#11  
Old 09-05-2017, 12:34 PM
Streets's Avatar
Streets Streets is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Years Playing: 8.1
Courses Played: 43
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 7,782
Niced 2,120 Times in 935 Posts
Default

Also looks like a Platinum Diamond Gateway midrange
Sponsored Links

Niced: (3)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-05-2017, 12:35 PM
zj1002 zj1002 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Driving Range
Years Playing: 11
Courses Played: 28
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,373
Niced 222 Times in 108 Posts
Default

Not MINT. Different shade of blue than we have used too.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-05-2017, 12:37 PM
zj1002 zj1002 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Driving Range
Years Playing: 11
Courses Played: 28
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,373
Niced 222 Times in 108 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quinum View Post
Sounds like the kind of disc I need to try. Which do you suggest I buy as the best introduction to the mold? I usually prefer champ/pinnacle type plastic, so I was eyeing up some of the Eternals in pink or orange. Just not sure if I should go first run or second run.
I'd honestly recommend any Sublime, 2nd Run Eternal or Purple Apex(2nd). Those fly like we expect. The others have a tick more or less high speed stability. The first run eternals we have left a pretty stable, definitely take a little more juice and some seasoning to get up to speed.

Niced: (3)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-05-2017, 05:41 PM
jeffsk jeffsk is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 228
Niced 100 Times in 57 Posts
Default

Mail Call!!! Photo does not do the Light Blue Sublime justice...a ton of pearl, stamp shifts from yellow-->gold-->bright orange-->bronze..stoked to go test these against the first run here in about an hour..
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20170905_163548.jpg (117.7 KB, 101 views)
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-05-2017, 07:14 PM
Quinum's Avatar
Quinum Quinum is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Wylie, TX
Years Playing: 9.5
Courses Played: 29
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,107
Niced 99 Times in 77 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffsk View Post
Mail Call!!! Photo does not do the Light Blue Sublime justice...a ton of pearl, stamp shifts from yellow-->gold-->bright orange-->bronze..stoked to go test these against the first run here in about an hour..
Report back if you get a chance! I am curious how that light blue sublime flies for you.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-05-2017, 07:45 PM
Innova63's Avatar
Innova63 Innova63 is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South-eastern, Disconsin
Years Playing: 33.6
Courses Played: 245
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 399
Niced 53 Times in 33 Posts
Default

Got my 2 orange apex alphas (167, old guy weight) today, hopefully I will be able to throw them (weather dependent) tomorrow............
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-05-2017, 09:55 PM
jeffsk jeffsk is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 228
Niced 100 Times in 57 Posts
Default

First impressions of 2nd Run Alphas:

Yellow Apex (172g): Apparently prior to shipping, ZJ drove this disc down to San Antonio, fed it some Bill Miller's and tried to convince this disc that garbage was real BBQ. At least I can't think of any other explanation for why this disc is so pissed off. This is lightning fast out of the hand (just like the first run Apexes) and wants to go left (RHBH) real hard as soon as it loses speed. Every bit as OS as my flat Tyrants but a bit faster and a touch more glide. After 15 or so throws I would put this at 8/5ish/0/2.5-3 (probably closer to 3). Potential for a seriously good utility disc here or at a minimum a wind eating monster of a control driver. You want a mad as hell Thunderbird, then this is for you.

Dark Blue Sublime (172g): This one is interesting and probably right at 8/5/0/2. Not as flat as the Eternals, less dome than the Apex. This wants to go straight for a long time...not right or left, just dead straight for 85% or so of it's flight and then it hooks up with a good bit of attitude to finish to the OS side. This, much like the white apex from the first run, really shines on power hyzers for me. Stay on axis, rip into this thing like a trainee who can't properly make his bed and watch it lock into the line and flat out bomb. 330' pure hyzers should be no problem with this.

Light Blue Sublime (165g): This is pretty rad. A bit of turn but no loss of LSS. 8/5/-0.5/2 would be my guess. The turn is noticeable on a flat release but really is evident if thrown on a hard anny. It doesn't really fight against the anny but doesn't hold for too long either...net result is some very cool, very fast S-turns. There is definitely some long line shot shaping ability with this one, especially for forehand flex lines and BH hyzers that need to flatten just a bit. Flies almost exactly like my seasoned 1st Run Blue Apex. Workhorse potential here as a see a bit of Teebird, a bit of Thundy, a bit of Eagle...just killer out of the box with this one.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-05-2017, 10:18 PM
plastic cannon's Avatar
plastic cannon plastic cannon is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Eugene, ORYGUN
Years Playing: 7.5
Courses Played: 15
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,200
Niced 40 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffsk View Post
Mail Call!!! Photo does not do the Light Blue Sublime justice...a ton of pearl, stamp shifts from yellow-->gold-->bright orange-->bronze..stoked to go test these against the first run here in about an hour..
That is some good looking plastic. I'll have to give these a try if I ever manage to break my overwhelming Teebird addiction.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-05-2017, 10:35 PM
august dupree's Avatar
august dupree august dupree is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: All Seattle, sometimes Montana, yo.
Years Playing: 12.3
Courses Played: 83
Posts: 1,314
Niced 317 Times in 214 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffsk View Post

Light Blue Sublime (165g): This is pretty rad. A bit of turn but no loss of LSS. 8/5/-0.5/2 would be my guess. The turn is noticeable on a flat release but really is evident if thrown on a hard anny. It doesn't really fight against the anny but doesn't hold for too long either...net result is some very cool, very fast S-turns. There is definitely some long line shot shaping ability with this one, especially for forehand flex lines and BH hyzers that need to flatten just a bit. Flies almost exactly like my seasoned 1st Run Blue Apex. Workhorse potential here as a see a bit of Teebird, a bit of Thundy, a bit of Eagle...just killer out of the box with this one.
I've got the exact same 165g light blue sublime coming in the mail. Now I'm extra excited for it to arrive. That sounds great!
Reply With Quote
 

  #20  
Old 09-06-2017, 12:13 AM
zj1002 zj1002 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Driving Range
Years Playing: 11
Courses Played: 28
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,373
Niced 222 Times in 108 Posts
Default

Agree with the -.5/2 rating.

The low speed fade is still there, but it can be worked a little more out of the box.

And yeah the Yellow Apex is like the Firebird of Alphas. It's a one off that still has a place. They all fit a gap/line without being bad versions. Pretty happy overall. You won't see us hiding from the fact that colors can fly a little different.

Niced: (1)
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
Omega: The Alpha and the F.Luke Discs 72 10-24-2018 10:08 AM
Alpha or ZAM Trace JOwens Discs 9 05-27-2017 05:32 PM
Check out the Mint Discs ALPHA driver! Todd@InfiniteDiscs Commercial Marketplace 2 05-14-2017 01:39 AM
Fairway Driver That Can Handle Power? MikeM Discs 46 04-25-2015 04:23 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.