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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:58 pm

Got another Stalker to try and working in the Eze Pures was a breeze.

Drivers
Z Force-170g: Max D, headwinds
Opto Bolt-170g: Max D with a little turn
Champion Beast-164g x2: one straight with fade, one with turn
Star Beast-168g: Fresh backup
DX Valkyrie-169g: Straight flyer
Pro Valkyrie-169g: More turn
Z Stalker-167g: Headwinds
Opto River-172g x2: one fresh, one worn-in
GL River-172g: Super fresh

Mids
Medium Obex-167g: Overstable goodness
Z Buzzz-177g: Semi-fresh
X Buzzz-175g: Standing, FH
Pro D Buzzz-175g: Back up?
DX Shark-165g: FH trouble disc

Putters
Eze Pure x4
Zero Pure x2
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby JR » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:30 pm

The Beasts, Valks and Rivers have some overlap. I carried the River as a more HSS Leopard replacement for two seasons with the Beast being the go to driver and still got overlap. Not bad and manageable. Valk in between sounds like a problem. What does the Shark do in there? Especially the Z Buzzz is a great FH disc and the softer plastics handle turning FH well. That is a lot of Pures to be carried around.
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.
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:30 pm

The Valk is the only one that I could get to turn over with my power range. I can get the Beast to do my main distance duties but it still has an awful lot of fade to be useable on a hole that runs to the right. The Shark is much straighter than any of my Buzzz's. The Pures are there for putting practice mostly, as I can typically take multiple attempts at the basket when I'm out on any given round. I would imagine in a tournament setting I would have two Eze and one Zero, the Zero being for upshots or thrown putts.
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:38 pm

Got a NutSac to play/experiment with somewhere down the line. I finally got the Bolt out to respectably longer distances than the Beast, so I figured it was time to put the Force back in the bag and work it some more. I don't play open holes being from New England and all, so max D doesn't come into my game often.

The "Tournament" Bag

Distance Drivers
Z Force-170g: Max D, headwinds
Opto Bolt-175g: Max D with a little turn
Champion Beast-164g x2: one straight with fade, one with turn
Star Beast-168g x2: Fresh backups, headwinds
DX Valkyrie-169g: Bag filler/more understable than Beasts
Pro Valkyrie-169g: Bag filler

Control/Fairway Drivers
Opto Trident-172: Fresh, overstable for headwinds/skips
Opto River-172g x2: one fresh, one worn-in

Mids
Medium Obex-174g: Driving on short tees, wind fighting
Medium Obex-165g: Overstable
ESP Buzzz-175g: Fresh
X Buzzz-175g: Tired, understable

Putters
Eze Pure-172g: Putts
Zero Soft Pure-172g: Approach


The NutSac:

Drivers
GL Bolt-175g: Max D
Champ Beast-164g: Main Distance
GL River-172g: Control duties

Mid
Z Buzzz-177g

Putters
Eze Pure-172g
Zero Soft Pure-172g
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Thu May 09, 2013 9:13 pm

Just ordered two DX Beasts to beat in to turnover/roller discs. Used the NutSac yesterday and would have cut down my strokes if it weren't for a few really sloppy double bogey holes. I felt really good about the Beast/Trident/River/Buzzz/Pure combo I had in there, although I could have done without the River on a few holes. Decided that I need to develop my forehand a ton and throw my tomahawk more with the Trident on certain approaches and short drives to the right until then.

Distance Drivers
Z Force-170g: Max D, headwinds
Opto Bolt-175g: Max D with a little turn
GL Bolt-170g: Backup
Champion Beast-164g x2: one straight with fade, one with slight turn
Star Beast-168g x2: Fresh backups, headwinds
DX Beast-162, 166g x2: Turnover/roller

Control/Fairway Drivers
Opto Trident-172: Fresh, overstable for headwinds/skips
Opto River-172g x2: one fresh, one worn-in
GL River-172g: Backup

Mids
Medium Obex-174g: Driving on short tees, wind fighting
Medium Obex-165g: Overstable
ESP Buzzz-175g: Fresh
Z Buzzz-177g: Main mid
X Buzzz-175g: Tired, understable

Putters
Eze Pure-172g: Putts
Zero Soft Pure-172g: Approach
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:35 pm

Played my first tournament at Jordan Creek Park in PA yesterday, shot poorly but I'm no Steve Brinster. He shot a 45 the first round in comparison to my near painful 72. Need to work on not taking the difficult path to the basket, but just getting close enough to it to make myself an easier shot. This is what I had in my bag, I threw confidently and consistently for the most part. Had a few errant throws I shouldn't have made, but otherwise I stuck with what I knew.

I hit a solid birdie toss on Hole 6 from left of the fairway about 80 feet from the basket. That was my best shot of the day, with the runner up going to my CTP-winning drive on Hole 14 on the second round where I got it within 30 feet of the basket. Also hit a solid hyzer line with my River on Hole 12 that put me within 10 feet of the basket.

Distance Drivers
Opto/Test Material Bolts: Bag filler, harder fade than Beast
Champion Beast-164g x3: Max D, one beat, one fairly beat, one fresh
Star Beast-168g: Headwinds, max D
DX Beast-162, 166g x2: Straight, slight turnover

Control/Fairway Drivers
Opto Trident-172: Utility, overhand
Opto River-172g x2: one fresh, one worn-in, main fairway drivers
GL River-172g: Backup, fairway

Mids
Medium Obex-174g: Longer approaches, overstable approaches
ESP Buzzz-175g: Fresh, finishes hard right and skips
Z Buzzz-177g: Main mid, finishes soft right
X Buzzz-175g: Mostly straight

Putters
Eze Pure-172g x3: 1 orange domey main putter, two flat yellow driving/backup putters
Zero Soft Pure-172g: Approach, "stick" landings
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:33 pm

Hit the course with my NutSac today and shot +3 on a par 62, my best ever round at my local course. I used my forehand driving on certain holes. Felt very confident with my Beasts, not so confident with River.

