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Energy 1 1.35%
Nitro 3 4.05%
Octane 18 24.32%
Catalyst 12 16.22%
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:17 AM
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Octane is what you seek. Disc goes far. Real far. I think you throw a little further than me, if you want to release it flat you probably want to go max weight. They start out slightly OS and beat into something that goes boom. It has the turn/distance of a nice destroyer but the fade of something like a wraith, as in the Innova one. Very subtle and at the end of the flight.
I have thrown 500 with a Bolt, But typically I get about 380-420 with a full power-drive, I throw 170+ for all my discs.

I get the Inertia and Wrath out pretty good, but those are for control. I bombed a Skryke like ~450 recently. So I do have an arm, but really, its not Huge, and I'd prefer control anyway. I thought Octane was what I wanted. I like Neutron the most, how do N Octanes fly? I'll do my own research, but just thought I'd ask. Maybe 170g N Octane, see what that does.


haha I'll be honest, typically my drives are probably 350-380. But on a soccer field I can get 400++ for sure.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:29 AM
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Oh so you're about the same as me. I've hit 450 on a soccer field but really am about 400 on the course lol. The Octane I had was a 170? 169? Something like that Neutron and was just a hair too US for me to release flat. I think a max weight would be a great release flat, subtle turn subtle fade kinda disc. They'll get out about 1/3 the way of the flight on the line you put it on, drift for like half of the second third, then hold that line until the very end, then fade left a little bit, just right of center. And everyone knows the pink ones fly the farthest

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Old 02-21-2017, 11:30 AM
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My 174 N Octane was Essintially a Star Destroyer with a slightly milder fade.

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Old 02-21-2017, 11:33 AM
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I have thrown 500 with a Bolt, But typically I get about 380-420 with a full power-drive, I throw 170+ for all my discs.

I get the Inertia and Wrath out pretty good, but those are for control. I bombed a Skryke like ~450 recently. So I do have an arm, but really, its not Huge, and I'd prefer control anyway. I thought Octane was what I wanted. I like Neutron the most, how do N Octanes fly? I'll do my own research, but just thought I'd ask. Maybe 170g N Octane, see what that does.


haha I'll be honest, typically my drives are probably 350-380. But on a soccer field I can get 400++ for sure.
I don't have quite your field distance, but my typical golf drives are similar to yours (375 - 390). The Neutron Octane I have flies similarly to a GStar Destroyer (pretty sure it's 171g although I'd have to check to be sure). I'd say it doesn't have quite as much turn as my Shrykes do. If the Shryke is a -2, the Octane is probably between a -1 and a -1.5. I use my Octane mostly in field practice but I could definitely swap it in for a GStar (or lightly seasoned Pro) Destroyer without noticing much difference.

I wouldn't use a fresh Octane for an open hole absolute distance drive because it doesn't have quite as much turn as something like a Shryke or Tern or Destiny. The Octane for me would be used more as a go-to distance driver where you want some turn but you still want it to finish left. Hope that helps!

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Old 02-21-2017, 11:40 AM
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Awesome, thanks guys!
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Catalyst is a true "beat" *ds IMO.

The octane reminds me of a "good" *ds when new.

(max wt are more HSS)
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Lost my Neutron Catalyst last week so I took my Octane out too and tried my old New and beat Star Wraiths. And well...

I just ordered a new Proton Catalyst.

I'm with Aim on the disc descriptions. I used to be all neutron but I've got a real beat in proton photon that is so money now. I'm hoping to get that same improved feeling after I beat in the proton catalyst. Probably end up getting a proton Octane too.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:42 PM
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Nitro. Its the most useful stability for me.

Edit: Here's a few throws in a field with em

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Catalyst is a true "beat" *ds IMO.

The octane reminds me of a "good" *ds when new.

(max wt are more HSS)
More like a beat Katana
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IMO Nitro is a faster, more OS *D, Defy is pretty close to a good *D, and an Octane would be a well seasoned *D. I've never seen a premium plastic Destroyer fly like a Catalyst.

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