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Old 09-22-2012, 10:46 AM
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It is definitely not as overstable/stable as a pd. Mine kinda flies like how my beat s-pd flew. My pd had been in the bag for ~1year and was at a sweet spot. I took it out of the bag for the saint solely for the reason that new s-pd are pretty beefy when new and take a long time to beat to the sweet spot, and i was afraid of losing my s and not having a readily available backup

When my saint starts to turn there isnt much fade at the end, and that is where i miss my PD in some aspect. It had a good turn, but would always fight back at the end.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:32 PM
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I have a beat P-PD that is almost straight with the tiniest bit of curvyness to it. It will come close to doing what I want it to do. Just not nearly as shape-able as my GL Saint that is nowhere near beat.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:37 PM
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rather than read over a thousand posts... how does this compare to strikers? I liked my striker, does this feel similar in the hand with a less stable flight?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:41 PM
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might depend on what version of Striker you have

I tried a Striker recently and it wasn't that much different flightwise from my Saints

I personally would say that the Saint feels better in the hand...the wing shape and diameter of the shape are more traditional whereas the Striker is a larger diameter and has a higher nose (I believe)

the Saint absolutely excels in a tailwind

I had a really long low tail wind drive through a tight gap with a mando yesterday
probably my best ever drive on that particular hole
it rarely gets birdied...I got the birdie with a long Pure jump putt
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:00 PM
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rather than read over a thousand posts... how does this compare to strikers? I liked my striker, does this feel similar in the hand with a less stable flight?
I would agree with Manu here, it does depend on the striker you have. I was throwing Strikers as my main driver until the Saint came out.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:32 PM
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My Striker flies exactly like my Pro Starfire (SL). Long and straight with a little fade at the end. The Saint can fly like that but with a tad more fade at the end with 80-90% power..almost no fade at the end and super dead nuts straight with 90-100% power. Well, at my 300' power that is. At 70-80% is where I can shape my lines and still easily get it out past 250-275'. At that level of power, it will fly a nice tight S curve that is really cool to watch.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:40 AM
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I still pick up my strikers when there is a slight headwind or if I need a bigger fade at end. Both of mine are still meat hooks after 9 months. The 168 opto saint will go about the same d as the strikers with less effort unless there is wind. Any kind of crosswind or headwind and the saint stays in the bag.
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:52 AM
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I just ordered a 176 Opto Saint from MST. I hope it has the overstability I'm looking for. Then I'll have an OS, S, and US Saint in the bag to cover all my bases. I'm a recent convert to the more versions of the same mold mentality. It works with my TeeBirds, why not with my Saints too?
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:12 AM
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I want a US Saint. What is the key? Has it been stumbled onto yet?
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:24 AM
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I want a US Saint. What is the key? Has it been stumbled onto yet?
Throw it harder, beat one in, or find one with a lower parting line.
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