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Old 02-25-2019, 04:37 PM
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I’m thinking the Kong is going to be Discrafts version of the hurricane/destroyer slot?
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Old 02-25-2019, 06:13 PM
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That is my understanding.

I get that new molds sell better than old ones, but wonder in what way the Kong will be different than a 'cane.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:32 PM
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Interesting. I just checked the tech standards numbers and they're almost identical. So should we go ahead and start the rumor that the Kong IS the Hurricane? Or just talk about how the Hurricane is the better Kong? I mean the Reef is the better APX and the Breaker is the better Ringer. You could go so far as to proclaim the Tsunami as the better Pred, the Rogue as the better Surge, the Tremor as the better Archer, the Quake as the better Drone, the Titanic as the better Magnet, and the Steady BL as the better Roach (I do). So the better Kong, the Hurricane, seems like a natural fit.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:11 AM
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But the Breaker IS a better Ringer.
Also correct me if I'm wrong but aren't all those not exact 1:1 the same mold?

I will say I'm down for the Kong = Hurricane conspiracy. It's obvious Discraft wouldn't want to dilute their new free agent splash by having him throw a sister brand. They already have the destroyer clone mold laying around, who says no?

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Old 02-26-2019, 12:19 AM
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I think all of them are different in some way or another.

hurricane- modified force/ maybe an attempt at a force ss?
tsunami- predator prototype
riptide- modified wildcat
rogue- modified surge
squall- beadless storm
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Old 02-26-2019, 09:06 AM
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I think the hurricane has too much turn for big arms for it to be a true destroyer replacement. I'd imagine the Kong is somewhere in between the force and hurricane.
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:10 PM
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But the Breaker IS a better Ringer.
Also correct me if I'm wrong but aren't all those not exact 1:1 the same mold?
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Same goes for the Reef. It even has APX embossed on the back. Titanic has Magnet on the back, but it's taller (better).

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I think all of them are different in some way or another.

hurricane- modified force/ maybe an attempt at a force ss?
tsunami- predator prototype
riptide- modified wildcat
rogue- modified surge
squall- beadless storm
Different in a better way. And I love that you included the better Wildcat/Avenger the Riptide and the Squall. And while I've never thrown a Storm, there's no way it's better than the greatest mold ever produced.

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I think the hurricane has too much turn for big arms for it to be a true destroyer replacement. I'd imagine the Kong is somewhere in between the force and hurricane.
You're probably right about the Kong stability.... but Exhibit A for my case for the Cane clone is McBeth struggling to get the Force flipped over. Nate Doss prefers a super seasoned Force, and Sias Elmore can thump a Hurricane. From my biased standpoint with limited experience with Destroyers, I'd say you could find a Hurricane with the same flight as your favorite Destroyer, although DGA only makes Canes in premium plastic.
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Interesting. I just checked the tech standards numbers and they're almost identical. So should we go ahead and start the rumor that the Kong IS the Hurricane? Or just talk about how the Hurricane is the better Kong?
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Im thinking the Kong is going to be Discrafts version of the hurricane/destroyer slot?
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That is my understanding.

I get that new molds sell better than old ones, but wonder in what way the Kong will be different than a 'cane.
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I will say I'm down for the Kong = Hurricane conspiracy. It's obvious Discraft wouldn't want to dilute their new free agent splash by having him throw a sister brand. They already have the destroyer clone mold laying around, who says no?
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I think the hurricane has too much turn for big arms for it to be a true destroyer replacement. I'd imagine the Kong is somewhere in between the force and hurricane.
I stumbled on this debunking video:

https://youtu.be/sUZn9fgSBp4
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:47 PM
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in my opinion, the kong has more high speed and low speed stability than a hurricane.

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I have a SP Hurricane on the way and am really hoping it fits with what I'm looking for. I recently started throwing a 167 Destroyer (*DS circa 2013ish) and really like it, but am worried that it is a bit of a snowflake. I max at about 350-375' for golf lines, and at that power I can rip it at 8-10' off the ground and have a pretty much laser straight line (maybe slight turn) with no fear of it flipping, even with some headwind. I don't know much about Destroyers but it sounds like a PITA to find runs like this. I picked up a 175 C-line DDx hoping to find something close to this flight but have found it to be unpredictable on that lower line, needing air time to fade back to center.

I'm really hoping that the Hurricane fits the bill, but maybe it's the Kong I'm looking for?

Also, is the Hurricane a fairly consistent mold? If I find it fits what I'm looking for can I order online (pretty much my only option) with some confidence?
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