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MVP Fairway Driver Discs

MVP Fairway Driver Discs - Precision Disc Golf

Time to go to the first driver class of GYRO. We are talking about fairway drivers for MVP, and Axiom. As you should expect given the first 2 articles in this series, there is an outstanding selection of discs in this flight category.   

We’ll start with the Axiom line-up as there are fewer fairway drivers in their line-up.  

Axiom Fairway Drivers


Axiom Clash

The Axiom Clash is rated 6.5/4/-1./2. The Clash is described as a straight to overstable fairway driver. I found the Clash to be a very reliable and accurate throwing disc in this speed class. I found the Clash to have lower than average glide, good high speed stability, and a manageable fade. The Clash is dependable into a headwind, can be thrown with a good amount of power, and I feel the turn rating could easily be a 0. The Clash is very easy to use accurately, and a large factor in that is the combo of lower glide, good high speed stability, and a pronounced but manageable fade. If you are looking for a smaller rim control driver, the Clash is for you.


Axiom Crave

The Axiom Crave is rated 6.5/5/-1/1. The Crave is described as a straight to stable fairway driver. I found the Crave to be a very straight flyer out of the box, and after a little time to break it in to become relatively understable. For lower speed arms, the Crave will be a manageable straight flyer, and for throwers with above average arm speed, the Crave will behave as relatively understable. I use the Crave for hyzer flips, and thrown flat for me will end right with a very manageable long gentle turn. A number of the players that play for Team MVP use the Crave. The Crave is a versatile disc that be used by any power level thrower to fill multiple slots in the bag.


Axiom Inspire

The Axiom Inspire is rated 6.5/5/-1.5/1. The Inspire is described as an understable fairway driver. The Inspire behaves more understable than the flight numbers indicate relative to the Crave. For high power throwers, the Inspire would be a manageable utility disc, and for beginners and lower power throwers the Inspire will be good for hyzer flips and tailwind shots.

Now onto the wide selection of fairway drivers from MVP.


MVP Fairway Drivers

MVP Relay

The MVP Relay is rated 6/5/-2/1. The Relay is described as a stable to understable fairway driver. For me, the Relay is a reliable understable slower speed fairway driver. For those who do not have a ton of experience with GYRO technology, the Relay flies like a straighter Innova Leopard. The Relay is a very manageable understable disc, and throwers of all abilities will find the flight to be controllable and accurate.

MVP Signal

The MVP Signal is rated 6/5/-3/1. The Signal is described as an understable fairway driver. I find the description of the Signal to be spot on. For me the Signal is a utility driver and primarily functions as a roller.  For low power throwers, the Signal will be a workable hyzer flip disc, and when thrown flat will behave understable. I have found the Signal to be a wonderful utility disc here in Minnesota in the winter. When my footing and grip are compromised, I can always get enough power to find easy distance with the Signal.         


MVP Resistor

The MVP Resistor is rated 6.5/4/0/3.5. The Resistor is described as an overstable fairway driver. Without question the Resistor is my go to disc in my bag. I have turned most of my friends on to throwing a Resistor, and I can honestly say everyone could benefit with one in their bag. The Resistor I describe as a baby Innova Firebird. I use the Resistor for controlled backhands, forehands, and they have a surprisingly excellent distance potential as a thumber disc for me. A large reason the Resistor is one of my favorite discs is the raw distance control I achieve with it. It seems no matter how hard I throw the Resistor it ends up landing around 325’ with full power. Being able to work with that max distance makes planning shorter shots much easier than with discs with higher glide. Given the relative and workable overstability of the Resistor, I have found it to be my short range disc in the wind for all throws. If you haven’t worked with the Resistor yet, go get one and save yourself a few strokes on the course!


MVP Servo

The MVP Servo is rated 6.5/5/-1./2. The Servo is described as a straight stable fairway driver. I love throwing the Servo. I personally use the Plasma Servo as a hyzer flip to straight thrower, but as it is understable, I also use the Plasma Servo on flat releases as my understable slow fairway. In Neutron plastic, the Servo is a really nice straight thrower for most power levels, and I find the rim size very comfortable for my hand. If you are looking for a forgiving slower fairway driver the Servo can easily fit in your bag!


