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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.
Just make sure you aren't giving yourself too many choices.
I prefer the very few models, all broken in differently approach. With a couple off models for special situations.
One thought, for the O.P. and anyone else who may care, is WHY carry more than the basic discs?
I'd call the basic discs something like 4 drivers (very overstable, slightly overstable, slightly understable, very understable), 2 midranges (overstable, understable) and 1 putter.
If the reason is to improve your score---I doubt than any additional discs make a significant difference in a player's average score. It sure feels like it when you pull out one of the less-used, specific-situation discs and pull of a great shot. But I'd bet if you played half the time with a basic lineup, have the time with 22 discs, and kept your scores, you'd see very little total difference. (One year I played half my rounds at a local course with 1 or 2 discs, half with my bag of a dozen. I averaged 1/6 stroke better with the full bag. Admittedly, it's a course that lends itself to playing with few discs).
But if your reason for carrying more discs is anything else, I say go for it. Carry more to have backups if you lose one....or to throw multiple shots on each hole....or to have that specialty disc for the cut-roller-out-of-trouble you use once a month....or just because you enjoy throwing different discs!