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Old 03-21-2013, 09:53 AM
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Yeah I could not turn my newer Shocks at all (I am only about 280-300 foot power). I will see my DG buddy today who can throw about 450 and he said he wants to try my MVP drivers. Agree that I will have no problem throwing those Shocks into 25 mph or so headwind.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:12 AM
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Yeah I could not turn my newer Shocks at all (I am only about 280-300 foot power). I will see my DG buddy today who can throw about 450 and he said he wants to try my MVP drivers. Agree that I will have no problem throwing those Shocks into 25 mph or so headwind.
I've been throwing my 173g straight into 20+mph headwinds and it doesn't give the slightest indication it wants to turn. The thing is a beast on par with a Firebird for my 300ft distance. In calm conditions on a flat release, it seems like it starts fading from the instant it leaves my hand!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:29 AM
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Just got a 2nd run this week, took it out for some field work the other day, 20 mph wind.

Even when I OATed it into headwind, it refused to roll over any at all. Mad beefy, yet it has some glide. It's not like a FT firebird is for me, which I find so OS, it's like as soon as I throw it, it starts orbiting me counterclockwise.

Tailwind, I was still getting out to around 300, with a hard but manageable fade.

Basically, it meshes pertectly with the Volt for me. The Volt flies a nice sustained hyzer line, and right where I can shape it no further right to left(RHBH), the Shock picks up with a normal flat throw.

Still fairly new to both discs, but it's looking like these 2 will cover a huge amount of shots, and will finally get me to where I can stop screwing around with like 10 driver molds trying to find the "core" of my driver game.

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:30 AM
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Yup, The Volt, Shock, and Tangent all got me very excited about any new MVP molds coming out anytime soon!
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:08 AM
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:18 AM
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I don't really like these new Shocks. They are almost TOO overstable...not quite as pure beef as a XXX, but fairly close, to be fair.

I like my Teebirds because they are fairly on the OS side of things, but not prime, USDA-choice beef like these new Shocks. I'll keep my old Shocks, thank you very much.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:42 PM
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My experience was not the same as yours. Xxx is the most overstable disc I've ever thrown. The new shock is nowhere close. The shock flies like some of my really overstable 11x teebirds only faster and longer. For reference I throw teebirds flat about 350.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:54 PM
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Same experiences.

For me the shock is an out of the box 11x CAL teebirds with more D potential. I adore this disc. Love that I can just crank on it and it'll ride straight and with a healthy fade. This is the best power fairway/long driver I've thrown.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:27 PM
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Hah, first they're too flippy, now they're too beefy. Fickle bunch

Just playing around. I really like these new Shocks and think they pair with the Volt much better than the FR's. I see a distinct difference between them and my XXX's though, but I'm also throwing either of those two discs on 375' holes with a hyzer release so maybe they just fly way beefier for people throwing them closer to 300'. Either way my Shocks get me further with less effort than a XXX.

We've been having windy weather the past two weeks and the Shock has been the workhorse of my bag. I think I've been throwing it for about 50% of my drives at my home course the last few rounds. Definitely holding the line in any crosswind or headwind for me, fh or bh, thrown flat or hyzer.

This is roughly what I was expecting for their first driver, maybe a hair less OS, e.g. speed 9 Vector. I'm extremely pleased with this disc and the Volt either way. The Volt is the only disc I felt could compete against my beat to perfection 1.1 QOLF when new that I've tried, and the Shock is the perfect windy day workhorse driver for me, a bit more OS than a fresh 1.2 QOLF but still enough glide to get more D than my OS driver the XXX.

I had originally planned to drop OLFs all winter, then put them head to head against MVP's drivers in the spring after I got a chance to get used to them, but anymore I feel like I don't need to. Most OLF's start a bit less overstable than the new Shocks, so as soon as I beat one in I'd find overlap. Still gonna compare them just for fun but I don't currently miss the mold that was in my bag the longest. Even if those shiny max weight SOLFs at PIAS looked tempting...
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:31 PM
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Yes, the shock will handle a TON of power and with some snap for more gyro, this thing eats wind for a snack.. id like to try it out in 40mph gusts. as it beats in its going to get longer and longer, and with the early fade out of the box i can see it holding stability to the grave. On top of that with how SLOW neutron discs beat in for me, its going to last a long time. Now i just have to not lose it or throw it in the drink!

I'm surprised they tweaked the shock this over-stable! people said that's what they wanted. MVP delivered

Shock: HSS: 0.5 LSS: 2.5 Glide: 4

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