Spent the last 3 years with various injuries. Have played <10 times in that time period. Knees and back were just shot. Finally finishing up with some intense PT for bulged L1, L2, C6, and C7. Doc has released me back to full activity as of today and I'm planning on some field work this weekend to see what I want to put in my new, super back friendly, Grip bag.
The good thing is that the last year has been solid working out, yoga, flexibility, and core strengthening. I'm in better shape now at 41 than I've ever been.
My goal is to get back at it with a couple of changes. I'm going to teach myself to throw lefty (throw RHBH) as an added skill. It will be good for muscular balance and spinal stability as well as my game. I'm going to start with standing throws only and work up from there. Very scared to stress my back too much at first.
I haven't even looked at what discs have come out in the last 3-4 years (heck there's not just new discs, but all new companies to me!). I'm going to just start with the bag I was set on and played with steadily before I got hurt. I'm wondering what might be improved, if anything, with some of the newer plastic (I miss buying and trying new plastic, but am pretty set on minimal discs/molds carried) I'm also wondering what might be missing or redundant. Do I have the right disc(s) to learn to throw lefty? Any input and feedback you could give would be much appreciated!!
I used to top out at about 375 for long drives, 290-325 for my fairway drivers, 290-300 for my mids, and 200-250ish for my putters. We'll see how that pairs up with what I can do this weekend.
171 QOLF - This was my go to control, distance, hyzer flip, all around favorite disc.
175 SOLF - When I needed a bit more stability or fade than the above.
164 SOLF - All out distance when there wasn't a lot of trouble around.
172 MOLS - New. Tunnel shot, finish straight, tight wooded driver type driver.
172 MOLS - Seasoned. S shots, anny drives, controllable turn right driver
172 MOLS - Beat to snot. Rollers and finesse right turn drives.
175 EXP1 - Wind and super predictable/controllable. Trick shots, thumbers, all around overstable/stable workhorse.
175 MPolaris - Newish - fairway driver
175 MPolaris - Beat - compliment to above
(I wasn't ever thrilled with these, but seemed to be the best I could find that were reliable, shorter than the Orions, and worked well in tight, wooded courses)
173 First run Z Buzzz - Straight with the same fade every time. By far the most thrown disc every round.
171 Buzzz GT seasoned - Straight with a straight finish.
175 D Buzzz pretty beat - annies, flips, touch shots, tail wind mid, etc.
175 glow wizard - driving and wind putting
171 Warlock - main putter and super straight driver