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Old 04-24-2019, 04:04 PM
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Hey Guys,

I never thought I'd start a bag thread, but here we are. I find myself thinking my bag is set, then I go and change something. So, I wanted one place to record the evolution of my bag.

Background
Introduced to the sport: 2001
First Event: 2007
Division(s): Local: MPO, Sanctioned: MA1, Next Year: MP40
Throwing Style: Primarily RHBH, RHFH Utility
PDGA Rating: ~945
Other Sports: Hockey & Tennis
Goals: Really just to record my bag/thoughts and see how it evolves.
Additional Info: I spend more time working on my course and the local club than I do playing...

Most people start with distance, but P&A is far more important to my game than distance. Plus, I throw putters in place of mids an awful lot, so I'll start with the putters.

Putting Putters:
174g RB Challenger: Interchangeable
175g RB Challenger: Interchangeable
These are strictly for circle 1 and about half of circle 2. Once I get past 50', I change to the Pro-D or Crystal for jump putts.

Throwing Putters
174g Pro-D Challenger: Approach Shots
175g Crystal Challenger: Driving putter - acts more like a mid than a putter
177g Pro-D Zone: RHFH approaches, shaping approach lines
173g ESP Zone: More stable flick approaches, get out of trouble
* Challengers are primarily thrown RHBH, Zones primarily thrown RHFH.

Mids
177g ESP Drone: Old, beat to hell, throw it more like a buzz
> Honorable mention. I'm trying to 'replace' my beat drone with a wasp. So the wasp comes and goes...
177g ESP Comet:
177g Z Comet:
I'm new to Comets, but these things are awesome! I use the two interchangeably for most shots between 225'-300'

Tweeners
175g Crystal Stalker: Beat
175g Crystal Stalker: New
I use stalkers like a longer Comet, or shorter TeeBird. I am fairly confident in my ability to put a stalker inside the circle from about 300' out.

Fairway
172g Star TeeBird: Worn
172g Star TeeBird: Newer
Great fairway control drivers. the worn one is a straight flyer. The newer one still has a bit of stability so it is good for hyzer finish or straight shots in the wind.

171g G* Firebird:
175g ColorGlo Firebird:
Best FH disc on the market in my opinion. I can throw the G* RHFH ~275 (max). I also use this disc RHBH if I need a touch more stability than my newer TeeBird.
The ColorGlo is the more stable version. I use it for the same things, but with less distance or more fade.

173g Star Orc: Beat
173g Star Orc: Worn
Orcs are a great distance fairway control driver. I have been using Orcs for over a decade, so I have a variety of them that are beat into different stabilities.

Distance
170g Pro Destroyer
172g Star Destroyer
168g Star Destroyer
The Pro version is slightly understable, so I use this for all out distance and controlled distance. The 172g Star is my middle-of-the-road Destroyer that is good for long bombs that need a hyzer finish. The 168 Star Destroyer is (oddly) the beefcake of the batch and used for more utility shots.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:35 PM
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Out
ESP Comet
ESP Drone
Beat Star Orc

In
170g Beat Champ Orc
150g Star TeeBird
172g ESP Zone
177g Z Wasp
FAF Champ Firebird

Thoughts
The Comets are basically identical. So, right now, I don't need both.
The beat ESP Drone & new Z Wasp fly very similar lines - trying the Wasp alone for a while.
The beat Star Orc just isn't clicking - trying the old champ Orc for a while.

Been missing the super beat Star TeeBird, so putting the 150 TB in to cover those turnover lines. The beat Stalker just doesn't glide like the TeeBird, which limits the distance of turnovers...
FAF: Got it from Ricky on Easter... Try it for utility shots

3 Destroyer
2 Orc
3 Firebird
3 TeeBird
2 Stalker
1 Comet
1 Wasp
2 Zone
4 Challenger
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:23 AM
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1 round with the Zuca... It just doesn't seem necessary. Back to the BX, so I dropped the ESP Zone.

3 Destroyer
2 Orc
3 Firebird
3 TeeBird
2 Stalker
Comet
Wasp
Zone
4 Challenger

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Old 05-03-2019, 01:21 AM
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Rough night at league, put 3 in the drink...

Out
Champ FB
G* FB
D Zone

In
168 G* FB
174 JB Zone
173 GLO ESP Zone

3 Destroyer
2 Orc
2 Firebird
3 TeeBird
2 Stalker
1 Comet
1 Wasp
2 Zone
4 Challenger

Thoughts
Haven't been throwing the wasp much.
150 class TB is a good addition, just need to dial it in
Stop throwing discs in lakes...

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3:3 returned & back in the bag.

Champ FB put back in the drink - probably not coming back this time...

Out
FAF Firebird
Z Wasp
Z Comet

In
BigZ Comet

3 Destroyer
2 Orc
2 Firebird
3 TeeBird
2 Stalker
1 Comet
2 Zone
4 Challenger
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:45 PM
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Rough night at league, put 3 in the drink...

Stop throwing discs in lakes...
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Champ FB put back in the drink - probably not coming back this time...
I've been having the problem of the DG gods claiming sacrifice, and so I have some cheap DX discs. Have you tried a DX Firebird for those holes that are eating your FBs?

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Old 05-14-2019, 01:41 AM
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I've been having the problem of the DG gods claiming sacrifice, and so I have some cheap DX discs. Have you tried a DX Firebird for those holes that are eating your FBs?
Yeah... I have. It was beat to perfection and the prairie grass ate it... G* actually replaced the beat in DX. Frankly, I'm more frustrated by my poor decision making than I am losing discs. None of them were necessary shots, and I threw them anyway, knowing the potential for losing them...

My home course is heavy on risk/reward. Accepting when the reward is NOT worth the risk is becoming more of a focus for me lately...

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Put the newer Crystal Stalker in the drink last night at league. Need to rifle through the back ups to see what will work for a replacement. Not happy about losing this one...
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Champ FB put back in the drink - probably not coming back this time...
It came back!

2 Destroyer
2 Orc
2 Firebird
4 TeeBird
2 Stalker
2 Comet
2 Zone
4 Challenger

Have a new Crystal Stalker on the way. Z Stalker is standing in until it arrives... Not as stable as the Crystal, but flying pretty well anyway.

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It came back!

2 Destroyer
2 Orc
2 Firebird
4 TeeBird
2 Stalker
2 Comet
2 Zone
4 Challenger

Have a new Crystal Stalker on the way. Z Stalker is standing in until it arrives... Not as stable as the Crystal, but flying pretty well anyway.
Z Stalker is almost the same flight as a TL or TL 3. The Stalker even has a mini bead on the rim/wing like the TL or TL 3.
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