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Old 05-17-2017, 09:22 PM
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I technically don't throw fairways either. Destroyer/PD/Sidewinder/Firebird gets it done for me. Probably throw the sidewinder for "fairway" shots, but I find speed 7's fly to closely in distance to my rocs so I don't bother. Whatever works for you.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:25 PM
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I think it just depends on the type of courses you play and your game.

Fairways and Control drivers make up most of my bag. I couldn't imagine playing without fairways on the courses I play. On more open courses though I good see using them less though.

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:35 PM
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Just curious if anyone else doesn't have a place in their bag for fairway drivers? (You can see my bag below.) I can get my putters and mids out to about 340' reliably, PDx 350-425' and then my PD2/Destroyers beyond that.
Am I missing something? Should I be adding a FD into my mix? (FWIW, I'm not considering my PD a FD.)
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I think it just depends on the type of courses you play and your game.
Fairways and Control drivers make up most of my bag. I couldn't imagine playing without fairways on the courses I play. On more open courses though I good see using them less though.
I agree... have a core bag and then add discs for the courses you're playing on. If you don't need fairway drivers, no need to carry them.

Having said that, if you're throwing putters 340 ft., you should consider becoming a pro player(!). And to that end, you might find having control/fairway drivers useful for shots requiring accuracy.

Myself: I only have two mids, and don't throw them often, so that's the "small" part of my bag...
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:46 PM
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I could get by with just a putter mid and fairway no problem.

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Buzzz and comet are very long mids. PD is renowned as a straight shooting control driver. They go well together.

I would say you're fine, but there are situations thay warrant a fairway driver for the best possible shot. Perhaps not where you play?

I consider fairways to be speed 6/7. I think 8-10 are control drivers. A pd is a 1.9 cm rim. No point in using 1.8 and calling it your fairway. Hence why i throw the gazelle. Used to throw teebirds and leopards primarily along with a ton of experimenting.

Also, what AFTC said.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:51 PM
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I find I have mostly DDs and mids. I bag a Valkyrie, FD and a thunderbird as far as fairway type discs, but usually I'm opting for a long mid before a fairway driver and quickly get to distance drivers after I run out of range on my mids. Though I only put mids out to about 250, drivers max around 375 so I need any boost on distance I can get.


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Old 05-17-2017, 09:52 PM
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I rarely use fairways as well. I really only use them for flicks or really low ceiling putter shots. Even then i only bag trident and f3 which barely go further than a mid. I have started bagging a diablo too for courses with that 350-360 ft hole but normally i feel more comfortable flexing a fb or pd2 softly

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Old 05-17-2017, 10:07 PM
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If forced to drop one category, it would be mids, then distance drivers. Fairways and putters are my favorite to throw.

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Old 05-17-2017, 10:09 PM
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I use fairways all the time (Eagle, Teebird and Leopard), I play a lot of wooded courses.

If I had to drop a category it would be drivers.

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Old 05-17-2017, 10:26 PM
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I do not really bag fairways, and havent for a long while. I have always been a control driver guy (since back when they were labeled distance drivers), and am known to push the limits of the Buzzz a long ways. (No mention of footage, this is the internet). The times I miss a fairway (the FD is AMAZING) is when I play out of state or the occasional hole that has a low ceiling and is a mid-range type distance. The CD2, especially S line does a pretty good job filling that role for me.
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