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Old 10-30-2014, 03:21 PM
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Couldn't find the answer to this when I searched. Does a DX Shark have more glide than a DX Roc? Thinking about switching to the shark for a little more distance out of my bag.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:28 PM
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Define glide.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:30 PM
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Then maybe consider trying a Roc3. I dont think a DX shark will have any more noticable glide.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:37 PM
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According to Innova, they have the same glide rating.

According to inBounds, the Roc has 3' more distance potential....

http://www.inboundsdiscgolf.com/cont...45876O777921OO
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:40 PM
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I was throwing them side by side for a while, both 176g, with the Shark being more beat, but both worn in. I found them very very close to identical. The Roc would have less turn, more of a mild hyzer flip to flat with almost no fade. The Shark may ride right a little more and then mildly come back to center as well. They were so close, but I would say most often the Shark would be further than the Roc by 5-10'. This is all on ~300' line drives with these, with about 10' height to get a picture of the flight.

I preferred the Roc because the HSS is a little more true, and the slight extra distance of the Shark wasn't very significant to me at that distance. But the distance increase was consistent enough that I can say that the Shark was slightly longer for me.

I did throw a fresh DX shark recently and it had more fade than I was expecting even at 300', but being DX I'm sure that goes away quickly and it would fly more like I described above soon.

Edit: I agree with the above suggestion of Roc3...it is straight and has pretty much the same distance (haven't thrown one enough to say if it is 10' more or less of the others, but I know it is within that range for me). But it starts straight and won't beat in as much...but I guess that depends on how much of a Roc purist you are for beating and cycling.

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Old 10-30-2014, 03:46 PM
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I don't mean to start a war, but if you want to try a different type of mid that may give you more distance, then try a Buzzz also (not baseline plastic though). It is quite different from the Roc and Shark, and will give more distance on a low line.

It is very different though, so it can co-exist with the Roc in your bag, whereas the Shark would be pretty much a one or the other for me.
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Another option is a Warship. It has a similar rim to the Roc and is one of the longest mids I've ever thrown.
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I find the Roc3 / Shark3 to have more distance potential when theyre put on the right line. Enough a different to matter? Eh... probably nothing to matter a whole lot. But yes, they hold their stability much longer than DX, KC Pro. I bag a Roc3, or Shark3 depending on the course, or what I feel like grabbing. I bag 2 varying KC Pro Rocs behind it.
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Just keep beating in your DX Roc, they gain more glide the more they beat in.
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Another option is a Warship. It has a similar rim to the Roc and is one of the longest mids I've ever thrown.
Theres days when I want to switch things up and just have some fun. I'll replace my mids with the Warship, Claymore and Tursas. Gotdayum those are some fun disc to put some pizzazz on.
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