#1  
Old 12-13-2017, 11:44 PM
brutalbrutus's Avatar
brutalbrutus brutalbrutus is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: the nati
Years Playing: 8
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 7,046
Niced 1,676 Times in 969 Posts
Default Ballista Pro

Quote:
The Ballista Pro disc made by Latitude 64 was PDGA Approved on 12-11-2017.


"Ballista Pro is the big brother of the Ballista, with added stability for experienced players. It is the perfect solution if you are looking for a distance driver that can navigate tight fairways. With a great combination of speed, stability and glide, Ballista Pro*is the perfect tool for all kinds of distance shots. Speed: 14 Glide 4 Turn: 0 Fade: 3" - by Latitude 64


Ballista
175.1g
21.1 dia
1.7 height
1.1 rim depth
16.3 inside rim dia
2.4 rim thickness
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-13-2017, 11:45 PM
brutalbrutus's Avatar
brutalbrutus brutalbrutus is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: the nati
Years Playing: 8
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 7,046
Niced 1,676 Times in 969 Posts
Default

That yellow background and disc combo was a great idea...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-14-2017, 01:05 AM
Twmccoy Twmccoy is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,159
Niced 295 Times in 239 Posts
Default

Seems a tad redundant. They already have the Scythe, Missilen, Villain, Gladiator and Cutlass. All have more or less the same glide and stability rating.

I do love the Ballista, but is there really need for a more stable version?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-14-2017, 08:05 AM
elmexdela elmexdela is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Courses Played: 141
Posts: 6,080
Niced 690 Times in 479 Posts
Default

are those innuva flight numbers they are starting to use on their discs?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-14-2017, 03:00 PM
Ender175's Avatar
Ender175 Ender175 is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Rhode Island
Courses Played: 17
Posts: 625
Niced 76 Times in 41 Posts
Default

So it's a rebranded world? Ballista was already marketed as a less stable world. Seems redundant to release a "more stable version" of a "less stable version" of a disc.

Maybe someday Innova will release a "shorter Thunderbird"...that disc would be sweet

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-14-2017, 03:05 PM
elmexdela elmexdela is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Courses Played: 141
Posts: 6,080
Niced 690 Times in 479 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ender175 View Post
So it's a rebranded world? Ballista was already marketed as a less stable world. Seems redundant to release a "more stable version" of a "less stable version" of a disc.

Maybe someday Innova will release a "shorter Thunderbird"...that disc would be sweet
Oh I get it! You mean the leopard because the thb is faster and flippy.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-14-2017, 03:06 PM
wims wims is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Oslo, Norway
Years Playing: 4.1
Courses Played: 7
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 972
Niced 166 Times in 110 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ender175 View Post
So it's a rebranded world? Ballista was already marketed as a less stable world. Seems redundant to release a "more stable version" of a "less stable version" of a disc.

Maybe someday Innova will release a "shorter Thunderbird"...that disc would be sweet
The World is a Westside product while this Ballista Pro is a Latitude product so it kind of makes sense ... although Westside is co-owned by Latitude and DD these days, so there's that. Perhaps they want to move the Westside product lineup into their own product lineup
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-15-2017, 06:07 AM
uncle pennybags uncle pennybags is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Years Playing: 3.1
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 258
Niced 47 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wims View Post
The World is a Westside product while this Ballista Pro is a Latitude product so it kind of makes sense ... although Westside is co-owned by Latitude and DD these days, so there's that. Perhaps they want to move the Westside product lineup into their own product lineup
If that were the case why not just say it outright?

Here is xyz new disc, this is the exact same mold as abc old disc renamed and restamped because we are eliminating a brand.

Would it be so hard?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-15-2017, 09:23 AM
brutalbrutus's Avatar
brutalbrutus brutalbrutus is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: the nati
Years Playing: 8
Courses Played: 52
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 7,046
Niced 1,676 Times in 969 Posts
Default

But then they wouldn't be a trilogy...
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 02-11-2018, 12:07 AM
smarkquart smarkquart is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hutchinson, MN
Years Playing: 13.1
Courses Played: 164
Posts: 3,582
Niced 67 Times in 43 Posts
Default

I liked the potential I was getting out of the Ballistas when they first came out, but I liked them out of the box. Once they took a hit or two, they became a little too unpredictable. I have been waffling from big driver to big driver a lot over the last two years, not finding one that truly works for me.

I use a combination of either a Sword or a G-DD for big distance that require accuracy, but I still want a raw distance disc that works with my less-than-stellar throwing form. I can muster between 380-420 with decent accuracy, but I need a disc that is the true definition of stable. I cannot explain how, but I lost all control of trying to get distance through an anhyzer flex. Not going to brother putting precious time into fixing it when I know I can get a flat release out to 380-420. The problem is, finding that perfect disc.

Some of my consistency issues involves discs that are just too wide. I hate admitting that I am getting older and that could be a part of my inconsistency issues, but I am finding that the wider the disc, the greater chance I have of either griplocking and or just not generating enough snap. The Trespass is a narrow wide-rimmed driver and works great, but the newer discs like the Ballista, Catapult, DDx, and Sheriff have greater distance potential than the Trespass.

Now, I could go with the Trespass and just settle. I like that when thrown flat it can turn a little, but it will fight back forward and eventually fade on target. The Ballistas and Sheriffs when fresh actually seem more stable than the Trespass, but after a few hits, both of those discs suddenly lose all LSS, meaning that if they flip or turn, they are not coming back.

So I reinvested in the Catapults. I tried them once over a year ago, but they seemed too beefy for that exact shot. They were not overstable, but they seemed to drop earlier. While they had the same big distance potential as the Ballista and Sheriff, and hence more than the Trespass, it seemed it also required a little more power to get it out there. Sneaking that power back in meant a greater chance of griplocks or OAT. However, for the time being, it pairs well with the Sword and is what I am using for my big shots.

And yet, with it being the winter, I have not had many opportunities to simply let them fly. During the school year when I teach, I am rather limited to city parks which sports most holes around 250-340, not exactly opening it up with all those mature trees. So when they revised their flight chart and I saw they knocked the Catapult's glide down to 4, it made sense, and thus I am willing to give the Ballista Pro a try.

I only had four big shots with it today. Its stability is online with the Catapult. That is not where I want it yet, but I suspect after some hits, if it is anything like the regular Ballista, it will soon lose some stability. If it does, it will be right where I want it to be. So, it flies like my Catapult, but three out of four throws it outdistanced the Catapult by 10 feet or more. However, the one throw it came up short was with a tailwind where it faded out earlier, and when impacting with the snow, actually skipped backward because it was fading so hard. I corrected my shot with the Catapult and had a much cleaner line. Still, it was a 550 foot hole, so it netting about 30 feet more really did not make that much of a difference. That means, on an open shot, a mediocre Ballista Pro shot did almost as well as a decent to good shot from its competitor. That gives me hope that the Ballista Pro is what I have been looking for over the last two years.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.