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Old 03-25-2019, 07:19 AM
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Default Best discs for heavily wooded courses

Guys, I have a tournament coming up at a heavily wooded course. This got me thinking and I wanted to know what everyone’s favorite discs to use in the woods are? Do you look for discs that can be thrown with less power to aid accuracy? Discs that hold the line they’re put on? What do you guys like about your favorite discs for woods golf?
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:45 AM
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:58 AM
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Old beat to death Pro D Stratus.

I can through it vertical and it will pop up to flat and then ride for a good 200 plus feet. It is great for getting through tight gaps off the tee.
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:12 AM
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I used to swear by laser straight discs like the mako3, but have switched to durable versions (elite z, champion, lucid, opto, etc) of my mids that can re-take the beating they invariably get from my tree magnetism. I plan to break in a z-zone soon and in my local woodsy course, I plan to add it to my z buzzz, z heat, and titanium Mantis. For relatively short and straight gentle throws, I like the esp sol.


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Old 03-25-2019, 08:13 AM
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Your bag in the "Bag Suggestions" thread was a pretty good one. Most woods players like straight-to-understable discs that can be hyzerflipped or can turn over if needed, complimented by reliably overstable discs for shots requiring a hyzer line.

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I play mostly in the woods. The main things I look for are 1) not much fade on the finish; 2) workable on different lines; 3) slower discs that are easy to get up to speed and can be thrown from a standstill; and 4) reasonably durable plastic.

Lots of big-arm folk throw mids in the woods. My distance is shorter so I usually throw neutral to understable fairway drivers like the Leopard, Insanity, FD Jackal, beat Teebird, etc.

But for a tournament you are probably best throwing what you know.

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As others have said, anything with low fade/skip should do you well. I might add that flex plastic helps to minimize wild tree/root kicks. My go to is a max weight Discraft Z GLO FLX Meteor.
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I mid range that has minimal fade and can be shaped to hyzer or anhyzer is a must. Lat 64 Core, Buzzz SS, Comet, Stratus....
I think that learning to hyzer flip discs in the woods is a great tool. Discs that are easy to hyzer flip in my bag are a River/XL, Saint or even a Mamba. These are pretty understable discs and are easily turned over or to flat with little effort. Bigger arms may find these to understable.
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I play a lot in the woods and depending on the line you need a lot of discs are good. Many people like the S curve discs with light fade and I do use a Stag and Piwakawaka in those situations, but I also love a disc that can hold a hyzer or anny to fade predictably. The Bard, Teebird, Exodus and similar are all very good here. If the course is less of the tree scattered fairway and more tunnels the first discs type is also good, but a popular design in my area is a tunnel to dogleg, and it’s hard to beat a Firebird, XXX, or Motion type disc for those holes.
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Whichever one I have a lot of confidence in for shaping lines in the woods. A lot of times I'll groove the same disc during rounds in the woods if something is feeling good.

Typically for me these days, it's a light z undertaker, z mantis, comet, or banger gt.
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