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Disc Review



Gateway Disc Sports
Element X

Type: Midrange
Diameter: 21.8cm
Available Weights: 165-182g
Plastic: X

Element
Flight Rating Category Value What Gateway says:
Maximum Flight Speed NA
Resistance To High Speed Turn NA
Amount Of Low Speed Fade NA
Propensity To Fade NA
Glide NA
Relative Distance NA
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level NA
Predictability NA
Uniformity Of Break In Period NA
Overall Durability NA Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted 12-18-06
Submitted by Luke info@iowadiscgolf.org
Disc Weights: max weight
Review: The Element-X is a fast midrange disc with interesting characteristics. I have a fundamentally strange throwing motion that gives the disc off-axis torque, so when I crank on putters and midranges really hard they wobble, flatten and then dive hard off to the right as if they were designed to do it. I could release them almost vertical. The Element-X, however, is incredibly resistant to this phenomenon, and as a result it provides me with a midrange type disc that I can absolutely crank on and just put my whole body into without fear of the disc getting up and diving.

Additionally, it's difficult to characterize in terms of stability. Thrown flat and hard, it flies flat with very little fade. Thrown hyzer, it will flatten but then have a decent fade and a pretty darn good skip. Thrown anyhzer, I have no idea because I don't throw anhyzers often.

It's a great midrange with a comfortable grip that can handle power. I use it for full-power shots that need to go 250'-300' relatively straight.
Posted 10-28-06
Submitted by Morgan Lasley cmlasley@gmail.com
Disc Weights: 180
Review: The Gateway Element X in S plastic has replaced my Pro Roc. It is a fantastic disc that gives instant gratification. The Element X flies with very similar characteristics to the Roc, in that it is just barely overstable, but it is quite a bit faster than the Roc which lets me throw with a little less power (thus better control) but the same distance. The rim of the disc is also not quite so thick horizontally, so it is more comfortable for a power grip than many other midranges.
Posted 08-21-06
Submitted by Jason Campbell kg4wgb@yahoo.com
Location: Knoxville, TN
Level: Amateur
Disc Weights: 171
Review: This is the fastest midrange disc i have ever thrown. It is so fast in fact i replaced one of my two panthers i throw with it. I can make it do just about anything . It also has a huge skip if it lands correctly.
Posted 02-15-06
Submitted by Don Blankenship dfblank@bellsouth.net
Disc Weights: 171
Review: This disc is very nice. I call it my "Roc on steroids". Being an avid Innova DX thrower (TeeBird, Roc, Aviar) this disc has replaced my DX Roc. The plastic is much more durable and it simply flies further. I am getting 20-30' more out of each full throw. Of course, what is distance without control. Well, it has both. It travels about 90% straight and then has a very predicable fade much like the Roc at the end. It's not leaving my bag.
Posted 08-14-05
Submitted by Ian B
isb2@nm.byu.edu
Location: Provo, UT
Level: Pro
Avg Drive: 450
Disc Weights: 175
Review: I am in love with Gateway's element series. The element-x is the more stable version of the element. It is stable enough to snap(more stable than ce rocs which were replaced by element-x's in my bag) but not so stable it won't fly very straight and glide well. I keep several in my bag and rotate them as they get beat up. This is my favorite disc of the hundreds of molds I've thrown (ok I still like my wizards more). Get in the S plastic it flies much better, the E's get too domey. Now if gateway would only make a driver too get me to put away my orcs like I have my rocs and aviars.
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