MVP Switch

The MVP Switch is rated 6.5/5/-1.5/1. The Switch is described as a slightly understable fairway driver that serves as a neutral compliment to the Servo. That is an interesting description, and though I personally don’t bag a Switch, I have really liked their flight. When I first tried the Switch, I expected it to behave more understable than it did. Honestly, the Neutron Switch reminded me of my worked in Plasma Servo. If you are a low to medium power thrower, or are looking for a forgiving disc when thrown on a hyzer or flat, the Switch is an outstanding choice! I would highly recommend the Switch to new players and those that tend to throw drives 350’ and less.


MVP Shock

The MVP Shock is rated 8/5/0/2.5. The Shock is described as an overstable fairway driver. I absolutely love the Shock, however I would not describe the flight as overstable. Perhaps the description based on my experience could read: “the Shock is a straight to slightly overstable fairway driver.” For me the Shock in Neutron plastic is very similar to an Innova Teebird3. Though the Shock was not as stable as I had hoped, it is one of my favorite discs, because it is so straight and always has a manageable fade. The most stable Shock I have thrown has been the Plasma Shock. The Plasma Shock is noticeably more stable than the Neutron Shock in my experience.  And, spoiler alert, there is a disc that flies perfectly in the faster overstable disc slot for MVP/Axiom. It’s technically a driver, but the lower glide makes it a very accurate disc. In the next post, I’ll talk about the Axiom Wrath. If you were an Innova thrower in a previous life and are seeing the excellent selection of GYRO discs on the market, you will find the Shock to be everything you wanted!


MVP Volt

The MVP Volt is rated 8/5/-.5/2. The Volt is described as a slightly overstable fairway driver. In the right run and plastic, that description is very accurate. I have thrown many Volts and can say run to run and given the plastic, your experience with a Volt can vary greatly. That being said, I have found the Volt to be a very neutral flyer. I like throwing the Volt for hyzer flip shots and with a tailwind, however in most situations, I found the MVP Shock to fit my arm speed a game better. For the average player, the Volt will be a useful disc in the bag at all times, and I encourage everyone to give the Volt a try, you won’t be disappointed!


MVP Amp

The MVP Amp is rated 8/5/-1.5/1. The Amp is described as a stable neutral fairway driver. I found the Amp to be more stable than originally I anticipated. In my experience, the Amp was more stable than the Volt, but less stable than the Shock. In all fairness, I have yet to thrown an Amp to the point where it is even slightly broken in, so that could be part of it. My guess is within 5-10 rounds of play that the Amp, it would be a reliable dead straight flyer. I will say once I got beyond the surprising stability, I found the Amp to be the kind of fairway driver I love to throw. So that being said if you like the idea of a longer flying slightly turn resistant fairway driver, the answer is the Amp.

Thank you for reading, I hope you found some discs to try, and if you have questions or comments, please reach out. I love to correspond and talk with fellow disc golfers.

See you on the course!          

Aaron

MVP Midrange Discs

MVP Midrange Discs

MVP and Axiom Midrange Discs

Time to turn up the speed on the GYRO We’re talking about midranges for MVP, and Axiom. They have an extensive lineup of midranges to cover every type of throw you need in for your midrange game.

We’ll start with the Axiom line-up as there are fewer mid ranges in their line-up.  

Axiom Midrange Discs

Axiom Alias Midrange Disc

Axiom Alias - This might be the straightest midrange driver I have ever thrown. Rated at 4/4/-1/1, it is meant to be a neutral disc when released on a hyzer. In both the Neutron or the Proton plastic, this disc when released on a hyzer, will flip to flat and stay straight, even until it reaches the ground. This is an amazing disc for wooded courses. If you haven’t picked one up yet, and you like to throw slightly understable discs in the woods, look no further. Go get it!

