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Old 04-01-2014, 12:30 PM
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floaters

There are lot of water holes around and I have tried all kinds of discs that float in water. I do not any to the point that I say that is my floater. I carry a Wahoo, #2 driver & #2 hyzer. My wish is to have a fast disc that will float in water. However, more stable than the Wahoo.

If a Wahoo can marry a #2 hyzer this would be my water disc.

Does anyone else still use floaters when in doubt on long water holes? Would anyone else buy a overstable disc that will float?


I also tried the Innova blizzards. Nice try but too light.

I need a fast s10+, heavy 170+, overstable disc that will float!
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:36 PM
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It's really tough to find good floaters. It's a shame you don't want Blizzards because that was the only way I could find decent mold that would float. I'm currently and happily using a Blizzard Krait. It's definitely flippy for a Krait but I can adjust accordingly with a little hyzer or just powering down a bit. I'll be watching this thread for other alternatives as well...
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:37 PM
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Most players shy away from floaters. If you're nervous about a water carry, pick a spot on the closer shore, or lay up to the edge, then throw across. Even if a disc floats, there's no guarantee it's going to float back to you.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:42 PM
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Even if a disc floats, there's no guarantee it's going to float back to you.
This. I'd rather watch my disc sink like the Titanic than float in the middle of a nasty pond mocking me.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:48 PM
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I carried the Lightning #2 driver for 4 years in my bag just for water holes. Then I realized that no more than I throw it, it was taking up valuable space. Not to mention that throwing it only a few times a year, it's hard to have trust with a disc. I replaced it with a champ teebird so that way it's a disc that I know how it will fly, and if it sinks.... such as life.
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:51 PM
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This. I'd rather watch my disc sink like the Titanic than float in the middle of a nasty pond mocking me.
same here captain
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Old 04-01-2014, 12:54 PM
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I carried the Lightning #2 driver for 4 years in my bag just for water holes. Then I realized that no more than I throw it, it was taking up valuable space. Not to mention that throwing it only a few times a year, it's hard to have trust with a disc. I replaced it with a champ teebird so that way it's a disc that I know how it will fly, and if it sinks.... such as life.
It's much easier to throw a disc you can easily replace and you have confidence in it. Floaters are kind of a gimmick in my mind.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:03 PM
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my blizzard Wraith is 148 & does not float. I bring my dog who loves to swim after floaters. If the water is dark, dirty or gators or Crocs (Palmetto Bay Village cntr) I have a top water retreiver. Just a bottle with some rocks for weight, not too many rocks that it will sink, on a rope. throw past disc & bop it to you.

I also use the lay up buy bank method & then go over with something that I can replace. Got cocky & lost a very nice new XXX. Going back to the #2 driver for that hole.

I also hyzer flip the Wahoo for straigh shots.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:05 PM
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About the only disc I know of that fits your needs would be a Quest Double D in Nike plastic. The only I had flew like a shorter Destroyer (way less glide.) The plastic was easy to "tune" for stability, but not very durable. But you could probably pick up some used ones for cheap.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:38 PM
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I did not see that the Quest Double D floats in water. Does anyone know if it does?
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