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Postby CincyKeith » Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:51 pm

Hey Blake.....I want to first say that I was happy to see your article on putting in Disc Golf Magazine.

Besides that, I would like to know "What's in your bag?"

Here is my set up....please feel free to comment if you would like:

174 Champ Firebird - Strong Headwinds, Spike Hyzers.
171 Champ Orc - Windy Conditions & when I need to finish left.
169 Champ Beast - Distance Driver
172 Pro Beast - Slightly Beat, Long Anhyzers or Hyzer Flip
171 Z Tracker - Control Driver. Dead straight. 300'-425'

176 KC Pro Roc - Slight hyzers.
176 Glow Coyote - Just about anything 250'-350'
175 Classic Aviar (big bead) - Beat - Anyhzer upshots
(2) 174 First Run Pro Aviar - Putting (1 extra for practice putting)

All inside of my Carolina Team Bag w/ Quadshocks.
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:03 am

sounds like your setup is pretty good and doesn't have a lot of overlap.

as for my bag and the injury i am still recovering from, my bag varies a lot, especially with the new discs out, discs being discontinued, etc.

here are the discs i do not foresee changing in the near future:
174g Z Crush - broken in - hyzers/headwinds/skips/knifes
171g Z Crush 1st Run - newish - same as above but when i want it to go more straight
174g Z Predator - broken in - hyzers/headwinds/skips/trick shots/knifes
171g DX Valkyrie - super beat - rollers/turnovers
169g DX Valkyrie - thrashed - rollers

177g DX Roc - newish - hyzers/headwinds
179g DX Roc - beat - straight/turnover
176g DX Roc - super beat - straight/turnover/finesse
176g DX Roc San Marino - thrashed - turnover/roller
174g S Firm/Med Wizard - broken in - hyzers/straight/anhyzers
170g S Soft Wizard - broken in - finesse/touch approaches
168g S Med Wizard - newish - putts

i realize this doesn't have any of my straight drivers, but those are the ones that i keep tweaking.
discs i have been rotating in and out, * = tournament bag disc:
D Cyclone*
DX Teebird
X Crush
Z Flash
Orion LS
Pro Orc*

now that they aren't making the pro orc in a weight i throw, i'm guessing the orion will probably take over once i can break a few of them in.
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Postby Torg » Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:30 pm

I try to keep all my discs around 172 grams. I throw rhbh

1 Avair -putt and approach. Man do I miss my old one (~10 yo). Prolly switching to a wizard next year. Planning on getting a skillshot and 5 putters to start improving that part of my game.
1 - Roc - When the throw simply has to be beeline straight.
1 beat XS - for those throws that have to go right
1 newer XS - for mid distance drives. Very consistent disc.
1 Pro Orc- For longer drives. Getting longer and straighter all the time.
1 Champ Orc - When I want to to throw long. It always hyzers in a bad way and I end up pissed off about it.

On the table at home.

Wraith - I keep trying but I'm just not getting precision or accuracy with this yet. Interestingly I can throw it forehand better than any other disc I have used.
Backup Roc - For when I lose the other one.
150 g Teebird- When I go out to practice I take this to marvel at people that can throw it with any sort of accuracy.

On the agenda -
Starfire - Just want to buy one for my practice sessions. No idea why. Maybe I learn to love it. Noone I know throws it so I have no idea how it throws.
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:45 pm

Torg,

based upon your bag setup, i might recommend the orion ahead of the starfire.

i was a pro orc thrower for distance and i've found the orion's stability to be closer to my liking. orion is basically a flippier starfire.
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Postby garublador » Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:37 am

Blake_T wrote:Torg,

based upon your bag setup, i might recommend the orion ahead of the starfire.

i was a pro orc thrower for distance and i've found the orion's stability to be closer to my liking. orion is basically a flippier starfire.


I've been throwing a heavy Orion recently and I think it's great. Once you figure out the right amount of hyzer to put on it it's incredibly straight with really minimal fade.
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:15 am

buddy of mine lost my seasoned orion, and have been tryin to find the right angle for my newer ones. when i have thrown them well, they tend to finish nearly straight and a flight that deviates less than 5' offline to either side of center.

lot of people seem to struggle with flipping it, but those are the same people that have trouble flipping most discs :P
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Postby Jwt4412 » Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:20 am

My 'Bag'
Innova Deluxe Bag
QJLS Quantum by Millennium 163
Innova Champion Valkyrie 172
Innova Champion Sidewinder 171 & 175
Innova Champion TeeBird 174
Innova Champion LEOPARD 171
Innova Pro Line Leopard 170
Innova DX Dragon 150
Innova DX Hydra 170
Innova Pro Line Beast 174
Innova Champion Orc 169
Innova Champion Monster 175
Innova Champion Stingray 180
Innova Champion Coyote 175 & 177
Innova Champion Ryno 175
Innova Pro Line Ryno 167, 174, 174, & 174



Home course is TREES, TREES, and more TREES... and two water holes and two right-hand dog legs.
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My Bag

Postby mkpowers » Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:50 pm

Innova Standard Bag

173 I-Dye Champion Viking
171 Pro-Line Wraith
175 CFR Wraith
175 Champion Orc (newish)
150 Champion Valkyrie (new)
168 Champion Leopard
174 Champion Firebird
175 Champion Aviar
167 DX Aviar
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Postby Torg » Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:01 pm

Incidently I use a enfamil bag for my bag. Leftover from baby times with my son. It has 2 insulated holders with pull strings that are large enough for nalgene bottles, holds 12 discs, and stands upright. Works great.

