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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby JR » Mon Jan 04, 2010 10:37 am

mejlholm wrote:I agree that the gator and pig overlaps a lot, espicially since I use the L mold of the gator (no bead). But in my experience they skip just about equally much. The rhyno is a tad shorter and has a lot less skip. Does it overlap with the gator: yes, but I'm not ready to give either of them up yet (if so, then it could actually be the gator that goes).


IMO Rhyno is the more valuable of the two and less overlapping with other discs. Gator is easier for FH for me but it's still too high for my liking. Gator ain't that much longer than a Rhyno.
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:51 am

I'm gonna experiment some with the bag. Basically I'm not really happy with the rhyno as a driver. My wizards beat up too quickly, so I'm gonna try out some of my warlocks instead. The ones I have seem just a bit as stable as a new wizard.

I've ordered some nukes (yeah I also fell for it), so the whole drivers section below may just be going out of the bag. The fairway driver section is being expanded as these cover a huge percentage of my driving needs. I know that there is some overlap and I'll probably weed some of them out later in the year.

drivers:
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1x 175g, sidewinder
3x 175g star wraith (various stages of wear)
1x 175g star max

or just

2x 174g esp nuke

fairway drivers:
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1x 175g champ leopard
2x 175g star TL
1x 175g Z stalker
2x 175g champ teebird
2x 175g star eagle-x
1x 174g opto XXX

midrange:
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1x 176g esp meteor
2x 178g Z buzz
2x 176g pro aftershock
1x 175g star gator

putters:
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1x 175g ss magic
2x 175g sss warlock (floppy soft for putting)
2x 175g sss warlock (overstable and stiff but grippy for driving)
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby Danforth » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:58 pm

WOW!!! 4 Mid molds? I'd drop everything except your Buzzz and get a Drone, and Buzzes in X and D for your turnover shots.

You don't need both a Max and a XXX, get rid of the Max.

There's too much overlap with the Leo, TL and Stalker. Choose one.
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:06 am

Ok I'll bite. (At least to some of it). The gator stays. I like the mold and have no intention of spending money on testing the drones. The star eagles are plenty stable for me, so the XXX goes.

drivers:
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1x 175g, sidewinder
2x 174g esp nuke
3x 175g star wraith (different stages of wear)
1x 175g star max

fairway drivers:
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1x 175g champ leopard
2x 175g star TL
2x 175g star eagle-x

midrange:
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1x 176g esp meteor
2x 178g Z buzz
1x 175g star gator

putters:
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1x 175g ss magic
2x 175g sss warlock (stable for putting)
2x 175g sss warlock (overstable and stiff but grippy for driving)
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:06 am

I'm not really getting the results this year that I was hoping for, so I'm going to do something serious. This might be as good a time as ever to start drinking the DGR coolaid and start minimalizing the bag, so here is my first attempt. I think I'm going to miss my leopard, but I'm hoping to get a teebird beat up fast enough to take it's place. Not sure if I will miss the meteor and magic, I cant recall the last time I used them.

distance drivers:
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4x 175g star wraith (beat, ripe, new, new echo)
1x 175g star max

fairway drivers:
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2x 175g star teebird (beat, new)
2x 175g star eagle-x (beat, new)

midrange:
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2x 178g Z buzz
2x 175g pro aftershock

putters:
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2x 175g sss warlock (stable for putting and approaches)
2x 175g SS wizard (new, beat)
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Mon May 31, 2010 7:05 am

Back to the SS wizards for me. The mediums I bought beat up just as much (tacoed one with a direct tree hit) as the SS'es.
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby Monocacy » Mon May 31, 2010 7:29 am

mejlholm wrote:. . .I think I'm going to miss my leopard, but I'm hoping to get a teebird beat up fast enough to take it's place.

Have you made progress beating Star Teebirds into Leopards? If you are looking to speed that process, DX Teebirds (especially lightweight ones) lose their fade fairly quickly if you play in the woods (at least if you hit as many trees as I do). You can rotate two DX Teebirds for the price of one Star, and as a bonus DX Teebirds fly noticeably farther compared with Star.

I used to use Star Leopards for tunnel shots in the woods, but beat-up DX Teebirds do the job more reliably. Other folks seem to prefer beat-up DX Eagles. Either would give you more flexibility without increasing the number of molds that you carry.
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby JR » Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:52 am

Then there's the longer and more forgiving P PD. It's straight out of the box depending on the weight to throwing distance combo. For your D last summer I'd say a 166 P PD should be quite straight and 15x should turn very nicely. Getting different weights and plastics would cover headwind driver duty to left fading, straight and understable disc quite nicely. PDs power down nicely for their speed so at appropriately light weight in P plastic they don't really suffer from lack of verstaility in shorter throws either despite the higher speed. The only drawback is distance control because it's easier to throw past the basket with PDs. Hyzers or throwing high can cure that along with practice.
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:41 am

Monocacy wrote:
mejlholm wrote:. . .I think I'm going to miss my leopard, but I'm hoping to get a teebird beat up fast enough to take it's place.

