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Old 12-15-2012, 01:30 PM
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After a few rounds I have come to the conclusion that the Amp isn't for me.
I have yet to do anything with it that makes me feel a need to keep it in the bag.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:44 PM
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After a few rounds I have come to the conclusion that the Amp isn't for me.
I have yet to do anything with it that makes me feel a need to keep it in the bag.
Just out of curiosity, do you throw something similar to it?
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:59 PM
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I have a Sidewinder and Glide that I use.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:09 PM
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Yea, I can see overlap with a Sidewinder. I've never thrown a Glide (actually, I've never even seen a Glide). The Sidewinder is also a great disc for hyzer-flipping. I had 150 class Champ one that I loved until I lost it to the water.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:02 PM
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Just out of curiosity, do you throw something similar to it?
I gave it a couple rounds myself, but it was almost identical to my heavier GL River. And it would take several naked women with Five Guys burgers in their hands to tempt me to drop my River from my bag.
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:57 PM
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Or perhaps they don't want it public information so other companies can know? I'm sure they have a good reason why they haven't told us what that ratio is.
I'm pretty sure the other companies can spend $15 to buy an MVP disc and destroy it to take some measurements. C'mon... they sell them. They're publicly available. They can't keep it a secret.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:22 PM
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Still haven't thrown my Amp too much yet, but I do like the way it flies! Had a beautiful drive on #18 at Yadkin County Park. It's sort of a long mid, short fairway shot for me, 430ish feet, way down hill, almost always into the wind. It's been a really tricky shot for me going downhill and into the wind, yet needing something that can turn, but not fade back so hard that it skips off down the hill into the woods. I tossed my Amp, smoothly with a slight anny release, it turned beautifully then had a gentle fade skipped slightly to literally end up three feet from the pole.

The Amp for me when thrown flat and level doesn't seem to turn much, but it has a nice forwardish fade. It's great at the moment, seems to want to hold most any angle I put it on. I wouldn't mind if it stayed mostly just like that.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:25 PM
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I gave it a couple rounds myself, but it was almost identical to my heavier GL River. And it would take several naked women with Five Guys burgers in their hands to tempt me to drop my River from my bag.
And that wasn't meant as a knock to MVP. I respect what those guys are doing. There are just so many molds available these days that it's impossible to put out something new that doesn't overlap significantly with something else out there.

I'm sure scientifically the Gyro technology works. I'm even sure for people who have bigger arms and can really rev up the gyroscopic nature of discs, it is very noticeable that it works. For me, the discs just don't do anything differently or better (nor worse) than what I throw and am comfortable with. I also don't throw any Blizzard or Opto Air discs for that reason.

MVP is innovating how modern discs are formatted. With wing caps and weight caps, there's only so far a manufacturer can go before trying something different. Kudos to them for creating an entire line that way. I do always look forward to their new releases. Just nothing has stuck with me yet.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:37 PM
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There are just so many molds available these days that it's impossible to put out something new that doesn't overlap significantly with something else out there.
I hear you loud and clear. The Amp might be one man's heavy River, another's Sidewinder, Avenger SS, Valkyrie...etc.

Look at the new DD discs. They are supposedly clones of existing Lat 64 discs. There's really nothing new under the sun.
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Old 12-15-2012, 05:44 PM
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Disc golf has become like the movie industry, lots of remakes
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