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Old 07-14-2010, 03:38 PM
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Default DX Stingray Dome vs. Star Stingray Dome vs. other low profile disc

My DX Stingray is one of my favorite discs. I really like how the low profile and flat top fits in my hand. With a control grip I get a really consistent release and a smooth flight.

I purchased a Star Stingray online hoping the harder plastic would keep the flight of my DX for a longer period of time. My Star Stingray is probably my least favorite of my discs. It has a large dome, which negates the low profile feel. The disc is less stable than the DX and often dies midflight (sometime right in front of the basket).

Only one of my local retailers ever has Stingrays, and they don’t always have them in stock. I haven’t had the chance to look at any other DX Stingrays, but all the Star Stingrays I’ve found have the large dome. I’d like to order another DX Stringray online. Is Innova consistent in their manufacturing of DX and Star Stingrays? In other words, are DX Stingrays generally flat and Star Stingrays generally domey? Am I doomed to search the stores for flat Stingrays?

If the dome on Stingrays is not consistent, is there a similar disc with a low-profile and a more consistent flat top? I’m considering switching my putter from a Soft Magnet to a Ringer in hopes of getting a putting release with the consistency of my DX Stingray release. How’s the Ringer’s dome?
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:41 PM
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You could try leaving your domey stingray out on hot flat concrete for a little while, and the dome will likely drop, might be an easy fix for you.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:46 PM
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Weird. My Star Stingray is as flat as a pancake and I love it. I'd say do what mashnut suggests.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:50 PM
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Any company will accidentally have domey and flat versions of any of their discs. You might be doomed to searching for backups.

To suggest an alternate, the DX Cobras fit your description and seem to be fairly consistently domed. The Champ Cobras I have seen are pretty domey.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:47 PM
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Interesting. Mine is not domey... but mine is niether DX, nor Star plastic. I've had this thing for years and I throw it pretty often. It has the most beautiful understable glide I've ever seen. Fact is... it's the last of Innova in my bag.

I just looked on EBay, and Champion Stingrays are high dollar discs I learned. It has a custom dye on it... the Star of David. I call it my 'jewclaw'. I may have to shelve this thing now. I'd hate to loose it.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:09 AM
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I have a champ stingray i'm looking to trade, if you are interested let me know.

http://discaroo.com/w/id/41674/Innov...isc-detail.asp
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:11 AM
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Yeah, was trying to remember why I didnt get a champ Stingray that is available at Joes

http://gottagogottathrow.com/discgol...out-p-804.html

Then I saw they are 145-150. Wayyyy too light for a Stingray for me. Might be a cool disc for my son or fiance though.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:23 AM
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Then I saw they are 145-150. Wayyyy too light for a Stingray for me. Might be a cool disc for my son or fiance though.
I wouldn't be too quick to say that.
The Champ Stingrays are beefy, even at 150g.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:27 AM
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I wouldn't be too quick to say that.
The Champ Stingrays are beefy, even at 150g.
A lot beefier than the star or DX version? Beefy can be a relative term.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:36 AM
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A lot beefier than the star or DX version? Beefy can be a relative term.
Yes, beefier than DX.
I can lean on my 145g Champ Stingray with enough technique & power to get 340-ish feet and it will only barely turn. That might very well be degradation of my form rather than disc physics.
Champ Stingrays are not as glidey or as long as DX Stingrays... different disc, really. Champs are more of a straight then fade type disc rather than a long slow turning disc like the DX.
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