Have you made progress beating Star Teebirds into Leopards? If you are looking to speed that process, DX Teebirds (especially lightweight ones) lose their fade fairly quickly if you play in the woods (at least if you hit as many trees as I do). You can rotate two DX Teebirds for the price of one Star, and as a bonus DX Teebirds fly noticeably farther compared with Star.

I used to use Star Leopards for tunnel shots in the woods, but beat-up DX Teebirds do the job more reliably. Other folks seem to prefer beat-up DX Eagles. Either would give you more flexibility without increasing the number of molds that you carry.


Good point. I should have thought about that before I bought a whole bunch of star teebirds. Actually I've been mostly focused on beating in my star Eagle, which btw. is comming around nicely, that I haven't thrown the teebirds at all. It's probably time now to give the teebirds some love :-)
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:50 am

JR wrote:Then there's the longer and more forgiving P PD. It's straight out of the box depending on the weight to throwing distance combo. For your D last summer I'd say a 166 P PD should be quite straight and 15x should turn very nicely. Getting different weights and plastics would cover headwind driver duty to left fading, straight and understable disc quite nicely. PDs power down nicely for their speed so at appropriately light weight in P plastic they don't really suffer from lack of verstaility in shorter throws either despite the higher speed. The only drawback is distance control because it's easier to throw past the basket with PDs. Hyzers or throwing high can cure that along with practice.


Been there, done that with the different weights, although it was with the surge a couple of years ago. It worked okay, but there was always the problem with wear/loss and finding the disc in a particular weight is a pita in Denmark/Europe. As for the PD, I have a copy from the players package at the European Open. I've never really thrown it much, as it doesn't feel comfortable in my hands. If I were to put the PD in the bag, then it would only be to replace the wraiths, which I don't see happening. I'm very content with those discs. As for replacing the eagles / teebirds with the PD, the only reason I throw the eagles/teebirds it to limit my range. Most of the courses I play have open holes that range 100 - 110m, which is the sweet spot for those discs with my current power level. A wraith (and probably a PD), would simply go too far.

On a different note, how is everything going in Finland?
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby JR » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:53 am

A PD certainly has the potential to overfly but it's the indian not the arrow. PD takes well to powering down.

We've been busy and things are looking great for near future announcements. More film projects for this year than the last. I filmed The Dutch Open but it'll probably be a long while before we can get to it because of other filmed projects that are more urgent to get out to shops due to contracts.

On a personal note I tied my personal best at my home course yesterday despite my arm not giving the best performance for putting. Had two long putts touch the concrete and two pole hits and one 3 cm too low basket hit. Driving was nice. And that was round three after my friend left so I got in a flow and self confident frame of mind. I play better when I don't have pauses waiting for others to play. I played speed golf for two holes passing a pool that offered me to play through.

I've solidified my bag a bit and gotten much better at line shaping with Rhynos but also get great service out of VPs, Spiders, and Gators (FH). PDs work for me and a Stalker and Buzzz are so well suited for me that it's freaky. A little more power has made Surges lasers for me and I've dropped Destroyers, Bosses and such in favor of Katanas or Nuke for long distance work. Valks for high apexes that need to flip to anny or flat like getting over trees and still landing on tight fairways. I usually don't carry all of those but they all are instantaneously usable with full confidence. Since I get to almost as far with putters I rarely carry the Spider. What's funny is that I've got a slew of different PDs and rarely throw it on local courses that are reachable and tight with Stalkers which fits my small hand better and thanks to the consistently lower fade at shorter distances tends to stay on the fairways better. PDs start to fade as little above say 105 m. I get my Z 178 Buzzz flat without flipping farther than the Stalker starts to lose all or most of the fade. And Force is great in the winds and FH distance. Spikes for flipping drives and most putts.

With these I can tackle all but the craziest of winds when the Spirit handles headwinds and totally calm is no problem as well. I also have control in throws to every distance left, straight and right to different elevations. I'm happy but I've got soft and medium Ions on the way for fewer tree bounces and you know those are on offer here :-) Also Ridge and Summit just to see what's up with them. Since putters get used on so many throws around here out to so many distances in so varying wind conditions I don't observe disc minimalism with them. Basically they are putters, mids and drivers out here so it's a matter of definition anyway what to call them. Since the roles for many holes are overstable driver, moderately overstable driver, understable driver, mids and putters. And those handle forehands and many trick shots. Only headwind role doesn't suit them. Only when one needs to scale to longer than putter drive distance does one need more discs. Which is dependent on the course and not that often on some of the courses here.

How are you doing? Competing a lot? Are you coming to Stockholm Disc Golf Open or The Scandinavian Open? I'll be there. I try to get to the Finnish championships and The Finnish Open.
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:37 am

JR wrote:A PD certainly has the potential to overfly but it's the indian not the arrow. PD takes well to powering down.

We've been busy and things are looking great for near future announcements. More film projects for this year than the last. I filmed The Dutch Open but it'll probably be a long while before we can get to it because of other filmed projects that are more urgent to get out to shops due to contracts.


