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Disc Review



Gateway Disc Sports
Odyssey

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.0cm
Available Weights: 140-175g
Plastic: NA

Odyssey
Flight Rating Category Value What Gateway says:
We have a new partnership in the works with a molder and have developed a new Gyroscopic weight distributed golf disc. We are using two different plastics molded into one disc, one in the wing and the other in the flight plate. The disc has an amazing glide and a comfortable feel for most players who have thrown it. The disc looks like an 86 Mold, with a Roc wing and Wizard bead. The disc is very similar in resistance to turn, like that of an Element-X but with the straight glide and fade of a Sabre. The speed is unusually fast in the first 2/3rds of the way through the flight. We have thrown several over 375 feet, but they are still good for the 60-100 foot layup shots (like an E Wizard)!
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 08-20-06
Submitted by Zack Roehr

The Odyssey discs are alot like what I had envisioned, and for the industry's first attempt at using plastics of 2 different compostitions I think they are pretty darn good, and I look forward to the technology being perfected in time.
Posted 08-12-06
Submitted by David Wiggins dwiggmd@yahoo.com
Disc Weights: 173
Review: David Jr. took the Odyssey to the distance event at Tulsa (Am worlds) and has been throwing it since then - as have I. Many "big arms" also threw it at the distance event. Here are a few observations we have;

1. Very cool look - definitely attracts people. Everyone wants to try it out. outer rim is soft to touch - good feel in hand. durability of clear center seems to be very good. Durability of soft outer rim surprisingly good. Though soft and "rubbery" which makes for great grip, outer rim takes impacts very well. Aside from "scuffing" no major burrs or chunks in edge.

2. Excellent glide - the disc has quite a large dome and seems to glide exceptionally well when level even downwind where other discs tend to fall out of the air.

3. Tails off very minimally at the end of flight more like a midranger in this regard making it a good choice for an approach shot.

4. Distance average for drivers. Downwind probably above average as noted above.

5. Definitely on the low end of the stability scale. The big arms at the distance comp needed to release it vertical and give it lots of altitude to have time to flip up and level off, otherwise, the disc turned over. David Jr, who throws up to 400 ft did not experience this problem as much and had to release with only a bit of hyser as did I. Stability comparable to a JLS or perhaps even a bit less, I think.

6. The stepped rim on the underside got mixed reviews. both steps are a bit thinner than the rims of most other discs. The step itself is unusual. David Jr had to alter his regular grip a bit for these reasons

7. Overall, I'd say it has good prospects as an "approach driver" in conditions where minimal low speed fade, good glide are important and high speed and snap are not necessary
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