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Old 03-31-2019, 05:27 PM
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Got a chance to play a new course today. I could have played the whole course with Sidewinder/Wizard, but I found shots for the Harp, Firebirds and Wraith as well.

I played with the bag listed above plus an FAF Champ Firebird. The GStar Valkyrie did not make the bag. It flew well, but too similar to my Sidewinders.
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:48 AM
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I played my first tournament of the year yesterday with this setup:

167 4x Star Destroyer
154 Starlite Wraith

175 12x Champ Firebird
175 18 Sexton Firebird
175 15 Sexton Firebird
167 12x Champ Firebird
171 5x Champ Valkyrie
167 GStar Sidewinder

176 2x Champ Roc3
176 12x KC Pro Roc

175 BT Hard Harp
175 Soft Wizard
175 Glow Wizard
175 Organic Wizard (2)

The Destroyer has picked up some glide and is really consistent for me. I threw everything except the Wraith, Glow Wizard, and the Firebird I use for backhand.

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Old 04-15-2019, 10:39 PM
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I learned a few things at the tournament as well. The wind picked up during the second round. One of my first drives was a worm burner. After a helpful comment from one of my cardmates, I made an adjustment and gave the disc more height, while still keeping the nose down. That adjustment helped me on several of the holes that followed.

There were several holes that I was stuck on my disc decisions. I've played the course many times, so it really shouldn't be an issue. But, there are a number of 250-300 shots, some of them requiring a wider route, but at the same time pretty wide open. I would have to throw my mids pretty hard to get there, and the Sidewinder and Valkyrie would be too much disc. In that in between area, it kinda comes down to how I feel that day. Last year, I was in sync with the Roc3. This year, I ended up being that dude throwing a Destroyer on sub 300 ft holes. I had it dialed in and it worked. But it made me think that perhaps I could use something with Roc stability that I could throw further than a Roc, but at the same time have a little more distance control than a Sidewinder or Valk. Sounds like a TeeBird, right? So I decided to put the Thunderbird I'd been working with during the fall and winter back in the bag.

At this point in the year, I'm feeling a little more decisive with my additions to the bag, which at this point are they new FAF 12x Champ Firebird and the Thunderbird. Also, I guess I have yet to write about these here, but I have been seasoning/testing a new pair of Firm Wizards as putters. They are better putters out of the box then my Glows (which are more OS) and closer in stability and feel to my Organics. They will probably take over as my backup pair of putters provided they don't lose too much stability as they season. They won't replace my Organics, but I need something in place in case (God forbid) something would happen to the them.

I played some rounds today, I had the courses to myself so I took the opportunity to throw multiple shots on some of the holes. I got throw ever disc in the bag. I think I'm pretty much set for 2019 at this point.
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Old 04-21-2019, 11:02 AM
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I played a number of holes at a short technical 9 hole yesterday. As I got my disc choices dialed in, I threw mostly Wizard off the tee, a couple Roc3 shots and one Sidewinder that required a hyper flip. My putting was great. I got to use the Harp on a couple short forehands. The rest of the drivers took the day off.
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:48 PM
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You and ODRB baffle me with your zero fairway bag. I guess FBs are fairway-ish, but I just enjoy leaning on fairways so much compared to mashing on a mid or powering down something faster.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:07 PM
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Sidewinders aren't too far from a fairway for me. Probably do to their understability, they are easier to throw than a TeeBird (or Leopard). They go further than a TeeBird and fly a faster flight, but I'm not sure I'm throwing them much if any harder. They do have the same rim width as a TeeBird. They are much easier to hit spots with and throw on a variety of lines. They are also the only disc in my bag that I can hyzer flip. And I probably use them 70% of the time I'm throwing a driver.

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Old 04-22-2019, 10:46 PM
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oh weird, despite SW being a 9 speed and Teebird being an 7 they're only off by 1 speed in terms of rim width. (SW is still .1 cm wider)
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Old 04-23-2019, 01:02 AM
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oh weird, despite SW being a 9 speed and Teebird being an 7 they're only off by 1 speed in terms of rim width. (SW is still .1 cm wider)
You are right, Innova has them listed as 1.7 and 1.8. That's the way I remembered it too. Infinite Discs has them both listed as 1.8. Maybe its just arbitrary.

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Old 04-24-2019, 10:55 PM
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I hit my first ace of the year and my first skip ace ever earlier with the Thunderbird. Looks like it's making the bag!
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:17 AM
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I've gotten in quite a few rounds lately. Here's what I've been playing with:

167 4x Star Destroyer
154 Starlite Wraith

175 18 Sexton Firebird
175 15 Sexton Firebird
167 12x Champ Firebird
172 4x Champ Thunderbird
171 5x Champ Valkyrie
167 GStar Sidewinder

176 2x Champ Roc3
176 12x KC Pro Roc

175 BT Hard Harp
175 Soft Wizard
175 Glow Wizard
175 Firm Wizards (2)

I've been using the Firms Wizards in place of the Organics. They aren't quite as supple, but other than that, I haven't missed a beat. It's really encouraging.

In addition, I've been taking out a number of discs form my backup stash. My beat Soft Wizard is probably the closest to making the bag.

I don't really think of myself as a cycler. I rely on a workhorse Wizard or Firebird, sometimes its nice to have a second around for repetition. There is never really a shot during a round when I would throw the Glow Wizard over the Soft, I just carry it to season it on second shots. The 2015 Sexton has developed plenty of turn on forehands and the 2018 has taken over as the workhorse there. Again, I have no idea when to use the 2015 over the newer one and in fact, I should probably just take it out of the bag and see if I miss it.
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