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Old 10-02-2014, 11:30 PM
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I've my bag together just from a few suggestions on my last thread. Now I need to dial it in, find the kinks and work them out.

Putters are set:
2 SSS Wizards - 175g - 1 is approach and off the tee until I get replacement KC Aviar for this, 1 is stictly putts on windier days or if I need a more shot on the basket
1 SS Wizard - 170g - main putter duties

Mids:
Pretty much just a KC Aviar - 180g - I really dont find myself reaching for a mid range too often and when I do this will cover the shot perfectly. Once this one beats in and loses some stability I'll consider adding another for a pair of KCs in different wear.

Fairways: working some differences out here. Not everything is in the bag atm.
-SE Leopard - ???g - straight as an arrow on a slight hyzer line. turn over shots, anhyzer shots that ride out. this one is set in the bag.
-2nd run FD - ???g - 8/10 - pretty stable, straight flyer - just started throwing this one
-Star Teebird PFN - 170g - seasoned up a bit - straight with a little fade
-12x Champ Teebird - 167g - OS lines and OH.
-MVP P Volt - 173 - just started throwing this one in the field tonight. seems like a line shaper, anhyzers that come back at the end. tried flicking some and it seemed to turn over when my other discs did not. probably form.
MVP N Resistor - 167g - hyzers, big skip shots, FH shots and FH flex lines.

Drivers: again, not everything is in the bag at once.
-Pro Valkyrie - 171g - 8/10 - most stable of my valkyries. more fade, less turn. windier days.
-Star Valkyrie - 169g - 7.5/10 flips up on a slight hyzer release - S lines when released flat.
-G* Valkyrie 165g - 9.5/10 least stable of the three. hyzers flips, more turn before fading. Just started throwing this one but I think it'll have its place the more I work with it.
-GL Saint - 165g? - more glide than valk, similar flight - been bouncing between this and the valk, but man does this thing carry on those downhill shots.
-G* Teebird3 - 175g - 9/10 - dead straight on a low line, moderate fade and skips well when called for.
-GL Saint Pro - 167g - 9.9/10 - just threw it a few times tonight - pretty similar to the TB3, maybe a bit more OS. Really just picked this up to compare it to the TB3.
-Z Predator - 173-174g - Flicks, big hyzers, OH shots and thumber rollers.

This is what Im currently working with. What do you guys got to say for me!?

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Old 10-03-2014, 12:30 AM
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You have lots of drivers! What kinds of courses do you tend to play? Judging by your disc selection, I'd say you stick to long, open courses.

I tend to narrow my disc selection by playing a lot, and if there are lines that I can't get just with technique and good shot selection, I'll look at getting a specific disc to fill the need.
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:42 AM
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The courses I play most often really vary. Like I said, I don't carry all of them at one time and noted the ones I'm still testing the waters with. Ideally I'd have 2-3 molds for drivers.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:14 AM
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My suggestion to you is your bag looks good. Go out and have fun. There was a time all I had was a champ Eagle, a champ orc (both found), a buzzz, and a rpro aviar and I played some of the best golf I have ever played. Long story short I now have 60discs I have tried and still bag a buzzz, orc, or eagle most of the time. Point being if it isn't broke don't fix it.

My bag selection would be:

Putter: Wizards (imo these drive much better than the aviar as well)

Mids: You are going to want one eventually. I used to use my fairway/putter for everything under the sun. Till I realized these really hold a straighter line, dont skip as bad as fairways, ultimately more comfortable in the hand. Now out of all the discs I carry they are almost all mids. You don't sound like you are going to want a lot in the bag so I would get one that the angle needs to be adjusted for diff shots. Prob a buzzz or a vibram ibex.

Drivers:

Leopard
Teebirds
Pred or Resistor
Valks
Volt? possibly

That would clean up the overlap while allowing you to keep the molds you def seem to have confidence in. That would be a perfectly solid bag. It is already solid all I really did was just delete the stuff you arent sure about. I would def consider adding a mid, or at the very least a true driving putter (zone, envy, pure).
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:44 AM
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What reconstruction advise do you want? If you're happy with what you have, then play away. As far as being driver heavy and wanting to narrow it down, do some field testing and leave the ones out that don't perform to your expectations. Play a few rounds without them and see if you would have needed them. How far are you driving the drivers?

For what it's worth, I carry 2 Valk's and had a Saint. In the end, the Saint wasn't as predictable as the Valk's and I traded it off.

