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Old 04-22-2016, 01:07 AM
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Years playing/experience: DG 12 years of casual play
Right/left-handed/ambidextrous: right-handed
Throwing Style: RHBH and FH
Golf Distance for putter/mid/driver: 200'/250'/300'

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Age: 36
Sex: M
Injuries/handicaps?: Frolfer's elbow, everyday grind
Other sport proficiencies?: nothing DG related
Additional Information: throw BH and FH about 50/50 on drives/approaches depending on desired line/fade
What do you like/dislike about your current bag?: Trying too much new after a short layoff from DG
Specific areas of desired feedback: What I am missing? Changes? Anything?
Immediate and long-term goals: Gain confidence in BH, learn non-traditional shots

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Innova Standard/Starter Bag, 11/12 discs max, don't really want to carry any more than that either

Drivers (weight/plastic/model/(condition)/use):
171 DX Teebird, (used, not beat) - main driver
17? DX Teebird, (beat) - backup, tailwind driver
175 Evo Apache, (fairly new) - open shots, full power
167 Gstar Thunderbird, (new) - overstable/headwind

Mids:
169 S Scout, (used, not beat) - main mid, like a shorter dx tb
169 S Warrior, (used, not beat) - moar fade than Scout, working towards warrior cycle
175 SS Chief OS, (used) - FH rollers, other shots

Putters:
174 Fossil Fuel Serpent, (used) - main putter
174 Chalk RFF Scale, (used, not beat) - windy approaches, short beef
175 DX Rhyno, (beat) - driving putter, approaches, eventually replace this beast with a scale
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Old 05-18-2016, 07:16 AM
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So I finally gave up on serpents for putting, not really seeing any improvement in that area. Nothing wrong with the arrow, all the archer. Also dropped the apache as I was only getting about 20ft more than the teebird.

2x dx Tb
Gs thb
Blizz krait

S scout
S warrior
Champ gator

Dx rhyno
Rff scale
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:25 AM
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I like your setup - you are keeping in simple and you don't throw too many molds. It is always good to see Gateway mids being used. I have not thrown them myself, but I have heard they are very underrated. Is there anything in particular you feel like you are missing from your bag?

Also, what is your main putter now? The Rhyno?
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Old 05-18-2016, 08:30 AM
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Solid bag, especially as you throw both backhand and forehand.
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:10 AM
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Rhyno is main putter, it's pretty beat. I can pump it out as far as the scout and warrior, it has gained so much glide. It in turn will be replaced with a scale onceI I get one beat in enough. I keep telling myself I'm working towards a warrior cycle, but the scout is pretty much the only mid I throw. It's like a slighty slower and slightly beat dx teebird right out of the box. And in Gateway's base plastic, it is staying there, their plastic is superb. I'm worried about cycling warriors because they have the same hint of high speed turn as the scout but with more fade. Depending on where it loses its stability first, it may develop more turn than I want. As to what I'm missing, distance. I've definitely lost some arm speed in the past few years and not having good form is hurting me greatly.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:29 PM
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I hear ya. Whenever I feel like I have taken a step back on distance, I always try to scale down and focus on throwing my mids and putters more (the Comet is great for this). Then I slowly work back up to the higher-speed stuff as I get my confidence back.

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Old 05-19-2016, 09:47 PM
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I was doing field work at the beginning of the year to work on form. But I was hurting my elbow. I do a lot of wrenching and hammering at work so my elbows are already stressed with no real way to get down time on them. So I quit the field work and concentrated on making proper throws during rounds. I have definitely scaled back as pro starfires were my go to driver before and was getting 50 to 75ft more. Oh well, play for fun.
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Old 05-19-2016, 10:44 PM
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Love the DX Teebirds. Banshees work well for me as a utility disc. You might find it more useful than the thunderbird. It's a slower disc too
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:00 AM
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I have definitely scaled back as pro starfires were my go to driver before and was getting 50 to 75ft more. Oh well, play for fun.
Pro SLs are great discs. One thing you might want to try is a more understable disc in that speed 9-10 area, so you don't have to stress your elbow on it but still get that extra 75 ft. of distance (which can be a lot). Discmania TD, Valkyrie, Sidewinder, Beast-L, etc.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:40 AM
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Love the DX Teebirds. Banshees work well for me as a utility disc. You might find it more useful than the thunderbird. It's a slower disc too
Never tried a banshee. Haven't thrown the thunderbird much but it seems to do what I need it to do. My only problem with the banshee is the only premium plastic is champ, unless you buy from the factory store.

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Pro SLs are great discs. One thing you might want to try is a more understable disc in that speed 9-10 area, so you don't have to stress your elbow on it but still get that extra 75 ft. of distance (which can be a lot). Discmania TD, Valkyrie, Sidewinder, Beast-L, etc.
I agree. I'm trying different stuff again looking for what fits my speed and form potential. I was hoping that the blizz krait would work, but I'm not sure yet. I had a blizz destroyer that worked great both bh and fh, but loaned it out. That's my big thing, finding disc that work bh and fh. Oh well, try new plastic and have fun.
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