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Old 01-02-2012, 04:02 PM
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I have special ordered two of these. One SuperFly Walking Stick (driver) and one SuperFly Harvest (midrange). I'm getting both made at 168g.

I have talked with the owner/inventor/craftsman Brad and am very confident about them so far. I will have them by January 15th to review for you all.

Here's what I can say on their durability without ever actually holding one: they are made of 7-ply (alternating), pressure-treated, hardrock Canadian maple - just like a professional skateboard deck. I have skated for decades and I know that those are super freaking tough. I have seen skate decks (which weigh 30x what a disc weighs) fall nose first on the concrete from 25' in the air and only have a tiny nick. I've also owned a couple of handcrafted wood boomerangs made of thinner, 5 ply maple that fly just as fast as a disc... and have had them come down, on their edge, on the pavement with nothing but a little scratch. To add to all that, I also do the Yo-Yo thing and I only use wood. Wood just spins and balances better than plastic, composites or metal. I expect to get the same results from these discs.

As for warping or weathering, I used to drag my skateboards out in the rain frequently, without any oil or wax treatment, and they never seemed to suffer from it very much.

Since Flywood will also make custom shape discs based on any other model, I imagine I will be placing another order soon to try to get a wooden Buzzz and TeeBird... if my above expectations are met. He also mentioned that he DOES offer custom etchings.

Yes, the website grammar is a bit whack... but he built and maintains the site himself. I guess that's not bad for a one man does it all operation. I may offer to help him correct some of that...

For the PDGA approval: No, these will not meet approval ONLY because of the guidlines that say, "...must be made of a plastic material..." and "...must be able to flex 50% of the diameter...". I can't see any reason that those two conditions exist other than safety... but it's not going to stop me from throwing them until some TD makes me stop.

I'll provide some pics and a review soon

Last edited by stubborn puppet; 01-02-2012 at 04:06 PM.
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