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Old 07-04-2016, 11:24 AM
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Default Speed 10/11 Driver for Max D

What would you choose for a speed 10/11 max distance driver to break 400' and hopefully reach 425'-450'? Ideally something with decent high speed turn out of the box, around -1 or -2, that can break in slowly...and glide around 5 or 6.

For reference, I can throw close to 400' on a good day with speed 9-10 drivers and I have rarely found a faster disc that gains significant distance for me. I prefer Innova and Discmania.
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:28 AM
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I think for the kind of distance you're seeking you're going to need to go at least a bit faster than 10. Try 11 or 12. Stuff like the Wraith, Surge, Sword, Tern, ETC.

Take a long look at the Surge and Tern. Both have some high speed turn and great glide. Both are also easily capable of 400'+ distance.
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:37 AM
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Start at 9s and work your way up until you don't gain anything by going up a speed.
At 9, I use OLFs, but PDs are good and they go far. Valks go far too, and have better turn out of the box.
At 10, try a Beast or Orc. Both go far.
At 11, Wraith. Some others too.

You don't need to get faster than that to hit the distances you're talking about.
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Old 07-04-2016, 11:39 AM
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With the stipulation that you have the arm speed for it:

The Discmania TD and Innova Beast are on the understable side, and then you have the SL (if you can find them), the Starfire, the Orc, and the Monster, and of course the PD and PDx.

Speed 11 has the Wraith, and also the Krait and Archon. The Wraith is one of the gold standards amongst the pros (along with the Destroyer and Boss ).

And I'd recommend the Speed 12 Tern, as well.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:02 PM
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So Beast, Tern, Krait all sound good based on flight numbers.

I have a Star Beast that I haven't thrown and my local store has some new and used Champ Terns. Is the Krait worth picking up too to see how it flies next to those? Or will it basically be too similar?
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:07 PM
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I think the kraits I've thrown had a little less turn out of the box than a beast or tern. Given I've only thrown a couple kraits.
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Wraith is the go to. Lots of plastic options, etc.

DDX if you can go a hair wider and shallower.

DD P-Line would be good too for D, They can start beefy but break in quicker.
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This might help. Here's my driver lineup. I'm keeping it really simple lately.

S FD - understable
C FD - stable (straight)
Champ Teebird - slightly OS
C PD - 7th run, OS, headwind max D

And 2 Firebirds for utility

FD's go really far for me, close to 400' because of their glide. I'm thinking Tern or Wraith in different plastics based on what you guys have said and because that would make enough of a gap with FD's.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:56 PM
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A fresh P PD might be all the extra glide and speed you need, those things bomb for a 9 speed. My first thought after reading OP was a Sword, maybe more of a 12 speed than an 11 but the rim feels smaller than typical 12 speeds.
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Pd is speed 10 FYI
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