Webslinger wrote:...Why can my wife outdrive a 13-speed Katana and Boss with a 7-speed Teebird?
Speed doesn't mean distance. Speed means how fast you need to throw it to get it to fly how it was intended to fly. The Katana will maybe be useful for somebody throwing a Teebird 350'. If you can get it to turn over just right, then it'll "bolt out of sight" as the Innova description says. But unless you have the power to get it up in the air and turning, you won't benefit at all from this disc. Anyways, the Katana is very squirrely, and most other "high speed" drivers are too. Boss is the same, but requires 400'+ power to even begin harnessing its potential (at least for the more stable runs)...nice thing about the Boss is that it fades more reliably, so it won't be as prone to "bolt out of sight" when you really don't want it to do so.
My wife likes the Teebird, and has similar experience as your wife. But she drives with a beat 175 DX Valk (she has also done well with a 171 ESP Avenger SS) or 163 ESP Cyclone. She has just enough power to turn these discs over slightly, which is essential for gaining max distance. She can't come anywhere close to turning over the Katana or my DF Boss. She has now switched to using a putter (175 Wizard) for most upshots, which makes me happy to see (
), since she's scoring par 3 an awful lot these days (playing at par 3, for a woman, means being competitive in tournaments).