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Old 06-30-2016, 12:24 PM
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Low power straight shots, out of trouble finesse shots. Rollers for sure, its a goofy disc but kinda cool. I have one but don't play with it competitively . It's unique to have tho. could help in situations where you can't move or get a position and you need a straight shot
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:34 PM
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I carry one in Elite X plastic and I am a RHFH player. I use it as my understable mid. If you can flick Buzzes well it works as a really nice line carving compliment. I think the little extra speed makes it more consistent for me than slower understable mids. It excels at hyzer flip to turnover shots and finesse tunnel shots.
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:00 PM
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I've bagged a stratus for years. It's a great glidey annyhyzer disc. You can throw it high and slow and it just glides to the right for rhbh player.
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:45 PM
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Oh wow. I didnt even notice that it was a mid. Its listed as a fairway driver online and the disc says long range... wow. Yeah, that profile surely is a mid. Thank you for that.
As others have stated, it's labeled as "Long Range" because it originally was. Same as the Stalker being listed as "Extra Long Range," even though it's a fairway by today's standards.

The Stratus was released in '97. Compare that to the most popular drivers today;
Destroyer: 2007
Boss: 2008
Tern: 2012
Force: 2008
Nuke: 2008
Freedom: 2014
PD2: 2010

A lot of change has happened over 20 years. Hell, the Innova Viper was the first "driver" released that was overstable enough that could be used for an anhyzer flex shot and that was only 6 years before the Stratus. Before than, the flex shot didn't really even exist.

I digress. The Stratus is still a valid midrange for plenty of options. Very easy to hyzer-flip for dead straight tunnel shots that will still end turning over slightly to the right after insane amounts of glide. Still great for massive sky-anhyzer shots that won't even think of flexing back. And still a great long-range putter for many because of it's high glide and incredibly straight flight when powered down. I've never tried it as a roller (admittedly, my roller game is weeeeak) However, I did bag an Elite X Strat for quite a while when I was throwing all Discraft. Solid turnover disc and hyzer-flip disc.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:04 PM
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Still great for massive sky-anhyzer shots that won't even think of flexing back.
This is one of my favorite shots to execute, but my go-to disc is the roadrunner. Once it hits maximum height it straightens out and glides forever to the ground with zero fade. I'll try it with the stratus and compare.
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Old 07-05-2016, 08:48 PM
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Aha! Got it! So, after a little time i have my status dialed in. I was for sure overpowering it. I had to step beck and let it breathe a little. Got solid flips both FH and BH. I will say that i wont be using this for rollers at all. It sure doesnt beat the RR for those. This one is rather light and gets pushed around alot on big hyzers so ill stick with my other mids. Its a pretty cool disc once you get it figured out. If i can find a heavier one i might tinker with it, but Im probably gonna set this one aside and save it for my wife if she ever wants it. If not im gonna tear right through it. Thanks for all the help guys!
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:11 AM
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Hyzer flip turnovers, rollers, long sky turnovers, etc. It'll start to beat up pretty quickly though, and likely get real flippy for anyone with moderate snap. It's a good beginner disc IMO.
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:07 PM
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Stingray comparison is spot on. Both get fairway drive distance off midrange rim width.

Pro-D stratus are garbage imo. Simply because the waxy crappy Pro-D they use on them feels terrible and warps easily. Elite-X is money. The best are the PDGA signup disc from years ago, you know the black run that you got for signing up PDGA the first time.
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:21 PM
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Nah, these are the best ones:



The description on the stamp always made me lol...I thought "everything but hyzers" would have been easier to read.
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:24 PM
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I think I still have three.
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