#1  
Old 07-19-2019, 10:22 PM
dwalk77 dwalk77 is offline
Bogey Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Dallas, TX
Courses Played: 10
Posts: 95
Niced 35 Times in 23 Posts
Default How many back ups do you have?

I was just curious, how many (if any) back ups do you either carry OR have stowed away?
Not talking about the same mold with different flight characteristics, but straight up back ups in case you lose one or one just gets beat to hell and is basically unusable.

I'm starting to feel more comfortable with my bag, but the majority of my discs don't have a "back up", and was considering it. It's definitely cheaper to buy in bulk online, and that would give me peace of mind if I lost a disc, which is very probable at the course I usually play at. And there's certain stamps/colors I have a preference for, and who knows when they'll go out of stock? At the same time, I feel if I had several back ups, I might start to get careless with risky shots and not value the discs as much.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-19-2019, 10:40 PM
GripEnemy's Avatar
GripEnemy GripEnemy is offline
Thread_Killer :::crickets:::
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PA
Years Playing: 18.6
Courses Played: 41
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,324
Niced 1,221 Times in 610 Posts
Default

At least one for a mold I'm unsure about but considering (a step beyond testing), upwards of 20 or more for molds I know I love.

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-19-2019, 10:44 PM
wolfmandragon's Avatar
wolfmandragon wolfmandragon is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Morristown, TN
Years Playing: 6.8
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,087
Niced 1,531 Times in 883 Posts
Default

I have come to the conclusion to have 2 backups of one's favorite disc. I just ordered another backup Wasp.

I so wish I had bought multiple Inertias and Envys in the original Neutron plastic. The current runs are just not the same.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-19-2019, 10:46 PM
wolfmandragon's Avatar
wolfmandragon wolfmandragon is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Morristown, TN
Years Playing: 6.8
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,087
Niced 1,531 Times in 883 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GripEnemy View Post
At least one for a mold I'm unsure about but considering (a step beyond testing), upwards of 20 or more for molds I know I love.
^this if I had that much disposable income.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-19-2019, 11:00 PM
GripEnemy's Avatar
GripEnemy GripEnemy is offline
Thread_Killer :::crickets:::
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PA
Years Playing: 18.6
Courses Played: 41
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,324
Niced 1,221 Times in 610 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfmandragon View Post
I so wish I had bought multiple Inertias and Envys in the original Neutron plastic. The current runs are just not the same.

. . . . .

^this if I had that much disposable income.
One of the reasons I will buy 5ish at a given time, molds and plastics change as you know and it's just easier to commit once and get what you know you like. I'm not exactly swimming in money but I do have a hobby/materialistic **** fund that I try to manage well...sometimes DG takes priority among all the candidates lol

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-19-2019, 11:32 PM
SaROCaM SaROCaM is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Courses Played: 38
Posts: 856
Niced 743 Times in 345 Posts
Default

Of the molds I regularly bag, I have:

Classic Aviars: 42
AviarX3s: 4
P2s: 12
Rocs: 48
Leopard3s: 7
FDs: 4
Teebirds: 18
Firebirds: 13
Thunderbirds: 18
Destroyers: 28

For the discs that are mainly cycled there are multiples in various stages of wear.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-19-2019, 11:38 PM
Casey 1988 Casey 1988 is online now
Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Pierre, South Dakota, USA
Years Playing: 17.3
Courses Played: 25
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 6,898
Niced 1,147 Times in 953 Posts
Default

2 disc molds I have 6 at the weight that either works best for the disc, Impact or works best for me at that weight, Z Stalker with all a normal discs in how the molds should be. Another disc a putter the plastic is OOP for the Titanic mold I use I have 2 good ones and a messed up soft disc almost FLX for the DGA mold that will be an uphill downhill putter test for a disc once my #2 Upshot in Prostyle is more US then it is right now. Also I have 2 Star Sharks as they are not currently made around the weight I want with one almost a G-Star plastic I put Sharpie marks on the disc to show where the bad part of rim are that will replace my Pro Shark once it is too US to use in the next year or two. I will keep the US Pro Shark for a beginner set if discs along with some Stingray and my old Stiff Pro D Magnet.

Last edited by Casey 1988; 07-19-2019 at 11:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-20-2019, 12:24 AM
SD86 SD86 is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Atlanta, GA
Courses Played: 8
Posts: 9,430
Niced 2,378 Times in 1,732 Posts
Default

Once you're extremely solid on your bag, a backup or two of the same run (if possible) is advised, as future runs might not fly the same. But unless the mold is OOP, don't go overboard with replacements (like I did on a couple of molds )

With putters, a stack of 5 or more of your favorite putting putter is fine, as you can take them to the practice basket and do lots of practicing.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-20-2019, 01:33 AM
slowplastic slowplastic is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6,254
Niced 2,625 Times in 1,654 Posts
Default

I don't...I tend to only be true to molds that are consistent enough that I can buy a replacement without worrying too much. Like with most putters and mids you know what you're getting every time, same with Firebirds or Thunderbirds of a general shape, etc.

Of course I have lots of specific discs that I would be extremely upset if I lost...but that's because they are worn in to that level of flight and feel or that mold is inconsistent enough it would have been hard to find identical ones at any point. Discs like that I wouldn't be too against replacing with another similar mold that flies like the same thing for me. Like a beat Teebird might become an FD, or a beat Destroyer might become a Wraith, etc.

If you know you like a disc and you have a chance to buy a pair of the same feel/PLH, it makes a lot of sense.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 07-20-2019, 01:38 AM
Um...'s Avatar
Um... Um... is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: by the sea
Years Playing: 12.4
Courses Played: 39
Posts: 1,540
Niced 181 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Too many, considering I can count all that I've lost on two hands.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bag back ups and more... jaw4 The Marketplace 11 12-20-2012 04:29 AM
Discraft Bag Back Ups! jaw4 The Marketplace 12 04-26-2012 10:54 PM
Bag Back Ups and CEs jaw4 The Marketplace 7 01-17-2012 11:08 AM
Looking for some back ups... BRW33114 The Marketplace 0 04-03-2011 12:38 AM
Building Back Ups (aka stockpiling) cfair Discs 49 09-21-2010 02:42 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.