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Old 07-06-2022, 07:14 PM
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Lost a couple important discs recently. To combat this in the future I have decided to pick up a Grip AX5 and keep a couple discs that I don't mind losing with me at all times, as well as having my wind fighting discs on hand. I lost my perfectly beat in Pro Teebird and my favorite I-Blend Sphinx (De La Veaga ate that one). Also had a couple close calls at pinto lake with some new sidewinders that I'm trying out, but those wouldn't have been avoidable....except by GIT GUD. I have more Pro Teebirds, but none that are properly beat in so I'm in a pickle.

Current bag lineup (only the ones I actually throw)

Bag:

Distance Drivers:
Pro Wraith - Perfect flight, lots of D
Pro Wraith - Freshy, pretty straight w/ dependable fade
Star Wraith - Domey AF, Wind Fighter

Fairway Drivers:
Pro Teebird - Workhorse, trying to beat in
Pro Teebird - There for moral support
Champ Teebird - Semi Fresh, Good for wind
Pro Sidewinder - Out of the bag turnover shots
I-Blend Sphinx - Freshy, mostly straight shots
Champ Firebird - Utility

Mids:
P-Line MD3 - Short turnovers
P-Line MD4 - Main Mid, Workhorse

Putters:
K3 Berg - Main Putter
K1 Ice Berg - Main approach
K3 Reko - Main Driving Putter and long putts
Pro Pig - Approaches/Flex Forehands/Driving Putter

I am currently thinking about shaking up my bag by going to a 1,3,6,9 & maybe 12 speed scheme. But in planning it out I was not able to reduce the molds. I would essentially swap the Teebirds out for Thunderbirds, swap the MD4s for Kaxe Zs and swap the Wraiths for Terns or Destroyers. I'm coming to a point where I am not sure I need a midrange, so I thought going to tweeners would be better. I could also just switch my Teebirds to Thunderbirds and maybe drop the Wraiths. Losing that Teebird is really messing with my head.
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Old 07-24-2022, 12:47 PM
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Tournament at Vista Hill Park DGC

Bag:

Distance Drivers:
Pro Wraith - Perfect flight, lots of D
Pro Wraith - Freshy, pretty straight w/ dependable fade
Star Wraith - Domey AF, Wind Fighter

Fairway Drivers:
Pro Teebird - Workhorse, trying to beat in
Pro Teebird - There for moral support
Star Teebird - Never liked the feel, this is my disc for risky throws
Champ Teebird - Semi Fresh, Good for wind
Star Sidewinder - Not sure why I added this one, will probably drop it
Pro Sidewinder - Out of the box turnover shots
I-Blend Sphinx - Freshy, mostly straight shots
Champ Firebird - Utility
Pearly Champ Firebird - Backup

Mids:
P-Line MD3 - Short turnovers
P-Line MD4 - Main Mid, Workhorse
K1 Jarn - Shorter utility

Putters:
K3 Berg - Main Putter
K1 Ice Berg - Main approach
K3 Reko - Main Driving Putter and long putts
K1 Reko - Tryouts
K3 Reko X - Tryouts

Bag is working fine, but I don't throw half of the discs. 90%-ish of my shots are covered by a Teebird, Berg, or Sidewinder. If I can get one of the Teebirds to get flippy I wouldn't even need the sidewinder.

The tournament was fun. 2 rounds of 9 holes twice, so 4 times round the course. Morning was calm and cool, Afternoon was hot and super windy. Shot one better on the second round because I was more willing to pitch my putter under the basket rather than run it and mess with the wind. Champ Teebird did a lot of work in the headwinds and the beat pro was good for tailwinds. I found that my Pro Teebirds work better for me on uphill shots than the Sidewinders do. Not sure yet how that makes sense. My approaches are on point with my K1 Berg, probably the best aspect of my game right now. Putts still need work, but they are getting better. Drives were fine in practice, but I kept grip locking during the tournament. I will have to try to correct that before my tournament this coming Saturday.

