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Old 11-07-2020, 11:10 AM
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I don't see too many people throwing Shrykes myself, and don't see any pros throwing them.

A few of the FPO players have Shrykes in their bags. I don't see too many out in the wild on the course though.
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:26 AM
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A few of the FPO players have Shrykes in their bags. I don't see too many out in the wild on the course though.
Yeah, I think the Shryke is a little too flippy for most pro men players. For the average weekend chucker the Shryke is a great option. They're popular around here amongst the masses.

I bet the Hades falls into the same class. Popular for regular players, but pros won't throw it.

Same thing with the Katana. I see tons and tons of them around, but pros generally don't bag it.
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:50 AM
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Yeah, I think the Shryke is a little too flippy for most pro men players. For the average weekend chucker the Shryke is a great option. They're popular around here amongst the masses.

I bet the Hades falls into the same class. Popular for regular players, but pros won't throw it.

Same thing with the Katana. I see tons and tons of them around, but pros generally don't bag it.
Climo was throwing a Star Katana before his retirement/injuries ended his career. I think the Katana is good if you throw 400-425 which I think he was throwing about that then. I think once you get past that it gets more squirrelly/unreliable in general. That's my sense from having 450+ throwers throw some of mine. Turns more, needs more room to work, can be more finicky. Not worth it to try and get another 20 feet.

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Old 11-07-2020, 01:58 PM
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Opto Air Defenders are reeaal nice. Captains as well.
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Old 11-07-2020, 02:26 PM
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Another that I’ll mention, Gateway Apex. It’s a wide diameter driver, so a little odd in the hand at first. But after you get used to it, it has a lot of glide and decent stability.
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Old 11-07-2020, 07:54 PM
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GG was throwing Katanas in his mile attempt video. I always admired how far an SL would fly, though it takes a lot of L to R to get a full flight. Not the mold, but the plastic: X Nuke is probably the longest disc I've ever thrown.
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Old 11-07-2020, 08:01 PM
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GG was throwing Katanas in his mile attempt video. I always admired how far an SL would fly, though it takes a lot of L to R to get a full flight. Not the mold, but the plastic: X Nuke is probably the longest disc I've ever thrown.
SL was good in pro plastic. I thought it stunk in star plastic. All the star SLs I saw were these flat, glideless turds. The pro SL felt like a mellower Orc with better glide.

I think the longest disc(s) I've thrown are G* Corvettes and a Neutron Relativity.
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Old 11-07-2020, 08:25 PM
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Huh. I only ever had Star Sls. Seems like your taste is for slightly less OS drivers than mine. Your form is probably better. Interesting that our distance is similar with different molds. FWIW, I'm madly in love with Traces, which I know we talked about a while ago.
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Old 11-07-2020, 09:47 PM
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The Archon I have recently got is highly underrated for a Driver as most keep using the Valkyrie in specific plastics or they get the specific plastic of Turn that is 12|6|2|-2. One my Brother uses the Wahoo is underrated as 2 years of high use turns the mold into a Road Runner 12 speed. Reason I got a slightly used Wahoo for him, he wanted a faster Road Runner/Sidewinder type disc though at speed 10 and he is not happy with the Monach when he tested the mold in late 2000's, another underrated driver as that is either Love hate, very few meh like my brother.

From Discraft not too many use/used the Surge after more modern molds came out. Also the Punisher is overlooked for the Force, even though a Punisher is a more consistent version of the Tee Devil in flight, the more popular mold if one wants a US Destroyer and not have to look for a US Destroyer in the Destroyer set. The Thrasher is also kind of slipping under the radar for players since mold is more Archon like but faster and better glide.
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Old 11-08-2020, 02:44 AM
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Huh. I only ever had Star Sls. Seems like your taste is for slightly less OS drivers than mine. Your form is probably better. Interesting that our distance is similar with different molds. FWIW, I'm madly in love with Traces, which I know we talked about a while ago.
Current driver setup-Force, Zeus, Champ Wraith, Neutron Trace, Proto Hades.
I've only thrown one Trace. Plasma plastic, which seemed to me like G*. Thing was flat out beefy. Beefier than a Wraith, with less glide. I have another, in regular star-like plastic. I'll have to give it a try.

I dig the Zeus and Hades. Both of those are really good molds.
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