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Old 08-02-2014, 01:14 PM
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Default Polecat type lids and newer discs like Foxbat or Nova

I'm a lid fan. I don't have a huge arm and the courses I play tend to be heavily treed. So a lid like a polecat or a rattler can save me from a bad drive or an unlucky lie from a treehit.

There seem to be a couple newer discs that sound pretty lid-like. The Nova and the Foxbat are the two that come to mind offhand. Anyone with "lid" experience have any thoughts about how these newer discs compare to more classic lid molds?
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:21 PM
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The Foxbot is a midrange, similar to a Mako. The Nova is deep rimmed but I don't know if I would call it a lid. But both do fly very neural.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:24 PM
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I've thrown the Nova, and I was surprised how straight with little effort it was. It seems more fast than glidey to me though. It is fairly lidlike in flight and feels fairly deep dished compared to the Aviar mainly because of the shoulder. It's also stellar at hit and stick.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:55 PM
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Speed (perhaps vs glide) being the main difference makes sense. But the neutral flight, particularly as far as LSS, is what has me interested.
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It's a special mold. It's just really uncomfortable for me.
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I love the way the Nova flies, but it's a real challenge to throw. I'm 6'8", and it feels like my hands are too small for it. I also agree that it feels pretty fast for a putter. It needs quite a bit of air compared to the Polecat.
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Even look at a DX Aviar that's beadless (P&A for softer plastic, Classic for harder). It's certainly far from a new mold like you are talking about, but the classic is the straightest zero-fade disc I have ever thrown. It's slightly faster than a polecat and the rim is a bit thicker so it feels more like a golf disc than a lid in your grip...although it's still a very deep putter.
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I mean special, as in stellar, not unique. I've never thrown an Aviar that flies like them despite how they look. Not to take anything away from the Aviar by any means.
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Is throwing a nova something like throwing a rattler in terms of feel? I know the deep dish of lids like that or the super puppy can be annoying in some hands.
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There's a lonely Nova at my local DG shop that I keep thinking I should pick up and make the comparison for myself. It is in the most godawful green/purple color combo. I'm not a stickler for color, but wooo, ugh.

Then again, the Nova is such an aesthetically challenged disc anyway, maybe I should go all out. Is something like yellow/blue or red/white REALLY all that much better looking in this instance?

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