Go Back   Disc Golf Course Review > Equipment > Discs

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 01-04-2015, 11:33 AM
thatdirtykid's Avatar
thatdirtykid thatdirtykid is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Longmont CO
Years Playing: 15.3
Courses Played: 65
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,173
Niced 154 Times in 110 Posts
Default

See my sig?
Elasto giant (most stable)
Vip giant
Tp giant
Vip world x2
Vip king

Bt harp
Vip harp...
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-04-2015, 12:04 PM
AndyJB's Avatar
AndyJB AndyJB is offline
Big Country
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Disc Golf Mecca: Colorado
Years Playing: 28.7
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 5,973
Niced 199 Times in 113 Posts
Default

It depends on what you get. I have three Elasto Giants. One is purple and flat and is more ovetstable than a standard VIP Giant. I don't care for it. My other two, one yellow one orange have a little more dome to them and fly very nice. About the same stability as my VIPs or a fresh BT. I haven't encountered a Giant yet that was stable like you asked though. Even the Airs are pretty OS. It just becomes a matter of how OS.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-04-2015, 02:27 PM
Moose33 Moose33 is offline
Salient/Yikun Groupie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA
Years Playing: 8.1
Courses Played: 74
Throwing Style: RHFH
Posts: 5,296
Niced 1,102 Times in 711 Posts
Default

The Elasto is more OS than VIP? Might have to look into that.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-04-2015, 02:49 PM
thatdirtykid's Avatar
thatdirtykid thatdirtykid is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Longmont CO
Years Playing: 15.3
Courses Played: 65
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,173
Niced 154 Times in 110 Posts
Default

By bt I assume you mean tp? I didn't think they made bt giants. My two elastos are more stable than my 5 vips. In the giant thread someone turned me to them, its why I bought the elasto.

How far are you throwing your giants. My elastos carry as far but have a more pronounced fade and will come out of a flex shot earlier.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-04-2015, 02:56 PM
AndyJB's Avatar
AndyJB AndyJB is offline
Big Country
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Disc Golf Mecca: Colorado
Years Playing: 28.7
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 5,973
Niced 199 Times in 113 Posts
Default

I'm not an idiot, guy. Yes they make BT Giants. They are sold in department stores in Finland. I have a friend who teaches over there and who sent me a stack of them. Do you need pictures?

Last edited by AndyJB; 01-04-2015 at 03:00 PM. Reason: typo
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-04-2015, 02:59 PM
AndyJB's Avatar
AndyJB AndyJB is offline
Big Country
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Disc Golf Mecca: Colorado
Years Playing: 28.7
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 5,973
Niced 199 Times in 113 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Moose33 View Post
The Elasto is more OS than VIP? Might have to look into that.
It's just like any distance driver. You have to check the dome, PLH, and all that. In my experience the actual Elasto plastic itself has little effect on the flight, other than that it may lead to more molding inconsistencies. Again, MAY as in I am just guessing. But they can't have more than two runs of Elasto out there and the differences are many between discs.

TL, DR: Elasto is no more OS than VIP. Flats are more OS than domey, etc.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-04-2015, 03:03 PM
AndyJB's Avatar
AndyJB AndyJB is offline
Big Country
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Disc Golf Mecca: Colorado
Years Playing: 28.7
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 5,973
Niced 199 Times in 113 Posts
Default

And since thatdirtykid has decided I'm retarded and have no experience in disc golf, here is a picture of the two BT Medium Giants I'm bagging this winter:


Much better than Pro or like plastic. Great grip and actually pretty durable. Not as durable as Elasto, of course, but good enough that I blasted the yellow off a tree on a horrible sidearm shot and it came away with nothing more than a small scuff.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-04-2015, 03:21 PM
thatdirtykid's Avatar
thatdirtykid thatdirtykid is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Longmont CO
Years Playing: 15.3
Courses Played: 65
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,173
Niced 154 Times in 110 Posts
Default

I hope I didn't come off as a jerk, that's awesome they make them, I wish I had some. I understand why they don't sell them here though. How do they break in? Do they keep much hss?
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-04-2015, 03:38 PM
thatdirtykid's Avatar
thatdirtykid thatdirtykid is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Longmont CO
Years Playing: 15.3
Courses Played: 65
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,173
Niced 154 Times in 110 Posts
Default

Out of my giants
1 vip has a lower PLH than my TP
and my elastos have a higher plh than my vips.
I bought them because they are more likely to have a higher plh than vips.
All I have to go on is the discs I own and what I read in another thread. Maybe I just got lucky to get high PLH elastos when looking for them.
Reply With Quote
 

  #20  
Old 01-04-2015, 06:12 PM
AndyJB's Avatar
AndyJB AndyJB is offline
Big Country
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Disc Golf Mecca: Colorado
Years Playing: 28.7
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 5,973
Niced 199 Times in 113 Posts
Default

BT Giants are a slow break in. Being drivers, they take harder impacts but less impacts than a putter (i.e. Shield and Harp, and other Trilogy putters) so the flight isn't effected too much. They domier ones (in my experience, yellows are the least OS) are perfect go to distance drivers. All the BTs have just a bit more glide than VIP and TP. My most used BT Giant is starting to see some turn, but it is not a lot. Hasn't lost any fade. I live using it for distance forehand drives. I put just a small degree of anhyzer on it and it becomes a laser beam with decent fade. They also don't skip very much.

That was one thing I was a bit surprised at by the Elasto blend...I wasn't expecting much skip but when they land on hard pan they skip just as much as regular VIP.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite understable 9/10 speed in winter plastic Qstick333 Discs 46 12-12-2015 09:48 PM
Westside plastic CJKnipperCDG Discs 1 11-14-2015 07:06 PM
Ti plastic after winter elmexdela Discs 20 03-22-2014 08:52 PM
Westside BT-plastic Enrico Discs 33 09-18-2012 02:30 PM
Westside VIP plastic tharealmclovin Disc Dyeing 4 09-12-2011 03:22 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.