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I carry 12 discs in my "Crunch Box" at the local 9-hole course. When I go to courses further out, I carry 25+ in my Latitude bag. When I play, I only throw 6-8 of the discs routinely. I like to be prepared, but my obsession is getting ridiculous carrying more than I need. I have a total of 42 discs and I rigged up a jogging stroller to carry them all. I like having them with me, just in case.
I want to cut back and wondering what others are doing about carrying too many discs.
I figure 6 drivers, 4 mid-range, and 2 putters should be plenty for any situation.
It depends. More for tournaments, so I have backups in case I lose one mid-round. More for courses where I'm likely to lose discs (water hazards), for the same reason even though it matters less in a casual round. Most of the time, 10-12 discs. Sometimes, for practice, just 1 or 2.
Some players I know, while playing casual, like to throw multiple drives on certain holes, for which they need multiple drivers with similar flight characteristics.
You had said "I only throw 6-8 of the discs routinely".
So just bring them. Question answered.
I have seen people bring what I call way too many damn discs.
And they only use a couple. Why weigh yourself down with plastic that you do not use routinely.
Tournaments are difficult enough, why make it more difficult.
There is the issue of specialty discs---beyond the 6-8 routinely thrown. I carry a superoverstable disc for skipping around corners, and a superbeatupunderstable disc, for severe right turns. Both for getting out of trouble, both not routinely used, but worth carrying for the time I need them. Some people have roller or overhand discs on the same princple.
I moved to a larger bag specifically because of tournaments at Trophy Lakes, with the potential of losing a half-dozen in the course of a round. I've lost 3 on one hole at Stoney Hill. Tournaments are hard enough without getting stranded with only a few discs---and the wrong ones, at that.
I have a cart so doesn't matter but I usually carry around 16. I use about 5 or 6 of them on average.
If I had to carry them I would be way more selective.
I know some players that carry 20+. There is no way I would ever do that. I'm an old guy and that would wear me out!
i want to say 13-15 discs are the IDEAL number of discs. Currently I carry 6-10 depending. I say 13-15 because it is based on my throws and selection of discs/bag configuration.