Originally Posted by tafe
What is your philosophy regarding carrying a variety of different discs for various shots versus carrying copies of certain discs in varying degrees of plastic and beatness? I find that my bag has quite a wide variety of discs, with relatively few copies among them. I guess that I'm more comfortable knowing that I don't have to season a disc "just right". Therefore I have adapted my selection to accomadate this. I realize golf is more mental than physical, and what makes you comfortable, go with. Just was curious about your thoughts.
BTW, the ONE IRREPLACABLE disc in my quiver is the CE Aviar/1st run Q Omega. The one do-anything disc that garnered me my first two tourney aces, almost three years apart to the day, with the SAME DISC!!!
I don't think one philosophy is better than the other. I know Kenny won several World's with Aviars, Rocs, and Vipers in various stages of beatness, but after that, his selection grew somewhat for subsequent championships. If I had to pick a few discs to follow this philosophy now, I guess it would include the Aviar, Roc, TeeBird, and Destroyer. However, courses are longer and more varied now, than they were 10 years ago, competition is broader than it used to be and every weapon you can use to your advantage helps to separate you from the crowd. None of the aforementioned discs could get you a two on hole two of the Winthrop Gold course, but a driver that could, might separate you from the competition. Also, a driver that could fight the wind like it wasn't there could prove very useful at times. An excellent overhead disc might win a stroke here and there. A disc for the woods that had a slow turn and no return could prove useful, and so forth.