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Old 01-12-2017, 07:29 PM
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The savent is being reported as being much more HSS.
My Valkyries, especially the flat-top Star Valks, are plenty HSS.

Anyhoo, the point I was making is that the Savant may well be a solution in search of a problem to solve...
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:24 PM
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i would say that if your Valks are pretty stable, you'd have no need for the Savant. for me, its more stable than a Valk. i tend to throw Valks pretty straight to slightly US. i don't carry Valks regularly, i use Thunderbirds for that slot and use my Savant as the most OS in that section of control drivers
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Old 01-13-2017, 01:20 PM
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Terrible name
A savant is someone who knows a great deal about a subject. It's akin to someone being an expert among experts in one nuanced area.

Savant syndrome is named AFTER the original word. I'm not a fan of the name (largely because in this discussion the disc seems to be not super awesome at one thing), but that is what it actually means.
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:48 PM
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A savant is someone who knows a great deal about a subject. It's akin to someone being an expert among experts in one nuanced area.

Savant syndrome is named AFTER the original word. I'm not a fan of the name (largely because in this discussion the disc seems to be not super awesome at one thing), but that is what it actually means.
Who cares

Barely anyone is aware of the distinction.


It's a terrible name for multiple reasons. I'm shocked axiom didn't already have it copyrighted.
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:41 AM
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My pearly yellow green Champion Savant is a disc I have grown to rely on. It doesn't seem to deviate from the flight you'd expect... straight as can be, then a moderate fade, not much skip. I love this disc. It has almost the same D that I get from a Destroyer if I'm not trying to get any hyzer flip, but the line is much more controlled with the Savant.

I like to throw slight hyzer release. A new Star TL is probably the closest disc in flight to the Savant.

What I'm most impressed with is, the Savant does not get squirrely in low to moderate wind. I've even thrown it into pure 15 mph headwinds and it might flip a little, but it fights it. I carry a lot of molds, but maybe I just need some Savants in different stages of wear. This disc is really sweet.

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Old 03-08-2017, 07:36 PM
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My pearly yellow green Champion Savant is a disc I have grown to rely on. It doesn't seem to deviate from the flight you'd expect... straight as can be, then a moderate fade, not much skip. I love this disc. It has almost the same D that I get from a Destroyer if I'm not trying to get any hyzer flip, but the line is much more controlled with the Savant.

I like to throw slight hyzer release. A new Star TL is probably the closest disc in flight to the Savant.

What I'm most impressed with is, the Savant does not get squirrely in low to moderate wind. I've even thrown it into pure 15 mph headwinds and it might flip a little, but it fights it. I carry a lot of molds, but maybe I just need some Savants in different stages of wear. This disc is really sweet.

disclaimer: I work for Innova... but I play disc golf for money, so I only throw discs that work AND I trust.
I know what you mean. When I read the ratings of -1, 2 I thought perfect BH bomber but not for FH. When I got mine I decided that I would try it FH. It flew like a Thunderbird. It's OS but still bombs.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:38 PM
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I couldn't get mine up to speed. It is definitely more stable than a Champ Viking.
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Old 03-10-2017, 05:11 PM
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I couldn't get mine up to speed. It is definitely more stable than a Champ Viking.
It is definitely more disc than a Viking. I remember the Viking being more finessey. I like discs that are torque resistant. I throw pretty hard... not wild, but hard. The Savant holds up to my throws, but not in an overstable way, in a stable straight way. It hits that happy place where it just wants to glide forward.

I also think it works well for sidearm. But I am not known for my sidearm. I'm more of an anhyzer sidearmer.
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Old 11-19-2017, 05:01 PM
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Threw one of these about 10 times today. Observations:

Its beefy. Straight disc, even into a decent breeze. Slow. Not sure what the Savant is rated, but it seemed noticeably slower than a Valk or Thunderbird. Glide was meh.

I guess I'd say it flies like a Champion Starfire, but about 2 speeds slower. Its definitely not a long disc. It flies stubbornly and doesn't penetrate well. Decent stable fairway driver. It is accurate at least because you know what it'll do when it leaves your hand.

On a side note, the champion plastic blend used for the Savant is gorgeous.

If I rated the Savant I'd say 8, 4, 0, 3. It doesn't have a really super dump fade like some overstable discs, but it also isn't going to flip on you either.

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