For more finese and / or tight straight ahead shots I go with my 165g Champion Classic ROC. For longer, more power mid range shots I generally go with my 180g Pro KC ROC. Big hyzer middies I toss my 191g DX Jaguar. For anhyzer and or longer straight shots I toss my 180g Star Ontario ROC (purchased from LSDiscs! thanks again). Upshots and headwind shots I go with my 172g Champion Rhyno.
i dont throw the roc either . i used to throw the buzz.
i now carry the panther in champ, the wasp in z, the cobra in champ, the first run champ gator, and of course a plethera of putter molds witch i use quite often as a mid range approach or short drives.
my midranges i use for dead nuts control and with the selection i carry i can face just about any approach.
the wasp and cobra are larger diameter than the others.therfore they are for more open approach shots and the smaller mids i use in tighter applications.
For 200'-250' I am loving my 175 Star Skeeter (Understable/Tailwind), 175 Star Cro (Stable), and 175 Star Gator (Overstable/Headwind). Smaller diameter than the Roc, great for smaller hands. Hope this helps
For some reason a larger diameter disc (Roc/Buzzz) has never felt all that comfortable in my hand when throwing backhand. Being forehand dominate, this is not that big a deal and a Buzzz feels perfect and natural on a forehand grip. I probably average a backhand midrange shot once every 4 or 5 rounds.
The spot in my bag for an overstable mid-range is not firmly set. A Z Wasp is my preference for most forehands. The Zone is my preference for backhands (small diameter) and for crazy winds the FLX Drone is amazing. The Zone reminds me a lot of a Rhyno, though maybe just a bit more overstable. I would love to try a Zone in Z plastic (pure candy).
If I had a caddy with a strong back I would carry all three. Usually I pick one depending on the course and conditions and that one has been the Wasp for the past month or so.
The Zone and Drone are so much more overstable than a Buzzz or a Wasp that it takes regular practice to control them. It is hard to convince myself to bend a disc as hard as I have to bend a Zone/Drone. It feels like I am throwing a roller: I have to anhyzer them so hard. I practice a lot with the Buzzz and quite a bit with the Wasp but less than I should with the Zone/Drone.
I use the Star Gator. I had a problem of determining on how much power to put on it. I did some research, and found that the Gator was designed for those that dont know how to power down on upshots. Works really well for me.
i'm so glad to see so many speaking up for the champ panther. it is an awsome disc. i thought i was the only one throwing one. it works great on tight courses and flies forever in the open. i throw sidearm and rhbh depending on the situation. the dx kite is another great disc. it took awhile to get used to how much glide it has, but once that was done, it is a very comfortable disc. holds an anhyzer especially well.