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Old 02-18-2020, 03:05 PM
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So what's this chameleon? Just a pretty looking opto? I picked up a VIP-X glimmer Underworld. It's gorgeous. VIP-X is stiffer and should hold it's stability a bit longer I'm hoping. Not sure about chameleon though?
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Old 02-18-2020, 04:03 PM
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So what's this chameleon? Just a pretty looking opto? I picked up a VIP-X glimmer Underworld. It's gorgeous. VIP-X is stiffer and should hold it's stability a bit longer I'm hoping. Not sure about chameleon though?
Chameleon plastic has some kind of holographic stuff added to it that causes it to change color depending on what angle you look at it. I've only tried it with an Opto-X Chameleon River. The -X plastic in general is stiffer and more durable, and quite a bit more stable than regular Opto. But these aren't the -X plastic, it sounds like it's regular Opto with the Chameleon additive. So yeah, my guess is it's just a cool looking Opto.

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Old 02-19-2020, 01:29 PM
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Can you order one of these yet anywhere. My wife is pumped for a new driver.
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:37 PM
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Can you order one of these yet anywhere. My wife is pumped for a new driver.
Supposedly available tomorrow.
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:48 PM
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Supposedly available tomorrow.
Thank you! That's 1 day too short haha. She'll be happy to hear the news.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:17 PM
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Factory store for now. I'll wait for one of my regular places. Besides, my courses are flooded. :banghead:
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:51 PM
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They're available at infinite and otbdiscs as well I believe. I am waiting for a different more affordable plastic blend. Preferably gold line
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:05 PM
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DiscGolfCenter too but they're almost gone
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:15 PM
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I just picked one up at my local brick and mortar. 157g. Will throw it this weekend and report back.

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Old 02-23-2020, 02:44 PM
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Threw this during two practice rounds this morning. For reference, I throw putters ~230-240, mids 250-260', and fairways ~280-290'. I've tried throwing my wife's Diamond before and it's very flippy for me, so I think that makes me pretty much the target market for these. I threw a 157g Sapphire alongside a worked-in 155g Plasma Insanity, which flies like a -2/2 and can be pushed out to a max of 330' (average 300-310' or so) for my noodle arm, and is my current longest driver. I was auditioning the Sapphire today hoping it would be a more glidey replacement.

The Sapphire is noticeably more stable than the Insanity for me. I wasn't getting any turn out of it at all unless I threw it into a headwind. Was entirely straight to fade at my power. Very glidey fade on this thing. Temperature was only in the low 40's F, so I'd imagine it will have even more glide in warmer weather.

Where this thing really shined for me was as a hyzerflip forehand disc. I was getting effortless distance on my forehand by releasing the Sapphire with on a hyzer and letting it flip up flat, then getting that glidey fade at the end.

Bottom line, it's not replacing my Insanity, but it's going in the bag as my new distance forehand driver.

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