Update - playing for about 2 weeks now. Field practice every other day, 2-3 rounds a week on the course. Distance-wise I'm getting my leopards out to 250, (although left to right accuracy is still a little spotty, probably due to inconsistent release timing). Throwing a mix of RHBH (straight and R to L holes) and RHFH (for L to R holes)
My current bag when playing:
DX Leopard 167 - go-to driver
DX Leopard 150 - not really sure when to use this or the 167, right now using this for downwind shots.
DX Eagle-X 168 - forehand driver for left to right shots
DX Shark 168 - my favorite disc for most shots.
DX Shark 150 - uphill shots? again, not sure when to use the light weight discs.
DX Wolf 175 - understable, for straight shots and anhyzers
JK Pro Aviar 174 - putting
DX Aviar P&A 175 - approach shots
Other discs in my collection, not sure when to use or when to put them in the bag:
Champ Monarch 172 - rollers, can't get this to fly level at all.
DX Valkyrie 171 - thinking about adding these next as a step up from the leopard, distance-wise
DX Valkyrie 167 (found)
Z Stalker 170 - again might use as a step up from the leopard, seems quite similar to the Eagle-X
DX Roc 173 - everyone else is doing it, why shouldn't I? Overlaps quite a bit with the Shark and Buzz
DX Shark 171 - waiting for my current Shark to get beat in before using this
D Buzzz 168 - alternate midrange, trying to beat this in a bit
Z Buzzz 175 - durable midrange when there are lots of trees to hit. Could pair this up with the D Buzzz once the D gets beat in.
Dart DX 172 - don't like the domey shape of this, probably won't ever throw
D Challenger - Might use for short drives or approaches, feels identical to the Aviar P&A.
DX Aviar P&A 150 - too light, don't use
Right now I think my basic bag is pretty good for a beginner still learning to throw. Not sure when to start working in or trying out other discs, like Shark vs Roc vs Buzzz. Stick with the leopards for driving or try moving up to a Stalker or Valkyrie? Stick with one putter or have a mix for short drives, approaches and putts?
I mostly play at Oxbow Falls NY, which is a technical course with shorter holes (less than 300' average), very narrow fairways, plenty of trees in the fairways, and sharp turns. Getting huge distance isn't nearly as important as having your shots go where you want them.
Any insights, suggestions or tips would be appreciated.