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Old 11-27-2019, 04:55 PM
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I’ve been on the hunt to find a dependable driver that I like for quite some time. I’ve tried D2s, Trespass, Sheriff, Defender, etc.... Currently throwing a mix of Destroyers, but I feel like there has to be something better. Either everything that I’ve tried have been too understable or overstable for what I’m looking for. A beat star destroyer is close or a new moonshine trespass similar.
Throwing beat Destroyers (Mcbeth Star) 420-440, Thunderbirds 400.
Suggestions? Ones to look at?
Thinking about trying the X3. How’s do they compare to the Destroyers?
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Old 11-27-2019, 04:57 PM
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Love Octanes and Catalysts. Max weight Octanes cruise and have a healthy fade while 165-168’s crush, while catalysts are great turnover discs.
But honestly I’ve found I prefer throwing slower discs because I rarely need the extra 40 or so feet

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Old 11-27-2019, 05:02 PM
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:32 PM
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Ever try a pro destroyer? Once they wear in, woo wee do they soar...

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Old 11-27-2019, 05:37 PM
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Ever try a pro destroyer? Once they wear in, woo wee do they soar...
I agree about Pro Destroyers. For those that have good armspeed, they are really excellent. I bagged one as a windy weather disc and my Pro Destroyer flies well. I freely admit I don't have the 400+ ft. armspeed for using it not-into-the-wind.

In the overall... well, at your (the OP's) armspeed, if you don't love the Destroyer or the Trespass (also an excellent disc for the more noodle-arm-'ish' among us), then you may just have to embark on a search to find what's in your sweet spot. Maybe a Champion Shryke or OS Star Katana?
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:38 PM
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I’ve been on the hunt to find a dependable driver that I like for quite some time. I’ve tried D2s, Trespass, Sheriff, Defender, etc.... Currently throwing a mix of Destroyers, but I feel like there has to be something better. Either everything that I’ve tried have been too understable or overstable for what I’m looking for. A beat star destroyer is close or a new moonshine trespass similar.
Throwing beat Destroyers (Mcbeth Star) 420-440, Thunderbirds 400.
Suggestions? Ones to look at?
Thinking about trying the X3. How’s do they compare to the Destroyers?
Try a Punisher, a person I watch his videos on YouTube Disc Golf Nerd used those discs due to them being like a beat in or lighter weight Destroyer.

Lighter weight Destroyer is more then likely what you want for a disc, get about 4-5 grams off from the max weight that you throw in a driver disc. I like 170-172 grams as max so I got a 167 gram Champion Destroyer for my non OS disc, the OS is 170 grams. I do this with most 12 speed and up discs as 10-11 speed is about my max for throwing well at the max weight I like.
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:46 PM
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Based on your description, I'd say you need to try a Discmania DD3. The one I have is domier than most Destroyers I've ever seen, and flies magnificently. It has a little high speed turn, which it manages to hold for most of the flight. The DD3 glides great without being ridiculously floaty. I'd say it literally flies like the best Destroyer you've ever thrown. If you want to go even faster you could look at the Ballista Pro. Its a legit speed 14 bomber that caters to big arms.

Octanes aren't bad, but at 400'+ they start getting flippy. A Catalyst would be really flippy at that distance.

I've thrown an X3. Its a bit of a stubborn flier. I'd take the DD3 over it easily. DD3: 12, 5, -1, 2. It actually holds that -1 turn nicely and isn't in a huge hurry to fade. Very workable disc without being at all flippy.

I actually agree with the Punisher suggestion too. That's a disc that gets ZERO attention. They're just a hair easier to throw than a star Destroyer. I'm honestly surprised McBeth never added a Punisher to his bag. Really underrated, IMO.
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I’ve tried a ton and the ones that I’ve been gelling with recently are the Emperors. It’s like a beat Destroyer out of the box that won’t turn and burn like many of the HS gang.

King is still easily the longest for me BH but not as predictable.
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hilarious how many threads op starts and then never responds
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hilarious how many threads op starts and then never responds
So glad this bothers you! Thanks for monitoring the way I post and responded, it’s really appreciated. I respond as needed and if I deem fit. To each their own. Not everyone has hours to troll the forums everyday and post multiple times per day.

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