Originally Posted by Pwingles
Ive seen some odd SOLFs in the shop this year, archon ish top, maybe the xcal type top you were talking about. Either way, odd. Thoughts or insights?
My #1 insight is this: Academy picked up the SOLF sometime between 2009 and 2011... these days I bet only 5-10% of SOLFs produced are reaching mainstream disc golf channels. Each run is lasting/shipping for a much shorter span than years past.
Modern SOLFs are cycling through runs and inherent variations at a pace more on par with the average Innova sleeper driver.
Also, run numbers stamped on MILL discs are never to be trusted with absolute certainty. Production needs > number-stamping accuracy. You may have to get deep into characteristics (i.e. buying from a fellow LF-head) to ensure a particular type.