Nice, I'm always looking forward to seeing the videos from Finland :-)

JR wrote:On a personal note I tied my personal best at my home course yesterday despite my arm not giving the best performance for putting. Had two long putts touch the concrete and two pole hits and one 3 cm too low basket hit. Driving was nice. And that was round three after my friend left so I got in a flow and self confident frame of mind. I play better when I don't have pauses waiting for others to play. I played speed golf for two holes passing a pool that offered me to play through.


Congrats on the round. Sounds like you had a good (long) day at the course ;-)

JR wrote:I've solidified my bag a bit and gotten much better at line shaping with Rhynos but also get great service out of VPs, Spiders, and Gators (FH). PDs work for me and a Stalker and Buzzz are so well suited for me that it's freaky. A little more power has made Surges lasers for me and I've dropped Destroyers, Bosses and such in favor of Katanas or Nuke for long distance work. Valks for high apexes that need to flip to anny or flat like getting over trees and still landing on tight fairways. I usually don't carry all of those but they all are instantaneously usable with full confidence. Since I get to almost as far with putters I rarely carry the Spider. What's funny is that I've got a slew of different PDs and rarely throw it on local courses that are reachable and tight with Stalkers which fits my small hand better and thanks to the consistently lower fade at shorter distances tends to stay on the fairways better. PDs start to fade as little above say 105 m. I get my Z 178 Buzzz flat without flipping farther than the Stalker starts to lose all or most of the fade. And Force is great in the winds and FH distance. Spikes for flipping drives and most putts.

With these I can tackle all but the craziest of winds when the Spirit handles headwinds and totally calm is no problem as well. I also have control in throws to every distance left, straight and right to different elevations. I'm happy but I've got soft and medium Ions on the way for fewer tree bounces and you know those are on offer here :-) Also Ridge and Summit just to see what's up with them. Since putters get used on so many throws around here out to so many distances in so varying wind conditions I don't observe disc minimalism with them. Basically they are putters, mids and drivers out here so it's a matter of definition anyway what to call them. Since the roles for many holes are overstable driver, moderately overstable driver, understable driver, mids and putters. And those handle forehands and many trick shots. Only headwind role doesn't suit them. Only when one needs to scale to longer than putter drive distance does one need more discs. Which is dependent on the course and not that often on some of the courses here.


Surges used to be my favorite drivers a couple of years ago. Espicially around 168 g you can work these babies on most lines with great control.


JR wrote:How are you doing? Competing a lot? Are you coming to Stockholm Disc Golf Open or The Scandinavian Open? I'll be there. I try to get to the Finnish championships and The Finnish Open.


I'm competing quite a lot, but mostly within Denmark. This year I'm prioritizing the Danish Tour, so there won't be that many travels abroad. I'm going down to the Berlin Classic this month and then to SDGO and SO next month, so I hope to see you there :-) My friend Martin will probably also be able to make it there, even though he is on the waiting list for SDGO right now. I'm really looking forward to playing in Skellefteå :-)
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:45 am

This setup is working quite well for me. I'm gonna try a low end plastic buzz, because the Z ones I have are just as stable now as when I bought them a year ago. Lately I've been thinking that I could perform just as well without the warlock for putting duties, but I really like the feel of the warlock in my hands, so I'm going to keep it in for now.

Also I need to get working on the Teebird, as the ones I have in the bag are almost unthrown.

distance drivers:
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3x 175g Star wraith (beat, ripe, new)
1x 175g Star max

fairway drivers:
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2x 175g Star teebird (needs to be beaten in, new)
2x 175g Star eagle-x (beat, new)

midrange:
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2x 174g Pro-D buzz
2x 178g Z buzz
2x 175g Pro (esp) aftershock

putters:
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2x 175g SSS warlock (stable for putting and approaches)
2x 175g SS wizard (new, beat)
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby mejlholm » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:41 am

Small adjustments. My experiment with the Pro-D buzz were great, so great that I'm not really throwing my Z lines any more... However the Pro-D beat in too quickly, so I'm gonna switch to X-lines gradually in the comming period. Who knows, maybe the X'es will replace the Z's completely :cry:

Also the teebird is put on the shelf for now, as I'm simply not progressing enough with it. Also I really like the leopard mold, so I'm going to try the leopard eagle-x combination for a while.

distance drivers:
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3x 175g Star wraith (beat, ripe, new)
1x 175g Star max

fairway drivers:
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1x 175g Champ leopard
3x 175g Star eagle-x (beat, getting beat, new)

midrange:
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1x 174g Pro-D buzz
1x 177g X-line buzz
1x 178g Z buzz
2x 175g Pro (esp) aftershock

putters:
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2x 175g SSS warlock (stable for putting and approaches)
2x 175g SS wizard (new, beat)
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Re: Mejlholm's bag

Postby rehder » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:46 am

mejlholm wrote:Back to the SS wizards for me. The mediums I bought beat up just as much (tacoed one with a direct tree hit) as the SS'es.


thats not a medium then. :P
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