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Old 08-21-2018, 02:44 AM
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Default Two utility discs from Yikun are PDGA approved

Crossbow (NU, 连弩) is designed as a utility disc capable of fighting a strong headwind. Crossbow is a reliable, overstable midrange disc with minimal glide and strong fade that's a challenge to turn over. Flight rating (4, 1.5, 0.5, 4)


Hammer (CHUI, 战锤) is designed as a utility disc ideal for windy day putting. This slow, overstable disc provides great grip even on a rainy day with a strong fade for all player levels. Flight rating (2, 2.5, 0, 3)


I heard about that another Double Rimmed overmold disc is in Yikun's lab. Any guess? Released in 2019? Superfast!

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Old 08-21-2018, 09:10 AM
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Looks like they are really adding aggressively again agt t a couple of slower years. Looking good! I’d be interested to see how that double groove thing on the hammer feels.

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Old 08-21-2018, 10:10 AM
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They need to change those stamps - their logo is beautiful, but the images on the production runs are terrible - the twin swords and the crossbow look like they were ripped from the margins of a seventh grader's social studies notebook.

Also, not into the double ring overmold aesthetic - looks like a toy. My 2c.

Finally, these being produced in China, why not try to undercut the market a bit and offer premium plastic at <$10? Not saying it would be particularly healthy for our beloved sport or its companies, but it would make me take notice I guess.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:35 PM
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Doesn't Black Zombie already have a Crossbow?
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:41 PM
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Doesn't Black Zombie already have a Crossbow?
I'm pretty sure Innova made a Hammer too...

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Old 08-21-2018, 01:42 PM
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Doesn't Black Zombie already have a Crossbow?
Wouldn’t be the first time they had to change a name... Talon was a thing too.

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Old 08-21-2018, 11:58 PM
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They kept being quiet and aggressive. Personally, I would like to see more marketing from Yikun. The new double rimmed disc is my taste.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:18 AM
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They need to change those stamps - their logo is beautiful, but the images on the production runs are terrible - the twin swords and the crossbow look like they were ripped from the margins of a seventh grader's social studies notebook.

Also, not into the double ring overmold aesthetic - looks like a toy. My 2c.

Finally, these being produced in China, why not try to undercut the market a bit and offer premium plastic at <$10? Not saying it would be particularly healthy for our beloved sport or its companies, but it would make me take notice I guess.
I think they try to introduce more 'old school' ancient weapons for disc stamps.

The double rimmed Twin Swords feels great in my hands. It flies more straight and controllable.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:21 AM
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I'm pretty sure Innova made a Hammer too...
I noticed that there are Chinese words coming after 'Crossbow' and 'Hammer'. Probably, they translate into English for oversea players. Easier to remember these molds comparing using Manderine.
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Old 08-22-2018, 02:51 AM
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The double rimmed Twin Swords feels great in my hands. It flies more straight and controllable.

Compared to what?
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