Hey Forums! As a new participant here, I'm making the obligatory bag thread. Any and all comments/questions/etc are mighty welcome.
I'm new to the sport - only been playing for about 3 months - so this is very much a work in progress (like my game in general). More than anything, I want to take my time in building the bag, only filling roles as it really starts to seem necessary. I appreciate the minimalist viewpoint that many share, and plan on sticking to as few discs/molds as possible as I develop my game. That being said, I'm not the dogmatic type, so I'll add a new mold if I want to try something out.
Here's where things currently stand:
- 171 X Cyclone: straight-to-fade driver
- 167 D Cyclone: quite beat; straight shots and anny lines
- 166 DX Banshee: excessive hyzer shots, get-out-of-trouble disc
- 173 Z Comet & 172 Z Comet: all mid duties, including driving for shorter holes and anny shots
- 167 DX Skeeter: A relic from a few months ago; I'm keeping it in solely to throw on holes with water hazards
- 175 SSS Voodoo: Glidey and grippy; love it
I throw the Cyclones 250'-275' and the Comets 225'-250'. Can't really drive with the SSS Voodoo, but I was throwing my DX Aviar 200'+ before I lost it.
- Driving putter (likely a Soft Voodoo)
- X Comet
Current holes that I'm aware of:
- Understable driver
- Windy-day mid
One of my big current conflicts is whether to continue to cycle D Cyclones, or whether to try out a more understable mid in premium plastic for that spot. At the very moment, the beat D is filling the purpose, but it was so unpredictable getting there, and I have no idea how long it will stay there. I'm the kind of person who prefers predictability and familiarity in general, so I'm starting to think that cycling lower grade plastics to cover all my lines isn't for me. We'll see. Anyway, I'm probably going to order a lighter (~166g) Gold Line River to audition it for the understable driver spot.
Depending on what happens with the above, I'll either stick with 1-2 D Cyclones in the upper 160s (I'm not really liking the results of the X Cyclone, although I like the feel of the plastic) for my stable/overstable slot, or perhaps try out an ESP Cyclone. Will likely stay with D at least for the moment.
I'll need to pick up some windy day mids (Rocs?) at some point, especially given the wind we can get here in New Orleans, but at the moment, I'm dealing with the Comets, so I don't feel like there's a rush.
Any thoughts/comments would be much appreciated.
Edit to add: I'll need to get a proper DG bag at some point, too; at present, I simply schlep things around in my backpack, which does the trick, but is an imperfect solution. Cheap is good, but so is durable. Recommendations are welcome.
**Currently auditioning Eagle Xs**