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2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby PMantle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:48 pm

Our little group of players will be having wednesday night minis. Two discs. I think picking 1 or 3 would be easy for me. Two has me confused.

Short course. Only two holes I can't reach in 1 with distance driver. So, I'm thinking no need for anything above 7. Do I use one slot for a putter? I have and like a Dart, so that could be both a mid and putter I guess. Anyway, instead of listing all my discs, let's just say I have something in almost every category.

How does one choose?
Putt with a mid?

Some combos I've considered:

Tracker/Meteor or Dart
Sentinel/Judge
Leopard/Meteor or Dart
Teebird or TL/Meteor or Dart

Thanks for your help.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:11 pm

I think the obvious answer is a Cheetah and Aviar...



This is really completely up to your comfort level with your discs and the course...

In my area there is a short course that I would probably play with a Spider and a Pure right now... Longer courses I'd probably take a FW Driver and a Putter.

One way to think of it since you seem to think 1 disc is easier: What would be your 1 disc round? Now what disc would compliment that 1 disc better than anything else and cover the holes that one would leave you on the course you're looking to play.

Or if you can think of a 3 disc round setup, which of the 3 discs could you give up easiest and cover its shots with the other 2?
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby PMantle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:17 pm

I have neither a Cheetah, nor an Aviar. :lol:

I do have: Leo/Magnet, Magic, Wizard, Ion, Judge, Zone.

One disc, I'd probably go with Meteor or Buzzz. Going by that, I'd probably go with TL/Meteor.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby luma » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:26 pm

I don't know every disc with it's flight characteristics, so I won't throw around with some disc names, but I would probably take your favourite putter (as long as it's not super over-/understable) and a straight driver (would be something like the TL for me).

Midrange is not really neccessary I would say. You might be able to just back down with the FD a little. Of course, if you have 9 holes where you throw the same Midrange, then take this with you. But most strokes are probably saved with your short game, so take your favourite Putter and get everything inside 150' in the basket in two and you should be fine :) At least that's what a newbie would do...
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby PMantle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:29 pm

Makes sense.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:29 pm

luma wrote:I don't know every disc with it's flight characteristics, so I won't throw around with some disc names, but I would probably take your favourite putter (as long as it's not super over-/understable) and a straight driver (would be something like the TL for me).

Midrange is not really neccessary I would say. You might be able to just back down with the FD a little. Of course, if you have 9 holes where you throw the same Midrange, then take this with you. But most strokes are probably saved with your short game, so take your favourite Putter and get everything inside 150' in the basket in two and you should be fine :) At least that's what a newbie would do...


See? Cheetah and Aviar.. We all agree
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby what'shisname » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:30 pm

I've never thought of just 2 discs. Like you say, 1 and 3 seem easy enough for me. buzzz and zone/buzzz/pd or voodoo/buzzz/pd.

for two i might be tempted to go with something that hasn't even earned a place in my bag, the tangent and pair that with a pd. yup. that's what I'd do.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby PMantle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:33 pm

what'shisname wrote: go with something that hasn't even earned a place in my bag,

Funny you say that. I', leaning toward my TL, and I almost never throw it. It justseems like a great compromise since I'd get little use out of a destroyer.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby what'shisname » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:38 pm

PMantle wrote:
what'shisname wrote: go with something that hasn't even earned a place in my bag,

Funny you say that. I', leaning toward my TL, and I almost never throw it. It justseems like a great compromise since I'd get little use out of a destroyer.

There are lots of great discs that might not work in some bags but would be great for certain situations like a limited # of discs round. Plus it's a great way to get to know a disc better that you don't normally use.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby bsnone1 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:52 pm

I actually like the two discs rounds quite a bit and saw some decent improvement in my game even after only a handful of rounds played this way. I like to go with a Roc3 and a Wizard. When I have my full bag I don't actually use my wizard to putt, but rather for upshots and the distance I lose off of the tee by just having a midrange forces me into shots I don't see all the time. I know I need work on standstill putter shots and this forces me into those shots, maybe 15-18 shots per round as opposed to say, 2-3 times per round...
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby PMantle » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:58 pm

bsnone1 wrote: I like to go with a Roc3 and a Wizard.

That matches up pretty well with my Sentinel/Judge possibility.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby turso » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:47 pm

good mid and a putter would be my choice for 2 discer as well.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby Dig It » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:14 pm

I would go mid and putter as well. If the driver gives me an advantage on 2 holes then the Mid would give me and advantage on the others but maybe that's because I don't power down drivers as much as I perhaps should.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby Flipflat » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Wizard/teebird, if you're not used to powering down on a driver you may learn something new.
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Re: 2 disc rounds - how to choose?

Postby vtbuzzz » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:28 pm

Soft x Challenger and a esp Buzzz, I do this often with these 2 specific discs.
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