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Old 10-20-2010, 09:48 PM
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less molds=consistent grips
same weights=consistent pulls
less molds + same weights=1000 rating (hopefully lol)
YMMV.

I carried the same weights all the time and it wasn't until this summer that I started switching it up. The game just became so much easier when I adopted: heavy for overstable, lighter for understable, lightest for distance. There's no question.

I finished under par at Castle Hayne, my old nemesis, twice just a couple of weeks ago and I couldn't come within 3-5 strokes of doing that when I lived there. I fully attribute that to my bag philosophy because I have not played a lot of golf since school started.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:46 PM
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I'm a little late to the party here, but I prefer similar weights for a given class, meaning my mids are all about the same weight, my fairways are all about the same weight, and so on. For me, it creates a consistency in the how "heavy" the disc feels in my hand, making release/snap timing easier.

I do take advantage of the variations of flight in different plastics and like the beat in stages. I have Champ Eagles, DX Eagles, and some 10X Eagles (like Pro plastic)

BTW, Optidisc, that PD of mine you found is now money!!! It was a bit overstable to my liking, but now has a really nice, glidy flight, with a touch a turn if I get on it. I'll loose some more for you to find!

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:57 PM
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But I carry 12 dsics. Up (recently) from 10. And the 12 number has 2 fully redundant discs (I carry an extra DX Teebird for when I either lose one or sha-doosh it into a tree beyond further use, and 2 practically identical putters so I can practice those missed puts or play California doubles).

I have 3 long range discs, 3 fairway-ish drivers (+1 extra tb), 2 approach discs, and 2 putters. And one R-Pro Boss for bombs where there is some open space.

I really can't think of any shot I am not ready for with this setup.
I agree for the most part, but you need more than 2 mids...whether you are driving many holes with them, or just using them for second shots, to get the lines you need on a variety of courses I think you need at least three...One that actually gets some understable action for when you have to go straight through a gap and then turn to the right (rhbh), one that flies straight (-.5 HSS), and one that has good HSS to fight a little wind or hold the hyzer angle.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:03 PM
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I carry a CE Shark and a DX Shark. The DX Shark can fly a straight profile or a right turn.

If I just need a right hook, I'll throw a forehand shot. But even without the forehand, I am yet to have an occasion where I need an extra disc as the shark is highly bendable (which is why I prefer it to other mids for me).

I see your point, though. I am no Scott Stokely or anything, but I'll throw a forehand when necessary.

I figured somone would mention that possbile gap.....which my putter can fill if really really necessary...but I don't really need another disc for it. I carried the stingray for a while for just that, but ended up pretty much never using it. Go figure.

BUUUUUTTTTTT....if you were to pick one more disc I needed, that would certainly be it.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:04 PM
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less molds + same weights=1000 rating (hopefully lol)
To be rated 1000 you have to have something else that is RARELY mentioned and highly underrated...You have to be excellent under pressure. Most people I know tend to play about 20 ratings points worse(2-3 strokes) in highly competitive situations than they would by themselves, with friends, or in more casual competition. I probably play 30-40 points worse.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:06 PM
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To be rated 1000 you have to have something else that is RARELY mentioned and highly underrated...You have to be excellent under pressure. Most people I know tend to play about 20 ratings points worse(2-3 strokes) in highly competitive situations than they would by themselves, with friends, or in more casual competition. I probably play 30-40 points worse.
Most definitely underrated. I'm still working on hitting 1000 in a tourney round, Only 4 pts off! Damn head game.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:12 PM
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I carry a CE Shark and a DX Shark. The DX Shark can fly a straight profile or a right turn.

If I just need a right hook, I'll throw a forehand shot. But even without the forehand, I am yet to have an occasion where I need an extra disc as the shark is highly bendable (which is why I prefer it to other mids for me).

I see your point, though. I am no Scott Stokely or anything, but I'll throw a forehand when necessary.

I figured somone would mention that possbile gap.....which my putter can fill if really really necessary...but I don't really need another disc for it. I carried the stingray for a while for just that, but ended up pretty much never using it. Go figure.

BUUUUUTTTTTT....if you were to pick one more disc I needed, that would certainly be it.
I throw FH too, but there are times when having a flippy mid makes the shot easier because you don't have to throw as hard or force a disc to do something it doesn't want to. Also, FH shots go straight and then are dropping on the hyzer finish, where turnover shots can actually get lift as they turn and lift again as they fight out of it, so they can fly farther laterally than FH shots. You might be able to get away with 2 mids at a particular course or two, but not if you play competitively on a local or state circuit. Climo carries 5-6 Rocs, yet he could do more with one than most of us could do with our whole arsenals...He carries more to make it easier on himself and create higher percentages for success. I also don't think most of us are good enough to justify carrying 5-6 (he throws rollers with a couple, and another just for wind), but you definitely need more than two.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:26 PM
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I'm a little late to the party here, but I prefer similar weights for a given class, meaning my mids are all about the same weight, my fairways are all about the same weight, and so on. For me, it creates a consistency in the how "heavy" the disc feels in my hand, making release/snap timing easier.
Abso-tootly agree.
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:28 PM
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I dont know. I'm pretty happy with just my Core ATM. I can do about all I need with it, and what I cant, I dont see the need for another mid when I can disc up in a headwind or for a harder hyzer.
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I'm a little late to the party here, but I prefer similar weights for a given class, meaning my mids are all about the same weight, my fairways are all about the same weight, and so on. For me, it creates a consistency in the how "heavy" the disc feels in my hand, making release/snap timing easier.

I do take advantage of the variations of flight in different plastics and like the beat in stages. I have Champ Eagles, DX Eagles, and some 10X Eagles (like Pro plastic)
I have a very similar philosophy. Multiple plastics of wizards, rocs, pds and wraiths, but in about the same weight for each type of disc.
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