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Old 02-16-2013, 07:28 AM
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Replacement for a Hawk

The Discraft Hawk was the first mid I could throw reliably. But as it is only in production in Pro-D just a couple of tree hits and it flies freakishly understable for me. I am looking for a straight flying replacement that is available in something other than base plastic. I am open to any brand suggestions. I have a Buzz in z plastic but I am looking for something with a less fade at the end. A Shark flies very similiar but I don't know about in other plastics.

For me a Hawk would fly perfectly straight(no noticable turn) for about 95% of the time in the air with a very slight forward fade. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:05 AM
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I've seen one or two Special edition Z Hawks in the marketplace
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:08 AM
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I have never thrown a Hawk. I do only throw Discraft mids, after trying many others. I would recommend getting a Meteor. It's a great straight flying disc depending on your release angle and an awesome turnover disc. Mine are all in esp plastic, flat topped, and 177+.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:09 AM
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You could try an Elite X Buzzz or an ESP Buzzz. Both of those fade less than a Z. If you want to try a new mold, the Buzzz SS is a good disc for straight throws.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:27 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions.

I do want to use in production molds. I was wondering if I get a Pro-D Buzz and just beat the hell out of it. Will it stay straight with less fade or will it develope a significant turn?
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:31 AM
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Are you wanting fade? Beat the snot out of a pro d drone. And for straight shots, I'd suggest a comet
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:50 AM
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For me a Hawk flies perfectly straight with a very small amount of forward fade at the end of the flight. I have a Drone in my bag that works great for flex shots, get out of trouble shots, hyzers whatever. that disc isn't coming out. I am just looking for straight with as little turn as possible with as little fade as possible. My super beat Hawk will turn all the way to the ground and my new Hawk lasted two rounds before it hit a tree and tacoed. Now I have two discs that turn all the way to the ground. Opened up a new slot in the bag but left the straight one open. I can hyzer flip a Wolf to fly like the hawk but once again its only available in base plastic.
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:54 AM
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For me a Hawk flies perfectly straight with a very small amount of forward fade at the end of the flight. I have a Drone in my bag that works great for flex shots, get out of trouble shots, hyzers whatever. that disc isn't coming out. I am just looking for straight with as little turn as possible with as little fade as possible. My super beat Hawk will turn all the way to the ground and my new Hawk lasted two rounds before it hit a tree and tacoed. Now I have two discs that turn all the way to the ground. Opened up a new slot in the bag but left the straight one open. I can hyzer flip a Wolf to fly like the hawk but once again its only available in base plastic.
Sounds like a Comet would be a good option for you. If you beat in a Pro D Buzz, it will get flippy.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:01 AM
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Comet or buzzz ss, but the comet is better IMO. Just gotta get used to the wide diameter.
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I have never thrown a Hawk. I do only throw Discraft mids, after trying many others. I would recommend getting a Meteor. It's a great straight flying disc depending on your release angle and an awesome turnover disc. Mine are all in esp plastic, flat topped, and 177+.
Hawk is Discraft.
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