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Old 09-25-2014, 01:33 PM
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from most understable to most stable, I use a TD, 3 cycled PD's, and a Firebird to cover all my fairway shots.All in star plastic. my bag goes straight from my buzzes to my speed 9's. I dont carry any speed 7 discs. Does anyone else do this? I use my speed 9's for the same shots that someone would use a speed 7. Am i sacrificing strokes by doing this?
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:36 PM
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If it works for you, that is all that matters.

That being said, there are some absolutely phenomenal speed 7 discs.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:37 PM
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from most understable to most stable, I use a TD, 3 cycled PD's, and a Firebird to cover all my fairway shots.All in star plastic. my bag goes straight from my buzzes to my speed 9's. I dont carry any speed 7 discs. Does anyone else do this? Im a sidearm players and i like the feel of a speed 9 driver in my grip VS a speed 7. I use my speed 9's for the same shots that someone would use a speed 7. Am i sacrificing strokes by doing this?
For a sidearm player no, you aren't wasting strokes. However speed 7 discs are essential for one thing for a backhand player and that is precision and accuracy not necessarily for distance. For some their mids are fast enough to replace their speed 7 drivers ( Mcbeth and the roc3). But whether mid or fairway for a backhand player this speed is key for accuracy.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:37 PM
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What distances are you getting out of said discs? There's about a 50' gap between my speed 7's and speed 10's, and a 30' gap between my mids and speed 7's.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:38 PM
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From speed 7 on down, I carry 2-3 of each speed except putters.

I can go skinny on the long range stuff but speeds 3-7 are my bread and butter.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:42 PM
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What distances are you getting out of said discs? There's about a 50' gap between my speed 7's and speed 10's, and a 30' gap between my mids and speed 7's.
My speed 9's max out around 350-375 on a control line, but i can comfortably power them down to 200 ft. My destroyers max out around 440, average control line is right about 400. I throw all RHFH.

I can get my buzzes and zone out to 300-325 max distance, 250-275 on a control line
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Love my speed 7s for drives in the woods - FDs and Rivers. Good distance but more control than longer longer drivers for me.
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Old 09-25-2014, 01:48 PM
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I think it'll largely depend on your game and style of play. For me, speed 7's and 10's fulfill a distinctively different distance range. On the flip side, I've seen ppl throw drivers on shots that I wouldn't dare throw anything over a mid on, but still make it work.
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It really depends on your arm, and where you play. I only bag one speed 7 disc, and that is the Resistor. If I played in the woods, you can bet I'd also bag an Inspire and Clash.
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The funny thing is that everyone mentions how speed 7's are better suited for woods play than a speed 9. I learned to play on woodsy courses with speed 9's and now i live in a place that has a ton of wide open golf holes. Its hard to not throw on a rope line even if a big hyzer is available due to my habits of playing in the woods with a constant low ceiling.
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