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Old 09-01-2017, 10:47 AM
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Default Alpha - Power Fairway

Figured I'd make a thread for just the Alpha. In time the MINT thread will be about more than the Alpha and I want people to be able to find the info they need about the Alpha somewhere else.

We've just released our 2nd Run and have found it to be a little less high speed stable across the board. The disc is now also down to 165g and the domes mostly came out flatter which is why we are starting to see the straighter flight at high speeds. I think this should make the disc a lot more accessible. These slight differences in flight between runs is a large reason I wanted to pursue using the Serial #. As a long time user here, my biggest goal was to create something where we gave you all the information you needed to buy your favorite version of the disc.

Here are some links worth checking out if you want to learn more.

Disc Golf Nerd Youtube Review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz7awu_s4Vg

MINT Discs official flight ratings for Run 1 - by color:
https://mintdiscs.com/blogs/news/so-...lpha-all-about

Chase Hayden Youtube Review:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuPrusNVkqw

Second Run Information Including Skulboy Alphas:
https://mintdiscs.com/blogs/news/2nd...-september-1st

Serial # Database:
https://mintdiscs.com/pages/mint-discs-serial
The Serial # database will be redone soon so that it's easier to access/sort. This will have to do until we have more than the Alpha
I'm aiming to release this following in the coming weeks:
  • Flight Ratings for 2nd Run - based on consumer, team, retail store and internal feedback.
  • 2nd Run quantities for Serial # database
  • Flight Review videos of the difference between First Run & 2nd
  • MINT Team reviews/blog about their favorite Alphas and why
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:25 AM
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Looking forward to comparing this second run Yellow Apex to my Tyrants. The first run Blue Apex has been my most thrown disc over the past month, so also interested to see if the lighter weight Sublime may fly out of the box like that one is flying now after a couple of months of serious abuse.
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Old 09-01-2017, 05:35 PM
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How would you compare this disc to a Rival? Looking for something that will fit nicely between my Rival and Enemy...and definitely happy to support a company from TX.
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:49 AM
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How would you compare this disc to a Rival? Looking for something that will fit nicely between my Rival and Enemy...and definitely happy to support a company from TX.
Short version - more distance potential, same accuracy and handles power & wind better.

I always had to find a "good" Rival when I was on Legacy. I haven't found a bad Alpha and I'm usually honest about that kind of stuff. I loved the Rival when I was on Legacy, but the Alpha just does so much more than the Rival can, while still fitting the exact same slot in the bag. Forehand, backhand, overhead, roller, headwind or tailwind...the flight is predictable and nearly the same in all conditions. It is just one of those discs that can handle everything. A real go-to disc.

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Old 09-04-2017, 01:23 PM
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Short version - more distance potential, same accuracy and handles power & wind better.

I always had to find a "good" Rival when I was on Legacy. I haven't found a bad Alpha and I'm usually honest about that kind of stuff. I loved the Rival when I was on Legacy, but the Alpha just does so much more than the Rival can, while still fitting the exact same slot in the bag. Forehand, backhand, overhead, roller, headwind or tailwind...the flight is predictable and nearly the same in all conditions. It is just one of those discs that can handle everything. A real go-to disc.
Sounds like the kind of disc I need to try. Which do you suggest I buy as the best introduction to the mold? I usually prefer champ/pinnacle type plastic, so I was eyeing up some of the Eternals in pink or orange. Just not sure if I should go first run or second run.
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Old 09-04-2017, 01:43 PM
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Uh oh, I just saw the light blue Sublime second runs...wow those look nice.
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In the Vibram Open Round 3 videos, I swear Nikko is throwing a blue disc that looks like an Alpha, at least the stamp does and it looks fairway driverish.
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In the Vibram Open Round 3 videos, I swear Nikko is throwing a blue disc that looks like an Alpha, at least the stamp does and it looks fairway driverish.
Thought the same thing, but figured I was seeing something incorrectly.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:40 PM
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Hmmm news to me. I'll check the vids.
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Best angle I can get... Kind of looks like a MINT on there with the howling wolf? Ish? The other blue disc Nikko was using in R3 was stamped with a Koi fish.

Anyway, MINT?
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