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Old 05-14-2019, 09:05 PM
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I have been disc golfing for a few years now, however I am just really getting into it. I need help building a bag of 12 or less discs to start off with. This is what I have right now:
Distance Drivers: None

Fairway Drivers: Champion Leopard

Midrange: Buzz Esp, Star Mako3

Putter: Wizard

What should I add to my bag? Any help would be appreciated
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:29 PM
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it never hurts to have an overstable disc like a Firebird in the bag. that way you can have something for those get out of trouble shots.by the time you have beaten the hook out of it you will have learned a lot. Good Luck.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:54 PM
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very nice start to a bag. Eagle, Roc, Stingray? don't worry about distance drivers for now. play around with mid A LOT and see what they can do.

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Old 05-14-2019, 09:58 PM
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The Discraft Heat is a great disc for newer players looking to step up to the speed 9 category. Since you top out with the leopard at speed 6, you might be interested in something like the heat. The glide is crazy on this disc. If you are barely getting up to 9 speed, then the heat will fly dead straight for some of your longest and straightest drives, but as you start powering up and turning it over, you'll find that you can make one heck of a hyzer flip disc out of it as well. It will serve you well as you progress in your game.
As 2naphish said, you might want to have something super OS like a firebird when you really need that hard fade. If you prefer the feel of a midrange rim instead of a control driver, you might look into a Discraft Drone or Dynamic Discs Verdict instead, but the firebird's a classic.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:40 PM
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This is a great start. Almost perfect... Ignore distance drivers. Keep working the core 4. I would add a Champ Teebird and a star Leopard (Leopards are the best, that's your go-to). I would go to Play-It-Again and try to find some beat DX Rocs or something of the equivalent. X-outs are great too. I would grab as many different flavors of Wizards as you can if they feel good for you. Putter feel is very important. Touch all of them at your brick and mortar. When you find one stick with it. It also could not hurt to grab an OS putter like a rhyno for windy days.
Putting practice is boring... It's also the fastest way to get good at DG.

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more vote for teebirds, firebird, heat. stingray nice too. try a ‘beadless’ putter. buzzz in a different plastic/texture. wizard in a different plastic.

(if field / practice bag building.. half a dozen more each of buzzz and wiz, both cheap to build a stash of)

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Old 05-15-2019, 05:48 AM
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How far do you throw?
How do you throw? BH, FH?

Without knowing what you are looking for or how you throw, you're just going to get endless fan favorites suggestions.

Add another Wizard and a more stable fairway, (Eagle/Teebird) and go to town.

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Keep it much as it is, avoid adding many discs.

Keller nailed it.

- Add one noticably but not too overstable fairway driver. (In my bag a Champ Teebird was that disc for a long time. An Eagle will do fine as well. Anything of that kind is fine.)
- Furthermore, ensure that you can and do throw your putter. If you can throw (i.e. drive) the Wizard then add another one. If not, get you some putter that you can drive with well.
- Then stop!

Keep it with those two drivers, your two mids and two putters. You don't need more, for a long time.

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I always like to build a bag based on:

OS/stable driver
US/stable driver
Stable Mid
Stable Putter

I would add a Pro Leopard to your Champ. Champion Leos are way more stable than that mold should be. The Pro will give you a better idea of how a Leopard should fly.

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I have been disc golfing for a few years now, however I am just really getting into it. I need help building a bag of 12 or less discs to start off with. This is what I have right now:
Distance Drivers: None

Fairway Drivers: Champion Leopard

Midrange: Buzz Esp, Star Mako3

Putter: Wizard

What should I add to my bag? Any help would be appreciated
Could Easily add a Valkyrie and a Teebird/Thunderbird to the bag to have a OS lineup for wind and a Long bomber in the Valkyrie. I see with the putter mold you use that an approach Putteris not needed. Also would say that the same non min putting putter should also be able to be used as a driving putter, but you have a Mako 3 mold and Mako molds fly like a Putter from what I have seen. I see as well a few using the Mako 3 mold as a short midrange to very long approach disc.

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