thread where I can track what I've been throwing throughout the year like a journal, but any feedback is appreciated.
Immediate and long-term goals:
-Consistently throw 400' with accuracy both FH and BH.
-Use my practice basket multiple times per week throughout the year.
-Throw more field sessions, at least once per month to work on form.
-Learn to throw BH rollers.
-Continue to develop a stronger mental game.
-Renew PDGA membership, win a tournament playing MA1, play MPO at least once, and finish the year with a 940+ rating.

ITBs from Previous Years:
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016

Bag:
Putters:
3x Omega- Main putter, BH driving putter, most BH upshots
2x Pig- FH driving putter and upshots
Midrange:
4x Roc- Workhorse midrange
1x MD5/Gator/Mortar- Trying out these during the offseason, I may not need to bag one
Drivers:
2x JLS- Tailwind driver, hyzerflips BH and FH, low ceilings (understable), late turning shots
4x OLF- Workhorse control driver BH and FH
3x Firebird- Utility, FH placement shots, headwinds, skip shots, FH rollers,
1x Hades- Distance BH and tailwind shots
2x Xcal- Distance FH

I got really lazy about updating my 2020 ITB thread towards the end of the year, once tournament season ended. Hopefully I will be better with that this year.
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Old 02-25-2021, 01:05 AM
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Bag Since Last Update (12 recorded rounds):
3x Omega (1.2 DT, 1.19 Super Soft, & 1.15 AP)- 369 total throws (315 putts).
2x Pig (R-Pro & 2020 Wysocki Glow)- 49 throws.
4x Roc (DX, KC Pro, & Quantum Taurus)- 23 throws.
1x MD5 (C Line)- 15 throws. I don't know if this will stick in the bag for the long run. Thus far, I have enjoyed throwing this or a Gator, but they are not really necessary with both a Pig and Firebird in my bag.
2x JLS (no run MJLS & 1.3 Sirius)- 8 throws.
4x OLF (1.1 MOLF, 1.3 MOLF, & 1.1 SOLF)- 35 throws.
3x Firebird (Champion & '18 Sexton)- 91 throws. It has been windy here over the past couple of months, but I'm surprised by now often I've been throwing these.
1x Hades (Prototype)- 8 throws. I really don't use these too often, if the protos start to increase in value, then I may just sell my stack.
2x Xcal (PFN Star)- 16 throws.

I have been fairly lazy about recording my rounds again to start the year off, and have easily played more than double what I have numbers for. This has skewed the data in interesting ways. For example, I was throwing the JLS plenty over the past weekend, but did not record any of those rounds. I know that I have been throwing the Pig much less than I did last year, using the MD5 or powering down on my Firebirds more often.

My first tournament of the year is coming up towards the end of March, at a course I have never played before. I will have to travel down to Trinidad to play it a couple times before the event. It would be nice to have a strong showing right out of the gate, as I'm hoping to be in contention for the win.
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:44 PM
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Bag Since Last Update (3 rounds):
3x Omega (1.2 DT, 1.19 Super Soft, & 1.15 AP)- 79 total throws (70 putts).
2x Pig (R-Pro & 2020 Wysocki Glow)- 22 throws.
4x Roc (DX, KC Pro, & Quantum Taurus)- 5 throws.
1x MD5 (C Line)- 3 throws.
2x JLS (no run MJLS & 1.3 Sirius)- 3 throws.
4x OLF (1.1 MOLF, 1.3 MOLF, & 1.1 SOLF)- 11 throws.
3x Firebird (Champion & '18 Sexton)- 15 throws.
1x Hades (Prototype)- 3 throws.
2x Xcal (PFN Star)- 7 throws.
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Old 03-18-2021, 07:29 PM
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Bag Since Last Update (5 rounds):
3x Omega (1.2 Lunar Super Soft, 1.19 Super Soft, & 1.15 AP)- 132 total throws (119 putts).
2x Pig (R-Pro & 2020 Wysocki Glow)- 34 throws.
4x Roc (DX, KC Pro, & Quantum Taurus)- 11 throws.
1x MD5 (C Line)- 5 throws.
2x JLS (no run MJLS & 1.3 Sirius)- 6 throws.
4x OLF (1.1 MOLF, 1.2 MOLF, 1.3 MOLF, & 1.1 SOLF)- 13 throws.
3x Firebird (Champion & '18 Sexton)- 28 throws.
1x Hades (ESP Prototype)- 3 throws.
2x Xcal (PFN Star)- 13 throws.

