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Old 12-18-2019, 06:40 PM
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Didn't want to clutter the disc or bag sections with this - hey guys.

I have made a realization lately that I am less interested in trying out new molds and configurations than I used to be.

When I started, I was voracious and wanted to check out every disc I could get my hands on. That perfect disc that would round out my game (read: a crutch to prop up my weaknesses) was always around the corner, and every new disc release could be it.

I'm now starting to realize why people tend to start sticking to a core of old reliable molds and discs. That new Zone clone might be a little less or more glidey or stable, or might fit your hand just a little bit differently/better, but at what point does the familiarity with a mold and/or stack of discs you already own outweigh the possible improvement or enjoyment that could come from switching at this point in the race?

Part of the comfort with plastic I already own comes from valuing minimalism in life, part of it comes from improving and knowing that I can use the familiarity I have with these molds to my advantage and make them work better than shiny new stuff, part of it comes from not losing stuff that's nice and worn in, and finally I have started to get sick of everything that comes with chasing a shiny new model of disc - think the blundered production release of the FD2019.

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...
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Old 12-18-2019, 06:51 PM
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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...
How beat?


But get it and kinda seems like a natural progression right? I can now see why a lot of the long time players have no idea about new manufacturers and plastics. I think well it’s everywhere you have to have wanted to try it? Then nope got the discs that work and no need to even look at anything else.

I’m getting there. I stopped trying teebird clones. kinda started to just bag the discs that are being compared to especially if I like the plastics.

It’s like a such and such but better. Meh. I’ll try the such and such if I like it I’ll stick with that.
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:26 PM
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I like Warships for predictable mid-range flights fresh off the line. I've never really thrown a lot of Rocs, but they seem like they might be similar based on the profile of the things.
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:33 PM
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Didn't want to clutter the disc or bag sections with this - hey guys.
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...
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Old 12-18-2019, 07:44 PM
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Lol...it is indeed the archer, not the arrow. This philosophy is why I have putted with a Magnet forever. There is no magic in a new disc.

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Old 12-18-2019, 07:49 PM
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I'm mostly settled on molds at this point. My problem is I find it difficult to pass on a mold I like when I find them in a used bin, or to pass on a new run of said mold.

I have lotsa FDs, and I'm grabbing several of the new swirly s lines since it's an OS run.

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Old 12-18-2019, 08:12 PM
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i like to change my bag up every month just to throw different stuff. I never carry more than 10 discs myself.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:24 PM
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Lol...it is indeed the archer, not the arrow. This philosophy is why I have putted with a Magnet forever. There is no magic in a new disc.
Agree and disagree. There have been several magical discs that have made certain shots easier over the years, Firebirds and Zones come to mind. As with anything, the right tool for the job makes the job a whole lot easier and the first time a buddy handed me a Firebird to throw on a dogleg after my disc flipped was the day that I realized I needed to rethink my bag. That said, knowledge of angles of release and understanding how to make a single disc cover a variety of shots is an essential skill, but having the right disc helps considerably.


to;dr I believe in magic but it doesn't just magically happen

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Old 12-19-2019, 04:12 AM
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Agree and disagree. There have been several magical discs that have made certain shots easier over the years, Firebirds and Zones come to mind. As with anything, the right tool for the job makes the job a whole lot easier and the first time a buddy handed me a Firebird to throw on a dogleg after my disc flipped was the day that I realized I needed to rethink my bag. That said, knowledge of angles of release and understanding how to make a single disc cover a variety of shots is an essential skill, but having the right disc helps considerably.


to;dr I believe in magic but it doesn't just magically happen
I couldn't agree with Hampstead more. Specifically the Firebirds and Zones part. I now bag both molds. A Firebird alone has shaved a few strokes off my score at my local courses. Sharp dog leg shots that need to knife to the left quick and hard (RHBH), nothing beats a Firebird. Skip shots, thumbers, you name it, FB's are the best. Great Utility disc. I don't know how I played as long as I have without one. Zones are very similar, just slower. Awesome disc. I played around with a pig and zone this year and love both. The Zone is a bit more versatile so I'm heading that direction. I agree It's the archer not the arrow.
But sometimes a different arrowhead or even fletching on an arrow can make a subtle difference.
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