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Old 08-20-2015, 10:35 PM
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Default Saint. What is it for?

Recently picked up an Opto Saint. Threw it for the first time in the woods and, when powered down a bit, flew nice a straight.

However, tested in open field, in headwind, it just rolled. In tailwind, it still finished to the right.

What do you all use this disc for? Powered down fairway drives?
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:39 PM
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Saint's are unreliable in wind, I think Lat 64 only gives it a "1" fade rating. Try the Escape instead, Mike.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:40 PM
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I've thrown 3 Saints. None flew the same and they were all unpredictable. Sometimes I could get a nice straight hyzerflip and sometimes it just turned and burned. All of them were less stable than any Teebird I've thrown. Closer to a River, or in Innova terms, maybe a faster, less predictable Leopard.
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saints and wind are not good together. without wind they have a nice glide a sice turn and reliable fade. longer leopard maybe.
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Saint's are unreliable in wind, I think Lat 64 only gives it a "1" fade rating. Try the Escape instead, Mike.
Escape is definitely closer, but I wouldn't call it a wind fighter.
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What do you all use this disc for? Powered down fairway drives?
I don't throw the Saint, But I have owned a recycled saint years ago and it was flippy. But, that's what I expected. It's a straight to under stable disc. Not something you would throw into any wind without being effected. It has allot of glide which could be useful, or, prove to be problematic.

Are you just wondering how it fits in, or recommendations for a certain role?
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Because of Trilogy glide, wind is a traitor. Treacherously.

In still conditions, the Saint has great glide for a fairway and will hold a predictable fade at the end of flight. Any wind at all? Goodnight. Watch it float up, get smacked down, shift side to side, and get dumped into the ground.

However, do not doubt this disc. Use it in still air and fall in love!
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Escape is definitely closer, but I wouldn't call it a wind fighter.
No, but it's not going to be messed up as much in the wind. Seems to have a more reliable fade.
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Are you just wondering how it fits in, or recommendations for a certain role?
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."

But, it has been windy around me lately. So I really don't have a good feel yet for what it can do in calm conditions. That must be why I liked how it flew in the woods. I was shielded from the wind.
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I've thrown 3 Saints. None flew the same and they were all unpredictable. Sometimes I could get a nice straight hyzerflip and sometimes it just turned and burned. All of them were less stable than any Teebird I've thrown. Closer to a River, or in Innova terms, maybe a faster, less predictable Leopard.
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