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Old 02-03-2014, 04:49 PM
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Ooh, thought of another candidate. 150g class DX Stingray.
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Old 02-03-2014, 04:51 PM
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Lat 64 soft Pure - I hit it with about 75% power from a standstill and it's money, try it!
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:10 PM
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Two words that changed my life, SUPER STINGRAY. So straight a nun would blush. And at any power it will stay straight if you release it flat. Unbelievable until you see it.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:11 PM
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A Z Glide is a pretty straight flyer with minimal fade.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:19 PM
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Innova Options for straight midrange / Putt and approach: Foxbat , Atlas, Mako, Mako3 , Super Stingray, Ontario Roc, Dart , Nova (Mine was overstable )
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:11 PM
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I really appreciate all of the continued feedback. I did a ton of field testing and playing over the last few days and ding ding we have a winner. And the winner is............. The Tangent. Here's why the tangent wins for me.
1. It truly does go dead laser beam straight for me when thrown low and flat. No fade at all unless I put too much air under it but that's on me and not the disc. In fact I like that I can throw it flat and low for a laser or flat and a bit high for an approach that I want to fade to the basket.
2. Feels great in the hand with a shallow rim and flat top. Just holding in gives me a feeling of confidence.
3. Can shape left or right as desired with a little anny of hyzer.
4. This is a big one for me - I can keep it on a straight line even when powered down. Most discs tend to fade much earlier when powered down but I can keep this one straight anywhere from 100% to 60% - nice.
5. Not only is this good for tunnel drives but it's absolutely my favorite approach disk for trying to park under the basket. I just feel in control of placement. This disc doesn't have a ton of glide which I think costs it some distance but makes it very easy to range distance.

So if you can't tell I love this disc. If I did have to nitpick the one thing I'd want is just a little more distance. This one falls a little short of my other mids on length but for the control and confidence I'll take it. Base on all of the feedback here I'm thinking about ordering a Mako3 as well for when I need a little more distance. What do you guys think? I can throw the Tangent about 200ft so what would be a good distance estimate for the Mako3 for me?

So a little off topic but I thought I'd report on my other 3 brand new MVP discs for the benefit of any others trying to compare these who may have lower than average arm speed.
1. Axis - This is a pretty sweet disc. It goes a little farther than the tangent but also comes with a little fade at the end. This isn't a bad thing at all but for this particular search I was looking for the straightest and the tangent wins that. If I need a touch more distance and have a touch more lateral room (wider tunnel) this is a nice controllable disc. If a leopard and tangent had a baby it would be an axis.
2. Anode - Wow, another laser beam. This is a great disc that I find to be very much like a tangent but just a bit shorter. It's a shame that I can't find a place in my bag for this one because it really is a great disc. The tangent is my go to approach disc and I'm in love with my Nova for my putter so there's just no room in between. Oh wait - I got this one in eclipse glow - it does have use - night rounds - woot.
3. Amp - This is the one I'm least happy with. I'm pretty dang solid with my leopard and my valkyrie . The charts at inbounds indicate this one should be similar and in between the two. For some reason my Amp goes left just about every time even though it's supposed to be understable. I'm going to keep working on it but am a bit frustrated on this one so far. Any throwing tips for this one?

Again, thanks for all the feedback.

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Old 02-03-2014, 07:18 PM
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I really appreciate all of the continued feedback. I did a ton of field testing and playing over the last few days and ding ding we have a winner. And the winner is............. The Tangent. Here's why the tangent wins for me.
1. It truly does go dead laser beam straight for me when thrown low and flat. No fade at all unless I put too much air under it but that's on me and not the disc. In fact I like that I can throw it flat and low for a laser or flat and a bit high for an approach that I want to fade to the basket.
2. Feels great in the hand with a shallow rim and flat top. Just holding in gives me a feeling of confidence.
3. Can shape left or right as desired with a little anny of hyzer.
4. This is a big one for me - I can keep it on a straight line even when powered down. Most discs tend to fade much earlier when powered down but I can keep this one straight anywhere from 100% to 60% - nice.
5. Not only is this good for tunnel drives but it's absolutely my favorite approach disk for trying to park under the basket. I just feel in control of placement. This disc doesn't have a ton of glide which I think costs it some distance but makes it very easy to range distance.

So if you can't tell I love this disc. If I did have to nitpick the one thing I'd want is just a little more distance. This one falls a little short of my other mids on length but for the control and confidence I'll take it. Base on all of the feedback here I'm thinking about ordering a Mako3 as well for when I need a little more distance. What do you guys think? I can throw the Tangent about 200ft so what would be a good distance estimate for the Mako3 for me?

So a little off topic but I thought I'd report on my other 3 brand new MVP discs for the benefit of any others trying to compare these who may have lower than average arm speed.
1. Axis - This is a pretty sweet disc. It goes a little farther than the tangent but also comes with a little fade at the end. This isn't a bad thing at all but for this particular search I was looking for the straightest and the tangent wins that. If I need a touch more distance and have a touch more lateral room (wider tunnel) this is a nice controllable disc. If a leopard and tangent had a baby it would be an axis.
2. Anode - Wow, another laser beam. This is a great disc that I find to be very much like a tangent but just a bit shorter. It's a shame that I can't find a place in my bag for this one because it really is a great disc. The tangent is my go to approach disc and I'm in love with my Nova for my putter so there's just no room in between. Oh wait - I got this one in eclipse glow - it does have use - night rounds - woot.
3. Amp - This is the one I'm least happy with. I'm pretty dang solid with my leopard and my valkyrie . The charts at inbounds indicate this one should be similar and in between the two. For some reason my Amp goes left just about every time even though it's supposed to be understable. I'm going to keep working on it but am a bit frustrated on this one so far. Any throwing tips for this one?

Again, thanks for all the feedback.
glad to hear you like the tangent! it is one of my mids of choice as well, but there were many good suggestions, with the comet being a close second IMO. the tangent can go a long way . . . just needs a little more height than some of the driver-like mids, ala the buzzz or axis. very similar to a putter. a great and versatile placement mid.

what kind of leo and valk are you throwing? if they are in base plastic or are seasoned in already that may have a lot to do with it, stability-wise.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:30 PM
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My favorite leo and valk are pro plastic. I love pro plastic it because I get more distance with it and it seems to go straighter for me and I love the grip. I also have a champ leo for when I want a touch of fade at the end. All have moderate seasoning.

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My favorite leo and valk are pro plastic. I love pro plastic it because I get more distance with it and it seems to go straighter for me and I love the grip. I also have a champ leo for when I want a touch of fade at the end.
okay. yeah, that makes sense. pro isn't baseline per se, but is known to have more high speed turn out of the box. in other words, easier to throw straight at lower power. that may be why your amp seems beefy by comparison. as for the champ leo, i can't speak for that. i haven't thrown one, but what you're telling me matches up with what champ plastic usually does to a mold so that makes sense.

i've also heard that initially the amp did not have as much turn as they wanted, so perhaps you got a dud from that initial batch, though i would doubt it. i didn't throw any of those duds so i'm not sure. the amp is speed 9, so definitely a notch up from a leo, the same as a valk but your valk is pro plastic. that would possibly explain what's going on there, seems the most likely explanation to me.
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Old 02-03-2014, 07:40 PM
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I've owned 4 different Valks and the Pro I had was so US it felt like different a different disc/mold.
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