October 28: What’s in Your Bag?

This week’s edition of What’s in Your Bag? comes to us from Sean Steele, who calls the windy and well-known courses of Emporia, Kansas home.

After getting his start playing back in 1996 with some friends after football practice, Steele didn’t get overly serious about disc golf until 2010.

“I instantly fell back in love with the sport, and since then have been playing almost daily rounds with a few tournaments this past year,” Steele said.

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Since returning to disc golf, Steele has seen the opening of major retailer Dynamic Discs offer him a wider selection than back when he started.

“Back in ’96 you had Innova and Discraft, so in 2010 I had more options than
the Cyclone and Shark of my previous playing days,” he said. “Luckily Dynamic Discs had opened up its headquarters and I had the best selection at my front door.”

Steele in particular gravitated toward much of the plastic originating from the Latitude 64 factory in Sweden, and the company and its subsidiaries now dominate his lineup.

“I took a liking to the glide, feel, and appearance of the Latitude 64 plastics, and since then have molded a bag around that plastic with the discs that work best for me,” Steele said. “Dynamic Discs, with their releases (also molded by Latitude 64) have really hit my needs with their flat top mids and long, but easier to throw, drivers.”

Here’s what Steele packs in his L-Series Grip-EQ bag:

    • Dynamic Discs Classic Judge 173-176g – For all putting duties inside of about 50 feet.
    • Dynamic Discs Fuzion Judge 173-176g – For driving and upshots in the 50-200ft range.
    • Westside VIP Tursas –Turnover shots or straight shots in a tailwind.
    • Dynamic Discs Classic Fugitive – Upshots I can’t reach with the Fuzion Judge or that have a slight headwind.
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Sean Steele’s bag.

  • Dynamic Discs Lucid Truth – The go-to mid for any line, but mostly dead straight shots that need glide.
  • Dynamic Discs BioFuzion Truth – Same shots as above, but a little better in headwinds than the Lucid.
  • Dynamic Discs BioFuzion Suspect – For utility throws and upshots that need more fade than the Fugitive.
  • Dynamic Discs Moonshine Verdict – For big hyzers and big headwinds.
  • Latitude 64 Opto Trident – For the Kansas winds and the occasional flick to get out of trouble.
  • Westside VIP Underworld – Hyzer flips and turnovers that I want to go right and finish right.
  • Latitude 64 Recycled River – Tunnel shots, and anytime I want to slow down and let the disc do the work.
  • Dynamic Discs Lucid Escape – The go-to fairway that I throw on all lines and have the most confidence in.
  • Dynamic Discs BioFuzion Escape – For the same shots as the Lucid, but when I need more fade and fight in headwinds.
  • Latitude 64 Recycled Saint – Most reached-for driver in the bag. Control drives with straight flights.
  • Latitude 64 Opto Striker – For the holes where the Saint can’t take the wind. Sometimes replaced with a Discmania C-line PD for days I know the wind will be strong.
  • Dynamic Discs BioFuzion Renegade- The favorite of the bunch. I throw it whenever possible on open holes where I can get that full S-curve and distance.
  • Latitude 64 Opto Air Bolt-  A new addition to pair with the Bolt in Gold Line. Using it for tailwinds when I have an open fairway.
  • Latitude 64 Gold Line Bolt – When I want max distance without needing the accuracy of the Renegade.
  • Dynamic Discs Lucid Air Trespass – Max distance hyzers not into a headwind.
  • Dynamic Discs Lucid Trespass – Same as above, but I’ll throw this max weight Trespass into moderate headwinds.
  • Westside VIP Giant – More of a utility disc for me, but another must for strong headwinds.
  • Baseball for getting discs out of trees.
  • Golden Retriever for attempting to get discs out of water.
  • A couple of two-sided towels.
  • Sunscreen
  • Repel 100 insect spray
  • A couple of sharpies, pencils, and nail files for smoothing out rough areas on discs.
  • Birdie bag.
  • PDGA member card and rulebook.
  • Two 32oz Nalgene Titan water bottles.

Want to submit your bag and contents? Here’s what we need: A couple of photos of your bag and discs. Put together a list of everything you carry in the bag — from food to discs to anything else. Then maybe give a paragraph or two about your bag and if there’s anything you do between casual and tournament rounds etc. Finally, don’t forget your name, location and home course! Cell phone photos are fine, but please try and make it as high quality as possible. Grainy shots might not be able to be used. E-mail all of these things to pj@rattlingchains.com with the subject “What’s in my bag.”

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