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Old 11-23-2011, 01:43 PM
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I'm pretty sure they won't pass the flexibility test.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:52 PM
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Betcha they fly better than Groove.

Somebody ask somebody if the PDGA is looking at these for approval.
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:18 PM
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anybody read any of the disc descriptions? apparently this thing can turn 3 times . . .

The Walking Stck - SUPERFLY Series
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Old 11-23-2011, 07:25 PM
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Those are a pretty good deal relative to plastic discs.
Anyone quote this weirdo warranty yet?
"Refund, Returns and Cancellation Policies:

Due to the nature of our natural sporting products, refunds will only granted for product satisfaction excluding play. This is a natural product which can be damaged. Please approach this product in awareness of all natural characteristics including weaknesses. If you feel that this product has not met your standards for play, please contact us and we will resolve the issue. Thank you!"
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:52 AM
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Found this vid:: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx1hJYbZfJA
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I have special ordered two of these. One SuperFly Walking Stick (driver) and one SuperFly Harvest (midrange). I'm getting both made at 168g.

I have talked with the owner/inventor/craftsman Brad and am very confident about them so far. I will have them by January 15th to review for you all.

Here's what I can say on their durability without ever actually holding one: they are made of 7-ply (alternating), pressure-treated, hardrock Canadian maple - just like a professional skateboard deck. I have skated for decades and I know that those are super freaking tough. I have seen skate decks (which weigh 30x what a disc weighs) fall nose first on the concrete from 25' in the air and only have a tiny nick. I've also owned a couple of handcrafted wood boomerangs made of thinner, 5 ply maple that fly just as fast as a disc... and have had them come down, on their edge, on the pavement with nothing but a little scratch. To add to all that, I also do the Yo-Yo thing and I only use wood. Wood just spins and balances better than plastic, composites or metal. I expect to get the same results from these discs.

As for warping or weathering, I used to drag my skateboards out in the rain frequently, without any oil or wax treatment, and they never seemed to suffer from it very much.

Since Flywood will also make custom shape discs based on any other model, I imagine I will be placing another order soon to try to get a wooden Buzzz and TeeBird... if my above expectations are met. He also mentioned that he DOES offer custom etchings.

Yes, the website grammar is a bit whack... but he built and maintains the site himself. I guess that's not bad for a one man does it all operation. I may offer to help him correct some of that...

For the PDGA approval: No, these will not meet approval ONLY because of the guidlines that say, "...must be made of a plastic material..." and "...must be able to flex 50% of the diameter...". I can't see any reason that those two conditions exist other than safety... but it's not going to stop me from throwing them until some TD makes me stop.

I'll provide some pics and a review soon

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:42 PM
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I ordered 3 of Flywood's in-house models (the "Log" putter, the "Harvest" midrange and the "Walking Stick" driver) to give them a test run and they arrived today. They look phenomenal, feel fantastic in my hands and even smell great. Mine came pretreated with tung oil, hemp oil and beeswax to give them a good water-resistant, grippy, protective coating - they feel really nice. Another thing I instantly noticed when I picked them up is how well balanced they feel - the difference between them and how balanced my best plastic feels is astounding - the wood is just plain better.

Of course, it wouldn't be my life without some poetic irony; I'm getting them on the first day of the season where the weather is complete crap. So, I haven't been out to the course to throw them just yet, but if they fly as good as my first impressions have led me to believe, it will be sweet.

Here's some pictures. You'll see that I got the exact weights I ordered too.


From left to right: Harvest 167g, Log 175g, Walking Stick 169g



Walking Stick top and bottom on scale.

I'll get you a review after the weather gives me a break so I can go pitch 'em. (further than into the practice basket in my basement.)
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:52 PM
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So pretty.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:32 PM
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Any SSS putters? I would like to try one for thumbers. Should be pretty easy to find after thrown..
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:44 PM
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SSS = Super Solid Spruce, right?
I got the Log, too. Its just Plain Jane but it feels good.
I need to buff that Boobee wax a bit more, though, before I throw it.
They do feel neat.
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