andrew wrote:...writing on the disc...
so when I got back into disc golf a few years ago, I started buying up whatever used discs I could find to try out. Then I decided to splurge and buy a new flx Avenger SS at 173g which ended up being possibly the worst disc I came across during that period. For some reason, I associated my poor experience with that disc with the weight and have avoided buying any 173g discs since.
Anybody else have similarly absurd disc golf related superstitions to share? (Certainly disc color is the most obvious in his regard?)
Superstitious? More than I should be.
If I throw a bad shot with a disc I will not use that disc for the next shot.
As to andrew's superstition, maybe that disc should be weighed on a digital scale. If it is actually a gram more or less than 173, then maybe it is the written number which is to blame? if the number were erased maybe the disc could be saved? You know, the bad mojo comes off with the ink?
Some numbers seem better than others, although I'm not sure why I think so. It isn't the one gram difference because that is too small to notice. I like 172 and 174 better than 173. And I will forgive the number 173 more readily on a driver than a putter. So like andrew I am not a fan of 173. But if the disc is otherwise great; preferred mold (not a putter), good color, tremendous feel and none available in a better number then I will give it a chance.
Putters need more mojo than other discs. They need to be great in every way and have a cool hotstamp (or lots of hotstamps!!) in a good color.