You're mid-range discs are, well, nonexistent. I'd get at least one stable mid Buzzz, Roc, or other company equivalent, gonna need one at some time anyway. I carry 4 mids and would rather give up a driver than anyone of them.

Good luck on what ever you decide and always have fun.

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Old 10-03-2014, 09:32 AM
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Thanks guys. Honestly I just wanted to know from more experience/knowledgeable members, if they saw anything that I could/should change, add, omit, if anything at all. I honestly wasn't sure if my bag would be considered a solid set up or not. Just wanted some general input.
I agree on the mids. I wouldn't mind having more, I just don't often use them, probably because I don't have many not am I too familiar with them. I'll probably a buzz or buzz SS.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:36 AM
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Last year was really working on things and I had an eagle, leopard, buzzz and an aviar. Only 4 discs and I progress a lot. Since then I've been adding distance and improving form so I began adding discs.

Distances:
Putters: ~225
Roc ~250
Fairways 250-300
Drivers 300+
Max distance is about 375 on a good day

I don't often pace out, or use the udisc app to track my distances so take the numbers with a grain of salt.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:12 AM
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A few suggestions

1. Pick up a mid. I like something stable like a Truth. If you want a little less stable then look at a Buzzz. Start with one mold that's not too over or understable and learn to throw it on a variety of lines.

2. Narrow down your fairways and drivers. Play around with them and pick the ones you like the best. Your fairways and your distance drivers are very similar in distance and are in the same "category" for all practical purposes.

Pick out a few you like best in slots like this:
A. Overstable utility disc - forehands, big headwinds, big early fades, rollers, overhands (Resistor or Predator)
B. Overstable driver - for headwinds, hyzers, fades (Teebird, Teebird3, 2nd run FD, Saint Pro)
C. Slightly understable - for tailwinds, anhyzers, hyzer flips, less fade (Saint, Valkyrie)
D. Understable - hyzer flips (Leopard)
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A few suggestions

1. Pick up a mid. I like something stable like a Truth. If you want a little less stable then look at a Buzzz. Start with one mold that's not too over or understable and learn to throw it on a variety of lines.

2. Narrow down your fairways and drivers. Play around with them and pick the ones you like the best. Your fairways and your distance drivers are very similar in distance and are in the same "category" for all practical purposes.

Pick out a few you like best in slots like this:
A. Overstable utility disc - forehands, big headwinds, big early fades, rollers, overhands (Resistor or Predator)
B. Overstable driver - for headwinds, hyzers, fades (Teebird, Teebird3, 2nd run FD, Saint Pro)
C. Slightly understable - for tailwinds, anhyzers, hyzer flips, less fade (Saint, Valkyrie)
D. Understable - hyzer flips (Leopard)
Thanks JT. I think what I need, in regards to your recommendations, is just more time in the field practicing, and throwing what I have. Becoming familiar with it all and selecting what is working best. Unfortunately I cant gear it toward the courses I play because of the 10 local courses I play, I have wide open, completely wooded, short and very hilly, and a combination of them all. I play courses that have a lot of hyzers and courses with a lot of annys. Courses that piss me off, and courses that are a breeze to play lol. Thats right, I live in western MA.

The last few times I've played, rather than keep my score, I've been writing down what disc I reach for on each hole. After a little while Ill be able to go through and analyze what I used often, occasionally, and not all.

One thing I have noticed, is that although the Resistor and Predator do overlap, they dont overlap in MY bag. My resistor is used to flick 80% of the time, and skips decently. Backhand 20% of the time it gives me a sweet skip on the finish. My predator on the other hand, flies similar when thrown BH, but does not skip, and when thrown FH, is very predictable and sticks when it lands. Its also been used for a few thumber rollers and tommies, and performs better in these rolls than the resistor... I think this will be my ulility/odd shot disc.

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Old 10-06-2014, 10:36 PM
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hey, im from MA also. Knowing the courses, id try to add some midrange and take away some of those drivers seems like alot of them would overlap in terms of disc selection. I cant play without mids out here. I use the pain/fuse combo but there are many many options there.

ever try the tesla? Certainly could fill the roll of the resistor but its faster. inertia/impulse are both great carving/anny discs. i throw volts also and love them. been throwing them since they came out. Whats great about the volt is when it fades it penetrates at the same time really well. Some discs just die out when they begin to fade, volt is more gradual fade that keeps penetrating. Great for tight woody lines, when you need some straight distance. id keep working with it. good luck.
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