Axiom Theory Midrange Disc

Axiom Theory - The Theory is rated 4/4/-1.5/1. I feel this is accurate, and the first time I saw someone throw it, I could tell it was his go to disc. In fact, we were carded together the first round, and he used it on every wooded shot under 300’, and to great success! Though I don’t currently keep a Theory in my bag, it is the closest disc to a Prodigy M4, Innova Mako, Dynamic Discs Evidence, Discraft Meteor, if you are familiar with those brands or discs. It showing surprisingly controlled turn and glide, another great Axiom disc.

Now let’s move on to the MVP line-up of mid range discs.

MVP Midrange Discs

MVP Tangent Midrange Disc

MVP Tangent - The Tangent is one of my favorite mids. Rated at 4/4/-0.5/0.5, this is a very straight throwing mid. The slightly more stable cousin of the Axiom Alias, the Tangent is surprisingly good at handling a strong throw on a hyzer. Though I love the Alias, the Tangent for me is a more forgiving straight thrower. The extra stability lends itself to windier conditions, and is a little better at handling a flat release than the Alias. I am still to this day surprised at the stability of the Tangent, it performs more stable at high speeds than I would’ve guessed, but like most discs at the speed if you want to throw it hard enough to turn over, you can do it.

MVP Tensor Midrange Disc

MVP Tensor - The Tensor is rated 4/4/0/2.5. This might be the least appreciated disc by MVP fans. The Tensor for me is one of the most reliable approach discs on the market. It has an overstability that is great for windy days, and on a backhand throw a perfect amount of high speed turn fighting power. I unfortunately am not skilled enough at throwing forehands with shallow rim discs, so I don’t have experience with that use, and truthfully the internet has mixed reviews on that function. All in all, if you are new to the MVP family and want a great overstable small rimmed disc, this is the best of the bunch.

MVP Axis Midrange Disc

MVP Axis - The Axis is rated 5/5/-1/1. The Axis reminds me of a Discraft Buzzz, with perhaps a little more distance potential. The Axis holds lines very well, and with practice can function well on hyzer, flat, and anhyzer release angles. A very versatile disc of any type of environment, the Axis will keep you on angle.

MVP Vector Midrange Disc

MVP Vector - The Vector is rated 5/4/0/2. This disc was my first love for MVP mids. The disc has great distance potential when thrown hard. I have personally been able to reach 370’ with this mold. In Proton the mold shows a nice overstability, in Electron can become a nice straight or understable thrower, and in Neutron or Eclipse holds very true to the flight number. The feel in the hand is amazing, and the disc reminds me of the Innova Roc3. I would recommend this mid range to any player of any skill level.

MVP Matrix Midrange Disc

MVP Matrix - The Matrix is rated 5/4/-1./2. Though I loved the Vector by the end of 2018, the Matrix was the only mid range left in my bag. That being said the Matrix is one of the most unique mids I have ever thrown. In Proton plastic I found the Matrix to be too understable for my liking, and it wasn’t until the mold was released in Neutron plastic that I really learned to love this mold. The Matrix to me in Neutron plastic is a longer, and more stable Axiom Envy. I found the synergy with my putters to be perfect. If you like the Envy try the Matrix in Neutron plastic, I promise it will be the first disc you reach for on windy days!

MVP Vertex Midrange Disc

MVP Vertex - The Vertex is rated 4/4/-2/.05. The Vertex is the most understable mid range in the MVP/Axiom lineup. I was surprised at home much more understable the Vertex was than the Theory, or the Tangent. If you are looking for a mid that has easy turn at low velocity, the Vertex is the best choice.

MVP Deflector Midrange Disc

MVP Deflector - The Deflector is rated 5/3.5/0/4. The most anticipated overstable disc of the year or MVP, and it was a huge hit in 2018. For both backhand and forehand the Deflector is the overstable king of the slow discs for gyro technology. The stability to me is somewhere between a Dynamic Discs Justice, and a Discraft Buzzz OS. Though generally people aren’t looking for much glide from a disc with this type of function, I found when thrown with enough anhyzer, the Deflector can be used to achieve more distance than you might expect. There is tremendous utility in this mold, and very rightfully has many fans!  

