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Old 05-31-2014, 09:22 PM
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I applaud their efforts in making discs out of reground plastic. Those brown discs will just have to be watched closely as they fly.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:28 PM
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I applaud their efforts in making discs out of reground plastic. Those brown discs will just have to be watched closely as they fly.
Without using those for the challenge you'd have to probably ask a TD to pay $30 each for the packs and then pass that on to the players for $40. It would certainly be cool to get some bright opto or gold line just not feasible I think.

I'm playing in one for sure here, have a pack in the mail coming just for people to test out, and will be playing in the two day finale here in Emporia. The flyer just got posted it's going to be unique and pretty special I think. Like a two day trilogy GBO. 3 rounds, 3 courses (same as GBO this year for courses), 3 pools of divisions, block party, player party with meal, and it's not just for these three molds but players can use any trilogy discs they have. Good for me I have a full grip bag. I know some of the local guys who throw a lot of Innova aren't exactly happy but it was always going to be a trilogy event anyway. Just now it's way expanded.
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:49 PM
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I planned to host a Challenge on my home course for the 1st. I had to cancel it because I could not get enough people to commit to hit the 25 min pack buy in. Mabey next year?

I am bummed on the colors that I have seen so far. I expected a lot more colorful disc selection for this event series. Also the weights not being on them and the heavy weights that are being reported don't sound good for those "new" players the Challenge was supposed to attract.

I planned to buy a pack from someone...now I am second guessing myself. I know that sounds dumb but I like colorful/visible plastic especially if it might make my bag. Guess I can just call them "testers" to see if I will want the production ones when they are released.
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:44 AM
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They might possibly be laser etched for weight and he missed it but I doubt it.
Every disc at the Trilogy Challenge I attended today had the weight laser etched. There was a nice variety of colors in both the Thief and the Claymore, but I'm glad I got there early enough to get bright orange. A few people were stuck with dark green, and one guy on my card lost his driver between rounds. The Shields (all 175g) were all grey (appropriate) or light, pastel pink.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:17 AM
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A N00bs review of Trilogy Challenge Discs

Played in the Trilogy challenge yesterday at SFDGC. I didn't see much in the way of reviews after the event so here goes:

Shield- I like this grippy putter alot! The rim height seems a little taller than my kc pro aviar, and has the feel some where between a chalky wizard/soft magnet . The lack of bead on it is a nice change and i was able to put it on all kinds of lines. i shot it a bunch from the 30-50 ft range and it always seemed to go where i wanted or really close. Nice glide. The only downside of it being a little taller to me was when i shot it on a hyzer line around a tree or when it would hit the cage, it would tend to roll a more than i expected which caused me to loose a few strokes. None the less it will stay in my bag.

Claymore- This disc took a bit of warming up to but ultimately i see it occupying a space in my bag somewhere between the Core and a Gstar Roc3.
Being a huge fan of the glide on the core, i was hoping this would be similar, but in that respect, the Core crushes this disc. The plastic feel again is what shines though here. I had to power this disc up quite a bit to get a good glide out of it. i have a 179 Core and 175 Z Buzz ss which both glide for days, this disc was 173 and just never really got the float or laser beam accuracy of either.. One place where this disc shined was in throwing an overhand tomahawk, i was able to get very accurate tomahawks off with this to get me out of some tight spots.


Thief- I wanted to like this driver but ultimately it was the least enjoyable of the 3 discs to me. It felt more like a heavy fairway control driver with a smallish rim than a distance driver. While weights don't always matter, this disc just felt very sluggish to me. Off the tee i got some decent throws, but without a run up this disc tended to just sink way faster than i would have cared for. For Fairway drivers ill stick with my Ace Race Ti and Gstar Fd, for Drivers, Halo and TD2. On a side note, The shiny watermelon color made this disc very easy to spot in brush, near trees, and tall grass. It really is an extremely pretty disc.


Overall it was a great event and really well organized. I really really wish there had been a larger selection of weights available especially for the drivers. All the discs our event received for this tournament were 173- Max Weight. With the intended focus of this event supposed to be leaning towards new players, i found it odd they ONLY sent heavier discs. This made it pretty hard for the brand new players and younger players to even play at all and definitely slanted the odds in favor of bigger armed pros with lots of experience. I cant help but think how different the event might have gone if there had been even just a few lighter discs available. I would have happily taken a 160 or so, and would still like to try the Thief in lighter weights when it becomes available to see if that makes the difference.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:53 AM
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I am not as well versed in disc reviews as the previous poster, but I played in the Triology Challenge yesterday at Floral Park in Floral City, FL. It was a very laid back affair (quite different from the Women's Wild Flower tournament I played in earlier in May). They just handed out three discs without options of weight or color as we signed in (not sure if this is the norm). All weights were 170-175, and colors were all earthy colors (pale blues, golds, blacks, greys). Some putters had a cool swirl design in the plastic, but I wasn't lucky enough to get one of those. The logo on the discs is pretty cool, foil stamping in different colors of the Triology logo. However, on a sunny day, the reflection off the discs is not fun! I was blinded many a times while putting.

