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McBeth Destroyers made my arm hurt to throw. They're absolute beef. I know I'm generalizing again here, but out of like 12 McBeth Destroyers I've thrown, maybe 2 had high speed turn. The rest were glideless beef. Good for headwinds, but much shorter than other Destroyers in calm conditions.

Here's my next generalization: I've had 3 Ricky raptor Destroyers so far, and they've all flown the same. Glidey, and true to the numbers.

However, if we've learned anything over the years its that you can't really assume anything with Destroyers. I've thrown a ton of them during that time. I notice trends, but every time I think I have things figured out I'll find a disc that surprises me.

Your best bet when buying a Destroyer is to buy it from a store so you can see/hold the disc. That way you can figure out if it has the characteristics you want. Ordering online you don't know what you're going to get when you open the package.
underline I agree as all plastics of Destroyers have discs in specific runs that defy how that version is going to fly/feel. The only way to buy online is if you get the disc from a online store that takes pictures of the Wing/disc nose and showing the amount of dome.
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:58 PM
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Heads up, 1010discs.com had some of the Halo Star Destroyers available
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Old 06-29-2020, 04:50 PM
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Anyone else find that Pro Destroyers are more consistent than Star? With the Pro Destroyers I have accumulated over the years it seems there has been much less variance compared to Star which is of course all over the place.

Pro plastic for drivers is underrated; Destroyers, Wraiths, Thunderbirds, Valkyries, all are nice flyers in Pro plastic IMO.
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Old 06-29-2020, 06:44 PM
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Anyone else find that Pro Destroyers are more consistent than Star? With the Pro Destroyers I have accumulated over the years it seems there has been much less variance compared to Star which is of course all over the place.

Pro plastic for drivers is underrated; Destroyers, Wraiths, Thunderbirds, Valkyries, all are nice flyers in Pro plastic IMO.
Pro is good at first. In wide rimmed drivers, they suddenly start fipping for no apparent reason. I've had Wraiths do it. The disc won't even appear worn, but it just starts dive bombing right.

I agree there's absolutely no consistency in star Destroyers though.

G* Destroyers are actually underrated and pretty consistent.

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Old 06-29-2020, 11:21 PM
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Pro is good at first. In wide rimmed drivers, they suddenly start fipping for no apparent reason. I've had Wraiths do it. The disc won't even appear worn, but it just starts dive bombing right.

I agree there's absolutely no consistency in star Destroyers though.

G* Destroyers are actually underrated and pretty consistent.
Champion Destroyers are not Xcaliber OS if under 168 grams, they fly right the way they are supposed to most of the time though some feel off with a good dome to flat top middle. Just stay away from the flat edge to dome to flat top as most distance discs they lack any glide in all Champion discs of mold that have this issue happen to them. Taller then average dome for the Destroyer in the Champion take at least Garrett Gurthie/Ricky W power to get going to the right speed or they will be needing that much power to get any distance on the mold in champion.

Problem is that Star is 0% constancy due to about 90% of Pro Innova Sponsored players use the mold so then Innova pumps out the discs probably in about 1 Standard ton of Star plastic each year so yeah the Star Destroyer will very in every single discs it seems never knowing with majority are going to be the same even if you match up an old model as the Star plastic itself varies especially used for the Destroyer. Then Champion the discs vary in feel but for at least 50% they fly right if you stay away from the above 167 grams as the 169 + grams the discs will need Garret Gurthie/Ricky W type power to fly right. This is the same for discs with all Champion Destroyers with high pop top dome needing Garret Gurthie/Ricky W.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:56 AM
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What are the expected characteristics of a Star Destroyer 'supposed' to be when thrown flat at 350' power, 400' power and 500' power?
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:28 AM
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What are the expected characteristics of a Star Destroyer 'supposed' to be when thrown flat at 350' power, 400' power and 500' power?
i would generally expect this:
  • 350 - dead straight to about 275 before fading hard the last 75 feet and finishing 70 feet left of starting line
  • 400 - slight drift right about 15 feet before hooking up around 300 feet and finishing 50 feet left of starting line
  • 500 - right drift of about 40 feet before hooking up around 400 feet and finishing very close to starting line - at this level of power you are probably seeking out beefier versions

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What are the expected characteristics of a Star Destroyer 'supposed' to be when thrown flat at 350' power, 400' power and 500' power?
Too hard to answer this question. It depends more on what destroyer you get. Some will flip at 350ft of power and some wont even flip with 500ft of power.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:19 AM
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Too hard to answer this question. It depends more on what destroyer you get. Some will flip at 350ft of power and some wont even flip with 500ft of power.
I've never seen a new star destroyer flip at 350ft of power, regardless of weight. The lighter ones when broken in, sure, but never a new one.

I've probably thrown around 70 destroyers.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:21 AM
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i would generally expect this:
  • 350 - dead straight to about 275 before fading hard the last 75 feet and finishing 70 feet left of starting line
  • 400 - slight drift right about 15 feet before hooking up around 300 feet and finishing 50 feet left of starting line
  • 500 - right drift of about 40 feet before hooking up around 400 feet and finishing very close to starting line - at this level of power you are probably seeking out beefier versions
I'd agree with this. An average star Destroyer isn't going to turn at 350'. Some of the newer Wysocki Raptor ones will though. I've never thrown a Destroyer 500', but I've gone over 400' with them many, many times.

My favorite star Destroyers sit right in the middle of the stability spectrum. I don't want them flipping, but I want them to turn when I put 400'+ power on them. That said, I've thrown plenty of Destroyers that wouldn't turn at 400'. Usually flat McBeths.
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