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Old 03-18-2019, 02:52 PM
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I've gotten a handful of rounds in this week now that the snow is gone, and also done some fieldwork with my Ballista Pros and Ballistas. I'm sold -- these bad boys are going to be my distance drivers for 2019. No more auditions needed.

The BalPro seems like a great headwind driver for my power level. I've yet to throw it in monster winds, but I feel like it's got plenty of stability as long as I give it a touch of hyzer. As for OG Ballistas, right now I'm bagging a Moonshine and Opto. Both crush. I could probably get by with just bagging one, but I find myself throwing lots of mulligans as I re-familiarize myself with the mold. Love these discs! Also bagging a Plasma Wave for when I want to take a little off of a throw, or be able to turn it over more controllably.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:06 PM
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I've gotten a handful of rounds in this week now that the snow is gone, and also done some fieldwork with my Ballista Pros and Ballistas. I'm sold -- these bad boys are going to be my distance drivers for 2019. No more auditions needed.

The BalPro seems like a great headwind driver for my power level. I've yet to throw it in monster winds, but I feel like it's got plenty of stability as long as I give it a touch of hyzer. As for OG Ballistas, right now I'm bagging a Moonshine and Opto. Both crush. I could probably get by with just bagging one, but I find myself throwing lots of mulligans as I re-familiarize myself with the mold. Love these discs! Also bagging a Plasma Wave for when I want to take a little off of a throw, or be able to turn it over more controllably.
Yeah, the Ballista is really fun to throw. I don't bag one, but I could. It would take the spot currently occupied by a Shryke. Lots of speed and high speed turn for me. Massive distance. Ballistas don't do well in wind, especially headwinds. I love them on open bomber holes.

I want to try a Ballista pro. That could be a disc that actually makes my bag.
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Old 03-19-2019, 02:32 AM
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The Ballista and Ballista Pro are threatening to become my main drivers and pushing more and more Tresspasses out of my bag. The Recoil, Ballista and Ballista Pro are taking over.
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Old 09-04-2020, 01:41 AM
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Anyone throwing Ballistas these days? Surprised to see such a short thread dedicated to them here.... Had to go back like 5 pages to find this one.
Just picked up a 171G Opto Ballista. Looking forward to it's arrival!
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Old 09-04-2020, 01:53 AM
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I would bag one if they made it in goldline down to the 160g like they do the Ballista Pro. But since they don't, I just use a beat 160g Ballista Pro as my flippy driver.

If you can find a 160g gl Ballista, I'd get it instantly.
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Old 09-04-2020, 02:01 AM
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I just throw a Thrasher or Shryke for my flippy driver. I'm looking for full on distance with reliable finish
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Old 09-04-2020, 08:38 PM
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Still my main tailwind/max D driver. Mine has beaten in to a nice spot where I can actually shape some tight lines with it if I use enough clean hyzer. If I have unlimited room on the right and calm wind it's my go-to for distance.
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Old 09-05-2020, 07:16 PM
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I bagged them for a season and lost all three.

In hindsight, I just think I was trying to use them in too many situations. I really wanted them to be my main driver, and they are just too unwieldy for that role. Or at least for me they were.

I ended up filling the flippy max distance slot with Vanishes this year, thinking the smaller rim would yield more control. Ended up losing just as many discs while not getting as many of those "oh wow, it's still going" crushs. At this point I may just live without a flippy out-of-the box distance driver, or I might go back to Ballistas. At least with Ballistas that 1-in-10 crush kinda makes up for the shots that go OB.
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Old 09-05-2020, 07:51 PM
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I figure if I can get my 160g ballista pro beat up enough, it will become as flippy or more flippy than the ballistas at full weight, with the added bonus of being easier to release up to speed thanks to the higher weight.

I have a 167g opto knight for true understable duties, but I rarely find a situation to use it on my local courses.
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Are Ballistas really as flippy as everyone seems to claim?
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