Picked up a K1 Jarn, K3 Reko X, K1 Reko to see how I like them. I also picked up a Gstar Thundy, MOLF, and a K3 Kaxe Z for tryouts to see if a shakeup in my bag might help. Threw the Thundy and MOLF a little bit on Thursday. The handfeel is similar to my Teebirds so I think they might be an easy transition. I won't really start working with any of them until after my next tournament.
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Old 07-26-2022, 01:29 PM
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Those Pro Teebirds...are they the old ones or the newer Factory Store ones?
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Those Pro Teebirds...are they the old ones or the newer Factory Store ones?
They are older, bought them mid 2018 I believe. Grabbed a stack so I haven't needed more. Plastic feels like the new MOLF 1.5 I picked up recently. Pretty close to star, but better grip IMHO
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Old 08-01-2022, 02:50 PM
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Tournament at Whale Rock DGC

Bag:

Distance Drivers:
Pro Wraith - Perfect flight, lots of D
Pro Wraith - Freshy, pretty straight w/ dependable fade
Star Wraith - Domey AF, Wind Fighter

Fairway Drivers:
Pro Teebird - Workhorse, a little beat in
Pro Teebird - There for moral support
Star Teebird - Never liked the feel, this is my disc for risky throws
Champ Teebird - Semi Fresh, Good for wind
Pro Sidewinder - Out of the box turnover shots
I-Blend Sphinx - Fresh-ish, mostly straight shots
Champ Firebird - Utility
Pearly Champ Firebird - Backup

Mids:
P-Line MD3 - Short turnovers
P-Line MD4 - Main Mid, Workhorse
K1 Jarn - Shorter utility

Putters:
K3 Berg - Main Putter
K1 Ice Berg - Main approach
K3 Reko - Main Driving Putter and long putts
K1 Reko - Tryouts
K3 Reko X - Tryouts

Played like garbage the first half of the tournament, but I was able to pull myself together and stop the bleeding on the backend. 23 hole tournament came out at +12. I tried to not rely on my Teebirds as much as last tourney and that was a huge mistake. The Jarn isn't quite doing what I need it for yet, I need a little field practice with it to see if it is going to stay in the bag. The MD4 is getting flippy, might need to add a freshy or put my C-Line MD3 in. My putters are nailed down. Rekos are flying exactly as I want them too, just need repitition and practice with them to master their lines and capabilities. The K1 Berg is just absolute magic as always, I still need a lot of putting practice to put the K3s to good use.

I don't have another tournament lined up yet, so I am going to spend the next several weeks working with some new discs to slim down the bag. I will most likely be dropping the Wraiths with no replacement unless I start playing alot of wide open courses.
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played a couple rounds at Vista Hill Park DGC the last couple days

Bag:

Distance Drivers:

Fairway Drivers:
MOLF 1.5 - Testing for cycle
GStar Thunderbird - Testing
QOLF 1.7 - Testing
Pro Sidewinder - Out of the box turnover shots
I-Blend Sphinx - Fresh-ish, mostly straight shots
Champ Firebird - Utility
Pearly Champ Firebird - Backup

Mids:
K3 Kaxe Z - Testing for Cycle
K3 Kaxe - Testing for Cycle
K1 Kaxe - Testing
K1 Jarn - Shorter utility

Putters:
K3 Berg - Main Putter
K1 Ice Berg - Main approach
K3 Reko - long putts and trying to beat in for Turnover Drives
K1 Reko - Main Driving Putter
K1 Reko X - OS Driving Putter

This is the new setup I am trying out. Idea is to have the backbone spaced out at speeds 3, 6 and 9 with 12 as a possibility later, and have utility spaced out at 1, 5, and 9. I am doing this for two reasons. The first is to try to streamline the bag and make shot selection easy. The second is that my new Rekos were flying as far as my MD4s, and my MD4s would eventually need to be replaced due to lack of supply. If this doesn't work out, I will most likely go back to my old bag and just not have a midrange slot which is fine by me.

Course conditions both days were super windy (20+ mph). We have had a lot of wind this season and I have been relying on my beefier discs quite a bit. I like the feel of the OLF over the Thunderbird, but only slightly as they are almost the same disc. The Thunderbird handles wind better, but that is why I have the Firebirds. QOLF is less stable than the MOLF which seems crazy to me, but I can find a use for it. The Kaxes all feel fantastic in the hand and grip. I do have a problem with grip lock on the K3s because they are just so freaking grippy. Beating them in more might even the grip out, but looking at my K3 Bergs its not likely. Distance wise, the Kaxes are a little shorter than my Teebirds which is giving me the distance separation that I am looking for. The Jarn is nice, but I feel like it dives to the ground a little too aggressively. I am hoping that will beat out of it pretty quickly, but I am already looking into other possible discs. It fights the wind like crazy though and I still need to try it for flick rollers.
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