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Old 06-27-2017, 08:13 AM
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Finally got out to the course with the white Apex Alpha. First throw didn't go exactly as far as I expected, but it was right in line with where I wanted it. Second drive I tried to slightly anny it, and it wasn't having any of that jazz. First long approach it was perfectly on target but it got the biggest skip I've ever seen from a disc of this rim size (although, my sample size is not huge), so it flared away from the basket. Gotta learn that fade.

By the 3rd or 4th hole I started getting the hang of this fairway. And it's a fairway in the truest sense. I fully agree with the flight numbers of 8/4/0/2. The lack of glide, and extra stability make it very controllable. With other fairways, there can be a tendency for too much turn, or difficulty in ranging the shot. That was not a problem with the Alpha.

I found this disc to be most valuable on my second shot on longer holes (400-450'+). For my arm, these throws can often be tweeners between a mid and driver. The Alpha was absolutely pinpoint on more than occasion this afternoon. Give it a little hyzer, some room to the right, and let it fade back in. Like clockwork.

I have to hand it to MINT. They may not have been able to chose a better first offering for a driver. It's not going to be the longest disc in your bag, or the one with most glide. But it just might be your most trustworthy.
I'd definitely say the White has the lowest glide, which was weird considering it has some of the most dome. We had a pretty good debate internally about whether to put it at a 4 or 5 glide. I've always been under the impression, as I alluded to in earlier posts that some ratings like Speed are inflated to stand out. So I think a lot of people misinterpret Glide for what is really Speed out of the hand, but you nailed it here. For the most part the Alpha excels at getting to its breaking point really fast, rather than its ability to glide out. As a former Millennium pro, I called it a longer San Marino Q-Sent the first time I threw it.

The glide is more noticeable on the Mint Green Apex or Light Blue Eternal. Which is why a lot of people have been throwing those colors and it is where you see the distance potential at higher speeds. I've always found it interesting how glide goes up on a rating as the disc gets more understable, which realistically has more to do with the ease it takes to throw it than the glide itself. Getting off my soapbox now...
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:04 AM
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I failed to mention that it was a one disc round, so I got a great feel for it at all distances. And I know what you mean about that breaking point.

Now that I've whet my appetite with this white Apex, it just leaves me wanting more.
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Old 06-29-2017, 07:29 PM
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Recent review from Disc Golf Nerd.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz7awu_s4Vg

I'd like to add something to what he finds with the stability in this video. The stability it shows at low speeds is the main reason we gave it the name POWER Fairway. I wanted people to know it responds well to some power, not necessarily that it is only intended for power players. You need to commit to your throw on this fairway and finish forward with it. I think it is one of those discs that can help people throw other discs further because of the type of throws it handle. Not knocking the review either, but this is something I just like to add. I thought it was a great comprehensive review of the Alpha and MINT. Love this kinda of stuff.
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threw some rounds this weekend and turned my buddy on to a blue eternal since he sees me use mine a lot. we came to one hole that i was throwing mine on. he lets another friend throw his alpha to get a feel for the flight. well the next day i go play another course and reach for my alpha only to realize my buddy and i had picked each others up by accident. i had his nearly new blue and he had my buttery seasoned blue. needless to say, i was pretty lost without that particular alpha since it has become my go to driver at just about any course. i finally got her back today,it made me realize how much i depend on that thing now lol
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So when's the second run.....or even better, second mold coming?
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:47 PM
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So when's the second run.....or even better, second mold coming?
Second run isn't too far out. We'll start hyping it when things get closer. Some legit new art in the works. Pretty much only Eternal left from run one(for stock).
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:49 PM
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threw some rounds this weekend and turned my buddy on to a blue eternal since he sees me use mine a lot. we came to one hole that i was throwing mine on. he lets another friend throw his alpha to get a feel for the flight. well the next day i go play another course and reach for my alpha only to realize my buddy and i had picked each others up by accident. i had his nearly new blue and he had my buttery seasoned blue. needless to say, i was pretty lost without that particular alpha since it has become my go to driver at just about any course. i finally got her back today,it made me realize how much i depend on that thing now lol
Better get on that First Run Blue Eternal hoarding before Booter does and raises the price to $100 each.
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Second run isn't too far out. We'll start hyping it when things get closer. Some legit new art in the works. Pretty much only Eternal left from run one(for stock).
Where can I get some more light blues?

I accidentally left my first one that was starting to beat in and be perfect and now all I have is the one back up I managed to snag.
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Old 07-05-2017, 01:08 PM
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Where can I get some more light blues?

I accidentally left my first one that was starting to beat in and be perfect and now all I have is the one back up I managed to snag.
I'm not sure which retailers have them still but we haven't had any ourselves for a few weeks.
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