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Old 04-26-2017, 01:05 PM
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Default RDG Croc: Stable Mid-Range

I'd proud to introduce the latest project from Reptilian Disc Golf!
The Croc is a stable mid-range capable of being cycled into various stages of wear.

Initial flight numbers are 4, 4, 0, 2

The mold is an old school design with a smooth dome and a small beaded wing.
Players will find solid resistance to turn when powered up & comfortable finish.



The Croc is to be molded by one of the original manufacturers of our sport... LIGHTNING DISCS!

I've been toying around with their molds recently and in true RDG fashion, we've decided to revitalize some vintage discs with a fresh infusion of #ReptileStyle

Initially we will have these discs available in Prehistoric Plastic (Lightning's Standard/Glow blends) while we raise funds to create a Fossil run.


Croc vs. Roc: I'll preface this by saying that I love Rocs. The Croc can be swapped out without issue in my bag, even gaining a slight bit more distance off the tee.
You can see that the Croc has a slighty higher parting line and a smaller bead. Thrown side by side, the Croc will have similar speed, HSS & fade. The Croc however does seem to hold a forced anny a touch longer due to the smaller bead.



Overall I CANNOT wait to add the Croc to the RDG arsenal. We have waited a long time before releasing a true mid & we are proud to work with Lightning to bring this mold to the Craft Disc masses. Hopefully this leads to a very successful relationship between one of the old labels in the sport & one of the youngest.
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:19 PM
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It looks like the old Hyzer series, is that what you've based it on?
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Old 04-26-2017, 01:26 PM
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It looks like the old Hyzer series, is that what you've based it on?
Hookshot series

Nice LSS but not enough to prevent line shaping.
These bad boys are birdie machines.

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Old 04-26-2017, 02:12 PM
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In place of Gila or along with Gila?

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Old 04-26-2017, 02:24 PM
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In place of Gila or along with Gila?
In addition to.

The Gila is solely on Gateways tooling guys. That could be tomorrow or never....

In the meantime, we will add the Croc as the best mid out that that no one had been throwing. Such a strong disc.

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Old 04-26-2017, 02:29 PM
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I've never thrown any Lightning discs, only briefly handled a couple beat-up ones I found on the course a long time ago. What is this plastic blend like? I assume it's baseline. Does it break in more quickly or less quickly than DX would you say (loaded question because of all the blends of DX over the years I know)? Or how would it compare it to say the Latitude Zero line, Gateway SureGrip, Fossil, etc.
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I have heard their new standard is a bit better than the old swirly plastic. The old one was fairly grippy in a waxy way, and could take some impact without warping but scuffed really badly.

Honestly I will probably try this disc if the retail is right and if they run it in Fossil it could be worth a real shot.
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Hell, if it's a fundraiser for a Fossil run, I won't care too much. I'll just let them beat in until I get Fossil which seasons quite slowly for base plastic and only gets better with age. My oldest Scales are things of absolute beauty!
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Moose is dead on.
The Prehistoric will scuff with ease but isn't prone to warping.

I've found that with a lighter I can repair any damage that occurs just like DX.

Also, being a mid, it holds up to abuse a lot better than a driver.
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So when will this hit the market?
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