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Old 04-01-2020, 03:33 PM
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Default Do You All Keep a "Wet Bag?" (i.e., grippier discs for rainy days)

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I am trying to keep away from crowds and maintain social distancing. In this way, I tend to ONLY head to the course on rainy days. I have good gear/waterproofing/etc.

But, I tend to throw "slippery" plastics (Champion, Opto-X, Pinnacle). I use beeswax grip enhancing towels on rainy days; yet, I still have some issues with the grip.

So, I have been experimenting with gripper plastics. I am not having a lot of success, though. The majority of my discs do not come in baseline plastics. In looking for substitute molds, I am not having a lot of luck.

Vibram came to mind... I know they are OOP, but I can still find the fairway drivers.

Most of the discs, especially higher-speed (obviously!), do not come in Jawbreaker, XT, etc.

And, course those that DO tend to fly quite differently - e.g., TL3 in DX v. TL3 in Glow Champion

Has anyone else tried this experiment? I am interested in "regular" players. I know what the touring pros do...

Here is a list of what I have tried as substitutes:


Quantum/Champion Draco/Firebird = DX Firebird
S-Line PD = ?
EXP-X = EXP-1
Champion TeeBird = Electron Volt
Factory Store Glow Gator = Tar Pit Stego // Jawbreaker Zone
Amber Gila = Fossil Gila // XT RocX3
QMS = XT Mako3
Gold Line River = DX TL3
Neutron Insanity = Glow DX Valkyrie
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:10 PM
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Yes. I retreat to grippier star plastic, r-pro, the grippy pro plastic and g-star. Old super flexible DX plastic also feels nice when wet.
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:13 PM
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Old 04-01-2020, 04:54 PM
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Get some Friction Gloves and you won't even need a towel. Played a soaking wet rain round 3 weeks ago, and I even had 2 grip lock issues, no early slip outs.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:02 PM
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No. But I do carry two towels.

Not sure why though. It’s sunny here 300 days out of the year.
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:12 PM
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I spent a lot of time serving my country in the Army in some wet and miserable conditions, so I tend to not play in the rain. Power to you if you do.

Having said that, I generally don't change my bag for wet weather or wet ground conditions. I might get the bigger bag and put more OS discs in it alongside my core discs, but that the only thing I do...
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Old 04-01-2020, 05:34 PM
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Nope but I do have discs that work in wet conditions including snow better, Pro Shark as my Star Shark is stiff, Star Valkyrie flat top more for wind , ESP XL for the Z Stalker slot usually when winds are past 30 mph steady, and then the putters well the Proline Titanic gets more grip in hot weather as the Proline Titanic is slick below 50 F and Jawbreaker Magnet works in temps below 90 as they get too much grip and past 100-105 F the disc get a bit tacky in a bad way.
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:04 PM
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Nope but I do have discs that work in wet conditions including snow better, Pro Shark as my Star Shark is stiff, Star Valkyrie flat top more for wind , ESP XL for the Z Stalker slot usually when winds are past 30 mph steady, and then the putters well the Proline Titanic gets more grip in hot weather as the Proline Titanic is slick below 50 F and Jawbreaker Magnet works in temps below 90 as they get too much grip and past 100-105 F the disc get a bit tacky in a bad way.
I also have 2 towels an old white Wilson now black and one from an old XXL or XXXL shirt as well a banana I found I was not using in my side pocket. This is for the sudden storm that might pop up during a day I want to play but the weather is not the best or playing right after a storm/light snow weather. The Vertex Angler Backpack seat I put into the bag I use is going to keep for the most part the towels drier except maybe the Wilson, but the Wilson can get tucked in more if needed to keep drier.

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Old 04-01-2020, 06:13 PM
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Thanks for all of the replies! And, I’m glad that Casey found his banana.

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I do remember playing in the rain once. What I remember the most was my Neutron Envy was the slickest disc in my bag so I couldn’t even throw it for the entire round and my putters are just as grippy wet as they are dry. Never even tried to towel them off, I would just grab them and throw them. (P2’s in the XT plastic at the time. Switched to soft P-lines and they are awesome when wet as well.)

Still never found a banana in my bag though.
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