So let’s hear from you…

What do you throw for mid ranges? I will do an in the bag soon and go into more depth of the molds I currently bag, and why, but soon to come, my favorite category….fairway drivers! What do you bag? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for the video review coming soon!

See you on the course,

Aaron

MVP Disc Golf Putters

MVP Disc Golf Putters - Precision Disc Golf

MVP Disc Golf Putters

Hey there Precisioners! 

We are excited to be back in producing content at regular intervals again moving into 2019!  

I’ll start this year out with a bit that helps people learn a brand that many players only know at a topical level, MVP & Axiom discs (Streamline is their single mold brand, but as they come out with more molds and I have more experience I’ll cover that).

As my bag is currently all GYRO, I have spent almost a full season with their discs, and can help answer the most common questions people have when trying to explore their curiosity with this GYRO technology. We will start with the discs that are used the most in every round: Putters.

I will be talking about the discs I currently bag, and have thrown, however for the purposes of this article we will be looking at tee shots and approaches, not putting. The reason I don’t want to give opinion on putting putters is that I believe the most important part of choosing a putter is how it feels in the hand. Choosing a stability that suits your putting style is second most important, but for most people, finding a disc they feel comfortable holding and putting with, is the most important factor.

MVP Discs Putter: Axiom Envy

The first disc I want to talk about is the Axiom Envy. The Envy is likely the disc most of the people in my circle know about in the MVP/Axiom lineup. The flight numbers are 3/3/0/2, and in full disclosure I don’t put a lot of stock in flight numbers. I currently bag five of the Envy, and have also found that they have enough distance potential where I no longer bag any midrange discs. The Envy has great stability for strong backhand throws, and I use mine for shots all the way up to 350 feet! I use the Envy for tee shots, approaches, and putting. In the summer, I putt with the Electron firm plastic (very stiff) because I like a stiff baseline plastic feel putter. However, in the winter, I putt with both the Electron, and the Electron soft plastic (today it’s 8 degrees Fahrenheit in Minnesota, so the disc feels markedly harder than in warmer temperatures). My usual summer lineup looks like this:

  • 1x Neturon soft Envy. This is one of the most reliably overstable plastic types for this mold. For hyzer and wind shots.

  • 2x Electron Envy. Usually 1 nearly brand new and still fresh for very straight hyzer flip shots, and 1 pretty beat up for my turnover or understable putter needs.

  • 1x Electron firm Envy. For putting (in the winter this changes to Electron soft).

  • 1x Glow Eclipse Envy. The least glide and most overstable Envy I have is in this plastic. It’s the closest disc in the MVP/Axiom lineup to a Zone.

Aaron Palm with an Axiom Envy ace on hole 6 at Blue Ribbon Pines in East Bethel, MN.

Aaron Palm with an Axiom Envy ace on hole 6 at Blue Ribbon Pines in East Bethel, MN.

MVP Discs Putter: Proxy

The only other putter in Axiom’s lineup is the Proxy. The Proxy is rated 3/3/-1/.05, and as you can guess has a subtle understability, and reliable very slight fade. I have thrown a number of Proxys and they are really straight! The function of the Proxy that I’ve thrown is very similar to what I used a very beat up Envy for, so for a player looking to throw a forgiving very straight throwing putter, look no further than the Proxy. If I wasn’t working on being more of a mold minimalist, this disc would be in my bag.

MVP Discs Putter: Ion

Moving onto MVP putters the disc I see most is the Ion. The Ion is rated 2.5/3/0/1.5. The Ion is most often used for putting (I have a buddy who is a lights out putter with them!), but off the tee they have a really nice blend of stability and low speed. Again, as a putter mold minimalist I don’t bag one, however they are really reliable approach discs, and are stable neutral in all the right ways. If you’re looking for a beaded stable putter, this could be your next bread and butter!