Distance:
Star Beast 168g
DX Beast x2 162, 166: One straight to right, one beat and flippy

Fairway:
Opto River 172g

Mid:
Medium Obex 174g
Z Buzzz 177g

Putter:
eze Pure 172g: Domey

All of my releases with the River have either hyzered or been nose-up and not getting any glide with them. Not sure I want to revert back to a four-finger grip for just one disc as I feel that may be my issue with this disc. I have more control with my Beasts even over long distances, which shouldn't be the case.
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:35 pm

Went on a fairway/control driver search and came to the Eagle. Came upon a Warship in a trade and it has a lot more glide than my Buzzz's. Still working it out, but so far I like it. More Roc like with the harder fade. Here's the NutSac:

Distance 350'+:
168g Star Beast: Straight to soft fade
169g Star Beast: Straight to hard fade
162g DX Beast: Beat, for turnovers, rollers, utility

Control 250-300':
175g Champ Eagle: Some wear, straight to soft left
173g DX Eagle: New, mostly straight

Mids:
175g Warship: New, go-to
174g M Obex: Nice and overstable! Mostly short flex shots

Putts:
172g eze Pure: Main putter wear for short approaches to putts

Looking to work in an Opto Pure into the mix. Full bag (14 discs) looks something like the above with a few additions.

Add:
162g DX Beast for water shots
164g Champ Beast (2): both "max D"
170g Opto Trident: Utility, strong fade
175g X Buzzz: turnovers
172g eze Pure: Chalky, for short drives
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby JR » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:17 pm

The local store got Bliz Beasts at 150s and i might pull the trigger on one to see how they fare. Might be nice for max D for you.
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.
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:46 pm

I have a 134g myself for "water holes" (New England area doesn't have too many of those unless you're up near Marshall Street) and its been unpredictable so far. Sometimes it tracks hard right after a quick turn and sometimes it glides just left of center. I might try it on some flex shots and see if it still fades or turns on me.
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby JR » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:24 am

150s are much heavier so they should be way easier to handle plus they are slower so flipping a high plh one should not be such a problem. If they have made them. One can always tune them to the shape of regular plastic beasts if needed.
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.
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:02 am

Additionally my Blizz has a huge pop top. The rest of my Beasts besides DX are all relatively flat in Champ to moderate dome in Star.
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:43 pm

Played the Borderland Fall Finale in MA yesterday and got a great score (for me) on white-to-white with +4 (58) in the first round. I was absolutely beat for the mostly longer blue-to-white setup in the second round and had plenty of errant throws. I threw a dismal 71. My whole card was really feeling the effects of the slow play that was happening with the two cards ahead of us, one Master's division and the other a combination of Grandmaster and Juniors. At one point we had those two cards, my card, and the card behind us at the same tee. Looking forward to playing this setup again soon so I can prove to myself I can shoot at least par on each set of tees and baskets.

This was my bag:

Distance Drivers
Star Beast x2-166, 169g: Main distance
Champion Beast-175g: Headwinds
Champion Beast-164g
DX Beast x3-162, 165, 167g: Straight, turnover, D plus headwinds

Control/Fairway Drivers
Opto Trident-172g: Utility, overhand
Champion Eagle-175g: Harder fade
DX Eagle-173g: Straight

Mids
Recycled Mace-178g: Drives off tee, longer overstable approach
Medium Obex-174g: Drives off tee, shaping shots
Westside Warship-175g x2: Main mid
X Buzzz-175g: Turnover

Putters
Recycled Pure-176g: Short approaches, short drives off tee
Eze Pure-172g x2: orange domey main putter, one flat backup
Zero Soft Pure-172g x2: Approach, "stick" landings

Really liking the few changes I've made in my discs as far as dropping Rivers in favor of Eagles, Buzzz's for Warships, and adding in the recycled Pure. The Mace may be competing with the Obex but at this time they seem similar enough in flight that I can use them as the same mold, both being beaded Roc-like discs. Hoping to find a liking in one of the Lat.64 drivers so I can stick with one brand, although this big of a change will likely have to wait until next season.
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:03 pm

Have my first tournament of the year coming up January 11th. Currently working with all Trilogy (Latitude 64, Westside, Dynamic Discs) plastic. Taking only the NutSac in hopes that the only fatigue I'll experience is that from the cold rather than toting around 20 discs.

Drivers:
DD Lucid Escape 173g
Lat. 64 Opto Trident 172g
Lat. 64 Opto River 172g

Mids:
Lat. 64 Recycled Mace 178g
Westside VIP Warship 175g

Putt/Approach:
Lat. 64 Recycled Pure 176g
Lat. 64 eze Pure 172g
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Re: Rediscovering Disc Golf

Postby aerodriver » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:21 pm

Made a couple of additions to the bag.

Drivers:
DD Lucid Escape 173g: Main distance
DD BioFuzion Escape 172g: Backup distance, less stable
Lat. 64 Opto Trident 172g: Utility
Lat. 64 Opto River 172g: Main driver

Mids:
Lat. 64 Recycled Mace 178g: OS Shots, drives
Westside VIP Warship 175g: Main mid
Westside VIP Warship 175g (new)
Westside Tursas 170g: Turnovers

Putt/Approach:
Lat. 64 Recycled Pure 176g: Approaches and drives
3 Lat. 64 eze Pure 172g: One for putts, two fresh
2 Lat. 64 zero Soft Pure 172g: One for lay ups, one fresh
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