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Old 05-08-2017, 12:20 PM
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Default Retro Compass & St Pro

Odd question: Has anyone tried these two discs that only seem to be available as part of the 3-pack (also including the Mercy). Just curious how they start compared to GL or Opto versions. I like hard baseline pastic for my slower discs but I like these molds.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:13 PM
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I picked up a Retro Saint (not the pro) from PIAS and love this disc. It started pretty similar than my opto saint but with a touch more turn. I don't throw it in the woods but with a little break in it hasn't changed drastically. Hoping the fade beats out before too much more turn comes in.

I am happy at $7.

I would pick up a saint pro in retro in a heartbeat.
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Old 05-08-2017, 04:28 PM
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The retro plastic was awful. Worse than innova dx but better than discraft pro d.

Fresh though, all retro I have thrown started off stability-wise like their premium plastic. Just dont plan on it staying like like that for long.
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Retro is also not what I would call stiff base plastic. Closer to Zero Medium.
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I would like to give a retro compass a go. If only I could get it outside the pack
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Retro is also not what I would call stiff base plastic. Closer to Zero Medium.
Agree. It may start on the slightly stiffer side of Zero Medium/Classic Blend, but will quickly soften up as it seasons in.
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The retro plastic was awful. Worse than innova dx but better than discraft pro d.

Fresh though, all retro I have thrown started off stability-wise like their premium plastic. Just dont plan on it staying like like that for long.
Depends on the disc - my retro Saint and prime Truth have given long and faithful service.

The starter pack with Fury and Claymore got flippy quickly, but they didn't have much stability to spare.

Trespass is another disc that works great in Prime....

Got a Compass coming as well.

I like the feel and flight of the plastic.

I think you undersell pro-d as well :-)
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:34 PM
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Depends on the disc - my retro Saint and prime Truth have given long and faithful service.

The starter pack with Fury and Claymore got flippy quickly, but they didn't have much stability to spare.

Trespass is another disc that works great in Prime....

Got a Compass coming as well.

I like the feel and flight of the plastic.

I think you undersell pro-d as well :-)
Ive bagged a pro-d buzz for years until I lost em all.

It has its purpose and that is a really flippy mold of favorite discs.
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Question:
Do all retro claymores feel puddle-toppish?

I held a retro claymore for the first time in the store the other day (they only had one so no comparables)... It seemed like a great plastic for the mold but I was not liking how puddle-topped it felt... Like it had almost hit a tree. My glow claymore is an amazing feeling disc--smoothly flat with a teensy tiny touch of dome. Gator-ish isn't inaccurate flight plate comparison.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:05 AM
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I prefer the feel of zero hard and equivalents but not much available in those besides putters.

I did try a prime escape today and it starts more stable than a lucid.
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