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Old 02-20-2013, 09:50 PM
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:25 PM
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11 posts thus far and all of them in this one thread... interesting.

Sorry about continuing the thread-jack. Back on point...

I am so waiting for it to get back up above 30, for the ground to dry out a little and for the wind to quit driving like it is so I can get my Terns out for a round on the practice field.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:42 PM
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Seriously though ...

Does the Tern have the same super shallow grip as the Mamba? If it doesn't and I don't like my D4's when my finger finally heals, I might take a gander at a Tern.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:43 PM
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Just threw a Tern 550' at 60%...blindfolded, no shoes, on gravel, and with 1 arm tied down. Nikko was with me and he could only get 525' at 100%... with his shoes on.

Anyone who doubts this, well, I've been around since__, and done this since before__, and did it with putters, and, and, and...you're all hackers who don't know squat about the sport except for me and my tubby friend.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:44 PM
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It's pretty shallow akin to the mamba. I like it more than the mamba or katana grip wise.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:49 PM
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Oh, and I've got 29 aces with a putter, all before I was 18. You see, I counted every one and still love to point that out to anyone that will listen...especially all of you here who don't even know how to play the game. I know, I know, I need to get a life. As far as my anger, that's none of your business!
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:03 PM
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It's pretty shallow akin to the mamba. I like it more than the mamba or katana grip wise.
eh ... not what I wanted to hear. Oh well ...
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:03 PM
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Seriously though ...

Does the Tern have the same super shallow grip as the Mamba? If it doesn't and I don't like my D4's when my finger finally heals, I might take a gander at a Tern.
If "rim depth" is the correct dimension you're looking for... from on the PDGA site, the Mamba and Tern are both listed at 1.1 cm. The "rim thickness" says 2.1 for the Mamba and 2.3 for the Tern.

The Polecat, in contrast, has 1.6 and 0.7 numbers. So I figure that the Tern really does have a "shallow" grip.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:04 PM
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It's pretty shallow akin to the mamba. I like it more than the mamba or katana grip wise.
I thought (when they first came out) that the Katana and Mamba were Innova's biggest follies. Hated the way they flew. Hated the way they felt in my hand. Just hated them in general. But then I see people who know what they are doing throw them like they were born with that disc, and I see how useful they are...just not for me.

The Tern feels kind of similar to the Mamba, but I do believe it is more of a Mamba top than rim. But the rim is fairly shallow and easy to grip. it come out of my hand (again, ephasis on MY) much easier than my Destroyers, and much cleaner to boot. It's understable begginings followed with a healthy, yet not quite overstable, fade, make it a great distance disc for me. It excels at big hyzer lines.

It could truly be the first high-speed drivers made for intermediate players.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:05 PM
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Some perspective for those that may be confused by the blowhards...

There's a recent video of Nikko Locastro where he's throwing various drivers, and at the end he pulls out a Cannon and says he thinks it's the longest disc currently on the market. He then says he's going to crush it to demonstrate how long it flies. He throws a big sky anny that flattens and flexes out and lands about 150 ft past the basket which is at 400 ft. He's pretty jazzed about the disc and the throw. Check it out, easy to find on youtube.

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