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BroD bag reboot.

Postby BrotherDave » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:00 pm

(I couldn't find my old bag thread so here's this one)

After many months of sparse DG thanks to a broken foot and surgery on my head, I'm crawling back into playing regularly again. I'm the quintessential maxing out at 300' guy right now, I'm not getting my body into my throw much at all, so that's the bad news. The good news is that I've pretty much got 300' of D from a standstill, with putters and mids nearly as far as my drivers.

Utility discs:
175 Champ Banshee - overstable utility (thumbers, headwind, FH rollers, FH and Hyzer spikes)
155 Champ Leo - understable utility (flips, rollers, finesse FH, shots where I can only move my arm)
175 Star Starfire - beat, do it all FH disc

Drivers (from flippy to beefy):
165 Star EX - beat
148 Star EX - No wind, max D
170 Opto River - stable/turnover driver
171 ESP Cyclone - Mr. Expendable/water disc
168 Star EX - new, backup
175 Champ EX - possibly too beat for its moderate headwind duties, may need replacing.

Midranges:
175 Vector - overstable (on trial)
174 Pain - overstable (on trial)
179 GL Fuse - stable, comet-like
177 Opto Fuse - beat

Putters:
175 M Ion - putts
173 S Ion - drives, approaches.

Color represents core of bag

So here's my question(s). My overstable mid category is in upheaval due to trying to go away from Nebulae. I was using a 175 Neb for a moderate O~S mid and a 165 Neb for a straight as hell, Buzzz-like laser mid. I think the Pain is going to win out over the Vector (until MVP makes a more neutral mid) and easily replace the 175 Neb. My problem is that I want a straight dose of Pain to replace the 165 Neb and I'm thinking 165-170 GL Pain to fill the bill. If anybody has experience with light Pains or has an idea of what the straightest Pain would be, comment away.

I'm pretty content with my drivers. I got the Cyclone b/c it's a little slower than my Eagles and I really like it. It's a little odd man out but I'm thinking about just using it and either a Star Leo, a S Polaris LS, or a new heavy ESP Cyclone (if mine wears in enough to be U~S) and just going very driver minimal since right now I've got OAT to work out and fundamentals to brush up on.

What do you guys think?
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby koffee » Sun May 08, 2011 5:33 pm

was just curious how the pain and the vector were working out for you.

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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby keltik » Sun May 08, 2011 7:07 pm

you could just get a Buzzz or a Core. or you could try the CRO. I tried to tell you last year that the Nebula was a CRO copy. lulz

surgery on your head?
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby Frank Delicious » Sun May 08, 2011 8:45 pm

Why not the Hornet? That thing was pretty Nebula-like to me (note: haven't thrown a nebula in a while, might be much slower than I remember).

Anyway the big issue I have with your bag is you having 3 utility discs and they are all drivers. That is a lot of utility discs and I feel by having that many utility discs you might not use your core discs as much as you would. I bet if you take out the starfire and leo you will find your core bag can do a ton of stuff those discs are used for.

p.s. if you don't like the vector I'll buy/trade something for it.
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby BrotherDave » Sun May 08, 2011 9:44 pm

The Pain is in and the Vector is out. Sorry Frank, I sold it to a buddy. The Vector and I didn't get along, I couldn't get a clean release with it for some reason. I do like the Pain but I haven't thrown it too much b/c A: I'm throwing an Ion a shit-ton, and B: overstable mids tend to make me OAT-ey so I usually let my Ion and Fuses take care of mid work.

I didn't like the Hornet for some reason, though I haven't thrown it in Z yet. Cores and Cros are big, fat, stinky turds and anyone who compares them to Nebulae will earn my ire. Buzzz is always an option, I'm gonna be patient with the Pain and see how it wears in.

Surgery: Yes, I had some cysts on mi cabeza that had to be cut out. I now have a sweet, long scar on the back of my head.

When I say utility drivers, I mean it. I hardly throw them and make Eagles of all stages of wear do 99% of shots. Back when I FH a lot more, I didn't like using my BH drivers for FH b/c it wore them in too quick but I might just try to swap the Starfire out for this new bottom stamp S-EX I got from Chuckster that's pretty beefy, good idea Frank. Also, I did lose the Cyclone in Reidsville. I don't think God wants me to throw them for some reason.
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby BrotherDave » Sat May 21, 2011 12:19 am

I've decided that since I can't putt that I'm going full retard:

Distance Driver: 1st Run Groove
Distance Driver Tailwind: Beat Groove with Epic Fail Guy missing a gimmie putt dyed on it

Fairway Driver: Control is for homos.

Mids, overstable: Drone
understable: Kite

Putter: R-Pro Boss
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby Frank Delicious » Sat May 21, 2011 7:09 pm

uh kites rule.
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby BrotherDave » Mon May 23, 2011 11:35 pm

Rule at what? Being the most shaped like an upside down top?
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby Frank Delicious » Tue May 24, 2011 10:05 pm

I'll have you know my longest 360 chicken wing roller ever was with a star kite.
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby BrotherDave » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:31 pm

Mah bag haz gotten all crazy and shit.

Distance Driver:
148 S.EX vs 150 P-PD (conflicted on who to go with here, since I rarely throw for max D, floats in and out of bag).

Fairway Drivers:
175 Champ EX (beat - stable)
168 S.EX (beat, floats in and out of bag)
165 C EL (fresh, floats in and out of bag)
175 S.EX (Slightly fresh, headwind, FH)

Utility:
172 Champ Banshee
155 Champ Leo
173 ESP Zone (skips, FH rollers out of trouble)
174 Soft Ion (drives, FH, long approaches)

Middies:
179 GL Pain (fresh)
180 C-MD2 (newish)
179 GL Fuse (sweet spot)
177 Opto Fuse (beat)

Putters:
175 X-link Firm Summit - putts
170 X-link Reg Summit - long putts, risky putts

My FH has gotten a little better since I dropped my Starfire crutch but I still miss it. My FH with the Ion and other discs has gotten better enough that I'm conflicted on what to throw on a lot of approaches now, almost too many options. I'm becoming a jack of all trades, master of none. :( I'm waiting for a Pain to beat in to take that MD2's spot but I do like it, overlap be damned. Never thought I'd carry 3 putter molds but the Ion and Zone are used more like mids than putters in my game.
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby new013 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:56 am

now what happens when you realize the md2 is superior to the pain?
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby BrotherDave » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:05 pm

I trade Pains for MD2's probably.
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby new013 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:58 am

BrotherDave wrote:I trade Pains for MD2's probably.


hmmm, you just made that story of betrayal and lust a lot less interesting than it could of been... think lifetime movie network next time.

what color is your cmd2?
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby BrotherDave » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:46 pm

*bright* orange. Fun disc to throw. Now if the heat index went down just a bit I'd get to throw it more.
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Re: BroD bag reboot.

Postby Lamp » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:36 pm

Yay! I knew OATman would be back, a little more pixelated, but it's okay, I've had resizing issues in the past.

And the recent heat has changed my bag up a lot, it's all about grip for me, and anything star/esp/gold line has pretty much felt like goo in this weather. It's kind of hurt my game a bit, as I've been forced to switch around. I'm almost about to write down a "heat-wave only bag" just to remember what works and what doesn't.

I've honestly always used my zone as a mid, and once I figure out my ion, that too will be used in the same way most likely. The zone is the ultimate utility disc IMO.

You have quite the unique bag, Mr. eagle extraordinaire. No suggestions from me though, maybe see what you can eliminate from the mid spot, will just make your life easier.
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