The big change

Golf Discs, Bags, Baskets, Videos, and other Disc Golf Related Equipment

Moderators: Timko, Solty, Frank Delicious, Blake_T, Fritz, Booter

The big change

Postby LuckyEagle405 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:47 pm

So iv noticed a lot of big changes in everyone's bag lately. Everyone trying to switch over to one brand or another. Facebook has been full of posts asking " what discs flies like my ____. So I figured I'd start a topic asking the most popular question. What is your absaloutly favorite disc in your bag. And what discs have you found from other manufacturers that flies almost identical to your favorite
Grip it and Rip it
LuckyEagle405
Noob
User avatar
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:31 pm
Location: oklahoma city, oklahoma
Favorite Disc: Truth

Re: The big change

Postby inthedrift » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:46 pm

My favorite disc in my bag would be the Firebird. I carry three from new to beat. The Lat 64 xXx is a fairly decent substitute, and one that I used when I carried an all Lat 64 bag for a short time. I don't think I'll ever replace the Firebird in my bag though, I use them for a wide variety of shots and know the mold pretty well in all stages of wear.
inthedrift
Fairway Surgeon
 
Posts: 693
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:42 am
Location: Anchorage, AK
Favorite Disc: Firebird

Re: The big change

Postby joecoin » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:39 pm

My favorite now is an esp Comet, but I just got two un-laces that I'm having some fun learning.
joecoin
Noob
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:15 am
Favorite Disc: Leopard

Re: The big change

Postby jubuttib » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:58 pm

MD2, without a shadow of a doubt. And I haven't found anything that really flies like it, not properly, and especially not with the variety of plastics on offer. If I had to replace with something from another company... I think I'd have to change my current approach to mids and learn a new way.
Parks wrote:If the posts on this forum are any indication, the PD is like a Teebird with sunshine coming out of its butthole so hard that it flies faster.
Anode|ION|JOKERi|MD2|FD|TD|PD|LEGENDa
jubuttib
Long Finnish Word
User avatar
 
Posts: 5447
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:30 pm
Location: Finland
Favorite Disc: Orange FR P-Line MD2

Re: The big change

Postby discmonkey42 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:29 am

Honestly, I've always wondered why people switch from a disc they know and love when their only goal is to switch brands. If you love tee birds, why switch because you want your bag to be a different brand? The answer to "what flies like a tee bird" is "a tee bird". If there is another compelling reason to switch (for example, this summer I fell in love with the plastic that Lat 64 uses. It's grip and feel provided me a compelling reason to switch most of my bag over to a combination of their 3 brands. Not for the brand, but for the grip and the plastic.) then go for it.

That said, my favorite disc for the last many years was the OLF. I've found a suitable replacement in the Trespass. My beloved buzzz's were replaced by Truths. I'd say right now, though, that if the OLF and the Buzzz were issued in Opto plastic, I'd go back to those molds right away. For me, the plastic, not the brand, was a reasonable reason to switch.
42
discmonkey42
Fairway Surgeon
User avatar
 
Posts: 704
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:44 am
Location: In my own way
Favorite Disc: OLF

Re: The big change

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:29 am

Don't you start with this Trilogy shit. Latitude 64 only has 1 brand, they just do the manufacturing for two other brands at their shop.
I am dumb.

...and a drama queen.
Jeronimo
Disc Whore
User avatar
 
Posts: 3611
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:27 pm
Location: Maine
Favorite Disc: Pure

Re: The big change

Postby discmonkey42 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:26 pm

And all three brands use the same plastic blends. Pretty straight forward. Don't care about the brand, just like the plastic. And between the 3 brands, there's a lot of discs to choose from.
42
discmonkey42
Fairway Surgeon
User avatar
 
Posts: 704
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:44 am
Location: In my own way
Favorite Disc: OLF

Re: The big change

Postby logjammin » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:15 am

My favorite is the FD aka "Jackal." In the S-line.

BTW, what are the other 2 brands that Latitude manufactures?
logjammin
Noob
 
Posts: 45
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:12 pm
Favorite Disc: Cheetah

Re: The big change

Postby JR » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:52 am

Westside Discs and Dynamic Discs.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
JR
Scandinavian Video Mafia
User avatar
 
Posts: 11526
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:07 am
Location: Finland, sea level
Favorite Disc: About to ace

Re: The big change

Postby PMantle » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:07 am

I can't really respond to the questions asked, but over time, DD and Westside have taken over a lot of my bag. For whatever reason, I like the discs from those two more than the ones from Lat 64.
PMantle
Fairway Surgeon
 
Posts: 779
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:11 am
Location: Alexandria, La.
Favorite Disc: Pure

Re: The big change

Postby tjh0188 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:39 am

The scarcity of soft p-pd's and Gold Line plastic was enough reason for me to switch to latitude produced discs. It would take ages for an s-pd to beat in enough and if I lost it i'd be screwed. I've noticed a few top pro's don't even use seasoned discs anymore so that they can simply pick up a new one. That said I still throw a mixed bag though the majority is now a mix of opto/gold line. Fairways and slower are pretty set at Saint Pro/River, Mace/Fuse, VP/Pure. Trying Flows and Giants for distance to replace Destroyers. Favorite disc in my bag is my 177 Gold Line River.
Pure-VP-Fuse-Mace-River-Saint Pro-Firebird-Flow-Giant
tjh0188
Tree Magnet
 
Posts: 114
Joined: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:14 pm
Favorite Disc: River

Re: The big change

Postby slowarm » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:13 pm

It's off-season for me now, but the big change for me last summer was that I dropped all (eh, almost all) high speed stuff out of bag. I found out that I don't really need anything faster than a Teebird. I have a very simple bag and all discs in it are essential to me. If I'm allowed to pick just one disc from the bag, it's the beaten flat-top S-MD2, Star Teebird is a close second.

I guess there are lots of discs that fly "just like the teebird", but I haven't found a disc that flies the same way as my S-MD2. Okay, Pro-D Buzzz maybe close to it, but it's Pro-D plastic so it doesn't count.
slowarm
Tree Magnet
 
Posts: 185
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:44 am
Favorite Disc: flat S-MD2 (beaten)


Return to Equipment

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests