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Old 07-24-2014, 05:17 PM
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I have found a few threads for the Polaris but no general threads so I thought I would make one.

I'm lovin speed six and I don't miss my eagles that much anymore.

Today I bought a 1.29 Polaris LS and it has a new stamp, looks nice. Better part is that they all seem to have less dome than my 1.23 and a higher PLH. PLH on it was even higher than a Sparkle QPLS I compared it to. Should be an awesome flyer.

Also saw a barstamped QPLS. Was really gummy and so old (unthrown and new in store) that the weight and model ink on back was really faded. No run #'s on the barstamps but I am curious are these CE? Would have picked it up also but it was a lot lighter than I like.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:31 PM
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This thread looked lonely, so I thought I'd bump it.

Even though I somehow got charged premium prices for it at the local DG shop, I love my Polaris LS. Like a tougher Cheetah. Looking to pick up a 150 class one at some point just for the heck of it.

While not specific to the Polaris LS, as is often noted, the Millennium base plastic is a nice step up from DX/Pro-D in terms of toughness. Lasts a little longer but still beats in with a reasonable amount of throwing. Good disc for a beginner to both not feel bad about hitting trees and still get to see the effects of a disc changing flight over time.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:51 PM
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Good bump, how did I miss this thread the first time around? I knew nothing about my Millennium Polaris LS when I bought it shortly after starting to play DG almost two years ago. I went to Academy Sports looking for a replacement for my very first lost disc (a JLS) and picked it up on a whim. It looked like an easy to throw fairway driver and that is exactly what I found it to be. I think it is about half way between a Leopard and a JLS in its flight. I love this disc and it is still in my bag.

It complimented my Teebirds very well for many months, but since I added some slower fairways (Leopards and Gazelles) to my bag there is some overlap. I keep the PLS in there for sentimental reasons but also because when I don't have room for an x-step it is the furthest disc I have for those stand and deliver throws.

It is so versatile, I can throw it at 100% power and it won't turn over as long as I'm having an "OAT free" day. It also powers down so well that I can use it for a mid when I need to keep it low to the ground but still get some distance.
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:25 PM
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I have always been confused on how the JLS and Polari compare.
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I have always been confused on how the JLS and Polari compare.
I find the JLS to be a bit faster, with a bit more fade. The Polaris definitely flies more straight with less effort. That said, I find the JLS to be more useful in line shaping.

I dunno how I missed this thread either. I haven't been throwing the Polaris recently because Cyclones, with their HSS, took over that spot in the bag. I've definitely been contemplating tossing my thrashed old PLS again since I dropped the Cyclones.

I had a first run QPLS that flew very well, but it was a dark blue/purple color that constantly eluded me so I eventually sold it. There really isn't another driver I've found that requires such little effort to go perfectly straight.
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I recently picked up some of the new stamp, 1.29 PLS's. I threw a Polaris a couple of years ago and loved it but lost it fairly fast and never replaced it. I've thrown the new ones a few times and they seem to fly more stable (less turn, more fade) than I remember and I also think they're flatter. They're closer to my Teebirds in flight than I wanted for my neutral control driver. Anyone else notice this with the 1.29s? Would a pro Leopard have a bit more turn/less fade?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:19 PM
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I haven't thrown a 1.29 PLS but my 175g 1.25 MPLS is very similar to my 171g Pro Leo. The Leo will probably have more turn than your 1.29 the way you describe it. Neither my DX nor Pro Leo display any fade whatsoever unless I put them up too high (or nose up).
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:59 AM
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I bought my 1.29 along with a pro leo, both 175g. I can turn a pro leo fresh (barely) but that 1.29 is just straight with fade.

They aren't super HSS though as they turn when thrown in a headwind where my proshop pro gazelle is zero turn into the same wind.

If you want something to turn a little more and fade a little less I think a pro leo would be better, I'm sure that pro gazelle would get to that nice spot too if I was patient enough.....
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Old 10-10-2014, 01:51 AM
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i throw a MILLENIUM driver 3 out of 5 holes i play, i bet. i think i liked the older slightly bigger one better, but probably b/c i call it "ol' trusty". but i got a newer one and it just wasn't the same, so i gave it to my brother.

I also used the orion LS , off topic, but if you havn't tried it and you like these, try it. you get a 15 - 50 ft. extra distance with the same amount of force.
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Thinking about auditioning the Polaris. I happen to have a fairly fresh Millenium one in my closet and I plan on taking it to the field soon. Question about the S Polaris...is it a totally different disc than the base plastic one? Is it worth giving one a try or is it better just sticking with the base version?
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