coogs wrote:I've got a gift certificate that I'm trying to use, so I'm taking a look at things that I normally might not get.
I've been looking at Drones and Hornets to fill what is an empty spot in my bag. But how necessary is it? I can make my Buzzz stay on most any line I put it on (considering form stays correct), so I'm not sure if this is something I should even try. It doesn't even need to be a Drone or Hornet, just curious about this specific kind of disc.
You never know when you might get very strong winds. In my car I carry at least one very overstable putter, mid and driver. These discs STAY in my car until the big winds come out.
I too am a Buzzz guy, so when I need to disc up in an overstable midrange I will go to a Wasp or a Zone as both are flat like a Buzzz. Both the Drone and Hornet are more domey. For me the Wasp is a bump up in stability from a Buzzz but a Zone is even stronger. There was a run of Z Zones which I like a lot.
There is a big difference between the needs of casual players and tournament players when it comes to learning severe weather. Casual players can be fair weather golfers. If the wind or weather is obnoxious just put off playing for that day. Tournament players need to be severe weather golfers if they hope to be successful. Tournaments are based on the calendar, not the weather. So if the morning of a tournament the weather is terrible we are still going out in it.
I know there a lot of tournament players who avoid bad weather and will go so far as to not play in winter or cancel out of tournaments if the weather report looks bad. The problem is that weather reports are voodoo science and bad weather can spring up unexpectedly. Those who do not play in bad weather often do not have the right clothes or discs for bad weather so for them it is a double whammy.
The only way to learn how to play in wind is to play in wind. Whatever you learned in calm air does not prepare you for strong winds. The only way to learn how an overstable disc flies in wind is to go out when it is windy and practice with it. So when strong winds come out I take those little used overstable discs out of my car and try to learn them. Bad weather should be viewed as a rare opportunity to practice in conditions you can seldom experience.