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Old 06-24-2012, 06:03 PM
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First, I apologize if there is a thread regarding this, but I searched both posts and threads and found mention of them, but nothing ABOUT them.

I bought a Diamond off the MP last week and thought it was going to be light distance goodness, but so far I am wrong! No matter what I do, it seems to go right and then turn into a marvelous roller. That's both RHBH and flicking. At first I hated it because it just went right and died, but now I've got it to roll.

My question is, has anyone used these and if so, what has your experience been with them? Thanks!
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:09 PM
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I don't have a whole lot of experience with them, but a friend of mine throws them quite often and loves them for long shots and turnovers. When I throw them, I tend to turn them over into rollers very easily, similar to what it sounds like you do. If you're turning them over that easily, it's either a form issue, or the wrong disc for you. Try to hyzer flip it and it would probably fly straighter, but even then, I don't think that they're very good discs for straight distance...
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:35 PM
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You may be throwing it too hard as well. I just got one the other day had it really wants to be thrown at just a little bit of power so it pops out of your hand and does its own thing. Or throw it hard as a durable roller.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:37 PM
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I have a diamond that I love. It is a big time finess disc. I can throw big hyzer flips around 300ft with it or turn it into a roller with ease. Don't throw it at 80-100% power or it'll turn and burn. Keep playing with it and learn how it likes to fly. Find the sweet spot and enjoy it. I used it today for a 250ft stand still upshot. It's replacing my beat leopards really fast.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:29 PM
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Light flicks and backhands will make this disc soar. I usually throw it from a standstill. Anyone elses diamond started to clover?
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:55 PM
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The Diamond isn't meant to be thrown hard. A good smooth release at about 60% power will produce a long turn over flight with a flat finish. You can hyzer flip them very easily, but still not at full power.

The biggest benefit I get from mine is for stand still shots. You can get some pretty impressive distance with good accuracy with it. The mud is very slick in the DFW area, so I use it a lot after a rain. It's also an easy driver when you're getting tired.

Go to a field and get to know it. I always have one in my bag.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:02 PM
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This is a finesse driver. It works best with an arm that maxes out at 250-275ft or so. If you can throw farther than that, get a light River and give the Diamond to your girlfriend or a new player.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:00 AM
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The biggest benefit I get from mine is for stand still shots.
That's a great idea. I will try a few pivot throws tomorrow.
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I throw mine hard on a very steep hyzer to get it to flip flat and cruise 350ft. Or i throw mine hard on moderate hyzer to get it to turn over deep down the fairway.

FWIW, i've been throwing the same diamond since they came out.. it is beat to snot and perfect!
It should go without saying that a clean release is necessary with minimal off-axis torque to get these discs to fly on some amazing lines.

This is disc in my bag i get commented on most often. Right after i throw it, somebody in my group always says "Wow what disc was that?".

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:33 AM
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It's replacing my beat leopards really fast.
Mine too. I use my leopards on holes where I don't want to risk my Diamond going back in the woods.
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