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Old 12-14-2018, 08:12 AM
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Any experts that can describe the Scorpius and Destroyer differences? I don't throw either, it is just curiosity at this point.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:14 AM
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Not an expert, but the feel is a bit different to me. Scorpius feels maybe a bit deeper, but not much. The flight tends to be more mellow, a bit more turn, a bit less fade. Often called the only good destroyers. I have been under the impression that it is a slightly retooled destroyer mold, but I can’t say with certainty.
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Old 12-14-2018, 11:36 AM
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Not an expert, but the feel is a bit different to me. Scorpius feels maybe a bit deeper, but not much. The flight tends to be more mellow, a bit more turn, a bit less fade. Often called the only good destroyers. I have been under the impression that it is a slightly retooled destroyer mold, but I can’t say with certainty.
I'd agree with this totally. I've only thrown 1 Scorpius, a metal flake champion. It was definitely mellower than a champion Destroyer. Much easier to put on a flat line, and it held that flat line longer than a Destroyer before fading. The fade was also later and less severe than a Destroyer. I probably got an extra 20' out of the Scorpius for that reason.

I won't at all call it flippy, but it simply doesn't fade out as soon as a Destroyer.

Champ Destroyer: 12, 4, 0, 3- These are slightly beefier numbers than I'd give most star Destroyers.
Metal flake Scorpius: 12, 5, -1, 2

I also agree that the Scorpius seems to have a deeper rim.
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:44 PM
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Any experts that can describe the Scorpius and Destroyer differences? I don't throw either, it is just curiosity at this point.
What has been said above, it does feel deeper, and the edge is a little more blunt, or at least it feels that way to me. I wanted to love destroyers, but they never quite fit in my hand correctly, the scorpius does.
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:14 PM
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Some seem to have a slight concaveness to the inside of the rim as well. I tried to like destroyers also, and frankly don’t have a lot of business throwing speed 12 anyway, but the scorp works for me. Clean forehands, and fits my hand well. I’ve had good success with low line drives with them as well. The base scorps are my go to, have one Sirius that is nicely worked in, one fresh 1.8 that is pretty beefy. Hoping the 1.9 is less beef than 1.8.
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:02 PM
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Any word on the 1.9's? How they flyin?
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:30 PM
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I’ll let you know Sunday. Mine are stuck in fedex hell.
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Old 12-17-2018, 09:12 PM
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I’ll let you know Sunday. Mine are stuck in fedex hell.
Mine just got delivered. 172 white and a 170 light blue, the white one feels flat and suuuppperrrr nice, closer to a wraith than a destroyer and on the flatter side. The blue one has a little more dome, feels good too. Can't wait to get them in the air.
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Old 12-18-2018, 01:02 AM
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My thoughts: as has been said Scorps are slightly deeper and a tiny bit blunter than Destroyers. The first run (mostly what I've thrown) were definitely more mellow than a typical Destroyer. Later runs that I've thrown have been every bit as overstable as Destroyers though so it definitely varies. In my experience, the early run Champ/MF Scorps were a little flatter and a little less overstable than the Stars (not sure about later runs of Champ/MF though). When you're looking at Scorps, the same basics apply as Destroyers though: pop top = more OS, higher wing/PLH = more OS, more concave wing = more OS. There are less runs out there so there's less variation and less to learn because there are fewer discs, and you can always tell what run they're from.

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Old 12-18-2018, 05:15 AM
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And the Sirius plastic of the early ones are the maaad notes
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