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Old 02-21-2018, 12:03 PM
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I always wanted a couple of control drivers in the Speed 10-11 category. They were dead set on a 16 disc model which had a huge gap between Speed 8 and 13.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:24 PM
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I always wanted a couple of control drivers in the Speed 10-11 category. They were dead set on a 16 disc model which had a huge gap between Speed 8 and 13.
That was probably one of the bigger marketing wth's? from them. It seemed like the planned on these will be all the discs anyone should ever need, rather than what most everyone else does and make everything possible.

Of course some of that could have been cost driven too. I don't know what it takes for Vibram to tool up a compression mold, but I know the process is way different than plastic injection molding.
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Old 02-21-2018, 12:32 PM
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I always wanted a couple of control drivers in the Speed 10-11 category. They were dead set on a 16 disc model which had a huge gap between Speed 8 and 13.
This for sure is one of the reasons my enthusiasm for Vibram waned.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:09 PM
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i bagged some of there mold for a while my son and wife still do bag some of there stuff. They were good in the rain is about all i cane say about them.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:23 PM
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They're the living worst.

(at DG discs, anyway)


I threw a Summit for a while; their putter and mid line up was pretty solid, and they definitely brought a unique and funky angle to the game. Plus they had the Birdie Bash, which was right up there with the Discraft Ace Race. While they were definitely a smaller brand, I wouldn't say disc golf is better without them
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:39 PM
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I own a total of 4 Vibram discs. I really like the feel of them, but particularly in putters I didn't like the big bump in the center with their logo and I didn't like all the embossed printing on the bottom of the flight plate. I prefer the firm discs and I generally carry a Vibram fairway driver to throw just for fun. Hate to see them go but wont affect my game much.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:51 PM
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X-link ridges were pretty money for a long time until I learned some control. It was nice to wing them at baskets on hills without fear of roll aways. I might even check my collection to see if I have enough for gimmicky courses with lots of precipice or hillside baskets.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:09 PM
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Not surprised the company is stepping away from Disc Golf, most of the discs were too soft to use. I saw my brother use a Vibram disc and on the hard ground the disc seemed to beat up the point he never used the disc after that round. I bet the putters the company makes are sticky for those who like sticky discs.
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Old 02-21-2018, 07:15 PM
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This is too bad. The Ridge is a really solid driving putter and the Obex is one of my favorite Roc clones (great glide with solid HSS). The Launch was also really nice with more of a "worn in Roc" flight. I just got into Vibram this winter (had only tried a couple molds of theirs a long time ago). The wet weather grip is nice, but not amazing for me (no better than a lot of DX although their durability for drivers is much more like premium plastic). I guess I'll be going back to using my Friction glove for winter golf and give up on a Vibram bag as an alternative. Might have to stock up on Obexes and Ridges though.
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Not surprised the company is stepping away from Disc Golf, most of the discs were too soft to use. I saw my brother use a Vibram disc and on the hard ground the disc seemed to beat up the point he never used the disc after that round. I bet the putters the company makes are sticky for those who like sticky discs.
Say what now?

They only released soft discs once a year, usually around October which they called Softober. Firms and Mediums are plenty hard. Once again, bad information.

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