I recently started re-building my bag around Discmania. It all started when I realized just how versatile the PD is. I have a C and two S lines. With these three discs alone I have a slot for meathooks, distance flex shots, turnovers, rollers, massive anhyzers that never fade, forehand shots, and even a fairway driver. From there I added in some P2's and have improved my putting and approach game. The latest addition was a DD, GM and MD2. I thought I would go in here and post what I have found so far.
I also would love to hear from anyone else who throws nothing but Discmania. I know there has to be some of you on here.
The only slots that I don't have in my bag are an overstable and understable midrange. The GM and MD2 can fit those roles if you throw them right, but that isn't their forte. The GM is stable and the MD2 is somewhat stable, which makes a great combo, but they could use some help. On this note, I honestly see no point in a fairway driver since the MD2 has such a great range and the PD powers down so well. I hope the next slot they fill is overstable and understable mid.
Anyway, here are my findings:
167 P DD - Incredible distance driver for me. My longest shot is around 375' on a slight anhyzer. This disc is still stable right now, and it will flex out really well. Thrown flat it flies on a laser-straight line and hyzers out the last 20% of the flight. It goes far past my PD's, which is great when that extra reach puts me in good position for an upshot. It also fades a lot less than the PD, so accuracy is increased on longer drives when compared to the PD.
175 C PD - Very overstable, but very workable. It will hold whatever line you put it on, and usually fade back faithfully when flexed. It really works well as a wind-fighting disc and when a steep hyzer finish is needed. On a full-powered backhand, with a touch of anhyzer, I can get this near 350' on a laser-straight line before it fades out.
168 S PD - Stable. Great disc for subtle s-curves and even a long anhyzer that flattens out (when given enough height). It fits the stable slot in my bag really well. The fade is so dependable on this disc, but I expect it to straighten out once it gets beat-in further like my next PD.
170 S PD (beat-in) - This disc will literally do anything except meathooks. I can throw it hyzer and it doesn't dive bomb after 70% of the flight. Instead, it holds the hyzer line and flips up just a little, going sooo far on that line (just not a meathook hyzer). If thrown flat around %70 power, it will fly laser straight almost the entire way to the ground. Thrown with snap and anhyzer, there is NO chance that this thing will come out of the turnover and fade back. I love it for dogleg rights that are too far to the right for my forehand shot.
168 C TD - Great turnover disc! Thrown flat, it will dependably turn right, and with enough height it will faithfully come back. It hyzerflips on more powerful throws, but doesn't need to much hyzer to come to flat. Not much else to say here. It lives up to its name.
Midranges / Putters:
175 S GM - Fairly stable. This is a great, dependable approach disc for me when I need a hyzer finish. It will also fly a really nice s-curve when flexed on low power, which was great for me in a round today when I needed to come around a tree on an approach shot. Thrown with a bit more power, and a touch of hyzer, it flips up a little and flies a stable line. Definitely starts fading much sooner than my MD2.
178 C MD2 - I got a champystar-ish looking one. Thrown at 80% power, it will flip up just a little and fly a really straight line. I can get it near 300' on a really accurate line. This disc will be used on shorter holes to reach gaps. On approach shots, it is really straight and will hold whatever line you put it on. Great midrange that requires skill and will show you if you aren't releasing at the right angle.
175 S P2 - Great driving putter! It is somewhat stable, so getting it to flip up and turn right isn't happening unless you release it on anhyzer. On an anhyzer, it will usually flex back pretty well (depending on how deep the anhyzer is, of course). What it does best, for me, is approach shots...incredibly accurate and slow. It goes where you release it.
175 D P2 - This putter has been an amazing addition to my bag. I know that putting (and all of disc golf) is mostly form rather than the disc, but my range is increasing with these guys. They feel so great in the hand and don't get too soft that they start flopping like a P-line might.
Last edited by Fightingthetide
on Wed Apr 27, 2011 3:04 pm, edited 4 times in total.