First event of the year for me is down in Trinidad, CO at Twisted Pines this Saturday. Not sure if I'll be able to make it down there tomorrow to practice the course, so I may just have to play it blind.
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Old 03-21-2021, 12:25 AM
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I just played my first tournament of the year earlier today at Twisted Pines in Trinidad. I was unable to make it down to practice earlier in the week, so I was forced to play the event blind. This is a pretty tough course and the wind really picked up to 20-25 mph for the afternoon round, making it even more challenging. I had a great time playing there, and will definitely be going back to play there more often in the future. Great start to my tournament season, as I won MA1 by three strokes. Definitely happy to win an event while playing blind and with some nasty winds. I will probably not move up to open permanently this year, as I would have only placed 9th out of 16 had I decided to play MPO. However, I do plan on playing a flex start or local C-tier in the MPO division just to see how I can fare against better players than myself.
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Slight change to my bag recently, as I have replaced the MD5 with the new Joel Freeman Gator3. My MD5 was too similar in flight to the Pig, but the Gator3 is a touch more OS, which is exactly what I was looking for when adding the MD5 originally. These are a perfect fit as a baby Firebird, without the tendency to skip. I have just ordered a small stack of them, and look forward to incorporating them into the bag. They will be nice for when the headwind is strong, or for when I need a shorter hyzer shot, that I want to hit and sit.
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Bag For Aviary Fools (2 rounds):
3x Omega (1.2 Lunar Super Soft & 1.19 Super Soft)- 55 total throws (48 putts).
2x Pig (R-Pro & 2020 Wysocki Glow)- 11 throws.
4x Roc (DX, KC Pro, & Quantum Taurus)- 7 throws.
1x Gator3 (Joel Freeman Champion)- 2 throws.
1x JLS (1.3 Sirius)- 2 throws.
3x OLF (1.1 MOLF, 1.3 MOLF, & 1.1 SOLF)- 4 throws.
3x Firebird (Champion, GStar & '19 Sexton)- 10 throws.
1x Hades (ESP Prototype)- 0 throws.
3x Xcal (PFN Star)- 9 throws.

I played my second tournament of the year yesterday (Aviary Fools) at the Aviary in Colorado Springs. This is one of the courses that I play the most throughout the year. Going into the tournament I was wanting to place in the top 5, given that there was a field of 24 players, with some talented guys to compete against. I wound up winning MA1 by 3 strokes for back to back tournament wins to start off 2021. While I'm not sure that I am ready to make the jump up to MPO, I am going to sign up for Open for the rest of the year and see how I fare. If I am getting creamed, then next year I'll play open for local tournaments or C tiers, while playing advanced in A/B tiers or on unfamiliar courses. Making the jump up will force me to play better if I want to compete for last cash, as I have no illusions of winning MPO divisions any time soon.
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Nice win!!! I throw a very similar bag, nice to see another millennium fan crushing it out there
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Nice win!!! I throw a very similar bag, nice to see another millennium fan crushing it out there
Thank you! There aren't many Millennium throwers out here in Colorado. Millennium seems to be much more prevalent when I go down to play in Texas.
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Thank you! There aren't many Millennium throwers out here in Colorado. Millennium seems to be much more prevalent when I go down to play in Texas.

Yeah, the reason I started throwing millennium is I kept finding discs for cheap at play it again sports in north Austin. Found a flippy olf and haven’t looked back

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