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Old 04-17-2014, 05:34 PM
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Crave vs Servo - Minimalism

I am a bag minimalist, because of this i am having a hard time deciding between using the Crave or the Servo as my main fairway driver.

Already, i am dropping the entire 'speed 9' MVP lineup (Shock, Volt, Amp) except for my seasoned volt (until i develop a good consistency and feel with either the servo or crave) and replacing the speed 9's with slightly higher speed 10-12 discs like the inertia, tesla, and then some Legacy/Millennium distance drivers. I did this because i can throw the 'speed 7' (Resistor, Servo, Crave, Switch) fairways nearly as far with slightly better control so i don't see the need for added overlap in my game.


The topic is Crave vs Servo so i digress,

I have thrown both for a couple weeks now and CAN NOT decide between which one i want to bag for my straight-overstable slot, i feel like i can interchange them and do the same things for the most part aside from slight differences..

The Crave:
- Holds straight longer and a more forward fade than the Servo.
- Is a little longer than the Servo.
- Holds anny releases slightly longer before transitioning back to flat.
- Comes in brighter colors.
- My Rating: -1 HSS 1.5 LSS

The Servo:
- Has a bit stronger fade finish than the Crave.
- Is easier to range distance with.
- transitions back to flat quicker on anny releases.
- Handles wind a little better.
- My Rating: -0.5 HSS 2 LSS

Keeping in mind that i use a Resistor for beefy OS and a Switch for slightly under-stable turnovers, which one of these would you recommend using as my main workable fairway driver?

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Old 04-17-2014, 05:38 PM
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I personally like a little more stability in my discs in general so would favor the servo.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:38 PM
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I'm debating this myself, so I'm curious to hear some of the responses.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:39 PM
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well since I haven't thrown either of these yet I will spectate.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:44 PM
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I prefer something more workable like the Crave. I think the Resistor, Crave, Switch make a better grouping. For a work horse fairway it needs to be something that will fade foward, not dump. I found the Servo had more left forward fade than I need. Your main fairway driver needs to be something you can tweak to finish forward on multiple angles and I just don't think the Servo can handle that without some serious seasoning.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:49 PM
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Out of the box I would lean Crave, too. You can use the Resistor when the wind really kicks up. But if you already have a good amount of wear on your Servos you can probably stick with them.

There is the added benefit of Proton and Neutron Craves over only Neutron Servos if that sways you at all.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:49 PM
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The Crave is my favorite by far. It seems to get a bit more distance and is more versatile than the Servo. A lot of the shots a Servo would take could be handled by the Resistor, if you need that hard fade.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:19 PM
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Yeah I have 2 craves and 2 switches. And in all the years I've been playing, I think I like throwing them more than any other disc I've owned... 10am tomorrow I will be at Disc Nation picking up my skullboy tesla and the new proton crave
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:04 PM
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I tried the following driver setup today and enjoyed it:

2x Crave
2x Resistor
3x Volts
1 Inertia
3x Teslas

I'm in the same boat as you. I like, and was bagging all of MVP's drivers except the Amp (Use a beat FR Volt instead). Trying to slim it down and go with what I need rather than one of everything. It's tough because I have a lot of good shots with Shocks and Servos....
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:25 PM
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The crave.. main reason the forward fade vs the dumpier fade of th
e servo. The crave will also adapt to a line better than the servo which will fight noticeably faster towards stability for me.
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