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Old 05-26-2015, 03:22 PM
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What's everyone thinking about the new run of Star AJ Destroyers? I'm loving mine. Just picked up a few more since the first one I bought has been awesome and I might even get more yet. They are a softer blend (which I prefer) so some might not like the feel. For me they are absolutely bombing with a flight that's dead accurate on its flight numbers. I'm getting a little turn and a healthy fade and they are holding up great in the wind. Can't comment on how they break in yet but so far one of my favorite runs of Destroyer.
I feel like Innova is trying to make a better Destroyer, but my most recent Star run (with the AJ stamp) is not one I'll likely keep. The glide just isn't there for me. I know they catch hell on here, but Champ seems to be my favorite right now!
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:43 PM
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I'm still trying to stay away from the soft star stuff, but THIS is exactly why I keep them around.

lately I've been screwing around with Cannons. I left Friday morning with my little "backups" bag and my big bag headed to Mississippi for a few days. I forgot i had taken out 2 of my perfect beat in Star Destroyers and put 2 Cannons in in my real bag. Cannons weren't cutting it so I grabbed my backup bag and pulled out a soft star and it immediately fixed the void I had. They are less stable and crush out of the box, but I don't like the softness in a Destroyer. I'll keep the ones I have as backups and if I get offered them in trade I'll probably go ahead, but I won't ever give hard earned money for them.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:15 PM
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Heh, I'm slowly picking up the soft ones for the same reason. Could beat into excellent backup boomers in short time if necessary. I threw one in the bag for 2 weeks and honestly got used to the softer plastic. Doesn't bother me anymore, but I still prefer the feel of the stiffer star plastic.
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:18 PM
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Heh, I'm slowly picking up the soft ones for the same reason. Could beat into excellent backup boomers in short time if necessary. I threw one in the bag for 2 weeks and honestly got used to the softer plastic. Doesn't bother me anymore, but I still prefer the feel of the stiffer star plastic.
Yeah I can second the above. I think they make good backups, and as much as I dislike the (g)Star it isn't the end of the world.
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:15 PM
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When I was about a year into playing DG I picked up a 175g Star Destroyer with an Avery Jenkins stamp on it. I've been throwing it for a couple years now and it is still an o/s meathook. It is my go to headwind disc and it will be in my bag for as long as it performs. I normally throw the 170- 172g range of discs but the 175 was the only one available and I wanted to try it out. I was wondering what are the destroyers that are the go to driver discs? Do I need to just try and drop the weight? I have a 175 Giant that beat in rather quickly and now flips to flat and just goes for days but the destroyer hasn't changed at all in the couple years I've had it.
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Old 06-07-2015, 01:26 PM
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Generally a change of just a few grams won't change stability significantly. Just try to find Destroyers from a different run or get a used one from someone.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:40 PM
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Yeah I agree with glard. I haven't found that weight made much difference to the stability in star Destroyers. I've currently got a 168g patent numbers pop top in my bag that flies like a slightly longer firebird. I've had 175g Destroyers that flew less stable than this one. Dome and PLH seem to make a much bigger difference than weight.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:44 PM
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sad story. lost my favorite star destroyer a month ago. 168. little beat in. had it for about 3-4 years and it was my go-to as well as an ace disc. same day I lost my other slightly cycled -in star destroyer f*%k!
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Old 06-07-2015, 11:10 PM
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I left a pro destroyer just sitting by a teepad at league earlier this week. Had that bad boy in and out of my bag for two years, seasoned to perfection. No one picked it up from the club and I know exactly where I left it, casual must have scooped it and ignored the ink.

No idea how I'm going to replace it.
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:29 PM
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I left a pro destroyer just sitting by a teepad at league earlier this week. Had that bad boy in and out of my bag for two years, seasoned to perfection. No one picked it up from the club and I know exactly where I left it, casual must have scooped it and ignored the ink.

No idea how I'm going to replace it.


Lame! It might turn up though. Any consideration to trying out the G* line? Those fly much like a well-seasoned Destro right out of the box for me...
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