My bag is now built around three neutral-stable discs – the Clutch, Truth, and FD Jackal. These discs cover most of my shots, and all are quite happy being thrown flat and hard, backhand or forehand.
I have also bumped up disc weights a bit: putters to 170 (was 165); Mids to 166-170 (was 165); and fairway drivers to 163-167 (was < 160). I was throwing light discs to save wear and tear on my ragged-out shoulder, but learning how to reduce strong-arming accomplishes the same thing.
Clutch in, Yeti Aviar out
River in, Diamond out
FD Jackal in, TL out
Truth in, Roc threatened
Feedback, as always, is welcomed.
STABLE CONTROL DRIVER
S-FD Jackal 165-7: Domey Jackals are remarkably high-speed stable with minimal fade and sneaky long. The Jackal is comfortable to work on anny lines, scoffs at howling headwinds, and best of all tolerates my crappy forehand.
River Opto 162-4: Controllably understable with great glide, and generally does not come back when turned over. Rivers are easier to control than Diamonds for hyzer-flips, turnovers, standstill distance, and fast-turning rollers.
River Gold Line 166: Less understable, more fade. Useful on S-curves and on turnovers/annys that need to flatten out at the finish.
MODERATELY OVERSTABLE DRIVER
Krait Blizzard 154: Good distance on low/flex lines, stands up to wind nicely, and delivers a healthy fade when needed. The one that I have used all summer is starting to lose a little HSS, which just makes it longer.
Mamba Star 160: Easy distance, amazing glide, predictably understable, great for hyzer flips, turnovers, and long rollers.
VERY OVERSTABLE DRIVER
Banshee Champ 153: Utility stuff, flick rollers, skips, ridiculous headwinds, crazy S-curves, etc. I have been driving with the Banshee more often since dropping the Teebird and TL. The Banshee I have been throwing for about 2 years is starting to straighten out, so I ordered a pair of 165s.
Truth Lucid 166: I have been throwing this on most midrange shots for the past few weeks and so far I like it a lot. Good glide, stable, and workable. Nice for FH, too. Roc is on the sidelines while I see what the Truth can do.
Fuse GL 167: Understable complement, amazing glide, less touchy than the Comet.
Clutch Gravity 170: Putting. The Clutch is much better in the wind compared with Yeti Aviars, my previous putter, which had too much float.
Clutch Icon 170: Approaches. I enjoy throwing the same disc in different plastics, and so far I have not missed the Champ Rhyno.
Ordered a pair of 170 ESP Zones to test as an overstable mid-putter ‘tweener, mostly to cover shots where I need more hook than the Clutch can give, but the Banshee might overshoot.