Old 10-04-2018, 11:12 PM
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The only time I carry all one type is when it's raining or really cold and I carry a full bag of Vibram discs. On sunny/dry days, I carry all different types.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:20 AM
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Premium plastic for everything except my putting putters and some approach putters. Champ if I want the disc a little more OS, gstar if I want it a little more US.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:24 AM
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I'm a minimalist when it comes to number of discs carried. Right now most of my drivers are opto, Z plastic for approach and KC-Pro for putter.
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:27 AM
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I thought this way at first when I started playing. But eventually I realized that my supposed need to throw the same plastic type for "consistency" was all in my head. What broke that mentality for me was when I tried closing my eyes, grabbing a disc at random from a box of drivers, and realized I couldn't definitively say what plastic I was holding. Sure, I could tell whether it was a premium or baseline, but it's actually pretty difficult to *feel* the difference between Star and Champ or between Fuzion and Lucid. There are exceptions, such as in the rain or extreme humidity. But for most situations I highly doubt you'll be able to pick up a disc blindfolded and be able to state what plastic it is. I would much prefer to throw two discs of the same mold, where one is in max durability plastic and the other will break in quicker, rather than two different molds.

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Old 10-05-2018, 11:47 AM
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The only time I ever think about plastic is when it is wet; I might avoid throwing a Champ/Z-type plastic when it's wet because I lose grip there. Otherwise I throw whatever disc I think will hold the line I want, plastic is no big deal.
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Old 10-05-2018, 12:25 PM
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To me the plastic is everything. Even if I am not good enough for it to matter. I love gummy grippy premium for drivers and some mids, kc pro for rocs, by soft for my harp, eraser wizards. I have started adding in some prodigy. Their plastics are fantastic. 400s is perfection. Like old pearly gummy champ. Innova luster has been fantastic lately too. The orangish Drew Gibson Leopard3s with gold and silver stamps are my fave plastic in the world. And this years runs of luster have been nice and gummy. Last years were pearly and still nice but the new runs have taken it to another level. Really wish this were a production plastic and not reserved for special runs. I would love love love a luster Wraith.

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Old 10-06-2018, 09:54 AM
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Im not too picky, but I do like stiff baseline in my mids and putters, for sure. Old school Medium and G9i wizards, KC Rocs. And I like old CE and 11x plastic for my teebirds and Firebirds, firm and flat.
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:54 PM
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For putting I prefer soft baseline plastics and for throwing a nice grippy premium one. Sometimes when I hold my Anode or Insanity I think an all-Plasma bag would be sweet. But I'm pretty happy with a mix of Neutron, Proton, Plasma, Z, Z Flex, Opto, Gold and 400.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:59 PM
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Definitely mold dependent. I like icon rivals and champ teebirds. Putters mostly in legend or icon. Thunderbirds in g star. Champ (or color glow) firebirds. And I generally have a mix of star and champ outside of that
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:17 PM
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I use base plastic for my putters ... I perfer a Stiffer putter in a base plastic so i putt with Psychos, my approach putter is in R-Pro, I perfer metal flake or champion for my midranges and star or like for my drivers... I do have a driver i use mainly in the woods that is dx, it is also the one i use on water carries and the like.
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