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Old 05-14-2018, 02:44 PM
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The only ones that I have ever heard of being marked SD were the first batches of the protos. I think they were less common then the *D but that Im not certain on.
Hmm, that's interesting. I wonder if that is the case? Would be cool to find out. I've also heard that some of the workers just penned them differently which is why there are variations, s/ds, *ds, and SD. Definitely think SD would be the least common at least from what I've seen.

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Maybe it would be worth more to right collector if that is true.
Yeah, definitely possible, but who knows.

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If it's the protostar stamp, it's got value as a collector, regardless of the factory ink. (Not sure if they were all "SD", or if there were other runs that had that penned...doesn't matter tho.) In almost any condition, someone will want to collect and/or throw it.
Yep, I know it's definitely got some good value regardless.

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Old 05-16-2018, 11:35 PM
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Threw a bottom stamp star Destroyer for the first time today. I'm not sure if there are any differences between these and the regular McBeth stamped Destroyers, but I really dug the bottom stamp one. It had a good dome. Not flat at all.

It had great glide and enough high speed turn to flex out for long bombs. It seemed less dumpy than a McBeth Destroyer. It was a new disc too, embossed.

I know Destroyers can be all over the place for stability, but this one was perfect. It flew much like the first run proto stars.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:52 AM
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Threw a bottom stamp star Destroyer for the first time today. I'm not sure if there are any differences between these and the regular McBeth stamped Destroyers, but I really dug the bottom stamp one. It had a good dome. Not flat at all.

It had great glide and enough high speed turn to flex out for long bombs. It seemed less dumpy than a McBeth Destroyer. It was a new disc too, embossed.

I know Destroyers can be all over the place for stability, but this one was perfect. It flew much like the first run proto stars.
I have a 167 bottom stamp, embossed, and it's a meathook. I'm still really digging AJs and PFN destroyers. Based on my sample size, they just fly straighter and seem to have more glide than the 4x.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:00 AM
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I have a 167 bottom stamp, embossed, and it's a meathook. I'm still really digging AJs and PFN destroyers. Based on my sample size, they just fly straighter and seem to have more glide than the 4x.
I've found some good McBeths, but I agree most of them are really beefy. I think it can be said that Destroyers are all over the place as far as stability goes. To figure out which ones are good you actually have to throw them.

All my favorite Destroyers are about 10 years old. When the mold first came out I loved them all. Over time Destroyers seem to have gotten noticeably more overstable.

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Old 05-22-2018, 03:22 PM
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I own 10 embossed destroyers at the moment. I have never own a single destroyer before 4x era. I got one of the previous pmcbeth run destroyers and did not liked it at all. Too beefy.

The embossed ones weigh from 168gr to 175gr. All have quite similar profile. Only one has visibly higher plh and it's the lightest but the beefiest one. And one has sort of a blizzardy rim weighing still 170 gr. And this one is not so stable. It's good for annies or hyzer flips. My max distance is around 430 feet.
The rest are quite copies of each other except in weight. Lighter ones are 171 gr and heavier 175 gr.

What I love in these discs are the fact that they have incredible glide. Yesterday I had a field training and I threw these destroyers and DD's Sheriff's that were my go to discs last year when my arm was worse than what it is now. Sheriffs flew in the same spot when I threw them in hyzerflips than the destroyers in pure hyzer lines. There's something magical in the forward pushing fade that destroyers have and no other disc I have thrown before has had. I'm okay with the fact that destroyers are all over the map when it comes to stability. The glide is just phenomenal.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:07 PM
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Just adding to the abbreviations discussion. These are both from mid 2008. Red is *D, white is *Ds. Both fly like the sweet first runs! Love these suckers!

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:41 PM
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I own 10 embossed destroyers at the moment. I have never own a single destroyer before 4x era. I got one of the previous pmcbeth run destroyers and did not liked it at all. Too beefy.

The embossed ones weigh from 168gr to 175gr. All have quite similar profile. Only one has visibly higher plh and it's the lightest but the beefiest one. And one has sort of a blizzardy rim weighing still 170 gr. And this one is not so stable. It's good for annies or hyzer flips. My max distance is around 430 feet.
The rest are quite copies of each other except in weight. Lighter ones are 171 gr and heavier 175 gr.

What I love in these discs are the fact that they have incredible glide. Yesterday I had a field training and I threw these destroyers and DD's Sheriff's that were my go to discs last year when my arm was worse than what it is now. Sheriffs flew in the same spot when I threw them in hyzerflips than the destroyers in pure hyzer lines. There's something magical in the forward pushing fade that destroyers have and no other disc I have thrown before has had. I'm okay with the fact that destroyers are all over the map when it comes to stability. The glide is just phenomenal.
I agree the newer embossed Destroyers are more glidey and overall manageable than the older McBeths. I haven't tried one I hated yet, let's put it that way. I've probably thrown the same number of them as you.

CORRECTION: Brinster splatter Destroyer. Embossed and it flies like a manhole cover. Brutally beefy. All other embossed Destroyers are good.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:13 PM
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Did anyone pick up the Narwhal stamped Destroyers from DGU? I got mine today and they are TASTY.



I went for the 170-172g range since that's my favorite and they have a great pop top as usual.


Narwhals narwhals
In a spinning motion
Causing a commotion
Cause they are so awesome


Haha Im so mad I didnt score one. One of the few stamps Id truly love to own. Wanna sell me one? Of course you dont. Narwhals travel in pods and need company!
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:06 AM
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I own 10 embossed destroyers at the moment. I have never own a single destroyer before 4x era. I got one of the previous pmcbeth run destroyers and did not liked it at all. Too beefy.

The embossed ones weigh from 168gr to 175gr. All have quite similar profile. Only one has visibly higher plh and it's the lightest but the beefiest one. And one has sort of a blizzardy rim weighing still 170 gr. And this one is not so stable. It's good for annies or hyzer flips. My max distance is around 430 feet.
The rest are quite copies of each other except in weight. Lighter ones are 171 gr and heavier 175 gr.

What I love in these discs are the fact that they have incredible glide. Yesterday I had a field training and I threw these destroyers and DD's Sheriff's that were my go to discs last year when my arm was worse than what it is now. Sheriffs flew in the same spot when I threw them in hyzerflips than the destroyers in pure hyzer lines. There's something magical in the forward pushing fade that destroyers have and no other disc I have thrown before has had. I'm okay with the fact that destroyers are all over the map when it comes to stability. The glide is just phenomenal.

I have tossed my fair share of them now and generally I am pretty happy. For a bit I asked for pop top ones in my orders and those ones were pigs. More overstable than my brinster ones that I have, but that was my own fault for asking for them. The ones I have gotten that have a more mild shape have been nice for sure. I just got my first one that has turn in it out of the box, but it was really refreshing to throw that and just see it go. The rest of them I can just rip hard and they hold however I threw it for a bit and then finish very predictably. I tried throwing some other molds but the distance and consistency of a destroyer is just too nice to throw anything else.
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Narwhals narwhals
In a spinning motion
Causing a commotion
Cause they are so awesome


Haha Im so mad I didnt score one. One of the few stamps Id truly love to own. Wanna sell me one? Of course you dont. Narwhals travel in pods and need company!
Not gonna lie, this song has been played several times since the order came in.

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