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Old 08-17-2020, 08:36 AM
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Default Out of the box, what flies like a slightly beat in Destroyer?

Basically the title of the thread. I'm looking for something that will turn a little bit more than a normal Destroyer out of the box. Any recommendations?
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Old 08-17-2020, 09:35 AM
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There are a few good options, depending on how overstable the Destroyer you are comparing it to is. The DDX is pretty darn close, but if you are trying to gain distance with the less stability, it probably won’t net you much. It glides a bit less that a Destroyer but will turn a bit and the fade isn’t as dramatic.

The DD Tresspass is on paper pretty close, but I have been able to throw them farther and with more turn backhand than a Destroyer. Slightly better glide IMO, but also will turn a good bit once you beat it in to a higher degree.

If you are okay with it being a bit slower the Sword is also great and super glidy out of the box. One of the best drivers for an intermediate player who is building arm speed in my opinion.

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Man, there are several different stabilities in the Destroyer family. A beat one can go from nearly flippy to pretty stable. You are in my neighborhood....stop out to one of our league nights. You would have to join A3.
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Some of the "disc junkies" playing would likely be glad to check out the Destroyer and let you throw some plastic in their bags. Or head to The Throw Shop at Lakeshore. I think the owner Ben will let you take out some discs for a test drive. Just buy them at CJ's.

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Maybe a low PLH Destroyer? Pro Destroyer? I’ve tried the I Blend Emperor, which, in hindsight, is just [like] a pro destroyer...
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Barsby says Scorpius.

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Basically the title of the thread. I'm looking for something that will turn a little bit more than a normal Destroyer out of the box. Any recommendations?
A DX Destroyer. Very underrated disc, they mold up pretty well.

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If you are okay with it being a bit slower the Sword is also great and super glidy out of the box. One of the best drivers for an intermediate player who is building arm speed in my opinion.
If I'm being perfectly honest, I'm trying to get the same distance I'm currently getting without having to work so hard. I'm throwing Hurricanes right now with are very similar to Destroyers (with the same flight inconsistencies), so it's easy to have one mold for that slot. What I'm finding is that the majority of them are too OS for what I'm looking for. I can still get them out to about 400', but I'm putting everything I have into them and I just don't want to work that hard. I can max close to 500' with understable plastic so distance isn't really the issue. I'm looking for something that's glidey, but most importantly slightly slightly less OS than a Destroyer/Hurricane/Outlaw so I can use 75% power and get more distance.

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Man, there are several different stabilities in the Destroyer family. A beat one can go from nearly flippy to pretty stable. You are in my neighborhood....stop out to one of our league nights. You would have to join A3.
http://https://www.discgolfscene.com...ed_Sports_Club

Some of the "disc junkies" playing would likely be glad to check out the Destroyer and let you throw some plastic in their bags. Or head to The Throw Shop at Lakeshore. I think the owner Ben will let you take out some discs for a test drive. Just buy them at CJ's.
I'm actually good friends with one of the guys who leads A3! I should really get out to more leagues...I recently moved and now that everything has settled a little bit, I'll try and stop by! And believe me, CJs and the Throw Shop both have plenty of my money over the years.....

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Maybe a low PLH Destroyer? Pro Destroyer? I’ve tried the I Blend Emperor, which, in hindsight, is just [like] a pro destroyer...
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A DX Destroyer. Very underrated disc, they mold up pretty well.
I think that's my problem with Destroyers- I actually quite like the mold, but I don't want to have to do that much research and digging to find one that flies the way I'd like it too. I know above I mentioned how Hurricanes are similar to Destroyers in that the flights are dependent on the run/plastic and vary pretty widely. But I'm not loving those either for similar reasons. I will definitely check out the Emperor thought- I've heard really good things about it!

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If you go emperor, you can’t go wrong with the I Blend. The star runs (Splatter, at least) are quite a bit more OS, basically your OS destroyer. Infinite touts I Blend to be [almost as] durable as s, but, IME, it’s just like pro.
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Ballista Pro. Slightly less stable than destroyer, although tbh Destroyers can be all over the spectrum.

Also a Wraith. Having 1 less speed makes it a little less stable.
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