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Old 02-28-2014, 01:27 PM
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I'll have to be brief I was busy this morning and I have to meet a friend at 1 for a round at the good old Peter Pan. Which will give me more time with the Hatchet!

Here's it on the left with a moonshine escape on the right. Obviously the Hatchet is going to be more understable right?




If you said yes then you're right. In the hand it feels like a nice Saint/Escape hybrid. It's got a nice smooth dome that is neither flat or overly domey. Just enough to give you a full 6 rating on the glide. It has a lot of it. More than any Escape or Saint I've thrown and I've thrown a lot of those in the last couple years.

It's not a wind fighter it's not going to be for torque monkeys or guys who throw 500 feet with their putters. Unless they want a roller. For the mortal man though and people who like the Escape but want a beat up one with more glide out of the box this is your disc for sure.

I'm a big fan of the Escape and I carry 2-4 in my bag but this Hatchet instantly has a place. To me it's like a lucid escape that you hit trees with for a good solid year and then added more glide to it. It's really really long even for a short armer like me. I was nestling up closer to pins than I normally do and matching or exceeding the distance I get with even my Renegades which are a speed 11. It easily out did all my escapes in comparison and that's because of glide and the S flight it takes all the time.

I couldn't keep it straight except one throw that was in a tailwind and powered down. It went straight and had a little fade that time but all the others it just flips up and slowly turns right maybe thirty feet to fifty feet then comes sweeping back almost to center with an easy fade. Like clockwork it just repeated that line over and over.

In headwinds of course it wasn't so great but I did toss it in some calmer headwinds and cross winds and it didn't burn or roll on me. It takes some hyzer though. It also powers down even better than most because it still goes far.

This is me trying to be brief. It's a great disc and I was skeptical. I enjoy westside because it's Lat64 plastic but I find a lot of their molds don't adhere to the numbers and are similar to other Lat or DD molds I already carry. So I don't throw them or bag them a lot unless they are special or worthy. I never thought this would be anything but their version of the escape and it is but it's very special to me and has a big spot in my bag. I don't have to worry about breaking in escapes now I can just let it happen naturally and throw a hatchet too.

These go on sale late tonight or early tomorrow online. Available in TP and VIP plastic. For reference the one I threw was VIP at 171g in dayglow opaque yellow. Nice and grippy. I also have a 169g TP in sexy red for a backup. I imagine it's maybe a little flippier.

If you buy hatchets and don't ink them or like them and just do field work contact me via pm about buying them off you before you go to the marketplace please.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:47 PM
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How does it hold when you throw it say... 75-85% with some hyzer? I'd like a disc I can drop the wing on, which will come up and fly straight or pan slightly right holding the line on the glide before finishing with minimal fade. It sounds like a positive from what you posted up, but... man I have so much trouble listening to other peoples' reviews, they're so rarely relevant to me. Personal experience always wins out. :P
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:58 PM
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more or less stable than a saint?
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:05 PM
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I've been totally ignoring this mold, but now I'm intrigued.

Any comparisons to the Stag? It sounds like a faster Stag to me.

For reference, how far are you chucking these puppies to get the S flight you're describing?
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:19 PM
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The question that I've been itching to ask... how is it different from the Fury? The identical flight numbers have been gnawing at me.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:26 PM
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The understable fairway driver market withinTrinity brands is surpassing saturation.... yes i'm being critical of my favorite company(s).
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:02 PM
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The question that I've been itching to ask... how is it different from the Fury? The identical flight numbers have been gnawing at me.
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Really like the Fury, but the disc I've been curious about in comparison to the Hatchet is the Valk. The Hatchet ratings would indicate more glide, which would be nice.

Trilogy molds have always been some of my favorite glidey/understable discs, so interested to see where this one nets out in the mix.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:19 PM
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So it's a Valk?
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:34 PM
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a valkyrie with more glide? did you throw one into orbit or something?
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Just going by the flight ratings...
Valk - 9,4,-2,2
Hatchet - 9,6,-2,2

Haven't thrown a Hatchet, but will be picking one up soon.
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