Roc Lover wrote:someone mentioned an orc, i noticed all your discs are fairly light, maybe if an orc doesnt work, possibly a heavier champ or star valk would be a bit more stable, or a good option if the orc is too stable for you
Roc lover, thank you for your suggestion. I finally scraped together a few nickels, and ordered pair of Star Valkyries (one light, one heavier), a pair of 165 P CDs, and a fresh DX Whippet.
Forehand setback: I tweaked my hip throwing forehand in the snow. Fortunately, backhand throws are unaffected, but it will be two weeks of rest and Advil before I can resume working on my forehand. Advancing age has many positives, but frigging joint durability isn’t one of them.
Assuming that my gimpy hip heals and forehand distance continues to improve, I will be working towards a simpler, somewhat more forehand-friendly collection of discs. As always, suggestions and comments are welcomed.Stable control drivers
:163 Star Teebird163 DX Teebird
: I was tossing this the other day, and it made me wonder why I don’t throw it more often. Sucker was going dead straight with very little fade. I hate throwing soft plastic into trees, but I need to see if a DX Teebird rotation can replace the Star Leopard for tunnel shots in the woods.Distance drivers
:161 and 166 Star Valkyrie
: Probably lighter for backhand and heavier for forehand. We will see if these can kick the Sidewinder out of the bag.Understable drivers
:162 Star TL
and 166 ESP XL
: Still fighting it out. XL is easier to work backhand, but TL seems more forehand-friendly. 163 Star Leopard
: Pre-Comets, I used 150 Champ Leopards as my OAT detectors. Consequently, I have probably thrown Leopards more than I have thrown any other disc. The Leopard may or may not stay in the bag, but its familiarity is comforting.Moderately overstable drivers
:165 P CD
: Two on order, and I hope they will fill the moderately overstable slot. We shall see. Very overstable drivers
:166 DX Whippet x 2
: I will stick with Whippets for now, so I ordered a backup. One beat for short hyzer forehands, one fresh for trick shots.Midranges
: No change here.166 Z Buzzz168 Z CometPutters
I switched to a pitch putt, courtesy of the Dave Feldberg putting video, so putters are up in the air until I can try this technique on a real basket. I would love to limit putters to one mold, probably low 170s for approaches / short drives and mid-high 160s for putting. Warlocks or Wizards will get first crack at the job, but Magic is in the running for the putting putter slot.
Thoughts? Recommendations? Snide comments?