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Old 04-13-2021, 10:44 AM
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Default The Daredevil Caribou is the Discraft Comet that Isn't

The Daredevil Caribou is like the Man in the Iron Mask to the Discraft Comet. Shunned, hidden into obscurity, few people know of its existence while the wicked Comet reigns supreme.


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The Caribou is a beadless Soft-X Comet.

To all those people asking, "is there a beadless comet?" Yes. Yes there is.

I gave up on the comet after the repeated flensing of my fingers thanks to the razor like bead on the z-comet. I loved what it could do, but I wasn't down with wearing a glove in the summer just to throw that disc. So I moved on.

I bought the Caribou not thinking it was going to be what it is. Ignore the flight numbers and flight charts, Daredevil's discs never seem to be aligned to them. I just wanted something that was like a later turning sol.

What I got was magic.

Grip Performance plastic on the Caribou feels identical to Discraft Soft-X (I used my ringer and ringer GT for comparison)

The Caribou is a dream finesse midrange. Like the comet, it handles a wide array of throws (and misthrows). Powered down it flies nice and straight with great glide just like a comet. Rides an anny line like a champ. Can fan grip this thing without hesitation. At power which turns over my mako, the caribou is still stable, which is a little different than the comet, which I get to flip easier. At 50-75% power, the control and glide is unmatched by any other disc I have...except the comet.

So no joke, I am not being flip when I say that I really think the Caribou is the answer to all of you seeking a beadless comet.

In the attached images, the yellow disc is a brand-new caribou and the orange disc is a z-comet
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Old 04-13-2021, 12:02 PM
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Aren't the Caribou, Moose and Grizzly all the same mold in different plastics?

It seems to me (and I could be remembering this wrong) that the Caribou version originally was a DXish plastic run at like 158g or 160g so it seemed too light for a midrange I'd want to try. They have changed this up now so it's a more viable option. It seems like now you could get a Caribou to test against an X-Comet, and a Grizzly to test against a Z Comet and see how they do. The Moose is made in a "Flex performance Plastic" so I don't know if it would compare to any Comet plastic or not.

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Aren't the Caribou, Moose and Grizzly all the same mold in different plastics?

It seems to me (and I could be remembering this wrong) that the Caribou version originally was a DXish plastic run at like 158g or 160g so it seemed too light for a midrange I'd want to try. They have changed this up now so it's a more viable option. It seems like now you could get a Caribou to test against an X-Comet, and a Grizzly to test against a Z Comet and see how they do. The Moose is made in a "Flex performance Plastic" so I don't know if it would compare to any Comet plastic or not.
Grizzly is way more Rocish than a Z Comet.
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Funny thing is that I just got a 2021 MJ Comet, and I really like it (much better for me than 2020 MJ Comet), but I was wondering what I could do to soften up the bead that indeed does feel like I could cut paper with it. Anyone have any thoughts?
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Aren't the Caribou, Moose and Grizzly all the same mold in different plastics?

It seems to me (and I could be remembering this wrong) that the Caribou version originally was a DXish plastic run at like 158g or 160g so it seemed too light for a midrange I'd want to try. They have changed this up now so it's a more viable option. It seems like now you could get a Caribou to test against an X-Comet, and a Grizzly to test against a Z Comet and see how they do. The Moose is made in a "Flex performance Plastic" so I don't know if it would compare to any Comet plastic or not.
It probably was. This caribou variant is 174g and the Grip Performance is not at all like the "Grip Performance" that's on my swift fox. The swift fox "grip performance" feels like a cross between star and big-z whereas this caribou is indistinguishable in feel of Soft-X. I was so confused when it arrived. It felt almost as soft as the walrus (which is elastic performance), but there is definitely less give and I don't think I could fold it in half like you can with elastic performance. But if you've ever felt Discraft's Soft-X, it feels just like it.
All caribous on Daredevil's site now are 174-178. In fact, the weight differences which used to be signature Daredevil seem to be gone (at least in their mids of the same mold).
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Ugh I ran out of edit time.
I meant to say that I would probably dig the moose as I love Flex Performance (Timberwolf, Merlin, and Mammoth) but this new caribou is surprisingly versatile with how good its grip is. The odd thing I noticed about Daredevil in my own anecdotal experience is that their extremes are way more tempered than advertised. My caribou is understable, but not crazy so. At these comparable weights, I'd be surprised if there is a substantial difference anymore between the caribou, moose, and grizzly. At least one that can be detected by someone with under a 900 rating...?
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... How are you guys getting cut on beads? They should be less sharp than bead-less.
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To all those people asking, "is there a beadless comet?" Yes. Yes there is.
Don't forget about the ABC Flying Squirrel. Nice to see Daredevil getting some love though. The RDG Ptero is one of the straightest faster drivers I've ever thrown.

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Funny thing is that I just got a 2021 MJ Comet, and I really like it (much better for me than 2020 MJ Comet), but I was wondering what I could do to soften up the bead that indeed does feel like I could cut paper with it. Anyone have any thoughts?
You can throw it flat on pavement so it slides across it until the flashing is ground down. If it's not directly on the bottom of the mold, you could also use a sanding block to grind it down.

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Don't forget about the ABC Flying Squirrel. Nice to see Daredevil getting some love though. The RDG Ptero is one of the straightest faster drivers I've ever thrown.



You can throw it flat on pavement so it slides across it until the flashing is ground down. If it's not directly on the bottom of the mold, you could also use a sanding block to grind it down.
I ended up getting a Sabertooth the other day since I missed my RDG Raptor. They throw really well, forgot how much glide they had for an OS disc.

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I ended up getting a Sabertooth the other day since I missed my RDG Raptor. They throw really well, forgot how much glide they had for an OS disc.
I loved that about the mammoth as well. The only reason I gave up on the mammoth is that I discovered 150g OS fairways like my 153g Neutron Motion.
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