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Postby jgarcia9102 » Mon May 29, 2006 12:38 pm

its considerably more understable than my gazelle, so im guessing its pretty old. dosent look it, but it definatly flies like it. i only had a chance to throw it a few times today, all which dove to the right because it was super windy and i just couldnt get the hyzer right. on the other hand, the gazelle was its usual self. i didnt have trouble adjusting to the wind at all.

i dont think i like the valk at this point either. im regretting buying it in the first place. it is a lot gummier than my other DX and it has gotten really thrashed without much breaking in at all. im really suprised. i think for an understable disc i will just pass down my gazelle when it gets old. i dont see that happening for a while since this is one of the few discs i tend NOT to hit trees with, but thats the plan eventually. is there something about the gazelle that would make it a bad choice for holding a long anny line?

the rhyno has proven to be a great disc, although the wizzards may kick it out of the bag eventually. i will just have to wait and see.

the 166 E is an absolutely amazing disc, and today was even passing up my gazelle in the field (and for the first time using it). it wasnt as good in the wind as the 174 CE of course, but thats not what i got it for.
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Postby Blake_T » Mon May 29, 2006 2:06 pm

you should be able to put a valk out ~20-30' farther than your gazelle.

if it's thrashed but not broken in, isn't that good? heh. broken in = flight change, wear = whatever unless it changes the flight.

the gazelle is fine for turnovers, but the valk will be a lot longer on them and is a better roller.
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Postby jgarcia9102 » Mon May 29, 2006 2:28 pm

it wouldnt be a bad thing except i cant flip a new Valk, and i wanted something that i could flip over with a bit of hyzer for anny holes, and for big S turns on distance drives (like my sidewinder that its replacing). the gazelle is slow, and not something i can really consider a distance driver, but on average i get the most distance with it since its the most consistent. the eagle might have been getting 15-25' farther some drives, but it was also 30' short other times. not that its the discs fault, the gazelle is just super easy to throw.

looks like i just need more experience with the discs to decide what i really like...
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Postby Blake_T » Mon May 29, 2006 6:59 pm

that you aren't flipping a new valk is probably a good thing. as you break it in you'll get a good feel for its gradual understability.

the fact that sidewinders flip out of the box is why i find them one of the more inconsistent discs in any stage of wear, including new.
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Postby Rooster » Mon May 29, 2006 7:07 pm

so since my last bag post my bag has gone nutty with change. no more major overlap for me!!

2 pro wraiths - 172,174
4 pro orcs - 172-175
1 pro beast - 172
1 millenium orion ls - 174
1 x xs - 174
7 buzz's:
3 z - 175, 2x177+
1 esp - 175
3 d - 175, 2x177+
1 kc pro roc - 180
1 pro aviar - 174
1 soft magnet - 176
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Tue May 30, 2006 9:22 am

Rooster wrote:so since my last bag post my bag has gone nutty with change. no more major overlap for me!!


except...

2 pro wraiths - 172,174
4 pro orcs - 172-175
1 pro beast - 172
1 millenium orion ls - 174
1 x xs - 174


you could replace all but one mold of those with a good control driver (teebird cyclone gazelle are common) and a good overstable (firebird, pred)

Rooster wrote:i will do a minimal amonut of molds as soon as i can afford it. i just thrw my new buzz and tracker and the buzz is staying the trackernot so much. my bag goal for the end of this season is:

2-3 pro wraiths 169,172,174
3 pro orcs all the same weight, 172
2 pro beasts 172, 175
2 X XS's 169, 173
3 rocs(2 pro 1 DX) 180ish for each
2 X buzzes 177, 173
3 soft magnets all 180

i think that would be a good bag for me.....


adding the Orion ls from this Idea is just adding overlap

you will learn more about a disc and your game by throwing one mold of distance driver, knowing how to make your pro orc do anything you want will be more valuable that having 5 different distacne drivers, throwing them only one way, and only having 5 shots.
Z Pred-ESP Cyclone-Z Force-Z Aftershock-Z Comet-Ion-Pro Rhyno
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Postby Woodchuck » Tue May 30, 2006 9:45 am

Rooster you carry 7 Buzzz's with you? That seems a lil crazy to me. They can't all act that much differently.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Tue May 30, 2006 9:47 am

Woodchuck wrote:Rooster you carry 7 Buzzz's with you? That seems a lil crazy to me. They can't all act that much differently.


I can understand 3 D, 1 Esp, 1 Z or 3 D 2 Z, but isnt a broken in Z buzz going to fly just like an esp buzzz?
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Postby Rooster » Tue May 30, 2006 10:21 am

the D's are all in diffrent shape so they each do just enough different for me.
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Postby bigs348 » Tue May 30, 2006 11:53 am

(2) 172 DX Wraiths - pure distance
170 Star Wraith - more controlled but lesser distance
170 Star Starfire - wind, meathook hyzers, overhands
172 Star TL - main control driver, can cover almost any shot
174 CFR TL - overstable, some overhands
171 CFR Glow TL - turnovers
175 CFR Glow TL - straight
172 Pro TL - rollers
175 Q Sentinel - overstable mid
174 Z Buzzz - straight mid
170-172 D Buzzz - turnover mid
175 10x KC Pro Aviar - driving, some approaches
(2) 175 Star Aviars - approaches and putting

The Star Starfire covers most wind issues, but if its really super windy I'll throw in a 174 Z Predator as well. I'm debating the Q Sentinel recently -- it's a great disc but I very rarely have any use for it because the Z Buzzz covers most of those shots just as well, if not better. I'm planning on getting an ESP Buzzz to cover straight, move the Z Buzzz to overstable, and then I think three Buzzzes should cover my mids pretty well.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed May 31, 2006 10:08 am

Rooster wrote:the D's are all in diffrent shape so they each do just enough different for me.


this is why I said I can understand having 3 d buzzz's, but what about the 3 z and esp?
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Postby Rooster » Wed May 31, 2006 12:15 pm

the z cryztal i have is just dead straight, the other Z is really awesome for getting around things(i.e. overstable like crazy for a buzzz) and the esp buzzz i actually don't have yet but i sure it will replace the noncryztal buzz but i will prolly still carry both just incase i lose one. also, i am ditching the wraiths as soon as i get my 168 dx black wraith. im gonna use that for re-tees on causal rounds.
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Postby diskgopher » Wed May 31, 2006 7:40 pm

This is one of my favorite topics

Drivers
174 Z-Predator
174 Proline Tsunami
172 Pro starfire
173 dx teebird -Fresh
174 dx teebird -broken in

Mids:
180 Glow Champion Roc
180 dx Roc -Broken in
180 dx Rox -Broken

Putters:
174 10x KC Aviar
174 Glo Aviar Putter
172 Challenger

Back ups are on hand in case a dx disc has an unfortunate accident...
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:22 am

diskgopher: very good setup. wish more peple had it like that
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Postby Jestyr » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:02 am

Here goes:

168 DX Gazelle, newish (I am using to break in)
167 DX Gazelle, new (keep new)
167 Spectra
175 X Reaper
168 Star Teebird (sidearm)

180 DX Roc, newish
180 DX Roc, beat
180 DX Roc, really beat

175 DX Aviar P&A
175 DX Aviar P&A (backup)

I figure I need to beat in a Gazelle for an understable driver and get a stable putter (wizard / bb aviar). I actually like the Aviar P&A as a putter (despite limited exposure – I like it more than the Magnet, Champ Rhyno or Birdie that I have tried).
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