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Old 11-01-2012, 09:04 PM
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Default Destroyers, all you fanatics give me some info

I have recently began throwing Destoyers, and LOVE THEM!!!! The question I have is what is the difference between the *D, *DS, S/DS and whatever other ones I am forgetting????
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:11 PM
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did you search on Destroyers????

there's lots of threads

but try post 9 in this one

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ight=destroyer
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:25 PM
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Much appreciated ManU, I did search but never saw that one.

I have to believe there is more to it than what is in post 9, I have heard to many other stories. I'd still like to hear what others have to say
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:34 PM
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I'd ask Booter

although he switches molds more frequently than I switch my underwear
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I'd still like to hear what others have to say
If you don't mind reading you can check here

Probably going to get another infraction for this but I don't really care.
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from post 9

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Destroyer FAQ's:

1. What plastics do Destroyers come in?

DX, Pro, Champion, Champion Glow (CFR), Star, and Echo Star. There are also many
more limited runs of destroyers such a Night Shift, Special Blend, AJ Star, etc. Innova loves to experiment with this mold. There are many blends of champion/star and of different star polymers out there that make them feel very different but they're typically just stamped with the production star plastic stamp.


2. What do the different markings for Star Destroyers mean (S/DS, *DS, etc.)?

There is a contested/debated theory as to whether the different markings (i.e. SDS vs *DS) have significance. Though more people believe that the differentiation is intentional, as in more than just two ways to note "star" plastic, there is not a consensus as to what the differences are or how closely they correlate to the markings. Some say it is as simple as two different people who mark the discs have different ways of noting, some believe they distinguish runs of the disc chronologically, and some believe it distinguishes runs of the disc by polymer composition.

3. What is a "Vulcan Top" aka "Destrulcan"?

Prior to the release of the TeeDevil as a separate mold, Innova molded up some Destroyers with a top/wing of one of their at-the-time new discs - the Vulcan. The Vulcan is different because the disc makes a sharp "corner" as you follow the profile from the edge to the center. Innova did not stamp these differently at first, and so you havve some destroyers that are actually what would later be made a separate mold and called TeeDevils. Innova has used this new top-piece to mold up another disc, the Archon, which utilized the vulcan top and a wraith bottom.

4. What type of Destroyer is most ____ (overstable/understable/durable/etc.)?

Another hotly debated topic. The typically accepted guidelines are as follows:

Understable ---> Overstable (by plastic)
DX | Pro | Echo Star | Star | Champion | Champion Glow

Note that there are exceptions to this order, so take as an in-general guideline only and not a guarantee.

As far as *DS vs SDS vs...it's a crapshoot. The only thing for sure is that a Vulcan-Top/Destrulcan/TeeDevil will beat in to be more understable or flippy than a regular destroyer. Some TeeDevils start more understable, but some start just as overstable/beefy as their non-vulcan-topped counterparts. There's no guarantee. Many vulcan-tops have a good bit of flashing on the edges of the rim, and I've personally noticed that removing that flashing significantly and immediately changes their flight.



There's much more/different of an answer to each question depending on who you ask, but I tried to reduce speculation in hopes that this could be a reference for people with the same question. I also invite anyone to add/change this as necessary to keep it current/correct.
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*D is flippy right out of the box
Vulcan topped *DS is also flippy right out of the box
SD is the same mold as *D so they fly the same
*DS is stable to overstable when new and just incredibly straight when broken in
S/DS are overstable right out of the box (think x cal)
SDS is the same as S/DS so the fly the same

I prefer the lighter weight stars (in the 160's) they fly truer for me but they truly are the best distance driver money can buy. Which is why I always carry 4 of them.
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You just can't go wrong with a destroyer, sans maybe the destrulcans(which I've never thrown)! My favs are the flat-topped and gummy AJs...
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I carry 4 destroyers. I have 2 stars, a champion, and a 158g blizzard.

I have a almost beat to perfection star for backhand maxD
I have a new star for More fade backhand or less fade sidearm.
I have the champ for sidearm MaxD
And the blizzard is new and has great HSS and very low fade. So I don't use it much other than a for sure straight bomb.

I love my destroyers and hate to say that the Katana and Frenzy stay in the bag a lot now.
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