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Yeah but all your cycled discs don't do you any good if you change sponsors. During competition you want the disc and muscle memory to do all the work because less variables is better. To create the muscle memory and keep your skills honed, you monkey with discs when you're not competing. It's about the difference between being able to hit your lines with that Teebird and being able to hit your lines with all your Teebirds/Teebird clones.
The pros can go to a factory and pick out a group of similar discs, cycle them, and pretty much have a group of near identical discs. A huge advantage for the touring pro. But sure.. I would guess in the off season they play some random rounds to fine tune their dynamic ability to adjust to various conditions, lines, etc. But once the season begins, it's back to the bread and butter discs.
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:04 AM
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Yeah but all your cycled discs don't do you any good if you change sponsors.
that's a "problem" for less than 1% of 1% of PDGA members, let alone total disc golfers
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Old 12-22-2019, 08:47 AM
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Now if I could just finally find a midrange that flies like a beat Roc out of the box and in premium, max weight plastic...
Try a 400g M4. I threw rocs for 20 years and found it a great replacement for a beat roc.
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Old 12-22-2019, 09:31 AM
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Now if I could just finally find a midrange that flies like a beat Roc out of the box and in premium, max weight plastic...

QMS maybe?

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Old 12-22-2019, 09:26 PM
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The pros can go to a factory and pick out a group of similar discs, cycle them, and pretty much have a group of near identical discs. A huge advantage for the touring pro. But sure.. I would guess in the off season they play some random rounds to fine tune their dynamic ability to adjust to various conditions, lines, etc. But once the season begins, it's back to the bread and butter discs.
Even if you get a stack of the same discs from the same run, you can't get them all beat into the exact same level of wear and have 1:1 facsimiles. There's still an adjustment period when you're cycling. If you lose your most beat Roc, your next most-used Roc will still need some seasoning to replace it or your most beat Roc in your backup pile is still not going to be exactly the same. You'll have to learn the nuanced differences. Only the guys that regularly rotate putters do enough cycling to evenly distribute the seasoning across all their discs, and that's mostly just for putts, not throws.
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that's a "problem" for less than 1% of 1% of PDGA members, let alone total disc golfers
I was responding to DiscFifty's rebuttal that was centered around sponsored players. So yeah, I'm referring to elite disc golfers (dealing with sponsorship changes is a larger percentage of PDGA members than 1% though, there are a lot of guys that are sponsored just for being good TDs, hype men, etc. and not necessarily b/c they're great players). What do you want from me, brah?
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:28 PM
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ahh, my bad. i ignore that guy a lot

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Old 12-23-2019, 05:08 AM
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I like BrotherDave's answer here. Unless you "cycle" all your discs evenly they will all be in different states of wear or stability. I've never played in a tourney. Not my thing. I live in bumf*** nowhere WI. The majority of people on here aren't sponsored either. I've never had the opportunity to go to a factory and just pick up a stack of discs from the same run. Have any of you? I certainly haven't.

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Old 12-24-2019, 02:43 AM
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Yeah but all your cycled discs don't do you any good if you change sponsors.
Guessing that's why it doesn't happen that often and typically off season.

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I was responding to DiscFifty's rebuttal that was centered around sponsored players. So yeah, I'm referring to elite disc golfers (dealing with sponsorship changes is a larger percentage of PDGA members than 1% though, there are a lot of guys that are sponsored just for being good TDs, hype men, etc. and not necessarily b/c they're great players). What do you want from me, brah?
I was just passing on information from various pros who comment on how they keep they bag (and backup bag) ready to go for tournament play and how important it was for them to have similar discs ready to go so they can have confidence in the disc if they lose a disc, etc, etc.
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Old 12-24-2019, 02:45 AM
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ahh, my bad. i ignore that guy a lot

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Old 12-24-2019, 06:42 AM
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