Out of the three discs, I think I will use the midrange the most. The drivers wasn't a bad a driver, I am not very technical on what exactly it does. When thrown hard and true, it's a pretty straight driver. I did not drive as far as I normally do (like when I use a Wraith or Valkyrie). I have been working on getting more distance while driving, and when I tried to pull my arm back further before throwing, I would end up grip locking and the sunuva gun would go out to the right. So I threw it safely so I didn't completely get myself in a rut.

The putter, it's a very firm putter. I am used to an old soft Wizard putter that was given to me by my husband years ago when I first attempted to learn how to play. It's MY putter and I rarely use any other kind. The best part of this challenge was that it really forced me to examine my putting technique and apply my ability (which isn't exactly all that great) of putting to another type of putter. I warmed up a bit with the putter before the round and I was hitting basket high and low, but as I got used to the feel and had some talks with the putter, I started to get used to it and found my putting groove. I still wasn't as consistent as I am with my Wizard, but I definitely learned how to accept a different style of putter. And that was a big thing for me.

The midrange, I don't know what to compare it to. I am not a good disc comparer. However, in my regular bag, I do have a Buzzz and a Panther for the longer approach shots. It has a rim more similar to the Buzzz, not rounded like the Panther. I have a lot of trouble throwing my Buzzz (I do think this is because my husband swapped out my trusted Buzzz with one of his during one of my lulls in playing, and now me and my newly acquainted Buzzz just don't get along). I rarely throw it because I end up throwing it out to the right far too often. The Panther, I can be deadly accurate and almost always park right around the basket to leave me with a doable putt. I was nervous about throwing the midrange at the Challenge due to it's basic similarities to the Buzz, but I had to learn and once I got the hang of it, I found it to be something that I can throw in my bag along with my Panther. My Buzzz may have to take a vacation.

Overall, it was a fun experience. There was a total of 61 registered players, but I think only about 58 showed up. There were 9 women registered, which is nice to see a good amount out there to compete. Prizes were only awarded to first place (not sure if this is standard practice for the Triology Challenge, or just this TD's setup). I placed in a tie for 3rd among the women, which isn't too bad since Intermediate and Rec were paired together. The only thing that slightly miffed me (and this was more of the tournament setup's fault) is that both rounds they had all the women and juniors start on the FAR back holes. Maybe they just wanted us out of the way? Haha, who knows. The kids were put out even further back than the women. There were only 6 of them and they were very well behaved and great young players. Not really upset about it, it was just one of those things that make you wonder then you move on.

It was a lot of fun, and I really enjoy this little one day challenges that push you out of your comfort zone. I wouldn't mind finding a couple more but the summer months are coming up and yesterday was H-O-T outside. I am a bit toasted on the face today. So, I'll have to hope I can find something in September when things start cooling down here in Florida.

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Old 06-01-2014, 09:26 AM
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Decided to take some quick pics... Sorry for the dirty desk, markers and my 2 year old don't mix well (unless you're the 2 year old).

Here is the driver (Thief, 173). Looking at the weight, this was probably why I wasn't throwing it as far as my other discs.


Here is the midrange (Claymore, 174):


Here is the putter (Shield, 175):


And that is not a crack in the putter, this plastic used on the putter scratched up easily. It's not performance altering scratching, it's like a surface scratch.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:31 AM
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Not the greatest picture, but all three of my discs have etching of weight and name:

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Old 06-01-2014, 12:58 PM
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Not a fan of the thief. Just didn't have much luck with my flick style. Tried rollers tried sky roller. Tried thumber. It just laughed and ran away as far from the basket as possible. The guy on my card with most luck seemed to throw it about 60-70 percent back hand and it had a pretty flight path. When he cranked it. It just ran and ran away. Way right for his rhbh. Also the perk add ons were kind of blah.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:18 PM
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Agree the perks were kinda Blah.. Have so many useless lanyards from conventions that i never use, etc. They Missed an opportunity to put an erasable scorecard on the the trilogy challenge tag. That would have made it something i kept on my bag for a while at least
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