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Old 12-04-2012, 03:18 AM
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Hi all! I have been batting this idea around a bit and I think I will go ahead and commit. I have had a fairly eclectic bag and now I am going to try a Lat 64/ Westside bag. I do not think they are better than any other company, I just enjoy their plastic currently.

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Years playing/experience: about 4ish now? 3.5? I lose track.
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous: right-handed
Throwing Style: RHBH with some RHFH for short drives and approaches
Golf Distance (avg/max*) for putter/mid/driver: Pure: 250/320'; Buzzz: 280/335.214'; JLS: 340/400'; Quasar/Halo: 380+

* These are estimates!!!


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Age: 22
Sex: M
Injuries/handicaps?: I have the occasional elbow pain( just had to switch putting styles because of that....) and a shoulder that likes to dislocate itself so not many OH shots.
What do you like/dislike about your current bag?: I would like to minimalize the number of different molds I am carrying.


Putters:
Pure EZE - shot drives, upshots, putting (I am getting an Opto soon for the driving bits)

Mids:
Ti Buzzz(seasoned)- hyzer flips, long annys, and shaping/turnovers
Z Buzzz - straight with some fade
Opto Warship- thrown only a few times. Feels like a fairway driver really but it works as a mid. Straight thrower.

Drivers:
FLX Predators- one seasoned and one new, these might be the hardest for me to replace. They are my "when I have no idea what to throw" disc. Straight with heavy fade and wind fighting.

QJLS: Straight and turnover shots
Quasar: Max distance, mine has some turn and needs some room.
Opto Halo: Controlled distance, skip shots, forehands, max distance.
Opto Striker: newest addition, it will flip if I throw hard but so far it seems to go right where I tell it.
Gl Trident: Odd place in my bag. Shorter hyzers and approach FH's.
Z Avenger SS: Beautiful roller


So, that is what I have and I am using. On most 18 holers out there, I will probably throw 70% of those but I could certainly do with less. I was thinking about doing this------->

Putters:
EZE Pures

Mids:
Opto Pure (one flippy one not)

Mid/Fairway:
TP Warship - for turnovers and annys
Opto Warship- for straight and hyzer
Striker - all around driving
XXX or Villian - I have no idea yet. This is to fill the wind fighting/stable slot that my preds fill
I need a roller too....
Opto River- turnovers

Distance:
Opto Halo
GL Halo

Thanks for any advise you guys might have.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:24 AM
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In a lat64 bag, no saint or River. That really is shocking. Core is also a good mid range that is an stable/understable mid.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:29 AM
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I was looking at maybe a Fuse but I would kinda like to have a stable version of a disc and a worn-in/flippy version. That is what i have with my Buzzzes and I feel more confident. The same idea applies to the Strikers for general driving.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:36 AM
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I wish I knew more about lat 64, the ones I've tried I've enjoyed them. Lost my river, the local shop sells em for too much lol. I LOVEEEE their plastic haha
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:12 AM
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Personally, I would have a hard time having such a big gap between the Pures and the Warships. I haven't thrown Warships, but my experience with faster tweener mids is that they don't power down well. With that in mind, I'd find it hard to cover all of my shots from 250' and in with just the Pures.

A max weight Opto Fuse and mid-60s GL Fuse would probably be distinct enough to merit carrying both. You'd still be missing something OS for the shorter stuff, but you could probably just power down the XXX for that.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:23 AM
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I can tell you that a Villain & XXX are nothing alike. At your power a Villain would be straight, maybe even slight turn, & decent fade. XXX is an overstable beast!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:38 PM
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Cool. Thanks for that. I was considering the Villain and I might still carry one it won't be for the purpose I was intending I guess.

Also, I guess I could try the traditional mid range and opt out of the Warship. I just like the disc and was trying to tailor my bag around throwing that a bunch. The Core feels nice for sure. Is it the most Buzzz like of the Lat mids?
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:17 PM
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No need to necessarily abandon your plan of building around the Warship. I just think there might be some holes on the slower side of things. If you're using the Opto Pure for straight shots too short for the Warship, then I'd just pick up something slower and more overstable: never tried a Sinus, but that's Lat's OS putter, or a Pain is an good option. It just seemed to me that the Pure, Warship, Striker and River were all on the straight side of things is all.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:43 PM
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Putter
-EZE Pure

Mids
-Opto Pure- short drives
-TP Warship- Replace Ti Buzzz
-VIP Warship- Replace Z Buzzz


Fairway
-Opto River- replace the QJLS
-GL Trident- Utility

Drivers
-TP Boatman- Replace Pred (OS spot)
-Opto Striker- Control drives
-VIP King (might be too flippy)- Replace Quasar
-VIP Villian (might be too stable)- Replace Quasar
-Opto Halo- FH duties
-GL Vision- Roller replace Avenger SS
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:14 PM
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This helps a lot! I like that setup. How stable is a Boatman? I might not use the King and Villian, but I like the rest.
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