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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Timko » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:38 pm

After a long, long debate this spring, I've taken the Ions out for putting. Maybe I'll replace them with a firmer version down the road, but the stiff Wizards are just what I'm used to. I also started messing around with an Axis. So far it's more stable than I was expecting, making it more difficult to play Rosedale (a course with tons of left to right shots), but it took me time to figure out the Ion and I assume this one will be the same.
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3x 168 Medium Wizards (2 are new, one is thrashed, for putting, short approaches)

1x 175 Medium Ion (short drives)
1x 175 Medium Annode (short drives)
1x 177 Axis (midrange)
1x 174 Opto XXX (utility and midrange)

1x 175 D FD (turnover fairway shots, low power shots)
1x 175 C FD (most fairway shots)

2x 175 S PD (1 new, 1 broken in, for fairway distance flex and straight power shots)
2x 175 P PD (1 broken in, 1 thrashed, for controlled distance and rollers)
1x 175 C PD (for fairway hyzers and wind shots)

2x 171 Z Nuke (for distance)
1x 175 S PD2 (for wind)
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Taylor » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:31 pm

Have you put the roc's back in the bag yet?
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Timko » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:34 am

Nope, I have not. In fact, I bought a Vector last night (way more usable than the 1st run I threw a while back), and a lighter Axis, hoping it would be easier to throw on turnover lines without max power.
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Timko » Fri May 04, 2012 3:03 pm

It seems once you start tinkering with something, it gets addictive.

I put a beat up Roc back into my bag for hyzer flip up shots thrown from a deep hyzer. I don't know if I'll stick with it as it doesn't get thrown much, but it's something that gives me some comfort on a day where the Axis isn't working. I also took out the C FD, opting for my original test run S FD because it seems to turn out of a flip slower without tumping over. Also in the bag is one of my flatter DGR S PDs, which seem to have less resistance to fight out of a turn. S PD2 is out (just too stable), and my test run C PD2 is back in.

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2x 168 Medium Wizards (one is new, one is thrashed, for putting, short approaches)

1x 175 Medium Ion (short drives)
1x 175 Medium Annode (short drives)

1x 178 dx Roc (finesse, hyzer flip shots)
1x 177 Axis (midrange, workhorse)
1x 180 Vector (midrange, overstable)
1x 174 Opto XXX (utility and midrange)

1x 175 D FD (finesse shots with the driver, rollers)
2x 175 C FD (most fairway shots)

2x 175 S PD (1 new, 1 broken in, for fairway distance flex, straight power shots, and flattened hyzers)
1x 175 P PD (1 broken in, for controlled distance)
1x 175 C PD (for fairway hyzers and wind shots)

2x 171 Z Nuke (for distance)
1x 138 Blizzard Boss (for really, really big distance)
1x 175 C PD2 (for wind)
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Timko » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:36 pm

What's changed? Well, I got 5 G9i wizards in the mail yesterday in the 168-170 range I like for putting, and these things feel awesome! You know that deep chain hit sounds you get from 10x Aviars? Same sound. I also gave up on the Axis. While great for distance, and great for straight shots, I never really got to a point where I could work it well at a variety of distances. So the Rocs are going back in the bag. If MVP makes a workable midrange somewhere in the near future, it could make it's way back in, but not now.

I've been throwing more and more shots with my PDs lately. I don't think the courses in KC have been set that short, but for most holes under 400' I've been attacking with the PD. I'm also looking for another overstable distance driver. The PD2 hasn't gotten much action, and perhaps I can find something that fits in my hand better.

Also, some sort of Wraith style disc may be finding it's way to my bag soon. We'll see about that though.

