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Old 07-03-2018, 08:35 AM
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Like everyone, I usually bag a couple of really overstable discs to cover headwinds and very specific situations. At my current (slow) arm speed, that is typically a Metal Flake Katana or a Star Destroyer. Innova Vulcans, on the other hand, are a staple in my bag, and there is rarely a time I don’t have three of them at hand (Star or Pro). New to lightly beaten in, they tend to go dead straight for me, with an occasional disc being understable and a little bit touchy. I picked up a new Star last week near max weight in a light teal color with yellow swirls; I like that color because it is among the easiest to spot. I took it out during some field work, and it is an absolute meathook! I didn’t know this mold could be like that. Has anyone else had this experience?
On the plus side, I have a friend who is a bomber and loved the Vulcan before it became too understable for him. I think I might have some trade bait........
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:24 AM
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How far do you throw them?
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:27 AM
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innova is kinda known for inconsistencies within molds

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Old 07-03-2018, 11:43 AM
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How far do you throw them?
320 on a good day.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:45 AM
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innova is kinda known for inconsistencies within molds
I've had the same thing happen with a DD Freedom.

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Old 07-03-2018, 12:53 PM
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Anything above a fairway driver is susceptible to freakishness. Discs can do weird things to themselves when cooling and the wider the wing the more prone to that they can be...

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Old 07-03-2018, 01:09 PM
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Here's the thread you should be reading.

PLH- what it is and what it does.

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Old 07-03-2018, 01:23 PM
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I have a Factory Second Star Vulcan that was a lot more overstable than expected. Like someone above said, 'consistency' is not Innova's middle name....

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Vulcan is a cool mold and I used to throw them because they went real, real far for my noodle arm. They are however extremely sensitive to form inconsistencies - nose up in particular. Also as you can see now, those really wide rimmed molds can be susceptible to molding inconsistencies. I say, try a Tern! Champ, GStar, Star, whatever you want. All amazing!

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Old 07-03-2018, 11:27 PM
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I too have a freak Vulcan. Its a 167 flat star. I won't call it a massive pig, but its way more overstable than a Vulcan ought to be. It doesn't glide well and isn't very long. Sweeping late fade. I can get a hint of high speed turn out of it, but I have to slam it with all the arm I have. This particular Vulcan is a poor representation of the mold.

Most Vulcans for me are pretty flippy. I like them with dome because it makes them glide better. This freak Vulcan I have is perhaps the flattest one I've seen. It reminds me of a stubborn star Katana.

I'd say the Vulcan and the Shryke are Innova's 2 longest molds for me.... understable bombs with glide.

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