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I realized that I use a total of SEVEN disc in my last tourney. How many was I carrying. 21. I have narrow it down

Distance Drivers

Fairway Drivers
CH Eagle
KC Pro TeeBird
KC Pro Cheetah

ESP Buzz
Crystal z Buzz

Voodoo all puts
R Pro Aviar- all approaches 150 in.

I know there are many players that carry 15 + disc. I think for the top advanced players to pros have a reason to carry so many disc. I think the average player would do better with 8-10 disc. I had a couple disc in my bag for that one shot on that one course.

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Definitely, knowing your discs is much more important than having a bunch of them. I don't think many people need more than 8-10 discs, and far less if you are not an avid multi round a week golfer. I try to get my friends that are just starting to concentrate on a mid and putter for everything, then add a driver. They seem to learn a lot more consistancy than I had at that stage because I was messing around with too many discs.

You also probably don't need more than 2 of the same disc (over and understable) although Rocs definitely make a case for 3-4.
I have been carrying about 24 discs for the last 2 months. It has helped me lose about 10 lbs! ha ha! seriously though, you are correct. If you are competing you may have to ask yourself if fatigue is going to be a factor. If it is you probably need to shed some discs. I recently fell apart in rd 3 of a tourney. If not I have a great idea for how to organize your bag. I do mine overstable to understable. It has seriously helped my disc selection. I put the chart on the back of all my discs with a sharpie. I also add a few things for example- downhill distance, great thumber, great flick, will not turn over, and so on... The chart is not the ultimate judge of the order of my bag. It is all about throwing your discs and knowing them. It seriously helps to organize them understable to overstable and to understand what those discs are meant to do.
This is why the DPS disc golf bag carries 15-20 (if you cram) discs.
Save your back!
When playing round(s) that weight can be annoying.

This topic seems to be popular amongst a lot of people and videos I've watched. It really depends on what course I go to as to the discs I use. I carry 20 discs in my bag, 5 are mids, and 3 are putters, the rest are various drivers. When I'm out practicing I like to have a lot of my discs to try different things on some holes. During a tourney for a known course that you've played many times I can see slimming down the bag.
I agree, your home course in a tourney, you could probably have 4 or 5 discs in your bag, and still shoot really well. I slimmed my bag down from 18 discs to 11 for my regular rounds, but still, in doubles recently, I only use 4 discs, and that makes you think.
I wanted to test out and break in my new Aviar so that's all I carried for one round with my normal 4some, I shot a -10 and beat them all that round......yes the aviar is still in my bag. :)
I have 15 to18 discs in my bag. If all goes well. I might use approx 10. But I also carry escape discs (approx 5) and then I have 3 "wind" discs. I've tried to carry less, but I always end up with my bag full. The biggest reason I like to carry so many. Is the fact I feel comfortable (mind and body).
Well you have to take leftys, like myself, into consideration. Generally most courses are righty hyzer courses for the majority of the course and being lefty throwing back hand i need a lot of anny discs that most people dont need in there bag. I would say the least i carry would be 20 usually 23. When i have it narrowed down to 20, some being specialty discs, there might be 2 the whole round that i dont use.
I am forehand dominant. only take 8-10 now.
I just recently went from 21 discs to 12. A major factor was a new bag I bought, but I also looked at what discs I was using and those I wasn't. I noticed I carried alot of discs that did the same thing as others. Sometimes the same disc in different plastics depending on if I was playing wooded holes. I now throw 5 drivers, 5 Mids and 2 putters.

I was playing today and realized that my ESP Buzz and me Evolution Element flew about the same for me, but the Element felt better in the hand and was just a bit more consistent, plus the near ace at Oshtemo on the back 9 (can't remember, maybe hole 15) helped. So now my ESP Buzz is out. I may place my Z Putt'r back in, but am thinking of adding another driver likely would be a Stratus.

I was thinking of getting rid of the larger bag, but may keep it only for big sanctioned tourneys at new courses. I will just invest in some straps.

But a big plus in having fewer discs will be that you learn each disc better and how to make it do different things, rather than depending on a larger selection of discs that does different things when thrown the same way.
When I say 8-10 discs, I mean molds. So probably like 20 discs max considering multiple copies of the same mold in various stabilities.
what do you use?

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