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Jules B 01-23-2019 12:16 AM

Paul Mcbeth Luna review

I've been checking YouTube daily, Google searching for something more in-depth than just throwing in a field with no comparison. Well, the weather was finally not wet and or freezing so I took a few discs out to the football field at lunch and this is my thoughts and review of the Luna.

I took 2 Luna 173- 174g, 2 S-line P2, 1 Innova Nova, and 1 Innova Star Rat, The wind was blowing hard. According to the google, it was 18MPh I think it was a little harder than that. Either way, these are the results. The wind was blowing left to right or right to left depending on the end zone I threw from.

The Luna didn't seem phased by the wind. Thrown hard and flat with spin it tracked Laser straight, I'm talking frozen tight rope straight. I measured one of the throws at 271ft which was probably about the average distance I was getting. I had a few that may have gone 5ft or so further or shorter. As a thrower the Luna is MONEY....PERIOD

The P2's have been my putter for 2 years now and I couldn't get much more than 250... MAYBE, and that was on a fantastic throw. The P2's are hypersensitive to the wind and the power I put on them. Sometimes it might have gone KIND of straight or right but nothing consistent no matter what I did. WINNER LUNA

The Nova is my normal approach disc and one that took me a long time to throw to dial in. I now throw further and way smoother because of the Nova. So it has a special place with me. In no wind, I can get laser straight lines with 0 fade out to 250ft no problem. Today though the Nova was completely useless, it might as well been a kite. It's also more sensitive to torque compared to the Luna. Again the Luna is the clear winner, better in the wind, and easier to throw ( less sensitive)

The last disc that I took out was my Star Rat. I figured its the utility mid that I use to putt in the wind or when I need HARD fade. The rat flew overall fantastic when thrown completely flat, it flew with either very minimal or no turn at all. The throws that weren't flat were completely different, the wind exaggerated the fade and the rat would crash HARD! I even had it go 150 ft, the find pushed it down, it landed on edge and the proceded to roll backward toward me about 50ft. Yeah, it was that windy. The Luna's slow to no fade meant at worst case the drifted 10 feet left or right depending on the wind. NOexagerated dumps when not thrown completely flat. The Luna didn't penalize the nonflat throw as much as the Rat.

This is the most surprising thing to me. The Luna's were easily every time, and I mean every time further than the Rat. This really surprised me, I didn't expect that in the wind. I can throw the rat with a power grip full out and the Luna I throw with more of a fan grip that I throw Putters with. Somehow they out glided the Rat I guess, either way, the Luna's won the day as a thrower.

Nothing that I brought flew as far or as straight and as consistently as the Luna. On a calm day, the Nova will go laser straight but would be about 30ft short at least.

Now as a putter. I putt S-line p2, I have for over 2 years. I love the grip and within 20 feet-ish I have no problems, 25 ish, for the most parts I don't have a problem but every now and then I have a habit of hitting the front/top of the cage... an inch too low.

The Luna are STIFF (insert inappropriate joke here) and that's coming from someone used to putting S-line plastic so that is taking some getting used to. However, the Luna flight straighter, and stay in the air longer when compared to the P2. I'm hitting center pole easier at the same range compared to the P2, at longer range I'm still hitting chains with the Luna's when the P2 is hitting front cage unless I add more power or throw higher and let them fall down into the basket/ pole.

Long story short, I'm 99% sure the Nova is coming out of the bag as my shorter/ straight approach disc, and I'm about 99% sure the P2's are coming out as my main putters.

Overall Paul McB and Discraft did their thing with the Luna's...

One last thing. As an upshot disc the Nova with the rubber over mold STOP on a dime, no slide, no skip. The Luna's seem to slide about 2 to 3 disc lengths more compared to where the Nova would have hit the brakes. The Luna's with the rubber blend, however, do slide probably less than half the distance of other harder plastics like S, D, DX etc.

Jules B 01-23-2019 12:17 AM

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VELERIPHON13 01-23-2019 01:02 AM

Do you have any experience with the aviar 3? That’s my current throwing putter and I’m wondering how it compares.

Jules B 01-23-2019 01:27 AM

Sorry, I don't with the Aviar 3

Jolt 01-23-2019 03:50 AM

I really love how the LUNA flies and its nice to putt with. . .BUT i need more plastic types to make a switch to LUNA for putting and throwing. . .its just to hard and slick for Nordic climate

Give me a normal JB LUNA for putting and a premium plastic for throwing and im all in . . .

DarkAce1978 01-23-2019 06:02 AM

Nice review but I have a hard time forming opinions about discs in near 20 mph winds, especially putters.

Titan037 01-23-2019 07:53 AM


Originally Posted by DarkAce1978 (Post 3406698)
Nice review but I have a hard time forming opinions about discs in near 20 mph winds, especially putters.

Then here is my take on putting, indoors for a putting league. I have been practice putting for a couple weeks now with the Luna. I usually putt with at least a microbead so it took some time to get used to. However I have noticed the same thing the OP experienced with putts. Straight glidey putts and that doesnt change in a headwind. If you can get a little spin on it, it just goes straight, no dips no lifts, just straight. Its a really forgiving putter. Once its dialed in it just finds chains. This is coming from someone who is usually a terrible putter on the course but the disc is super comfortable in the hand, and it releases cleanly every time and I know exactly where its going after release. It got me 4th in my putting league last week and first this week. My favorite part is that because of rubber jawbreaker blend these things show absolutely no chain wear which I have had a problem with every single putter I use, which means minus big gashes from hitting cage, hanger and the ground, the feel around the rim is just as smooth as the day I threw my first putt. These are already in my bag, 2 for driving (until more plastics come) and 2 for putting and upshots. Very pleased with the mold and the new blend of plastic

Horsman 01-23-2019 10:33 AM

Crazy to hear that people think its too hard and slick. Its pretty decent on stiffness, I dont think its that stiff at all. And the plastic that it is in is pretty grippy. I could never use it because its way to grippy.

Jolt 01-23-2019 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by Horsman (Post 3406736)
Crazy to hear that people think its too hard and slick. Its pretty decent on stiffness, I dont think its that stiff at all. And the plastic that it is in is pretty grippy. I could never use it because its way to grippy.

Well its -2C here and wet. . thats helps to get LUNA hard and slick.

Its not as bad as McPro AVIAR, ,but bad enough .

Jules B 01-23-2019 11:25 AM

I've been putting S line plastic, and I live in the south so they are pretty soft by comparison. I do agree though I have felt much stiffer plastic in putters.

As for putting in the wind. The putts were indoor, that's were the putting comparison is made. I'm also in a putting league and the first night with the Luna's will be tomorrow. So I'm curious as the how my score will differ compared to the p2s

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