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Old 05-03-2011, 12:06 PM
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Can anybody talk to me about this?

Also, I went into PIA today and they had their last two Vibrams marked 24% off! So I had to jump on yet another regular Summit for $14.50 out the door! They have a VP there too, I almost bought it, but I have one comming in the mail. So I want to make sure I actually like it first before ending up with two of them
From what I remember people saying, the firms may start out a little bit more stable, but after a few trees they beat in a bit. However, the meds don't really beat in much and are pretty much the way they are.

*edit* Oh, and congrats on your new discs. I wish I could find somewhere locally to buy vibram. We're lucky to even have a hookah lounge that sells Innova (at a bit high prices) and a dude that gets innova at costs and resells them.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:23 PM
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The vibram putters do not really beat in. They will change ever so slightly over time but not like a wizard that will start stable and beat into a straight to turning putter. I have a proto VP that I have had for 3 years, used for 100's of rounds, drive wih it, hit 4 billion trees with it, and it is still as overstable as ever. Don't wait for, say a ridge, to beat in. Just buy a ridge and a summit and you are good to go. They are all the same top with a different size bead on em.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:34 PM
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Good to hear! I like discs that fly the way I want right off the shelf and stay that way!

How does a VP compare to a Zone stability wise?
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:40 PM
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Anyone have a clue what the May Vibram Monthly Contest is going to be?
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:42 PM
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Perhaps answering that IS the contest?
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:50 PM
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VP is shorter than the Zone, I have both and often carry both in my bag a the same time. I would say that the zone may be slightly more overstable but it is also faster so it is a hard comparison to make exactly.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:04 PM
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I only got 10 throws or so with my Trek tester on Sunday but I would give it the Innova-style rating of 7/5/-2/3 (I felt the Ascent was 7/4/-1/3 and no, I don't have an Eagle). It certainly turned over more easily but seemed to stay aloft a bit longer with the same fade at the end. Feel free to disagree with my fade rating. The point is the glide and a noticeable amount of greater understability. I'm not sure it's different enough from the Ascent to really NEED both in the bag. Not done testing either. I do prefer the Trek for thumbers over the Ascent.
That almost seems like too much glide for the Ascent IMO. I would give my medium more of a 3 on glide.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:14 PM
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I don't think there's a ton more glide than the Ascent but I didn't want to get into decimals.


Mr. America, populate your DGCR disc list. That would make it easier for us to compare the VP to other discs in your bag.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:40 PM
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I've thrown the Trek for 3 or 4 rounds now & it's a pretty sweet disc. Seems alot like my E-L, high speed turn & predictable fade, without the break-in time. I love my E-L but if the Trek keeps flying like it the Eagle may be gone, especially since the flight shouldn't change much over time. I have the regular X-Link & it is GRIPTASTIC!! It is very flexible but not floppy, feels great. I've never thrown an Ascent so can't compare the two, but it does seem to have great glide.
 

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Old 05-03-2011, 03:15 PM
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I am really hoping that all this holds true with the Trek having more glide. I love my Ascent, but it just doesn't have enough glide for tailwind drives.
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