Damn, there's a bunch of newbies on here......
They didn't have anything but DX plastic when I started playing and it was relatively new.
I had a Whippet, a Cheetah, and a Shark.
I think everyone of them ended up at the bottom of Iroquois Pond. Didn't even know you were supposed to put your name on them!
About 5 years after I started playing Discraft candy plastic showed up in town. They had XL's and XS's. I bought them both and used them for a long long time!!
First run Piranha. No clue of the weight but it was red with a black stamp and was a harder plastic than the one I have now. My boyfriend found it in a pond, then lost it about a year later in some blackberry bushes at Hanging Oaks in Penn Valley :(
Illusion, Wolf, Aviar, and Teebird. My friend let me use some of his and a few days later I bought all four of these discs. Looking back I think that I would have chosen a different selection. I've only been playing a short while, but I do think that it is important to master a midrange disc like or similiar to a Roc or a Buzzz before you graduate. I've recently got my father and his GF playing and I've given them a Roc to play with and I've seen better results in the time they've played relative to the time played at the same point in their game.