* Ace Member *
- Mar 3, 2013
They're also top level pros who spend enough time playing to master that many molds. I feel like most players (especially beginner/intermediate) would benefit more from using a limited number of molds.
"...master that many molds...." ?
If you mean master their different flight characteristics, then cyclers have the same task. A beat to hell DX Roc doesn't follow the same flight line as a fresh Roc on this chart, does it? The seasoned Roc begins to drift till it overlaps the line of another disc....a disc that can hit that line out of the box:
If you mean "master" how they might feel a tiny bit different in the hand, don't you think that's a bit of a hyperbole? I have already posted some pairings of discs with similar shaped wings with big differences in stability, if that was a concern. But in my experience there's no special challenge in gripping a disc that has a bit of extra concavity or a slightly blunter nose than the discs it sits next to in the bag. No need to "master" that.
Whether we use stages of seasoning or specific molds, both attempt to have consistent form and change up discs to fit the intended lines. Now, to get one disc, not in different stages, just one disc, to cover multiple lines for its distance range on the above chart? That takes mastery. A proponent of that though, would neither be a cycler nor an anti-minimalist.