MVP Discs Putter: Atom

The next most common MVP putter I see is the Atom. The Atom is rated 3/3/0/1. The Atom is the first MVP disc I ever bought. I prefer baseline plastic for putters and midranges, so I got to know the Electron Atom quite well. It is probably the straightest putter I have ever thrown off the tee. The distance potential is enormous for a putter, the glide number to me should be a 5 not a 3. The Atom can be thrown easily 325 feet for me perfectly straight, with only medium power. If I didn’t prefer the feeling of the Envy in the hand, I would bag at least 4-5 Atoms. Although Electron Atoms are very neutral in flight out of the box, they do beat in to relatively understable over time. This is a common occurrence with baseline plastic - no fault of the mold or plastic! I will say that the Proton Atoms I have thrown are significantly more overstable in flight, and the Neutron plastic Atoms are stable as well. A great mold, and one I would recommend to players of all skill levels.

MVP Discs Putter: Anode

A mold that I’ve noticed a number of the MVP team members putting with is Anode.  The Anode is rated 2.5/3/0/.5. The Anode is beadless, and is a very straight flyer off the tee. I find it to be a reliable hyzer flip to flat thrower at medium high power. It feels great in the hand. If you are looking to try a straight flyer and putter give this a try!

Aaron Palm with an Anode ace on hole 14 at Acorn Disc Golf Park in Roseville, MN.

Aaron Palm with an Anode ace on hole 14 at Acorn Disc Golf Park in Roseville, MN.

MVP Discs Putter: Spin

The Spin is the understable putter in the GYRO line up. The Spin is rated 2.5/4/-2/0. I have thrown the Spin in Proton and Electron plastic. In both plastics, the Spin flies very true to the numbers. It is a great understable utility disc for this spot. I used to love throwing PA4’s when I threw a lot of Prodigy plastic, and the Spin is a perfect replacement.


MVP Discs Putter: Particle

The Particle is the most overstable disc in the MVP/Axiom lineup. The Particle is rated 3/3/0/2.5. Currently, the Particle is only available in Neutron and Neutron soft plastic. As I’ve said above, I generally prefer baseline plastic for my putters and mids, however this mold feels so good in the hand it was easy to overlook. Though the Particle is supposed to be more stable than the Envy, I truthfully found them to be almost identical, though perhaps the Particle has a touch less glide. I think it is an outstanding mold, and if you are looking for the overstable putter between MVP/Axiom, I would try both and see what feels better to you.

All in all, there is a GYRO putter mold for everyone. A common request is for an overstable putter, similar to a Discraft Zone or an Innova Gator. In the next article, I’ll cover the MVP midrange that most closely aligns with that style.

If you haven’t tried anything from MVP/Axiom, they have an outstanding line of molds, and plastic blends. It would be worth your time to give them a toss. I will say, with utmost certainty, that the longest flying putters I have thrown are all GYRO. The molds are very true and straight flying discs for almost any speed arm, and I am thrilled with my putter game off the tee, thanks to the Axiom Envy.  

Thanks for reading, and I look forward to a great 2019.

See you on the course,

Aaron

Thumber vs. Tomahawk - Perfecting Your Disc Golf Overhand Throw

Overhand Disc Golf Throws

I believe that they are some of the most underutilized tools in the average player's repertoire. I say this because one of the most interesting statistics measure in the Disc Golf Pro Tour event weekend was the UDisc “scramble” rate correlation to success.

The reason this has relevance is that I learned to throw overhand shots out of necessity during a disc golf tournament.

The amount of times that I use the overhand shot now is surprising.

I am never looking to throw overhand in favor of a backhand shot, but there are many times it saves me at least a stroke or two on a tough course when I miss my line off the tee.

There are times it is a very safe tee shot as well, but I try to not make a habit of throwing overhand.

I believe that my time and practice is better served practicing backhand and forehand off the tee.

A word to the wise - I am not the best overhand thrower around.

I try to use this on holes 250 feet and less, and I never try to throw an overhand more than 275-300 feet. I injured my shoulder in high school baseball, and trying to throw harder just hurts and rarely yields better distance.

As a right-hand backhand dominant disc golf player, I favor throwing the “thumber” over the “tomahawk." 

The reason is simply the direction of the fade. A thumber will end trending right for a right-handed throw, whereas a tomahawk will end trending left.

