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New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby Bugbee » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:58 pm

I am going to keep this bag for 1 year, to learn theses 5 discs in and out. I play in the Northeast where good control > good distance, so I really don't see myself being hindered by this bag.


Drivers:
175 11x Champion Teebird - beat up
175 11x Champion Teebird - almost new

Mod Overstable:
175 Star Teebird - getting a bit beat up
175 Star Teebird - new

Overstable
174 ESP Predator - for throwing
174 Z Predator - for thumbing

Mids
2 ~177 ESP Buzzzes - gonna use 1 till its beat
2 ~177 Z Wasps - gonna use 1 till its beat

Putters:
2 175 Superglow Wizards - one beat one new (throwing)
175 Organic Hemp Wiz - Putting


Gonna try to keep this the whole year through, I think it will keep my form good and teach me to shape lines well. Thoughts?
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby corey115 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:12 pm

as long as your beat up champ teebird can turnover, you're looking good
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby Bugbee » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:17 pm

It has just gotten to the stage where it is starting to turn over when thrown from a very slight hyzer and then come back. I can throw it flat or a slight anyhyzer if I want it to go over and not come back. This particular Teebird is my bread and butter over 300ft.
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby garublador » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:44 pm

If you aren't good at line shaping yet, I'm not sure I'd recommend the Teebird. Really, the easiest discs to learn line shaping with are discs like the Cyclone, Gazelle, Cheetah and Eagle-X, all in D or DX plastic.
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby corey115 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:45 pm

it looks as though you have every shot covered then :)
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby Bugbee » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:56 pm

I am not too bad at shaping lines, and I am so used to throwing Teebirds (my first backhand driver.) I know there are some more workable discs out there but honestly there are just not many courses that I play that require real long shots that have a lot of movement. Most shots that require a lot of line shaping are hittable with my buzz/wasp combo and even more frequently the wizard.
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby garublador » Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:59 pm

You mentioned that you wanted to improve your line shaping skills. I just noted that the discs you picked won't help all that much with that goal.
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby Bugbee » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:07 pm

I guess I phrased it wrong in the original post. I meant more of exploring these disc's potential's on different lines, maybe some that I hadn't thought of or tried before. My bad. Didn't mean to come off the way I did there, you for sure had a good point. On a side note, of the 4 you mentioned, do you think any of them would do me well if I added them into this bag?
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby Bradley Walker » Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:10 am

Add a Star/Champ Leopard for turnovers.
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby BeSquared » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:14 am

Bradley Walker wrote:Add a Star/Champ Leopard for turnovers.

I agree. Your bag is -solid-. You will learn a lot from it but adding a leopard or two will help. It is the disc I used to learn annys, then I upgraded to a roadrunner. Otherwise I like it. Minimal yet workable.
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby swan » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:54 pm

[quote="BeSquared]It is the disc I used to learn annys, then I upgraded to a roadrunner.[/quote]

2nd the Leopard.

This was my progression exactly. Leo --> RR
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby Bugbee » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:11 pm

What about a JLS? I got a bunch of those and no Leopards.
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby ferretdance03 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:25 pm

That'll work.
I don't know that I'd rush in to upgrading to a Roadrunner. I found them to be too stable to be useful for anny lines, and too fast for anything but max D. They still want to try to come back, very much like a Sidewinder. I find the Leopard to be a superior disc in all aspects, and imagine the JLS will be as well.
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Re: New Year's Resolution Bag

Postby Bugbee » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:11 am

It didn't even make it a month... but that's disc golf! I used this bag yesterday at league and shot a 57 (my second best ever!) and I went back out for more afterwards. I still have yet to find a Discraft disc that I did not love. The Challenger just kicked my Wizard (gasp) out of the bag in one week. The biggest suprise is the Drone, flys so great and doesn't have that stupid bead on the bottom (sorry Gator-X.) I also just picked up a few Elite Z XLs in varrying weights and I gotta say that this is the best fairway driver I have ever thrown. A bit slower than a Teebird so it is easy to control and in a lighter weight it turns beautifully. Anyway, here it is...


1. Stable Control Drivers
175 Elite Z XL

2. Distance Drivers
174 X Avenger

3. Understable Driver
169 Elite Z XL

4. Moderately Overstable Driver
174 Z Avenger

5. Very Overstable Driver
~174 ESP and Elite Z Preds ( ESP = throw, Z = Thumber)

Mids:
~177 ESP and Elite Z Buzzzes

Putters:
175 D Challengers (1 throw, 1 putt)
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