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Old 01-22-2019, 03:48 PM
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I did some research over the weekend and I think Thunderbirds are the way to go for me, mainly for because of plastic options. I really want to try the OLF in Millenium Standard plastic, but I read some reviews saying it was too flippy. Also, it looks like finding a PD in P-Line would be an issue. With the Thundy, I can easily grab a Pro to start breaking in, and I should be able to easily find a Beefy Champ, Luster or MF.

On the subject of the Firebirds though, I was watching the Veterans Park Open on Jomez this weekend and they were dealing with some wind that was flipping some pretty stable plastic. Simply watching that video made me cringe at the thought of removing my Firebirds permanently. So it looks like I am going to have to start carrying a bag of backups and utility discs in my car. That means I should probably pick up one of those Luster FBs I have been hearing about.
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So it looks like I am going to have to start carrying a bag of backups and utility discs in my car. That means I should probably pick up one of those Luster FBs I have been hearing about.
This is what I started doing. It seems like there can be a lot of over analyzing in the disc golf Community when it comes to what’s in the bag. I have my base set up, but there are so many variables that it is good to have lots of options. Got to switch out what you think you’ll need based on the course and conditions.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:39 PM
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1.3 Standard OLF’s (the newest run) are fast and overstable out of the box, and are very near identical to pro thunderbirds.
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1.3 Standard OLF’s (the newest run) are fast and overstable out of the box, and are very near identical to pro thunderbirds.
I might need to pick one of those up then, my wallet is bracing for impact.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:33 PM
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So after all the talk of wanting to try new discs and basically giving myself whiplash from all the back and forth, I chickened out and picked up back ups for my discs. I am trading out the MD3 for a MF MD4, and I bought a Pink Luster Firebird. I also Picked up another pro wraith, 2x Pro Pigs, and a K1 IceBerg. Left on my list of absolute wants is an I-Blend Sphinx, and some backup K3 Bergs.

I decided to switch to the MD4 because I needed just a little more wind fighting in my mids. I was hoping the Gote would be able to cover that for me. Also, I was able to pick up a couple P-Line that will hopefully have some stability for a while before they get flippy. The P-Line MD3 I got several months ago was just too flippy, too quickly. It would be nice if DM dropped some S-Line MD4s on us. The Luster Firebird should be self explanatory (more whiplash, I know), and the Pro Wraith is gonna sit for awhile before I need it. I saw the Pro pigs on Marshall street and had to have them. I found 2 Purple pigs, one with a matte yellow stamp and one with a metallic teal stamp that looked pretty sharp on the website. Lastly, I grabbed the K1 Berg because I have been needing one for a while. I only have 1 K3 Berg and since I use it as my main putter, I needed a more durable version for the approach shots that I like to throw them for. I saw some white K3 Bergs on Infinite discs last week and was hoping they would last until the Gote was released. They did not, damn my disc color OCD. I still would like to pick up a Thundy and an OLF at some point, but I guess now was not the time.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:48 PM
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Big day of trying out new discs against old discs, and figuring some things out yesterday

Bag:

Distance Drivers:

Fairway Drivers:
175 2012 FAF Firebird
175 CGC Firebird
175 Luster Champ Firebird
157 Champ Firebird

Mids:
177 C-Line MD3
174 P-Line MD3
177 MF MD4
180 P-Line MD4
180 P-Line MD4
175 Star Caiman

Putters:
171 K3 Berg
173 K1 IceBerg

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- K1 Berg flies exactly like I remember the K3 flying when it was fresh. I was expecting it to be more OS, but I was still getting helicopterish landings on an anny, and hyzers held all the way to the ground. Despite my expectations I am very pleased with this disc

Mids
- My new P-Line MD4s fly just like my C-Line MD3, with maybe a little extra distance.
- The MF MD4 has very good stability, and was getting similar distances to the C-Line MD3
- The P-Line MD3 has the most distance potential and will stay in the bag until the first P-Line MD4 starts matching its flight.
- Caiman was tested against Firebirds for Skipability, Spike Hyzer distance, and FH comfort. It handles all 3 better than expected, but I am going to stick with the FBs

Fairways
- All FBs tested to determine relative stabilities, hyzer distance, and flex shots. Stability is FAF>Luster>Champ>CGC. The new flat Lusters are perfect for me because they are not as stable as the FAF. I have been hearing that they are, but the FAF is so much more OS it is ridiculous. I was practicing some utility shots that I don't need on my home course, but they might come up in some of the tournaments that I am planning on participating in this year. I will be bagging them, and will continue to practice these shots so that I don't start to become disillusioned with it again.

So, the main bag is going to look like this.

Bag:

Distance Drivers:
171 Pro Wraith - Max D
175 Champ Wraith - Windfighting Max D

Fairway Drivers:
170 Pro Teebird - Workhorse
175 MF Teebird - Windfighter
170 Champ Roadrunner - Uphills and turnovers
175 Luster Firebird - Utility

Mids:
177 MF MD4 - Windfighter
180 P-Line MD4 - Main Mid, Workhorse
174 P-Line MD3 - US Mid

Putters:
171 K3 Berg - Main Putter
173 K1 Berg - Flick Approaches
175 Pro Pig - Approaches/Flex Forehands/Driving Putter

Minor changes to my bag compared to the end of 2018. In a weird way, I consider this a victory. The uncertainty that I felt for my bag has been lifted and replaced with only mild curiosity now. I think that I will replace the Roadrunner with an I-Blend Sphinx because I think it will be a nice US Fairway out of the box, rather than having to beat a champ into what I need it to be. That will be a test that I look forward. Also, in one of my previous posts I had mentioned that I needed a little more left hand drift for doglegs. to remedy that I am going to experiment with FB skipshots, Wraith stall hyzers, and flip to flat shots with US drivers to see if I can work it out without adding a new mold. Overall, my mindset is shifting towards plastic choice, and workability to inform me of what disc I should use.

Edit: as things wear in I will be cycling Pro Wraiths, Pro Teebirds and Pro Pigs. Still trying to decide if I need a cycle on mids

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Old 01-28-2019, 04:24 PM
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I Feel that the K2 BERG is the most OS plastic. . By the way, a webshop here in Sweden have 27pc white K3 in stock

https://discsport.se/brand/54/mold/452
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:55 PM
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Thanks Jolt. I have been to that website a couple times, but I am guessing shipping is going to be high so I want to make a larger order if I do that. I should have more than a couple backups anyways. I am hoping to pick up a Jeff Ash Brainwave Berg at some point, hopefully he will do some in K2.
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Too wet to throw anything lately. So, here is a picture of my discs

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Old 02-04-2019, 03:18 AM
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Nice, what´s that red one in the top right corner?

No need for a US throwing putter or even mid?

. . .looking forward to seven straigth days of rain or snowy rain . . .not fun to throw in the cold and WET weather
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