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This is my opinion and in no way able to be backed up with empirical evidence.
Personal results may vary...

During this time of year, we tend to encounter windy conditions more regularly, which impacts flight. The colder my hands are, the harder it is to get a good grip and subsequent snap, so that also impacts flight characteristics. Lastly, the lower the temp, the stiffer the plastic and the more "stable" it flies (for me).
Sounds like I have an excuse for why I keep hitting trees this winter. I'll have time to work on an excuse for the warmer months
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:59 PM
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Sounds like I have an excuse for why I keep hitting trees this winter. I'll have time to work on an excuse for the warmer months
My warm weather excuse is lack of practice and overall lack of skill...

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Old 11-15-2019, 03:21 PM
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Sounds like I have an excuse for why I keep hitting trees this winter. I'll have time to work on an excuse for the warmer months
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Destroyer
- Star: OS
- Star: US
Orc
- Star: OS
- Star: S
- Champ: US
Firebird
TeeBird
- Star: OS
- Star: S
- Star: US
Stalker
- Cryztal: OS
- Cryztal: S
Comet
- JB: US
- ESP: S
Emac Truth
Zone
- Glo/ESP: OS
- Glo/ ESP: S
Challenger
- RB X2: Putting
- Pro-D X2: OS & S Approach
- TI: Driving
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Destroyer
- Champ: OS
- Star: US

TeeRex
- Star: OS
- Star: S/US

Orc
- Star: OS
- Star: S
- Champ: US

Firebird
- 12x Champ: OS
- G*: S/US

TeeBird
- MF: OS
- Star: S
- Star: US

Stalker
- Cryztal: OS
- Cryztal: S

Comet
- JB: US
- BigZ: S
- ESP: S/OS

Emac Truth

Zone
- Glo/ESP: OS
- Glo/ ESP: S

Challenger
- RB X2: Putting
- Pro-D: BH Approach & Driving

*Added the TeeRex’s primarily for FH distance. In doing so, I’ve found I can use lighter Destroyers for added distance & TR covers any cases that require added stability

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Old 07-13-2020, 02:40 PM
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The TeeRex is awesome for FH/BH stable requirements, so, I did a couple searches to see if I could find used backups. Collector prices on these have been insane (to me - avg. price ~$65/ea). So, the search began for a suitable (stock) replacement.

I settled in on the Machette since I had one from a players pack I could field test. It's really stable, much like a new TeeRex, so I think I have a good replacement, but I need to get to work breaking these in so they're not soooo stable.

My home course have recently eaten a zone, my (old run) ESP comet, Beat star TeeBird, FH Orc, & 2 PFN Orcs - it's been a BAD month!... 3:5 are in water, so there is a chance they'll come back, but I think the other 2 "walked" off

So, here we are...

169 BigZ Machette (FH/OS BH)
170 Champ Destroyer (BH avg.)
160 Star Destroyer (BH bombs)
172 Star Orc (Main workhorse)
172 Champ Orc (FH/BH hyzer flip)
172 G* Firebird (main FH fairway)
175 Icon Phenom (BH Fairway (stable))
169 Pinnacle Phenom (BH fairway (understable))
177 BigZ Drone (OS BH, FH between FB & Zone)
178 Fuzion Emac Truth (BH stable Mid)
175 Fuzion Emac Truth (BH stable/US Mid)
177 MJ, TS, Z Comet (straight mid)
177 Jawbreaker Comet (US Mid)
175 CryztalZ Zone (OS, FH Approach)
172 ESP GLO Zone (FH approach - versitile)

175 CryztalZ Challenger: Driving
175 EliteX Challenger: BH Approach/anny putts
175 Rubber Blend Challengers: C1/C2 putts

The goal behind replacing the TeeRex w/ Machette is price driven, but won't last if I can't find a few used/seasoned ones that are more workable. I replaced the TeeBird with the Phenom because it is like an US teebird out of the box. I'm hoping the 175 PNs will be stable enough to handle fall winds.

I haven't thrown the Stalker in a long time. In fact, most of those shots have been consumed by one of the Emac Truth. They aren't quite as long, but I rarely stretched the Stalker past 275-300.

It's been super hot & humid here, so I switched back to the ZUCA mini to carry more water. I like it more than I originally thought...
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Forehand
169 BigZ Machette
172 G* Firebird
177 BigZ Drone
177 Jawbreaker Comet
175 CryztalZ Zone
172 ESP GLO Zone

Backhand
170 Champ Destroyer
160 Star Destroyer
172 Star Orc
172 Champ Orc
175 Icon Phenom
169 Pinnacle Phenom
178 Fuzion Emac Truth
175 Fuzion Emac Truth
177 MJ, TS, Z Comet
175 CryztalZ Challenger
175 EliteX Challenger
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Haven't updated in a while. I've been in a continuous flux of carrying vs. cart, and which discs are truly suited to my game and ability.

