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Hello, I have found some great threads on here about picking discs to throw. But, does anyone have any advice on how to set up their bag? How many drivers, mid ranges, putters, etc to carry? Right now I have been going crazy buying discs to try...have 19 total right now with innova and vibram in my bag. But, kind of shooting in the dark right now.
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I think the best approach is to find discs you like--fly well for you, feel good in your hand--and then carry two or three of that mold from stable to flippy. This might mean adjusting weights, breaking them in, or using different plastics.
For example, I really like Big Bead Aviars, Archons, Wraiths, Valkyries, Eagles, Firebirds, Rocs, and Comets.
I carry a beat KC Pro Aviar to putt, a DX BB Aviar to Anny, and a fresh KC Pro to drive with.
I have two CFR Archons--the light one is for hyzer flips and the heavy one is stable enough to throw fast for distance.
I have one Star Wraith--162 grams. It is my long distance driver.
I carry two Eagles that I can use for flick or backhand shots. One is a Champ 11x Eagle that is super stable and the other is a Star Eagle that is straight until it fades toward the very end of the flight.
I have three Valkyries that I throw for most of my drives. One is a JK Pro--Overstable, one is a JK Pro--Stable, and one is a Champ--flippy.
I have one 150 class Firebird that I use for thumbers.
I have one Comet that I use for straight to flippy midrange shots.
I have one Champ Roc that is fairly stable and reliable.
I have found that my game has improved quite a bit since I stopped trying all of the new discs and switching my bag around a lot. These are my discs and I trust them. I don't have the arm for anything faster than the Wraith so I don't bother with Destroyers or Bosses or Nukes.
Barry gives good advice:
When I started It was all drivers and a couple putters, then a mid or two made the bag, now I have more mids then drivers.
I would really starting off with midrange disc, they really help your game, also stay with understable disc, nothing more overstable then and Orc or Wraith until you master them.
I would say on a day with light wind I would carry about 4 driver, 7 mids, and 2 putters. Keeping the bag light helps me out too. If its really windy out I'll go to 7 drivers, 5 mids and 3 putters.
Set up is, Driver 1 understable I use for right turning shots or straight shots (Sidewinder/Vision) 1 fairway driver for shorter drives (Stalker), 1 slightly overstable I use for most shots (Wraith/Flow) and 1 overstable disc I use for headwind and forehand (Destroyer/Boss) I also may throw in one Max distance driver for open courses (King, Katana, Nuke)
Mids I like to have a few understable (Buzzz SS, Fuse, Mako), 2 Buzzz's for straight shots, and a couple overstable mids for forehand or wind shots (Hornet, Gator, Pain)
Putters are really personal, more then drivers and mids. I use 2 understable putters Omega SS's, and a overstable Banger GT for really windy days
Check out this link for a great condensed version on disc overlap. It's a simple, yet effective thought process on how to choose the best possible disc setup for your bag! Being written by Blake Takkunen does hurt it's credibility either lolz