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Old 01-27-2020, 08:12 AM
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Another year, and another bag thread. Last year I didn't swap things around very much (at least for me) and hopefully I've figured enough stuff out since coming back in 2016 to the point where I don't need to try all the new stuff. My son and I are getting into playing hockey (he wanted to learn, and I said I'd learn with him) so I'll be playing less this winter than normally even.

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Years playing/experience: 14 years since I first started playing. 3 year break in the middle
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous: right-handed
Throwing Style: 80% RHBH, 20% RHFH
Golf Distance (avg/max*) for putter/mid/driver: Challenger: 200/250, Wasp 250/325, Undertaker 300/370, Hurricane 375/440

Birth year: 1981
Injuries/handicaps?: No left ACL
Other sport proficiencies?: Not proficient, but I'd put ice hockey here
What do you like/dislike about your current bag?: I like that I'm comfortable throwing everything in there, both FH and BH
Specific areas of desired feedback: None
Immediate and long-term goals: None, probably won't be playing competitively this year, but I'll make that decision when the weather warms up.

The Bag, winter version:

Distance drivers
174 SP FLX Hurricane, newish: Pretty overstable, mainly used for long hyzers and some headwind shots
171 SP FLX Hurricane, newish: Out of the box bomber. Can get a tight S out of a mild hyzer flip

- I'll either add/swap an SP hurricane that I used last year in during warmer weather.

Fairway drivers
174 Z Predator, newish: very overstable, hard hyzers and forehands
174 Z Predator, beat: a lot of low speed stability beat out of this disc. primarily for backhand flexes and power straight to hyzer shots
174 ESP Undertaker, sligtly worn: workhorse stable fairway
168 Z Undertaker, worn: long hyzer flips, anhyzers that hold a turn
174 SP Pipeline, newish: turnovers and more finesse hyzer flips

Midranges:
178 Cryztal Drone, newish: mini-predator. almost exclusively thrown FH for approaches and short drives
177 PL FLX Squall, newish: hybrid midrange, used when I want something between a wasp and undertaker. Has some stability and is like a longer, beat in Wasp
178 PL Squall, new: some turn out of the box, used for longer anhyzers
177 ESP Wasp: dependable stable midrange
178 LE ESP Comet: finesse hyzer flips and straight/right finishing shots

Putters:
174 SP Breaker, new: used for straighter FH approaches, and overstable BH putter shots
174 D Challenger, new: throwing/approach only
174 D Challenger (x2) putting only putters

Things I need to tease out: Do I really need both the squall and pipeline? Will the Wasp get more midgrade plastic runs that aren't LE so I can get a cycle going? Is the breaker/drone a better combo than just running the zone to cover all of those shots? Find out, on the next episode of dragonball Z!
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:15 AM
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Niced for the Breaker. One of my favorite molds
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:23 AM
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As is tradition, I switched putters back already.

Need to have a fire sale on Challengers just to get them out of the house
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Old 02-18-2020, 10:22 AM
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toying with the idea of using a stalker/predator/anax type lineup for fairways this year. Pretty excited that the stalker will be available in 3 plastics again
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Old 02-18-2020, 11:39 AM
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toying with the idea of using a stalker/predator/anax type lineup for fairways this year. Pretty excited that the stalker will be available in 3 plastics again
Yeah but Undertaker though...

The Undy comes in all plastics, so between the Pred and Undy, you could really cover a lot.

All this to say, rock what ya want!
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Old 02-18-2020, 12:05 PM
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Yeah but Undertaker though...

The Undy comes in all plastics, so between the Pred and Undy, you could really cover a lot.

All this to say, rock what ya want!
I love the undertaker, but loved the stalker many years ago when cryztal and z were available! Sometimes I just want something that will power down a little better than a 'taker. Not sure if it would be a permanent change but worth a look, especially since I probably won't be playing any real competitive golf this year
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Old 03-01-2020, 09:01 PM
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Stalkers might slot in next to the undertaker, really need to throw them side by side when the courses here open up. I threw a stalker in all instances where I'd normally throw an undertaker today and didn't miss a beat.

Also, banger gts back in the bag for throwing and putting. It's weird but having the GT helps me keep the disc level instead of pushing the nose down too much with a 'normal' top. It might be a crutch but I need all the help I can get
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Old 03-06-2020, 07:57 AM
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Distance drivers
174 SP FLX Hurricane, newish: Pretty overstable, mainly used for long hyzers and some headwind shots
171 SP FLX Hurricane, newish: Out of the box bomber. Can get a tight S out of a mild hyzer flip

- I'll either add/swap an SP hurricane that I used last year in during warmer weather.

Fairway drivers
174 Z Predator, newish: very overstable, hard hyzers and forehands
174 Z Predator, beat: a lot of low speed stability beat out of this disc. primarily for backhand flexes and power straight to hyzer shots
174 Glow Z Mantis (BG Ams), new - workable long range driver
175 Cryztal Stalker, new - slightly overstable fairway workhorse.
175 ESP Stalker, new - less fade than the cryztal, should beat in faster for cycling

Midranges:
178 Cryztal Drone, newish: mini-predator. almost exclusively thrown FH for approaches and short drives
176 Z Wasp, newish - nice and overstable
176 ESP Swirl Glow Wasp, worn - flat top, wearing in to fairly straight when I hammer on it
175 Jawbreaker Wasp, worn - getting worn in, will hyzer flip or hold a turning shot with some power
178 MJ ESP Swirl Glow Comet, worn - finally putting this back in the bag as the snow melts...finesse hyzer flips, long turnovers that hold to the ground

Putters:
174 ESP Banger GT, newish - main driving putter.
174 X Soft Banger GT, new - straighter off the shelf, main approach putter
174 Jawbreaker Banger GT (x2), new - matching putters.
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:11 PM
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How do Hurricane's fly in comparison to like a Destroyer or a Force or something like that?
I don't know many people who bag DGA
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as the snow melts...
... Snow melts? I'm not sure I believe you.
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