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Old 08-01-2017, 07:32 PM
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Default What's the worst disc you've ever had/thrown?

Most threads on here deal with discs that are pretty good at something. But we've all thrown something that seemed like the plastic would have been better used as a bedpan. What are some of the worst things you've thrown on the course? Yes, I expect to see a lot of Grooves on here.

Possible reasons might include:

Didn't fly like it was advertised to
Deformed easily
Poor color/stamp
Took too long to break in
Gimmicky mold/material

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In my case it's a tie between two unpopular (for a reason) Innova discs. The first distance driver I bought myself was a Monarch. It had a clear flight plate with a tie-dyed rim. This should have been my first clue that it would be impossible to find. The Groove-like channel on the rim made it unreliable as hell, too. I felt like the clerk who convinced me I'd like it should be brought up on charges.

The other contender was a DX Dragon given to me by a buddy. I was moving, and my new home course has water on 6 holes. I told this to my friend, who offered me his used DX Dragon. It floats in water! And if you tried to use it, you'd find out why it has to. Good luck putting more than 200' of power on it without it flipping over 180 degrees. I've never seen anything like it, and hopefully never will again.

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So what's the worst thing you've ever thrown?
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Old 08-01-2017, 07:56 PM
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Pretty much anything tie dye. Got a few when I was new thinking they looked cool spinning through the air... and I still think that but when they hide in plain site and take 45 minutes to find or get lost in relatively open holes. F- them. Bright colors reds and yellows and Pinks from now on.

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Old 08-01-2017, 08:05 PM
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Yep, the Groove would be right up there. I found one on the course and threw it a few times. It svcked.

But i think the disc that disappointed me most was the 165g Star Valkyrie I bought that was just a glideless, overstable brick. I did the hot water treatments, threw it into a brick wall many times, and tried to use it for months to wear it in. No luck; it might as well have been a Firebird. It's still as bad now, even though my own form has improved a lot over time.

I also disliked the Atlas enough to give it away.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:08 PM
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Anything in very flexible plastic like a DGA Gumbputt or Trilogy's megasoft plastic is just too floppy for my tastes.

I never clicked with blizzard/air discs. I've tried lots, but never seem to catch on with discs that are less than about 167 gms.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:19 PM
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I'd have to say the Innova Wolf. I thought it had a purpose and I even defended it in an older thread. I think it's terrible now. I tried it out & it's pretty bad. It lacks glide & only comes in DX. The only thing it has going for it is it's name. It starts out understable. I could see it becoming way too understable in a short period of time, if you play wooded courses. Seriously who wants a flippy disc with no glide? I think the Thumtrac was a bad idea for a flippy midrange. Thumtracs seem to work better with overstable molds. I could go on about other weird molds like the Turbo Putt, the Wheel or the 10M Brick. I pick the Wolf because it's from a popular brand, isn't "gimmicky" like Quest discs, is PDGA approved & is a crappy mold.

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Old 08-01-2017, 08:35 PM
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GStar Dominator.
Had very little turn until it was mashed on... then flipped like mad. Seemed like it had an on/off switch after breaking 400 feet or something. Little glide and just like sluggishly meandered down the fairway in quite the inconsistent manner.
Also, DX Wraiths are impressively useless.

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Old 08-01-2017, 08:49 PM
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I'd have to say the Innova Wolf. I thought it had a purpose and I even defended it in an older thread. I think it's terrible now. I tried it out & it's pretty bad. It lacks glide & only comes in DX. The only thing it has going for it is it's name. It starts out understable. I could see it becoming way too understable in a short period of time, if you play wooded courses. Seriously who wants a flippy disc with no glide? I think the Thumtrac was a bad idea for a flippy midrange. Thumtracs seem to work better with overstable molds. I could go on about other weird molds like the Turbo Putt, the Wheel or the 10M Brick. I pick the Wolf because it's from a popular brand, isn't "gimmicky" like Quest discs, is PDGA approved & is a crappy mold.


Well, if people can express their dislike for a disc, I think anyone should be able to respond with a "on the other hand" reply. So, here's mine.

I don't currently bag a Wolf, but have in the past, using it primarily as a substitute for a straight to turnover putter/approach disc. It has a very squarish feel to it that I suppose put me off at first. But, I grew accustomed to it quickly, and didn't mind the feel after that. It is understable, but, in my view, it is not as understable as people make it out to be. For me, it would go dead straight on soft approach shots, and with a little more power, it allowed easy anhyzer throws.

A friend of mine uses a Wolf exclusively as his putter. It seems unusual, but it works for him.

DX plastic does break in fast, but it is cheap also. Buy some more of them. And thumb your nose at everyone else (like myself, I suppose) whose bags are just too conventional. I love the idea of rockin' weird discs, and getting birdies with them.
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Wham-O MaxFlight. The only good thing is it sticks where it lands.
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Old 08-01-2017, 09:23 PM
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FAF Firebird.
Uselessly overstable to me since I can't throw overhand. Way too much effort to throw the thing.
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FAF Firebird.
Uselessly overstable to me since I can't throw overhand. Way too much effort to throw the thing.
I'll take it if you don't want it

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