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Old 02-05-2013, 06:05 PM
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Default Are any of these new control/fairway drivers worth it?

I'm trying to get a compendium of these new discs without having to research different threads. My basic intention is to find which disc others like myself would like to try (I haven't tried any of them). So, are these discs worth the investment:

Volt?
Shock?
Patriot?
Rival?
Saint?
Escape?
Stag?
Any others?


Using the Innova scale, I range these types of discs from speed 7 (fairway) to 9/10 (control).

My reference of throwning is around 380-400 with PDs, Avengers, and TDs. I can get a Tbird on a higher line to 400. I primarly try to throw hyzer-flips. I don't mind something flippy as long as it doesn't turn and burn.

Those with experience with these discs, are any of these discs worth the trouble for people like myself who haven't tried them?
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:09 PM
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West side sword is control and speed.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:10 PM
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Rival and Patriot combo
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Saint all day. Love this disc...slight hyzer flip to flat and STRAIGHT for about 350', then forward fade. Amazing disc in my opinion. The Stag won't be release until March 1st, so you won't get anybody except ManU that has thrown it...but the Stag is a highly anticipated overstable fairway driver that I myself am looking forward too! Aside from that, get a Saint and you won't regret it
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:17 PM
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I think there are a couple more posters on here that are also Stag testers
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:39 PM
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I have many Volts in my posession (I bag three of varying weights) so they are money. I have a Shock waiting for me at home (I'm out of town at the mo) and also have two Patriots on the way. I also pre-ordered a Stag from InfiniteDiscs. But from what I'm reading and seeing in the tester vids, there may be some significant overlap between the Patriot and the Shock.

And yeah, the Stag is highly anticipated for sure. Any disc that looks like it might be the infamous (and so far unrealized) "longer Teebird" will always get a lot of hype...I'll just have to wait and see....
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:40 PM
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Orion LF/ Orion LS. 9 speed drivers with tons of distance potential. The OLF beats in to a super controllable s-curve disc. The OLS turns into a really sweet turnover driver.
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Volt?
Shock?
Patriot?
Rival?
Saint?
Escape?
Stag?
Any others?
I've thrown the volt, rival and escape. I currently use PDs for my control driver duties. While these three discs are all good, none of them have supplanted my PDs. The Volt is a little flippier than I like. The Escape flies almost exactly like a worn s-PD for me. The Rival I've thrown the least, but it seemed to have a straight flight with a more significant fade than I expected.

Bottom line, they're good discs, but not anything that pushed the PDs out of my bag which I've honed in from years of use. The only one that really has a place right now is the escape and that's because its filling a gap in my PD lineup since one of my discs tried to take a swim.
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I've thrown the volt, rival and escape. I currently use PDs for my control driver duties. While these three discs are all good, none of them have supplanted my PDs. The Volt is a little flippier than I like. The Escape flies almost exactly like a worn s-PD for me. The Rival I've thrown the least, but it seemed to have a straight flight with a more significant fade than I expected.

Bottom line, they're good discs, but not anything that pushed the PDs out of my bag which I've honed in from years of use. The only one that really has a place right now is the escape and that's because its filling a gap in my PD lineup since one of my discs tried to take a swim.

The Escape sounds good if it flies like a worn S-PD. Is the Escape easier to get up to speed than a PD?
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:32 PM
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You have PD's.. quit while your ahead.
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