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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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It really all based on personal preference. Most of us, *not everyone*, carry more discs than we'll ever use in a round.

The more you play, the sooner you will realize what discs you'll want to carry..or which discs are the absolute necessities. My bag always changes a little depending the course and the weather conditions.

And remember, the more you use a disc, the more familiar you become with it. I spent way too much time trying to find the 'perfect disc'.Instead, I now take the time to learn a disc....and have been pleasantly surprised!

What Miss Hallie Said! Get to know your discs! I started playing in March of this year and have accumulated Well over 80+ discs, most of which I do not use, but only Tried because I KNEW I had to have it. Since taking the TIME to learn discs I knew I used and trusted, my bag has whittled down. I am Personally still carrying 18-20 discs in my bag, BUT, I have at LEAST 2, and 3 of some, of EACH DISC. I learned the discs I like and throw well. Now I just carry doubles and triples of discs I use. Long winded, but do what Hallie says! Lol.
Thanks, Jeff! It appears we have a similar approach to things we are interested in...the try all and whittle down method. :-) But, better to be addicted to a sport than so many other things, right? :-) I am the same with with soccer. I have been coaching kids for years. My coaches bag has pretty much anything you could need from safety pins, girl hair ribbons, zip ties, ice packs, soccer balls of all sizes, etc.

I played Soccer for years until I blew my knees out one to many times. MAN, I LOVED THAT GAME. I was the shortest, meanest Keeper you ever crossed. :)

NOW, Disc Golf doesn't blow my knees up, so I am addicted to it! :)

AH, you sound like an American Jorge Campos! Don't need to be big if you can play the angles and have hops between the pipes! 

I love soccer! Have been coaching many of the same kids since they were 3,4 - they are now 11, 12. Love the game and love the kids and families I get to work with! 


But, yeah, loving Disc Golf! It is my new sport addiction and I am loving it. Oh,  by the way, my U12 Coed team is 6 and 1 this season and third in our league. We play the #2 team on Wednesday night. Can't wait!

In the beginning, you really don't need all that many.  Here's a fairly solid beginner bag with either of the 2 big companies.


Innova                             Discraft

2 Aviars                           2 Magnets

2 Rocs                             2 Buzzzs

2 Leopards                       2 XLs

2 Teebirds                        2 Trackers


That's really all you need in the beginning


xDX Archangel

175g - used

Distance Driver


168g - new


xDX Cheetah

145g - new

Fairway Driver

xChampion Destroyer

170g - new

Distance Driver

xDX Dragon

150g - new

Distance Driver

xDX Leopard

171g - new

Fairway Driver

xDX Orc

174g - new

Distance Driver

xDX Sidewinder

167g - new

Distance Driver


175g - new

Fairway Driver

xDX Whippet

175g - used

Fairway Driver

xStar Coyote

172g - new

Mid Range

xDX Shark

175g - new


xDX Aero

167g - new

Putt & Approach

xDX Aviar

175g - used

Putt and Approach

xDX Rhyno

169g - new

Putt & Approach


170g - new

Putt & Approach


171g - new

Putt & Approach


174g - new



175g - used

Putt and Approach




Above is what I have collected so far. I also have a Vibram Ibex and Sole ordered and on their way to me. 


So far, I seem to be getting the most distance with the Sidewinder, I have been doing well with the Archangel and Orc on second shots. And I am tossing the Trak and Ascent the straightest on the fairway. I seem to be putting straighter and better with the Vibram putters, although the Rhino does well for me. I can't seem to keep the DX down when I use that one. And, I have a Dragon that I am using near water...only disc I have that I know floats...but, overall, having a great time. Actually had to leave work early just to play today. Not a good round at all. But, still, oddly, fun!

I have just weaned my bag down to 8 discs. A forehand driver, 2 backhand ( one stable one understable), 2 backhand mids ( again one stable one understable), a forehand mid, then 2 putters ( one to drive with that is stable and an understable litter for putting).

My bag:
Forehand- Innova Ape
Backhand- understable- lat 64 flow
Stable- lat 64 striker

Forehand- discraft drone
Backhand- understable- lat 64 fuse
Stable- lat 64 core

Driver- discraft challenger
Pitted- discraft 2011 ace race disc

I find I really can do just about anything with these discs.
Thanks, WD! I def. want to get my bag down to a science like your's! Clearly from all of your replies, I need to check out some Discraft!

If you have the money then keep shooting in the dark Norm.  I have found it to keep my passion for the game peaked when I discover for myself the flight pattern of a particular disc and how I need to throw it to get that particular flight pattern.  Of course you will find certain discs that you love immediately, others that you just cant get the feel of and still others that you keep throwing and learn to love by the way you learn to manipulate and control the disc.  I have found it easier to learn one particular manufacturers discs since that company will usually make discs for just about every shot you can think of, so if the flight of a particular disc is too over/under-stable then just move to the next logical disc by checking the flight chart and numbers.  I believe almost all manufacturers have a flight chart now and you should definitely be using this as a guide when selecting discs, but I've found Innova's flight chart and number ratings for discs to be the most helpful.  I can't say exactly what you should stock your bag w/(of course you should at least have a good putter, mid range and fairway driver at first), but if you have a good pro shop near you w/ some experienced disc golfers there I would talk to them and ask them to recommend some discs for you based on your technique, strength, experience, age, size, etc.... 

Hope this helps! :)

Thanks, Christian! I tend to have the "go big or go home" approach to new interests. And, DG has really captured my interest. But, just as I now only use one company's soccer equipment for my team, eventually it will be the same for DG. I love the idea of what Vibram is doing and love how straight I can throw their discs, so far. So, I have bought their seven discs. I am doing really well with Innova, but my Innova discs are already getting beat up...I need to try Discraft...and, I honestly don't know of any other manufacturers worth trying. We do have one shop in my town that I have gotten some help from. But, I am learning so much from everyone here, I appreciate your input!
If you want discs that will last try latitude 64. Their gold and opto line plastics are amazing durability wise.


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