Old 09-25-2018, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mshelton View Post
I have been throwing a Sidewinder for a bit, Star 167, and with my arm I can get a mild to medium turn from it and outside of a headwind, it always fades back. I've been wanting to replace it with a Heat, I'm friends with the local Discraft rep and can easily get ones from him, couple that with Discraft being a little more consistent it just makes sense to bag a Heat.

So far I have only tried a Z FLX and an ESP (one with the flight numbers) both around 168. The Z FLX actually flies like a Teebird for me, it's pretty stable, I like the disc, just not what I was looking for. The ESP is a lot less stable than the Z FLX and less stable than my Sidewinder, thrown flat it will turn and hold it almost to the ground, requires a little hyzer and pop to get a full flight. I compared the PLH on both of these and they were identical, both have the flat top after the shoulder ends and look almost identical but fly very different.

Hope to try the Big Z next and see how that fares.

Also, does anyone else say "Trogdor Burninate!!!" when pulling the Heat out of the bag?
My experience with the Heat is similar to what you experienced with the ESP. I have the Ace Race run.

With enough power they will flip up from hyzer and turn and ride out the anhyzer with some fade depending on height. With less power they will flip from hyzer and go straight and finish with little to no fade. I don't have a strong forehand so it is nice to have a disc that can that long turnover shot without being too squirrely.
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:01 AM
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I love the Heat! I've thrown it in Z and 2018 ESP. With little or lots of power this disc will fly for days! This disc is also really good in the woods, nice for tight fairways and low ceilings. As MJ once said it's a driver that flies like a Comet.
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Old 09-25-2018, 09:29 PM
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By the way, the Infinte Discs Sphinx is allegedly a Valk top and Roadrunner bottom. In any case, the Sphinx is a really good mold in this speed range...

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Old 09-25-2018, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by crd 81 View Post
Just wanted to say that the Eagle [EX] and Heat complement each other nicely.
Yep. A beefy Champ EX, a seasoned Star EX and a Z Heat does most of my FW work. I used to carry a P-PD but since they OOPed them I tried the Heat out and haven't missed a beat. It's a great driver for wooded holes, just floats through trees.

I like my heavy Z Heat better than my Big Z Heat. The Big Z is a little flatter and tries to turn and burn.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:01 AM
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The Sphinx would be amazing for this, especially if it came in S-Blend. I-Blend Sphinx are like perfectly seasoned Sidewinder or Roadrunner. Whatever frankenmold it is, it's awesome. I used it to learn rollers before I could roll my SWs or RRs, which I can now roll.

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