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2x 168 Medium Wizards (one is new G9i, one is thrashed old school big G, for putting, approaches, and short, technical drives)

1x 175 Medium Ion (short drives)
1x 175 Medium Annode (short drives)

1x 180 dx Roc (Racho; beat, probably too beat to throw. I don't really use it)
1x 175 dx Roc (3 ring Sanny; I have cracked my last 2 perfectly broken in to straight rocs so this is in until one is there)
1x 180 dx Roc (Rancho; lightly broken in, DGR 1st run, used for most shots)
1x 180 Vector (midrange, overstable)
1x 174 Opto XXX (utility and midrange)

1x 175 D FD (finesse shots with the driver, rollers)
1x 175 S FD (hyzer flips, big anhyzers)
1x 175 C FD (controlled slightly turned over shots, fairway light hyzers)

2x 175 S PD (1 new, 1 broken in, for fairway distance flex, straight power shots, and flattened hyzers)
1x 175 P PD (1 broken in, for controlled distance)
1x 175 C PD (for fairway hyzers and wind shots)

2x 171 Z Nuke (for distance)
1x 175 C PD2 (for wind)
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby BLURR » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:54 pm

Just a heads up, the new runs of the "G9i" chew up pretty quickly. I've got a couple of white one's that I was going to use for putting duties...but the durability just isn't there. But they do feel great in hand.
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby victorb » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:59 am

BLURR wrote:Just a heads up, the new runs of the "G9i" chew up pretty quickly. I've got a couple of white one's that I was going to use for putting duties...but the durability just isn't there. But they do feel great in hand.


most good gateway putters I've used in the past get beat up really quickly at first, then didn't seem to change after that initial wear in phase almost at all. So you're saying these g9i don't have that same quality? Not that I'm using gateway putters (actually breaking in a couple of sweet new challengers) but a lot of people around here do and I'm sure they'd like to know before they invest too much in them thinking they are like the old g9i.
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby BLURR » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:09 am

It's not a good wear in. They seem to chunk up really easily, rather than just wear in like the old soft runs of a few years back. The plastic is pretty brittle. I have a handful of new runs of wizards coming in the mail hopefully later this week. I am hoping they will fit the bill in terms of durability. As for the few that I currently have, they have been limited to practice putters in the backyard because of the lack in durability. I am afraid to take them out on the course for fear they will either break in half or get chunked up worse than they already are.
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Timko » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:02 pm

Interesting. I'll have to see how they go.
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Timko » Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:55 pm

So I left my Wizard at home last night, and I said "crap, I need a putter." So I stopped by DD on the way to Rosedale, and picked up a great 12x 168g KC Aviar. This is the first time I've had one of these in my bag in nearly 4 years. It was money all night for putting. I really haven't picked up a putter and been that on with it in a long time. I also hit the basket on a short wooded hole off the tee. It was amazed at how slow and glidey they are. I guess I've been throwing Wizards for so long I though putters were supposed to be that fast. Go figure.

Anyway, we'll see how it goes. I need to get a couple more.
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby what'shisname » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:15 pm

I know you probably got yours from your discmania connections/fundraisers but any insight on where to find a D Line FD on this side of the pond?
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby zj1002 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:54 pm

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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Timko » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:54 am

I took basically this entire year off from golf to focus on buying a house. I was also getting burned out on the disc golf scene, and found some time away really helped. So I picked my back back up last month again and started to play.

170g re-issue g9i wizard (putting)
167g super beat g9i wizard (approaches, long putts)
2x 175g DGR Ions (one new, one beat) (short drives)
4x 177+ dx Rocs (from new to super trashed) (midrange things)
1x 175g Opto XXX (forhand rollers, spikes, short skips, wind, etc)
1x 175g DGR S FD (fairway, understable)
1x 175g CFR C FD (fairway, workable)
1x 175g DGR P PD (high line distance, lower power fairway shots)
2x 175g DGR S PD (workhorse drivers)
1x 175g DGR C PD (overstable fairway stuff)
1x 175g CFR C PD2 (overstable distance stuff)
2x 171g Z Nuke (new and beat, most distance shots)

Now I basically know nothing of the discs that have come out this year, but I held some of the Prodigy discs last month and liked the way their fairway drivers felt. Any thoughts on these? While I throw the FDs, I don't really like the way they feel.
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby dgdave » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:25 pm

Try a Patriot in the FD role. They are what I wanted the FD to be. Like a slow TD
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Re: Mah Bag

Postby Timko » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:53 pm

I picked up an F2 and F3. The F2 is like a slow PD; maybe even a little more HSS. The F3 will get tested later today. I'll take a look at the Patriot.
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