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DaveMac and crew with a new proto. I'm hearing a possible release later this week or maybe next week. The initial numbers I've heard from Dave are Speed 11, Glide 6, Turn -1 and fade +1. From the video, looks like a workable distance driver.

Here's a brief clip from RDG with a couple of test flights.
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:21 AM
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Aren’t those Journey numbers?
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Aren’t those Journey numbers?
Nope. I do have a couple of journey though that have different flight numbers.

I think these are the two sets that I've seen on the Journey.

12,5,-1,+1.5 and 12,5,-1.5, +1


The flight of this new disc seems like it might be a little less stable than the Journey(along with being slower of course).

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Old 05-07-2018, 11:48 AM
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They brought back Speed Demons recently which are in the same speed range, maybe this is something with pieces from the Illusion which is in that range and kind of an overlooked driver? I could see them bringing back the name Blurr for this, like the way they did with the Chief or Ninja.
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They brought back Speed Demons recently which are in the same speed range, maybe this is something with pieces from the Illusion which is in that range and kind of an overlooked driver? I could see them bringing back the name Blurr for this, like the way they did with the Chief or Ninja.
I briefly saw a profile of the disc over the weekend. The wing looks like a speed 11 version of the Journey wing, but the top could be an Illusion for sure.

FYI, the new Speed Demons are very interesting. Not really super beefy...but enough stability that I don't worry too much about it flipping on me. Reminds me a bit of a Monster-L in terms of flight. I've been carrying one around for a few weeks now and using it for sidearm shots. The rim depth on them is similar to a Tern. So it's pretty shallow.
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Might have to try one of these, don't usually throw really fast drivers but if they run any down in the 160's could make it's way into the bag, they are really starting to catch up on drivers, been using Assassins for a couple of years, and the Ninja and Diablo fly nice.

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I finally got to put this disc through it's paces the past couple of days. First, I think that Gateway has hit it on the head this time. This disc has good speed, glide and stability. If I were to compare it to another company, I'd say it flies like a mash up of a Wraith and a MF Tern. It has a very tight flight pattern, but still gets good distance. While I don't have the biggest arm, I was still able to get consistent distance around the 390 mark (with the occasional pull in the 415-420 range). That's pretty good for my aging arm.

The diamond mix that they used is very cool looking. The aqua/mint colored proto's remind me a little of the swirly aqua pinnacle rampages that Legacy put out a few years back(FYI, the aqua proto's seem to have the most stability). I would give the following flight numbers.

Speed: 11.5
Glide: 6
Turn: -.5 to -1 (Depending on color)
Fade: +1 to +2 (Depending on Color)

With this new disc, as well as the prophecy, Gateway is making big strides against the competition.

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I threw this proto the other day and was pleased with what I was able to do with it.

It's definitely more stable than a the Journey but not by a wide margin.

Overall I would agree it is a +1,2 type flight that is capable of both hyzers and long S flights.

The key factor I noticed was its general lack of glide. I threw a max weight diamond and it didn't really push once I got it up to speed.

Instead it was like a mellowed Champ Wraith in which I could count on it coming down before it had a chance to be kicked around in the wind (my Journey and Sheriff got thrown to the ground after bouncing around in the wind).

I could see this being a Go To for me in terms of controlled distance. I was able to get it around 350+ but it didn't have the legs to out fly my glide centric distance discs.


Other positives were the feel of the mold is great. Shallow but not awkward.

The plastic was also nice and grippy.

Gateway had rolled out some of their molds ever in the last year.
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