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Old 08-26-2019, 05:54 AM
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Will a proton photon along with a few fissions in different wear stages cover my distance needs you think? I like my octane/mayhems for max distance but the photons would go almost as far and were easier to throw and more versatile. What about a nitro as an OS mayhem complement?
I have a bunch of heavyish speed 13s....Catalysts, Octanes, and Mayhems. All will get bullied by headwinds. My most stable are quite domey and don't cut wind well even if they stay on line. The Proton or Neutron Photon is very straight and predictable into a headwind and cuts well.

That being said, the speed 13s are very dynamic distance fliers that will outdistance a great Photon drive in the open with a mediocre throw. So I wouldn't knee jerk and abandon them...Just know their limits and be prepared for harsh conditions with alternative strategies.
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Old 08-26-2019, 06:42 AM
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Um duh? Are you the same person?
You cannot effectively extoll the virtues of your favorite discs if you never give anything else a fair comparison I guess. I also think the a overall quality of an average Volt has improved tremendously. I had an unlucky series of meh flying Volts come into my possesion over the years I wasn't playing much. For the most part I had been throwing the very first tester Volt MVP gave me...a flattish N with a straight flight and late fade. The other FR Ns I went through were all strange...either really domey or flat and a different flight from my preferred. The early Protons were flat as a board and had Zero high speed turn for me...not bad, but not a Volt I could throw for 75% of my tee shots. After that came 2 Eclipse and a Plasma Volt that were all 176-177. They fly like good Volts when I load up on them, but don't respond well to powering down at all.

I was beginning to worry that my favorite Volt was the freak rather than the norm. This was exacerbated by the flight #'s Proton Volt I bought at the beginning of the summer. It feels great, but flies weird. Under 300' it is my most OS Volt, but when thrown hard it has the most turn of all my Volts.

Now you can understand my excitement last week when I bought the first new N Volts that I had seen in person in years. Not only that, but they all weigh 174-175 (my preferred). Oddly they were stickered 173. The best part is that all 3 different color discs fly the way I've come to depend on a Volt flying. They are all pretty flat without being planar like those early Protons with the stormtrooper having the lowest shoulder. That white one flies the straightest and is pretty much identical in flight to my FR when fresh. It has a little slow turn that makes it very versatile and responsive to slighly different release angles. The 2nd one is a dayglo yellow/green that is overstable overall for a Volt, but still long and glidey and in character. The 3rd is an orange that falls right in the middle if the other two. I really like the feel of these discs with very stiff rims and stiff N cores that still have a bit of a rubbery feel.

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Old 08-26-2019, 08:02 AM
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the giant chunk I took out of the rim.
There are 2 kinds of gyro drivers, ones that have a giant chunk in the rim and ones that will have a giant chunk in the rim.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:35 AM
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I've never chunked a MVP/Axiom rim. I throw mostly heavy and I've gotten cuts and scrapes, but no chunks. The worst damage I've experienced was on my Phase from a thumber that came down on some rock. That disc has a uniquely thin rim though.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:49 AM
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I've never chunked a MVP/Axiom rim. I throw mostly heavy and I've gotten cuts and scrapes, but no chunks. The worst damage I've experienced was on my Phase from a thumber that came down on some rock. That disc has a uniquely thin rim though.
I gave up on Teslas due to this. Single tree hits, hard impacts but nothing out of the ordinary.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:14 AM
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I know I’ve asked this sometime in the past but don’t remember what the consensus was. If I start bagging my relay again what is a good fairway to pair with it that feels similar but is more stable. I generally only carry 2 fairways at a given time so keep that in mind. I’ve been considering the crave and the servo.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:35 AM
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I gave up on Teslas due to this. Single tree hits, hard impacts but nothing out of the ordinary.
Yeah that is no fun. I saw someone else post a picture of a jagged Tesla at some point.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:38 AM
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There are 2 kinds of gyro drivers, ones that have a giant chunk in the rim and ones that will have a giant chunk in the rim.
Not true. Some runs are soft rimed(those are the sucky ones) but I have a first run inertia that is over 5 years old with no big chunks taken out.... and I play on courses that are full of sharp rocks.

The soft rimmed ones...yeah, those are trash.
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Old 08-26-2019, 10:40 AM
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I know I’ve asked this sometime in the past but don’t remember what the consensus was. If I start bagging my relay again what is a good fairway to pair with it that feels similar but is more stable. I generally only carry 2 fairways at a given time so keep that in mind. I’ve been considering the crave and the servo.
If you are only my going to bag one other, heavy Neutron Crave. Good glide but a firm finish.

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Old 08-26-2019, 10:42 AM
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I gave up on Teslas due to this. Single tree hits, hard impacts but nothing out of the ordinary.
That sucks. I have multiple Teslas, and have not had that problem.

Soft rimmed?
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