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Elite X Reaper

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.1cm
Available Weights: 165-174g
Plastic: Discraft Elite X

Elite X Reaper
Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
The Elite X Reaper is the newest of the discs to the Discraft Elite X line. The Reaper holds a straight line and becomes over-stable at the end of its flight.
Maximum Flight Speed 8.5
Resistance To High Speed Turn 8.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 7.0
Propensity To Fade 6.0
Glide 6.0
Relative Distance 8.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 3.0
Predictability 4.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 3.0
Overall Durability 3.0 Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted 06-19-07
Submitted by Stephen Foster Location: Michigan
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 167-169
Review: The reaper is a steady and dependable driver. In hand it has a great feel with its sharp edge. I found an elite X Reaper in the pond at my local course and it hasn't left my side since. I use it all the time for long drives and through tight fairways. It flies smoothly when thrown hard as well as when thrown softly. Its flight-path is very straight with a smooth, short hyzer during deceleration. The reaper will also roll well when thrown correctly. It's a very predictable disc, it flies the same every time, which is key to a confident throw.
Posted 08-04-06
Submitted by Bill Sanford geographypony@yahoo.com
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 171
Review: This is probably a very overlooked disc. I simply am not strong enough to throw the newer bigger drivers out there and needed an overstable wind disc that was semi- easy to throw. This is that disc. For a disc this overstable, it is very easy to control. I read a review that this disc wasn't really for beginners and that is most likely correct. However, this is a good disc to learn on when one is ready to throw an overstable disc. So, while I wouldn't reccomend that someone start with this disc. It would probably be nice to start noodling around with it in a few months depending on how often one plays. I find it handles a headwind nicely and will easily hold a 300 ft straight line for me with a slight fade at the end into a light-moderate headwind. It does a really nice s-curve when thrown anhyzer, with the left fade occuring later in the flight and not a pronounced as one might imagine. Blake is right about it not doing sharp hyzers very well. It is rather easy to overthrow this on a sharp hyzer and end up fading late. Overall, I'm liking this disc.
Posted: 06-05-05
Submitted by Patrick Amazing1boy@aol.com
Disc Weights: 172
Review: The reaper Is my favorite over stable distance driver. i throw back hand and side arm for drives depending on obstacles and distance. The reaper is a great backhand driver. Driving sidearm any disc fades right as apposed to left (which is the advatage of driving this way on certian holes, yet diss advantage on others) This disc has alot more fade right on sidearm drives, expecially if it gets alitte lift (which happens often w/ this disc). Over all this is my favorite overstable backhander, but sidearm it can be alittle to unpredictable.
Posted: 5-14-02
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
Discraft's Elite Reaper is a fast, small diameter overstable driver. This disc falls into a similar category with the X2, KC Firebird, and CE Eagle of overstable drivers that have a fairly straight flight with a pronounced left-fade at the end. The Reaper is quite fast and has a high resisance to turn. Throw it flat to slight anhyzer and it will fly straight for the first 80 to 90% of its flight before fading to the left. Fadewise it's not overpowering, a bit less than an X2 or Eagle but the fade is very predictable and late in its flight. This disc isn't the best for sweeping hyzers as it will generally hold its line longer than most overstable discs before fading. This disc is a great choice for a straight driver into a headwind or for long straight to left shots. Another plus is that the Reaper has quite a bit of glide for a disc this stable and it won't just fall out of the air when it runs out of steam and it is also quite a long disc. This disc is not very beginner friendly but I assume it would make a good sidearm driver.
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