Building the Perfect Bag | Your Starting Lineup

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It’s Game Time…

If you’ve ever been to a professional sporting event, you’re familiar with the beginning of every game. It’s when the lights go out, the music goes up, and the teams are introduced to the crowd. Living near Chicago, a die hard sports town, I get the treat of some of the best produced sporting events in the country. My all time favorite and most memorable was, of course, seeing the Chicago Bulls in the early 90’s at the old Chicago stadium.

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Building the Perfect Bag | Addition and Subtraction

Building the Perfect Bag

The Dilemma

In a previous installment of Building the Perfect Bag, we addressed the topic of who does the work, you or the disc. We talked about the necessity of altering both your disc selection and your throw in order to cover all the possible flight lines you might need in a round.

That conclusion naturally leads to the dilemma of how many discs we actually need to carry. If some shots rely on a change in throw while others rely on a change of disc, how do we decide what to carry on any given round? Can you cover all needed flight lines with 3 discs? How about 10? Does it take 30? The real question is where is the balance and how do you find it? Not only that, where is the balance that is appropriate to our own individual game? That’s really where the secret sauce is.

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Building the Perfect Bag | 7 Putters You Need to Try

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Our First Guest Post!

A lot of you have been anxious for me to get to some actual disc recommendations as I slowly plod through the Building the Perfect Bag series. And since I’m probably not going to get there for a bit longer, I asked my good friends over at the Disc Golf Puttheads to serve up some putter recommendations for everyone.

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Building the Perfect Bag | Bad Advice From Wesley Snipes

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A few days ago I played a round with a random person I met on the first tee at my home course. He hadn’t ever played there before, so I figured I’d show him around. My home course is pretty tough with a lot of woods and I like to give a hand to folks playing there for the first time. Normally, that’s not a problem, it’s something I enjoy. But I knew we were in for trouble when I saw him throw his first shot.

It wasn’t his throw that concerned me as much as it was the disc he used. As soon as I saw it emerge from his bag I prayed he didn’t have any more like it. Unfortunately there were a lot of them. Turns out this guy was a big fan of black discs with black stamps. At least half of his discs were this color. This was going to be an issue.

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Building the Perfect Bag | Who’s Doing the Work?

Who's Doing the Work?

In the beginning…

When I first started playing disc golf, my strategy for disc selection was pretty simple. If they sold it at the gas station down the street from my home course, it went in my bag. If the disc was tie dyed, that was even better. That kept me busy until they stopped restocking discs at that gas station. Then I discovered on line disc stores. That was fun, but bad. Very, very bad. Bad for my wallet. Bad for my game. I soon realized I needed a better strategy for what to put in my bag than “I’ll take one of each please!”

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Building the Perfect Bag | Disc Golf Companies Are Not Your Friends

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If we were to ask any disc golf related company what their company objectives are, we would get a variety of answers. Some examples would include…

  • Growing the sport
  • Making the best equipment
  • Helping people improve
  • Legitimizing the game
  • Making disc golf more enjoyable

The objectives would vary from company to company. Some would be focused on players. Some would be focused on technology. Some would be focused on being innovative and unique. The lists would be of varying lengths and content. As different as each list would be, they would also have one outstanding commonality.

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Building the Perfect Bag | Basic Terminology

basic disc terminology

basic disc terminology

First things first…

I realized as I was writing the next couple of articles on building the perfect bag that there was a post that needed to be written first. It’s just a bit of housekeeping, but a very important one at that. If I am going to be able to communicate my ideas effectively, we have to lay down some basic definitions. We have to define the terms we’ll be using when talking about those little round pieces of plastic in your bag.

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Building the Perfect Bag | It Starts With Your Throw

Which one to throw?
Oh the choices we have. What to bag? What to throw?

In the Beginning…

Over the next several months, I’ll be conducting a deep dive into disc selection. I want to dissect how, in my opinion, to put together the perfect bag for you. One of the biggest weaknesses I see with most amateur and casual players is that their bag is in a constant state of flux.

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The Ultimate Guide to Disc Golf Gifts

Happy Holidays!!!

Whether it’s for Festivus, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or your birthday happens to fall at this time of year, ’tis the season for the giving of gifts (or possibly feats of disc golf strength if you celebrate Festivus!). If you are a disc golfer, it’s also a time of quandaries.

Does the non disc golfer in your life know what you’d like? Does the disc golfer in your life already have “everything”, making it impossible to buy gifts for them? Are you tired of getting socks instead of plastic?

[tweetthis]Check out some great #discgolf gift ideas from Mind Body Disc #lotsofthem[/tweetthis]

To the rescue is the first annual Mind Body Disc Ultimate Guide to Disc Golf Gifts!!! Below we have compiled and extensive list of suggestions and ideas for the disc golfers in your life. If you are the disc golfer in your life, this would be a great list to share with the ones you love. Help them help you this holiday season!!!

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