(Posted this in the Technique forum but then thought it may be better here, sorry!)
My disc golf game has become the same as my ball golf game. No matter what disc/club I use, the result is the same. Same basic distance, same basic flight line, etc. And, just like I did with ball golf, I was determined to find the disc/club that would change all this for me. I have long since retired my bag of clubs - that game just escapes me - but I do not want to ditch my bag of discs just yet. I know it's not the discs, it's the jackass throwing them.
So I took the advice of several on this forum, and I'm setting aside my Valks, my Monarch, my Archons, my Sidewinder, and my Roadrunner until I learn how to throw my TL and my new Eagle. (For background info, all of those discs were Champ plastics, in the 167-172 range, and I could throw all of them consistently 280-300 with an occasional 320 mixed in. Flight lines mostly straight-to-fade left at the end, sometimes some early right turn and then flexing back left, sometimes turning over and never coming back, and of course more than my fair share of grip locks hard to the right. And, if it matters, I also throw Buzzes for my midrange control shots, a San Marino Roc for "finesse" long approaches, and a new Soft Focus putter which I LOVE!))
Previoulsy, my Star TL (167 I think) was my moderate-to-low speed start-it-straight-and-let-it-hyzer-out disc. Only used on dogleg left holes, or to hook around obstacles.
The DX Eagle I bought yesterday is 165g.
I was very pleased to find that I could throw both the TL and the Eagle pretty flat and pretty straight out to about the same distance as my drivers, the Eagle actually might have gone further. So, as was predicted by several on this forum, my speed 7 discs are going as far as my speed 9, 10, and 11 discs. (And the other day I outdrove all my drivers with a borrowed 175 Star Teebird into a stiff headwind.) So again: it's not the discs that fail, it is me.
So my question is, what should I be able to accomplish with my Eagle? What will it show me about my technique? What might I learn from this disc? And, how will I know when it is time to either a) buy a new Eagle (perhaps different weight or plastic?), or b) go back to my Valks, etc?