My bag is changed due to decrepitude as well.
Back in the day my primary driver was a Flash. I loved Flashes: straight controlled drives with amazing glide for the amount of power I put on them. I carried a stack, 5 maybe 7 depending on conditions and course. Then the Nuke came out and slowly won me over. Now I carry a stack of Nukes. For maximum power drives (throwin hard) a Nuke does everything a Flash does with greater glide and better wind resistance. At least in my hands. YMMV (saw this the other day, had to look it up).
I lost my favorite, beat-in-to-butter Flash and have spent a couple months trying to replace it. Grabbing from my Flash collection (darn it is great to be sponsored), took a bunch out to test. They were too strong, too overstable for me for straight shots. A few of the broken in backups were fine but not exactly what I wanted. I could force any of them straight but you don't want to have to force
a straight shot. A flat to slight hyzer arm swing and release angle is easiest to hit a line with (for me).
A control driver is a special animal. There are a lot of tight long tunnels in our game. Tough, demanding shots. Sometimes vicious. The high percentage shot is straight down the center of a tunnel. Hit the first gap at the right speed on a straight line and good things happen often. A lot of backhand players use a midrange disc for this shot. Most sidearmers, like me, use a driver.
Tunnels are deuce or die opportunities. Lots of birdies, lots of bogies. These holes often decide rounds and tournaments. The good Pros on these holes are amazing when they get in runs. So anyway, this is a key spot in the bag.
So one morning I took a box of discs out to an empty course and found 3 tunnel holes that could be played in a triangle and practiced the shot (tight tunnel control drive) with the discs fighting for the 1st string. After 2 loops (empty the box of drives, collect them, then rethrow the best few discs. walk to next hole) a clear winner had emerged, with backups. The winner? a Z Tracker (1st run Players Cup). It was already in the bag but being used for anhyzers.
Not having the power I once did is changing the role of my discs.
Multiples (A few and more in different stabilities)
Nukes (primary driver)
Crushes (most underrated forehand overstable driver in the world)
Buzzzes (only mids I carry except for terrible winds)
Two (one overstable, one seasoned)
Z Trackers (straight and bendy tunnels)
Proline Rogues (long anhyzers)
Cranks (wide open, maximum distance, hyzer flip drives)
Rattlers (putt/approach, best disc ever made
Hard to believe. No Flashes. When I expand back to a cart and can fit a few more discs a couple Flashes will go in. Gotta give them a chance to fight their way back into the 1st string.