Thursday, March 22, 2012
My New Plastic
Are you one of those disc golfers that needs to hold back when buying new plastic? I am. If I had the money and storage space I would probably buy a ton of discs every month. I didn't used to be like that though.
I hadn't purchased anything for a while. The baby was sleeping, the beer was cold and it was a Saturday night, so I figured it was a good time to hop online and make a few purchases.
I went with a 171 Star TeeBird, an X-Out 173 Champion Leopard and an X-Out 169 Elite Z Nuke. I bought the TeeBird from Disc Nation and the other two from Marshall Street.
When I first played the game I remember using a couple of Innova discs, but it wasn't until I tried a Discraft disc that I felt like I could finally get some distance. With that mentality stored away in my mind I started buying only Discraft discs when I picked up the sport again later on in life. Eventually I justified it by thinking all manufacturers have discs that will fly the way you need them to, so why not stick with one company in order to keep yourself from buying a bunch of discs with similar flight patterns.
Deep down there was a part of me that wanted to throw every disc in every weight just to see the differences.
I finally gave in to my desire and I'm now in the process of mixing up my bag with anything I feel like trying without any company loyalty.
I'm not sponsored, so I shouldn't restrict myself.
The sun is supposed to make an appearance this weekend, so I'll be getting out to give these three some flight time.