Let me just first say that this website and forum has been a profound influence on my DG game. As an educator myself, I am particularly impressed with the clarity and depth of knowledge that Blake and others have contributed.
Thanks Blake T for everything!
Everything that I've read here over the past couple of years has always turned out to be true, including Blakes beliefs on the benefits of DX plastic and disc minimalism.
I've been playing for 1.5 years, and have gone through all of the stages Blake describes. I've thrown just about every mold I've ever seen, and have evolved my bag over that time to be a tight compilation of discs.
However, the thought of switching to all DX has been an intriguing one. I've tried it on a limited basis and find it frustrating, but that suggests to me that I have some things to learn.
So my question/topic is, how does one go back to basics? I'm fairly comfortable with my bag, and I throw a nice compliment of stabilities within my control range. I am continuing to get better, and am hesitant to fiddle with a good thing. Is this situation still going to benefit from playing around more with DX discs?
Should I play some all DX rounds? Mix them into my bag?
Dump out everything and play all DX and only DX until I "get it", donating painfully at tournaments and doubles?
Forget this DX nonsense and stick with what I'm doing?
I'm particularly interested in this notion of throwing DX to learn what makes a disc fly. Wisdom versus knowledge. I've gained some knowledge during this DG trip, but its time to gain some wisdom.
E spirit: headwinds, hard/skip hyzer, flick hyzer, UDs
SOLF: long straight control driver, flip up and finish straight
S-SL: long straight control driver, gentle fade at end
Pro-SL: hyzer flip, s-curve, long approach driver
Surge: all out max-D driver, predictable fade
S-TB: control hyzer driver
X-XS: anhyzer driver
X-Stratus: anhyzer mid
E Element: all midrange shots
S Demon: same shots as Spirit, shorter range
Champ Rhyno: All upshots
Wizards: All putts
Golf D: 300-325; Max D: 400; 2 years playing
I've gotten to the point where I know my bag, have most every shot, and am comfortable with my plastic.
Should I try to fix what ain't broken, and use the DX as a "learning experience"?
What should I be aware of during this learning process throwing DX plastic? (ie. what to watch for as important to making a disc fly)
How should I begin this retrofitting process?