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I currently bag a Spider 13 11.02%
I have thrown a Spider recently but do not bag currently 22 18.64%
I know a Spider thrower 21 17.80%
I have seen Spiders thrown 21 17.80%
I have seen a Spider on the course once maybe 15 12.71%
I have never seen anyone throw a Spider 38 32.20%
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:11 PM
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The story of the 'multi purpose' disc. Jack of all, master of none.
Right, but the Roc was also labeled Multi-Purpose, and it certainly still finds a place in a lot of modern bags. I think the main thing about the Spider is that it's a small diameter mid with workhorse-level stability. People just don't bag small diameter mids in that slot anymore, probably because you get more glide and distance out of a large diameter mid. People still use small diameter mids like the Gator in the overstable slot since they don't want them to fly all that far anyway, but not so much in the workhorse slot.
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I just bought on the other day, but have yet to give it its one-disc round. Sounds like a good candidate for one.
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So, played said 1 disc round today on a 9 hole course where the head-wind was pretty brisk holes 1-4, crosswind hole 5, tailwind 6-9. Spider held the line on the head wind shots if they were finessed. Took a couple holes to figure that out. It really shone on the tailwind shots tho. It is a fun PnA disc too. I'm gonna put it in the bag because I like the versatility, and the floaty drops with little roll action, and the headwind putts. So 13 people will be bagging a Spider now.

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So, played said 1 disc round today on a 9 hole course where the head-wind was pretty brisk holes 1-4, crosswind hole 5, tailwind 6-9. Spider held the line on the head wind shots if they were finessed. Took a couple holes to figure that out. It really shone on the tailwind shots tho. It is a fun PnA disc too. I'm gonna put it in the bag because I like the versatility, and the floaty drops with little roll action, and the headwind putts. So 13 people will be bagging a Spider now.
What plastic did you buy? Champs break into a great tweeners. I still have yet to put a star through it's paces. My dxs are a smaller diameter than champs or stars. They almost look like a different mold.
I also learned from a local legend that you can putt with it upside down in windy conditions with great results.
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Right, but the Roc was also labeled Multi-Purpose, and it certainly still finds a place in a lot of modern bags. I think the main thing about the Spider is that it's a small diameter mid with workhorse-level stability. People just don't bag small diameter mids in that slot anymore, probably because you get more glide and distance out of a large diameter mid. People still use small diameter mids like the Gator in the overstable slot since they don't want them to fly all that far anyway, but not so much in the workhorse slot.
That might have been the old ROC, now the Classic ROC that was labeled Multi-Purpose. I know the Classic ROC was labeled this in the early to mid 2000's as I saw this on a friends Classic ROC. After the Pro plastic and later the champion plastic came out these discs were changed to be whatever category they were in be it putter or midrange.

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I gave away a CE Spider to a local who had his bag stolen.

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I was gonna say my buddy throws one but he beat me here LOL. I gave my nephew a CE Spider for his bag (before O knew what it really was) and he won't let me buy it back, little $h*#!!
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What plastic did you buy? Champs break into a great tweeners. I still have yet to put a star through it's paces. My dxs are a smaller diameter than champs or stars. They almost look like a different mold.
I also learned from a local legend that you can putt with it upside down in windy conditions with great results.
Just a DX. Premium Spider would be interesting.
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That might have been the old ROC, now the Classic ROC that was labeled Multi-Purpose. I know the Classic ROC was labeled this in the early to mid 2000's as I saw this on a friends Classic ROC. After the Pro plastic and later the champion plastic came out these discs were changed to be whatever category they were in be it putter or midrange.
Regular old KC Pro and DX Rocs used to be labeled "Multi-Purpose". The word was right below the word "Roc" on the disc where the word "Mid-Range" is now. I have one at home labeled that, and you can find plenty of pictures of them on Google. I have no idea about Classic Rocs; I only ever owned 1 or 2, but they very well might have had that label. I think Innova labeled quite a few discs multi-purpose back in the day, and none of them are labeled that way anymore. Certainly neither the current Roc stamp, nor the current Spider stamps have it. Of course, given that Spiders aren't all that popular, you're probably a lot more likely to find old stock with the Multi-purpose stamp still sitting around on store shelves.

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