Go Back   Disc Golf Course Review > Equipment > Discs

Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2018, 12:14 AM
BrotherDave's Avatar
BrotherDave BrotherDave is offline
Verified Jurkface
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Macedonian Troll Farm
Years Playing: 11.5
Courses Played: 161
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 14,762
Niced 1,862 Times in 884 Posts
Default Your Favorite Mold Went OOP. What was It and What Replaced It?

Thought it would be cool to have a thread for people to reminisce about their favorite molds they had to give up for whatever reason (cost, availability, etc). Did you ever find a suitable replacement and so forth?

I love the Discraft 2008 Ace Race disc, the Nebula. Discraft never ran it into production except for some Limited Edition runs in Z. Fortunately, I had the foresight to stockpile these and should be good for awhile but 2008 is nearly 11 years ago and nothing lasts forever. I think the best replacement I've tried is the Verdict, b/c they start out decently beefy and still fly fairly straight after beatings. No bead and a little faster feeling too, which I like about the Nebula.

What OOP molds are y'all yearning for?
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 12:36 AM
ChefKoolaid ChefKoolaid is online now
Par Member
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Dayton Oh
Courses Played: 30
Posts: 104
Niced 44 Times in 27 Posts

I miss my Champ Aero. Still looking for a suitable replacement

Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 01:11 AM
bigmatt17073 bigmatt17073 is offline
Bogey Member
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Years Playing: 20.7
Courses Played: 87
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 75
Niced 73 Times in 37 Posts

I've been the kiss of death for Discraft drivers it seems. At various times my go to drivers were Talon, Wildcat, Crush, Flash, Avenger and Tsunami all of which are now OOP. I had an occasional Xtra or Xtreme in the bag as well. The majority I had enough of a stash to not really worry about needing to switch.

The only driver that went OOP and caused me to change has been the most recent one, the Avenger. I really haven't found that perfect replacement yet, but the Vulture is kind of close. The spare stash bin that goes with me to tournaments still has my two purple go to Z Avengers in it just in case. I like the Vulture, but need to get add something other than the Big Z I carry. I have some in Ti and ESP and need to get those a little seasoned to help my now Masters age arm.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 02:31 AM
Twmccoy Twmccoy is offline
Double Eagle Member
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 1,621
Niced 472 Times in 370 Posts

I guess Discraft had reasons for ditching the Flash and Crush, though I don't know what those reasons were. For me, the Crush and Flash were very good drivers. Obviously back when they were made they were among the fastest drivers on the market. The Crush flew like a Starfire, and the Flash flew like an Orc.

I guess the closest thing Discraft has to a Crush now is the Pulse. Is the Pulse still in production? I actually think the Pulse is an underrated mold you hear nothing about. The last Pulse I threw flew excellent. A nice, somewhat overstable speed 11 driver.

The Thrasher would be the closest thing Discraft currently makes to the Flash.

I never cared for the Avenger. I wasn't sad to see that disc go. Felt horrible in your hand. Wasn't a terrible flier, but I hated the feel of it.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 02:58 AM
Casey 1988 Casey 1988 is offline
Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Pierre, South Dakota, USA
Years Playing: 15.6
Courses Played: 25
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,691
Niced 511 Times in 432 Posts

Originally Posted by ChefKoolaid View Post
I miss my Champ Aero. Still looking for a suitable replacement
They do not make it in premium plastic but a Lighting Rubber Putter is as close as you can get.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 03:24 AM
Casey 1988 Casey 1988 is offline
Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Pierre, South Dakota, USA
Years Playing: 15.6
Courses Played: 25
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,691
Niced 511 Times in 432 Posts

The XL in premium plastic went oop, thogh the Stalker is a tad less comfortable in the hand the Z Stalker flies better then the Z plastic XL I had, still have my ESP XL in my bag. the Stalker has less dump at end of fight then the XL, and it flies like the ESP XL in flight, nice and straight but no end flight dump.

Then the Impact one of my more used molds went oop and not a replacement yet bought a bunch about 5-6 extra at the weight that works best for most people plus a 176 gram of the Impact mold. I will not use the Glide as it is in a Z plastic and it needs to be a more grip plastic like Big Z or ESP or FLX for such a small rimmed disc same rim as the Impact but no hashing on the rim, Z takes longer to get grip even compared to other similar plastic like Champion. I might try a Wombat 3 in Star when I run out of the Impact discs for the same spot as they have similar flight as well as feel, just a speed or two slower is all but the extra glide makes up for that. Wombat can be in some discs too domed for my liking and not in Star.

Last edited by Casey 1988; 12-04-2018 at 03:27 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 07:02 AM
uncle pennybags uncle pennybags is offline
Birdie Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Iowa
Years Playing: 3.6
Throwing Style: LHBH
Posts: 312
Niced 80 Times in 44 Posts

Vibram Ridge. I haven't needed to replace it yet, I have like 60 of them as backups! Disc Buying Disorder pays off!

But seriously, the Westside Maiden may stand a chance at replacing them for putting duties. I'm not sure about driving yet.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 07:07 AM
ajcloutier's Avatar
ajcloutier ajcloutier is offline
Par Member
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 115
Niced 39 Times in 12 Posts

Most responses on this forum will be from the Discraft vintage because, well... they are good at making discs OOP

The Reaper stands out to me because of how good of disc it really was, but somehow was never replaced. Folks seem to think the Predator or Hellfire makes up that difference; however, they are just too different to fill that void. I currently carry Firebirds in their place which is unfortunate considering its the only mold in my entire collection that wasn't made in Wixom/ Walled Lake MI. I refuse to spend $$$ on OOP stuff for use in real time.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2018, 08:25 AM
Keller's Avatar
Keller Keller is offline
Double Eagle Member
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Above ground
Years Playing: 5.5
Courses Played: 22
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,700
Niced 1,200 Times in 571 Posts

The Gazelle. Replaced it with the M-Polaris LS, not quiet the same, but close enough.

Still have a few DX Gazelles in the stash for winter play though.

Reply With Quote

Old 12-04-2018, 08:39 AM
joecoin's Avatar
joecoin joecoin is offline
* Ace Member *
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: North Central Ohio
Years Playing: 5.6
Courses Played: 67
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,140
Niced 552 Times in 274 Posts

Ibex for glidy approach anhyzers.

Have not found a replacement so I changed the way I throw that shot.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
River replaced with Meteor? chazman07 Discs 33 12-02-2013 10:44 AM
Circle stamp viper, eagle x mold, OOP innova routy03 The Marketplace 2 08-25-2013 12:23 AM
Poll: What is your favorite Roc Mold/Plastic aarikc17 Discs 18 01-03-2011 11:05 PM
Courses that are removed and replaced jimbosprint Course Development 1 08-13-2010 01:06 AM
Old OOP Mold /w Stock Stamp Maverick3324 The Marketplace 8 05-05-2010 08:42 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:32 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.