I picked up a Starfire and Orion and testing is going on.
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Postby alerik » Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:05 am

My home course is hilly and windy, sometimes you face a headwind on every hole. I throw RHBH and LHBH.
This is my first post on this web site so here's what is in my bag today:

Head Wind Drivers
170 Z Flick
168 DX Banshee
170 Champion Banshee (I carry 2 in case I loose one)

Distance Drivers
165 Champion Beast
168 Champion Beast
172 Champion Beast
165 Pro Teebird-L

Fairway Drivers
168 DX Gazelle
166 Polaris LS
169 Champion Leopard

Multi-Purpose and Approach
175 Z Wasp
175 Champion Spider
166 Champion Panther (Doubles as my roller)
172 Champion Ryno
172 Z Challenger
174 DX Bulldog (This is also my putter)

I know I over lap with some of these and most of my stuff is overstable, but I can throw left handed as well so I really don't think I need but a few understable discs. I have many other disc as well and usually rotate them in and out depending on playing conditions.
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Postby Muffin_Man » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:11 am

Hey guys, here's my current setup:

In bag:
Beast PL, 163 - Distance driver/backhand rollers
Firebird DX, 169 - Hyzers/windy conditions/forehand rollers
Dragon DX, 150 - Anhyzers/hyzer-flips/water hazards
Teebird DX, 170 - Fairway driver
Gator DX, 165/Spider DX, 175 - Midrange driver
Aviar P&A DX, 172 - Putter

Experimenting:
Orion, 162 - Quite flippy so far, more so than my proline Beast, but with more glide
Aero, 173 - Looking for a putter with more glide

Out of bag:
Wraith PL, 172 - Not for now - I have only managed to turnover this disc once slightly
Leopard DX, 167 - Extra understable disc
Aviar Classic DX, 171 - Practice putter
Rhyno DX, 175 - Windy conditions


Does anyone have any comments or recommendations? I'm still pretty new to the sport (a few months) and am still learning.

Thanks :)
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Postby CincyKeith » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:38 am

I might suggest getting something more durable for your backhand rollers. IMHO, proline doesn't hold up well enough to rollers, they start to get too inconsistant after continuous use for rolling. DX and champion are great for rolling.

Other than that, you've got a good setup, and you seem to cover a large range of shots with few gaps and very little overlap.

Keep practicing what you've got and most importantly, learn the plastic you're throwing!!!
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Postby Jwt4412 » Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:28 am

Pulled the Monster and Beast out of my bag in favor of two lighter weight Champion T-Birds.

Starting to Throw My T-Birds more but still like my QJLS.

After Blake's suggestion of lighter discs I have been throwing my Dragon as a second disc while practicing. I throw it first and watch the release and then throw the disc "I am going to play" and it I seam to do better.

Almost like a tracer bullet, I guess.
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Postby Supermau » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:07 pm

My bag has been rotated a lot lately. Trying a bunch of new plastic

Here's my main sac

175 DX Valkyrie (brand new, love it)
175 Cyclone 2 (10 years old, awsome driver)
175 X -Clone (10 years old, another great driver)
150 DX TeeBird, fun for certain things but I find it difficult to control with too much power behind it.

175 DX Roc
175 DX Shark - my utility disc
177 DX Raven (10 years old and beat, great anhyzer and super roller)

170 DX Orc - I can't contol it but it goes far!

CFR Wraith ( I can't get a decent drive with this to save my life)
171 Quarter K ( sometimes it's awsome, sometimes it's not, shanks hard left)


Aviars for putting

Got a stack of things I've tried -

Aerobie Arrow - it's no Aviar
Arc Angel - decent all-around disc
Panther - nice for straight line drives
Stingray - experimenting for another good roller with this
Elite X XClone - it sucks

I'm in love with my new Valkyrie for it's distance and controllability. I want to try a heavier TeeBird, a Firebird, and maybe another Valk in Pro plastic.

I'm addicted to buying plastic. But at least I'm narrowing it down to what I really like. Plus I'll have a full set for my daughter when she get's into it!
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Postby alerik » Wed Oct 19, 2005 5:39 pm

After some helpful advice, My bag currently looks like:

170 C. Banshee (I just can't stop throwing it into the wind)
163 DX Beast
168 DX Firebird (Warped but flies well into wind)
168 DX Valkyrie (Don't like to throw it.)
167 & 168 DX Banshee (Into the wind Baby)
172 DX Whippet
168 DX Gazelle
169 C. Leopard (Learnig to throw straight and long)
172 DX Cheeta (Rollers and not much else)
170 DX Cobra (Breakin it in)
167 DX Shark (Wow, really learning with this one)
174 DX Bulldog (Mean putter, great approach, want lighter one)
172 C. Ryno (Cause I don't have a lighter bulldog.)
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