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Old 08-21-2015, 10:23 AM
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I love the Saints in GL. All mine fly the same. I dont care for Optos though, thats where I find a lot of inconsistency. As said before though, they suck in the wind. My Hatchet handles the breeze better than the Saint. Usually if theres wind, other than a 6 to 12 tailwind, I'll opt for a Saint Pro, Thunderbird, or Orc, depending on wind direction and speed, and where I want the disc to go. Even my Star Sandstrom Valkyrie holds its lines in wind
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:17 AM
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Either or. I am definitely wondering what its role is in a given bag. I want to bag it for a bit to give it more of a chance, but I really haven't come upon a shot where I said to myself, "I think the Saint is the disc for this shot."
I watched a guy at my home course throw a disc on a beautiful straight line just past the basket that was 300' away. I asked him what the disc was, and he said "the Saint". There was not much wind at that time. But like others here have said... it's not going to be nearly as reliable in the wind.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:20 AM
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A lot of good thoughts and opinions in this thread.

But, for realsies, it is for throwing.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:43 AM
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I watched a guy at my home course throw a disc on a beautiful straight line just past the basket that was 300' away. I asked him what the disc was, and he said "the Saint". There was not much wind at that time. But like others here have said... it's not going to be nearly as reliable in the wind.
I'm not a doctor, but I know somebody who plays one on TV. To me, Saints are meant to be thrown 350+ feet, low, straight, and smooth. Great disc for long downhills. I think Opto is the best flyer.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:16 PM
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I have a GL Saint and I actually like it better than Opto Saint Pros. It does get touchy in the wind, but it is the kind of disc you can shape lines depending on how much hyzer and power you put into it. Its a disc you need to spend some time in the field with to learn how to throw it.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:33 PM
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I just got a GL Saint in a trade that is beefier than either of my Opto Saint Pros. I'm liking it.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:55 PM
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I have a GL Saint and I actually like it better than Opto Saint Pros. It does get touchy in the wind, but it is the kind of disc you can shape lines depending on how much hyzer and power you put into it. Its a disc you need to spend some time in the field with to learn how to throw it.
This, but for my opto.

And I also have a GL that is quite beefy
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:28 PM
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I'm not a doctor, but I know somebody who plays one on TV. To me, Saints are meant to be thrown 350+ feet, low, straight, and smooth. Great disc for long downhills. I think Opto is the best flyer.
Apparently this guy preferred control and closeness to the basket than max distance, so he only busted it 300 feet for a reasonable putt. Different uses for different folks, I guess...
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Old 08-21-2015, 04:32 PM
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For my noodle arm Saints are not horrible in the wind. I play with an aging local pro that hyzer flips the snot out of one on a rope for sweet 350-400 shots. But I don't have that kind of game. Just grab a Saint and a Saint Pro and then you are covered unless the wind is pretty severe. They are nice discs.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:02 PM
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Yeah I've had several opto saint pros and they are not consistent at all. GL is definitely the better choice when getting either a saint or saint pro. I use the convict for what i used saint pros for, dead straight 300 foot shots. I occasionally bag my gl saint for woodsy courses
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