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Reading reviews on this disc you'd think it was a fairly straight flier with a heavy fade. I've found that to not be the case at all. It's more of an S curve monster. What a wonderful driver. The one I have is light, 155g. That said, it will handle some arm and go a long, long way quickly. Wouldn't use it in wind. I'd say it reminded me a bit of a Nuke SS but with a bit more stability. Similar flight though.

I had 11 different drivers out in a grass field today for some distance tossing practice and this D1 beat them all consistently. Lots of glide and a very straight flight. No heavy late fade. Very fast. Easy to manage for such a light disc actually.

Starlite Tern (157g) was second and a Champion Daedalus was 3rd place for distance.

I found a couple of blizzard discs (Krait and Boss) to be unthrowably flippy. The Tern was stable enough to hold a line when I threw it hard and level. Great flier there too for such a light disc.
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Old 12-07-2015, 05:55 PM
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Crazy glide. OSAF finish. Distance MONSTER. I throw a 173 400s D1 and it's not a meathook by any means, but it's also not understable at all. No turn unless significant anhyzer is applied. I broke my Bliz DD2 distance of 440' with my D1. Set it on a high-ish flex line and ripped as hard as I could for a 453' (according to UDisc) monster. 490' hole and I was pushing the circle gauging by my eyes.
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Old 12-07-2015, 06:05 PM
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Reading reviews on this disc you'd think it was a fairly straight flier with a heavy fade. I've found that to not be the case at all. It's more of an S curve monster. What a wonderful driver. The one I have is light, 155g. That said, it will handle some arm and go a long, long way quickly. Wouldn't use it in wind. I'd say it reminded me a bit of a Nuke SS but with a bit more stability. Similar flight though.

I had 11 different drivers out in a grass field today for some distance tossing practice and this D1 beat them all consistently. Lots of glide and a very straight flight. No heavy late fade. Very fast. Easy to manage for such a light disc actually.

Starlite Tern (157g) was second and a Champion Daedalus was 3rd place for distance.

I found a couple of blizzard discs (Krait and Boss) to be unthrowably flippy. The Tern was stable enough to hold a line when I threw it hard and level. Great flier there too for such a light disc.

The light ones do have turn out of the box. But the heavier ones you'll need to have a big arm to get any turn on a fresh D1
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I had never thrown a Prodigy disc before. I was impressed. Very fast, glidy disc. Mine definitely has some high speed turn if you rip it hard and level. Unlike the blizzard discs it will fight a bit and finish with a fade rather than burning into the ground.

If I hit this thing perfect I'd say 430' is doable. The Tern was damn near keeping up with it. Just a bit shorter.

I also had a Discmania PD2 out there as well. That thing is a meathook. Even released anny it just goes right back into a hyzer flight and crashes. It flies just how the disc says it will though.

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Old 12-08-2015, 02:22 PM
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yeah D1's fly more like 13/5/-1-2/2+3 just depends sometimes.

i havent used a D1 in forever just for the reason that....it was never really that OS for me.

But if you use it as a primary power driver, its fine
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:37 PM
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Weird. I've owned about 20 D1s, half of them protos, half first runs and production. Every one that wasn't a proto flew like a 13-4-0-3.5 out of the box, a slightly longer XCal for 425 to 475 foot throws. I like to think of them as the Teebird to the Destroyer's Eagle.
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:28 PM
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Yea, never thrown one with -2turn. I get some turn out of my beat 400s but that's the case with any worn distance driver. 400g are much beefier and even after a lot of use with maintain HSS.

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Old 12-09-2015, 04:36 AM
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I had never thrown a Prodigy disc before.
How is this possible? Best plastic ever and You havent touched it?
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Old 12-09-2015, 09:05 AM
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I've never thrown a lightweight D1 before but there are definitely meat hook ones available. I've had a few that are super beefy and some that fly pretty straight with a nice fade. Try a heavier one or hunt some protos. I have also thrown some D2s that are beefier than D1s. I think a good D1 is great for accurate placement shots but if you want an all out bomber the D2 is where it's at. I like the protos and early runs. They fly like a slightly worn Pro Destroyer in premium plastic that takes forever to beat in. It's the longest driver I've ever thrown. I just gave up on them because availability is horrible in my area. Every retailer gave up trying to sell Prodigy and I hate to blind order stuff.
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Got a Matty O 750g D1 on the way. Anyone using these. Hoping it will compliment my Wraiths for os FH's. Didn't want to go down the Destroyer path.
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