Most recently, I tried to focus on the Destroyers for 1 mold to cover FH distance, FH OS, and BH distance drives. My FH (admittedly) needs work, but I didn't find the mold to be as workable (for me) as I had hoped. So, I took Destroyer out all together.

I felt like I wasn't gaining a distinct (distance) advantage over something like a Wraith. Ultimately, that experiment failed, and the Destroyer returned. But, in the meantime, I started leaning on the Wraith for FH distance, which is a good fit. The Machette was too OS out of the box, and not popular enough to be able to find used ones easily.

I abandoned the mental restriction that I have to fit within a certain mold count, which added a few arrows to the quiver. Since then, I've been executing on more shots without feeling like I'm "forcing" it.

172 Z Machette (Utility/OS)
170 Star Destroyer (OS)
160 Star Destroyer (workable)
170 (flat) Star Wraith (FH Distance)
170 (pop top) Star Wraith (BH substitute when needed - between Orc & Destroyer)
172 Star Orc (main fairway/control driver)
165 Champ Orc (US - flip to flat, FH anny, stand still)

175 Champ Firebird (slower FH)
172 Star TeeBird (OS)
170 Star TeeBird (S)
170 PN Phenom (US)

173 Cryztal Stalker (long mid)
177 Lucid Emac Truth (straight)*
177 MJ Comet (straight - US)
175 ESP Comet (US)
* The Emacs are going from stable to straight to a little bit of turn a little quick for me. I may look at the Buzz again if the (forthcoming) fall starts to flip them...

174 ESP Zone (FH Approach)
174 BigZ Zone (Backup/danger)
175 EliteX Challenger (approach disc, spin putt, US putt, get out of trouble)
175 RB Challenger X 2 (main putting putter)

In the last couple months, I've run the Zuca mini, Zuca Trekker, Grip BX, and Revo Light. I think my favorite setup right now is the Zuca mini. Enough space to bring what I need, but not so much space I pack a bunch of crap I won't really use.

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Continuous evolution. The Machette is just too much. I (briefly) tried a Force as well, but it seems like the Wraith is the right speed/stability for my FH.

160 Star Destroyer (wide open bombs)
170 (flat) Star Wraith (FH Distance)
170 (beat) Star Wraith (BH Stable - Slightly longer than Star Orc)
170 (flat) Pro Wraith (BH Distance)
175 (pop top) Star Wraith (Kicked OS Destroyer out)
172 Star Orc (main fairway/control driver)
165 Champ Orc (US - flip to flat, FH anny, stand still)

175 Champ Firebird (slower FH)
172 Star TeeBird (OS)
170 Star TeeBird (S)
170 PN Phenom (US)

173 Glow Stalker (more stable than my regular Stalker, but its glow season)
177 Glo Z Buzzz (kicked Emacs out)
177 ESP Buzzz (less stable than Glo)
177 Glo Comet (straight - US)

174 ESP Zone (FH Approach)
174 Cryztal Zone (Stable/danger)
175 EliteX Challenger (approach disc, spin putt, US putt, get out of trouble)
175 RB Challenger X 2 (main putting putter)

ZUCA mini still the preferred gearbox...
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Been using the Zuca Trekker since the Midwest can have 30 swings between hole 1-18. the Trekker does provide all the space I need for Club stuff, league stuff, extra hydration (or beer), and various layers. The discs haven't changed much...

Z Machette: Meathook/utility
Star Destroyer: Stable Distance
Star Destroyer: US Distance
Champ Wraith: OS FH
Star Wraith: Main Distance Driver
Pro Wraith: US Distance
DX Wraith: Roller

Star Orc: Distance fairway
Champ Orc: US Distance fairway
CG Champ FB: US FH
CG Champ FB: Stable FH
Star Teebird3: Fairway control (OS/S)
Star Teebird: Fairway control
Star TL: US Fairway control

CryZtal Stalker: Longer Buzzz
Z Buzzz: Sacrificial Stalker
Z Drone: OS Mid
Glo Buzzz: OS/S
Glo Buzzz: Point & shoot mid
X Buxxx: US Buzz
BigZ Comet
JB Comet

CryZtal Zone: OS FH Approach
ESP Zone: Straight OS FH Approach

EliteX Challenger: Approach
RB Challenger X 2: All putting

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