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Old 05-24-2017, 10:14 AM
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Pretty sure the 170g and below float on this mold.
The 170g Purple Swirls have the 'Floats In Water!' sticker on them.....
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:34 PM
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The Croc & Gila are likely going to have a similar relationship as the Scale and Serpent.

The Gila will be our best selling, most thrown mid.... But the Croc is probably the more user friendly disc.

I played nine holes today and threw a Croc/Gila approach on every hole without skipping a beat. This is a nice tandem for certain.
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Old 05-24-2017, 08:29 PM
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I'll be honest, I'm more looking forward to the Croc. I've always liked the feel of Lightning discs and the small bead should fit my grip well.

Gilas flight is intriguing, but that bead is pretty big.
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:33 PM
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Mine arrived today. Throwing them in the woods now (just finished front 9 at Freedom Center). Full review later. For now will just say this mold is a winner. Just enough glide and stability for tight windows, super controllable on just about any line (the glow doesn't like the anny as much as the non-glow), feel great in the hand, bead is good size (noticeable but not obtrusive)...just a great disc.

Croc, Hydra Lithium, Terra Firma Lithium...killer woods lineup...just need that overstable Gila to round it out.

Nice job on these RDG.
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:32 PM
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Mine arrived today. Throwing them in the woods now (just finished front 9 at Freedom Center). Full review later. For now will just say this mold is a winner. Just enough glide and stability for tight windows, super controllable on just about any line (the glow doesn't like the anny as much as the non-glow), feel great in the hand, bead is good size (noticeable but not obtrusive)...just a great disc.

Croc, Hydra Lithium, Terra Firma Lithium...killer woods lineup...just need that overstable Gila to round it out.

Nice job on these RDG.
Lightning did the hard part lol.

They just are old and have terrible names.
Needed a dose of Reptile Style and this mold will be carving lines for a new generation.
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Old 05-26-2017, 08:42 PM
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Lightning did the hard part lol.

They just are old and have terrible names.
Needed a dose of Reptile Style and this mold will be carving lines for a new generation.
This is truth. The Hookshot, Upshot and Helix series are all viable discs in the modern game. The names are just the worst and the marketing in the last 10 years has been virtually non existent.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:04 PM
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My Crocs came in today!
Crazy how different the material on the glow feels. Granted,Lightning is the epitome of "old school" discs, but the glow material feels exactly like the old Midnight Flyers from Wham-O. For those of us who threw back in the day, the nostalgia alone will make this a worthy buy.

I also have to give a shoutout to the shipping department...I requested the flag foil stamp on my orange swirl and they hooked it up! Great looking mids with a very old school feel.

Sadly, a huge storm is rolling through tomorrow but I will be throwing these tomorrow. I also got a RocX3 in today so it will be a fun day of testing tomorrow!

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So, what makes this different than the SR-71? Other than maybe plastic blend?
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:43 PM
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So, what makes this different than the SR-71? Other than maybe plastic blend?
Literally nothing.
SR-71/Hookshot#3/Croc are all the same disc in the same plastic (for now.) As I understand it, Lightning is no longer producing the mold so RDG snatched it up!

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Old 05-27-2017, 11:08 PM
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This is truth. The Hookshot, Upshot and Helix series are all viable discs in the modern game. The names are just the worst and the marketing in the last 10 years has been virtually non existent.
I need to try some of these out apparently as the Croc absolutely shreds in the woods (Shameless Self Promotion: Won division in club monthly at Biscoe's newly designed course today, thanks in large part to throwing the heck out of these Crocs).

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