Also, I feel more confident gripping the disc in the thumber than the tomahawk.

If you are forehand dominant, the tomahawk is likely to be a better choice for you for as the grip is almost identical, and the fade will be left instead of right for you.

The main advantage is that you can circumvent the obstacles that are lower, focusing only on throwing above them.

With a little practice, the left to right variance and lack of huge skips can be a significant advantage. 

My approach article speaks to the advantages of this a little bit. There are a couple of courses here in the Midwest that having a competent overhand throw will give you a lot of confidence, such as Cedar Creek West and Axldog Acres disc golf courses.

There are players who use this shot as their primary throw type, and though I have seen it work to some degree of success, you will without question limit yourself, if you do not have a clean backhand and/or forehand shot to compliment an overhand.

When choosing a disc for an overhand, I choose overstable disc golf drivers.

Something that will cut through the air quickly and rotate in the normal “knot” look through the air after achieving maximum height.

The other benefit I’ve found in in throwing an overstable disc is that I can use this throw to help break in an overstable disc that I would like to throw later once it is stable to straight throwing.

Throwing slower discs with an overhand will have the effect of faster rotation in the air. Unless you have a specific reason for this, I believe it yields less consistency in distance and in left to right deviation.

So, when learning or trying to hone your skills, use overstable high speed disc golf drivers, to create the most consistency.     

When throwing a “thumber,” you are looking to have an overhand throw fade to the right for an right handed thrower.

The thumber is aptly named because your grip has the thumb on the underside or inside of the flight plate.

The way I learned to grip a thumber, and still do, is to have my thumb hooked on the inside of the rim, my index finger pointed straight parallel with the bottom edge of the disc, and my middle finger supporting the bottom edge of the disc.

Think of making a pinching motion between your thumb and index finger, and supporting the bottom edge with your middle finger.

It feels strange for a while, but when you get used to it there it becomes comfortable enough.

For a “tomahawk,” I would recommend using the same grip as a forehand throw.

This type of throw will fade to the left for a right-handed thrower. I use the traditional stack forehand grip for my tomahawks, and in order to not have the disc slip out, I try to not over throw for distance.

Especially with a tomahawk as I am primarily a backhand thrower, I only use when necessary as the fade direction is the same as a backhand hyzer.

I would encourage everyone to learn how to throw a 200 foot Thumber and Tomahawk disc golf throw.

Have it for when you find yourself in trouble off the fairway. If there is a short tight hole with a low tree line, know that you can effectively take the obstacles out of your way.

One thing the pros do quite well is get out of trouble. As we’ve seen in the UDisc statistics for the Disc Golf Pro Tour, the scramble statistic is heavily correlated to the success of the players. Solving left to right deviation is a primary goal in almost all technical shots for disc golf.

Let this type of throw be a tool in your bag or cart for many rounds to come. Remember you don’t need to be able to throw a far overhand to make it a stroke saving part of your disc golf game.

The main advice I will give in trying to throw an overhand disc golf shot is simple - throw in a similar motion as throwing a football, and right before you release pull down hard (as in throwing a curveball in baseball).

Start throwing comfortably hard and never try to strong arm the throw harder than you need to. The more the flight plate is facing up the more fade you will get on the throw. I prefer to try and keep the disc on a minimal fade for most of my shots. I find it easier to line up straight and release with less left to right variance planned.

Give it a shot and let me know in the comments below how you did!

See you on the course, 

Aaron

How to Select Discs for your Disc Golf Bag - A Guide for Rec to Advanced Disc Golf Players

Select Discs for your Disc Golf Bag

There are a million "In The Bag" videos out there, and you can find advice from anywhere about what disc is best, but the truth is that many people have too many discs in their bags that do the same thing.

I have many friends that over the years have come to see the wisdom in my thought process for selecting discs for your bag, and I would like to share my thoughts on that with you all today.

For the sake of a baseline, I will talk in terms of Innova plastic, as they are the most broadly known for a standard comparison in the market today.

