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Old 09-19-2014, 10:23 AM
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So I picked up a Boatman in a trade; 175g VIP Plastic & a pretty domey top.

Going by the numbers, 11/5/0/2, I figured it would be fairly Overstable but with a forward-fade . I must have picked up a mutant; she is a SUPER STABLE baby. It is brand new, but I'd put the Glide/Fade more at 3/4. I don't have a cannon, but my 500' throwing playing partner was seeing the same results. She would fight pretty hard out of an anhyzer, and even hard forhand flicks didnt keep her over for long. Big, overhand tomahawks did produce more expected results of the numbers.

Just wondering, has anyone else experienced this with Boatmans?

I'm still thrilled by this as I was looking for something I can trust & control in the wind. I'm getting turned onto the Trilogy discs pretty heavily, and the Boatman is def staying in the bag. Looking forward to powering some Big Dumb Hyzers with this baby.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:35 AM
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Yes. They are quite Beefy
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:53 AM
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Every one I have thrown has been pop top beefy. I would put them consistently at a 12/4/0/3.5
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:01 AM
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Swede's and Finn's are good at translating words into english, terrible at translating numbers as it appears that numbers mean different things in Europe.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:20 AM
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Cool! Thanks guys. I'll keep that in mind if I ever pick up any more Westside discs. With that said, I'm keeping this puppy in the bag.
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Old 09-19-2014, 02:39 PM
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Love my Boatman's. Great in the wind without being such a wide rim and still good glide. I find the disc fades out harder and faster than other overstable discs so it doesn't end up as far left. This makes the disc a little straighter if you know what I mean, but it does have a hard fade. Westside numbers are notoriously off. My broken in TP plastic is pure money. Wish they made some 160g but not in the air plastic.
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Swede's and Finn's are good at translating words into english, terrible at translating numbers as it appears that numbers mean different things in Europe.
It's the metric stability system.
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I've had a couple VIP and still have three Tournament Boatmen. I had one that was flat which made it longer (but a little squirrly in the wind) so I "hot watered" it back to a normal dome before stalling it out one day over a deep water hole but I digress. They all have had little glide so they just slug through a 10mph headwind and fade out hard around 350' to where I can normally work an Orc or QOLF.

I thought the dome of the VIP gave them a little extra lift which I didn't like when I'm using them for wind. If you like the Boatman, I recommend testing the DD-Hysteria for added beef don't overshoot lines.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:54 AM
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I love the Boatman. Mine is not as overstable as the Enforcer, but it's still plenty overstable, more so than a Destroyer. I use it as my headwind driver. It wont turn in the wind and still gets nice distance.
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:14 PM
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My Boatman is the Nordic twin of my main Pro Wraith , just a bit more stable.
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