discmonkey42 wrote:Two quick observations...
-Saint, PLS, JLS, River, Teebird... I'd pick one, the one you feel most comfortable throwing a variety of shots with, and bench the rest for now. With your distance, I'd say keep the PLS, but I'm biased as that's the one of those I like the most. Others will disagree.
-Valk and SOLS can fill the same spot depending on wear.
Also, honestly look at your discs. Anything you only throw once or less per round can probably come out.
allsport1313 wrote:Is there a sort of general consensus that overlap is bad? Now that I stalk DGR all day I realize noone really does this... For instance, I use Buzzzes and Rocs. I don't think I've seen a single signature that mentions using both. They probably could be used interchangeably but I find there are shots where I do prefer to use one over the other. Is the argument that less overlap leads to more familiarity with your discs? Also, I sometimes pick Disc-X over a very similar Disc-Y just on a whim, is this bad? Serious questions from a new dg addict
brittwink wrote:Well I know most pros are in the camp of using like 4-5 discs of the same mold in different stages of "beat" since they fly differently the more beat-in they are. But really I'm trying to narrow it down because I feel like it will honestly make me a better player to try to force myself to use one discs for several shots rather than having a disc for every single shot. I don't minding some overlap; I love Valkyries but I also love my Saint, and they're pretty similar once you learn how to throw both. But I use them in different situations. I'm more familiar with how Valks fly, so I use a Valk when I'm in an uncomfortable position, whereas I tend to rip my Saint when I'm in more of an open area. It depends on your preference I suppose. So I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with overlap; since I started I've always had more than 6-7 drivers in my bag at a time, and only recently have I added overstable drivers into the mix. I just feel like being able to truly learn what my best discs can do will make me a better player ya know? The disc shouldn't make the player, the player should make the disc work for them.
For sure. I think right now I just must be in that experimental phase where I want to throw any and all plastic
Do you think the LS's and River have that much overlap with the Saint? The Saint has more glide than the others, and a higher speed. I agree with you about the PLS, JLS and River...they're definitely similar. love my River so I'd have a hard time parting with it. I'll have to throw them all one day and really look at them closer. I haven't thrown my PLS a ton, although there is one course that I play where it performs beautifully. What do you like about the PLS vs the JLS?
eric40817 wrote:Im in the exact same boat. I need to focus on my form, and better myself on the course with a few discs that I am comfortable with and really get to know them, and how to use them in various situations. Right now my bag is similar to yours, Britt, in terms that I have many discs, all waiting for that one shot to come up. Theres nothing more annoying than being about to grab a disc, looking down at your bag and they are all staring at you, taunting you into choosing that disc. And then you end up picking a disc and not being too comfortable with your decision because there are other disc you like to through.
...I like the PLS because a loooooooot of field work has shown that disc to fill my stable and understable control driver slot the best for me. The JLS had too much dome for my taste, but that is just me. A ton of people like the JLS more than the PLS. I think the PLS is the most controllable on your list for the distance you are throwing, but your field work may show differently. The is one of Blake's lessons that he posted about taking your control driver to a field and throwing different lines with it. That's the exercise I used to pick my control drivers. There really isn't a substitute for field work.
Another fun way to whittle down discs is to go play some single disc rounds. Take out two competing discs and only those two discs and play some rounds with them. Keep each discs score individually. It's often really obvious which is the winner and should be kept....
JR wrote:Welcome Britt or should i say välkommen because Britt is a Swedish name? Since you love the River, the Saint and the Valk how about playing a round or two with the shortest and the longest one of those for the least overlap? Dropping the middle one. The reason for disc minimalism beside learning the disc thoroughly and forcing you to throw each line with it is to eliminate the ambiguity of disc selection when you come to a hole. And the easiest way to achieve that is to use discs that are clearly flying out to different distances. or different stability. Usually two discs of the same class are fine for most situations. One for straight and right shots and one for left and s-curves.
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