I am not affiliated with any disc manufacturer in any way. Obviously these disc choices are for a generic person and may not fit your game, but the same logic should apply to the appropriate weights and stability for your arm speed. I also assume that most people are backhand dominant for the purposes of disc selection.     

On the topic of variety, there is a real catch 22. The word variety itself is perhaps misleading as that would imply having a large variety of discs for every situation imaginable. I assure this is not advisable.

When many of the top professionals do “In The Bag” videos, you will notice a relatively common theme. They carry many of the same disc. Understanding that they often have them in different weights, plastics, and runs is a big consideration.

Midrange Discs

You may decide that for your anhyzer and hyzerflip throws, you would use a mold in DX or R-Pro plastic.

You may then decide you need something you can throw flat or on a slight hyzer that will be a straight flyer and may choose a McPro Roc3 or KC Pro Roc.

For your stable choice, the Champion Roc3 would be your best bet. Now you may have one or more of these Rocs in the process of being seasoned just right so your mid range lineup may look like this: 2 DX Rocs (one well seasoned at 180 grams, and one newish one at 176 grams), 1 KC Pro Roc (180 grams newish), 1 McPro Roc3 (max weight slightly seasoned), and 1 Champion Roc3 (max weight).

Drivers/Fairway Drivers 

You want to do a similar thing as to your midranges. I would start with 2 slowish drivers. I prefer to throw a stable disc such as a Teebird (either star or champion plastic and near max weight) and a less stable disc such as a Valkyrie (again star or champion plastic and near max weight).

That should cover most anything that your midranges can’t and you don’t need maximum distance on.

Next, I would choose a driver that is well within your arm speeds ability to throw. In my experience, most people tend to throw drivers that are well faster than their arm speed can truly handle. I would recommend 3 drivers of the same mold.

For this instance, I will pick an Innova Destroyer as they are discs that have the ability to fly with a great variance of stability. I prefer the star plastic for drivers, but that is up to you.

As discs go, Destroyers are notorious for being unpredictable in their stability off the shelf. This is not a bad thing as they are a great discs for many types of shots. I would find one in a lighter weight (such as 167 grams or so) and use that as my turnover or anhyzer disc. Then, I would find one that is stable, but not a meat hook around 172-174 grams. Next, find one that you can’t turn over on your most powerful flat throw at 174 grams and make that your overstable driver.

Putters

For putters, I prefer to putt with a stiff plastic as I feel more confident with that in my hand. No matter what you choose, I would make sure that you have 2 of the same putter, just in case something happens to one of them.

There is not a single correct type to use. I putt with Prodigy PA3 in the 350 plastic, but I also like putting with the stiff 300 plastic. I use putters off the tee for most shots 270 and under when the line permits, as I feel the most comfortable throwing them accurately.

I keep a stable throwing putter at max weight, a straight throwing putter at max weight and a very understable putter at max weight for approach shots and tee shots. I also throw a well seasoned PA1 in 300 plastic as my straight putter, and my understable throwing putter is a well seasoned PA4 in 300 plastic.

If you have all of the discs recommended above, you would be at 15 total in your bag right now. That being said there will be a need for a few utility discs that fill the gap for shots that require a more extreme line.

Utility Discs

For these, I believe you need first a very overstable putter. I believe a Discraft Zone is a perfect choice for that. Next, a very overstable midrange. There are many great options, and any will do. Just pick whatever you like best, but some great discs are, Discraft Drone, Innova Gator, Prodigy A1, Dynamic Discs Justice, are all outstanding meathooks.

After that, a very overstable fairway driver is in order. The most popular is an Innova Firebird, but a Discraft Predator, or Prodigy H1 will all be overstable enough for your needs as well. Lastly, if you still need a more overstable driver for your bag, pick something faster than your arm speed can handle or just grossly overstable. If you want something that you can’t really throw too hard I recommend a Dynamic Discs Stiletto. The very last disc to bring you up to an even 20 would be a very very understable disc for rollers or situations where you are throwing far uphill or do not have the ability to generate a run up or much power.

Thanks for reading and let me know if this helps to pair down your bag!

See you on the course,

Aaron