uNicedmeMan wrote:Let us know how the stalkerless bag goes, I think I'm going to give that a try as well for a bit. I will still have to carry a beat up SE leopard for crazy hyzerflip stuff until I get a p-pd super trashed.
My bet is it not working out for very long, two weeks tops
You're going to miss the ease with which you can hit certain lines and distances with the Stalker even if you think now that the PD or Buzzz will cover them for you. The speed gap is going to bother you at some point, especially if you have a couple bad rounds and aren't hitting the shots you want at that range.
It's been over a month since I took my Stalkers out, and for whatever reason my driving has seen the biggest improvement in terms of consistency and line precision that I have noticed in the last couple of years. My cutoff for Buzzzes/PDs is about 330'. My powered down C/S/P PD shots look much prettier and are more effortless than my Stalker shots were, and my stretched out Buzzz shots also look better than my Stalker shots had. I've had to add a more overstable Buzzz in the Stalker's absence. Perhaps the most surprising development is my love for my original S-PD. This disc is extremely versatile, and with the right release I can get shots from 330' to 380' that have very little turn or fade. In the field today I also had one shot with that disc that was longer than any of my Nuke shots of the day. That's versatility...to be able to fly on a 330' touch shot through the trees with no turn and about 10' of fade, and then be able to fly 450' on a slow S curve in the wide open.
Needless to say, I'm very happy with my super minimalist setup. The Buzzz is my cornerstone, with the PD coming in a close second. Now that I'm past the honeymoon phase with the PD and I tested dozens of discs in the interim, I feel its pretty safe to say its going to be a keeper long term. I'm getting to the point where I do so much with the PDs (all lines flippy to overstable, backhand and forehand, from 300' low ceiling lasers to 450' wide open distance lines) that I will not be able to simple insert a random disc and play my game.
174 Soft Green Ion-- getting seasoned and flips a little, putting, driving, and upshots
175 Soft Yellow Ion--my most stable Ion, hyzers and wind putting
175 Medium Ion--getting to know this disc
176 X Buzzz--getting seasoned, anhyzers and turnovers
177 Glo Z Buzzz--workhorse of my bag
177 Opaque Pink Z Buzzz--More stable for wind/true hyzers
175 XXX--overstable, wind, utility
174 P-PD--beat for straight shots and anhyzers/main fwy driver
175 S-PD--seasoned, all sorts of glidey hyzers/S shots/straight distance
175 C-PD--overstable for wind, open hyzers, S shots
173 FR "Echo Star Green" Nuke--flips a little for max D
173 FR "Echo Star Green" Nuke--new and stable