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any discs you hate?

Postby calvarycoffee » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:26 am

i have noticed that most reviews are positive about any given disc.

i'd like to see us write more negative reviews and comments. for instance:

discs i hate to throw:

KC +JK Eagles: the rim is so small they give me blisters for RHBH throws.
CE Dragons: so lightweight and so understable- they're a gamble for accuracy.
Aviars: for driving, I cannot get a clean release and loose accuracy.
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:15 am

i get plenty of negative reviews that aren't worth posting.

entire review is: "this disc sucks."

i refrain from posting those.

just for the record, the eagle was the widest rimmed small diameter driver ever upon its release in 1998 and was thrown over 600' that year.

the aviar was also thrown over 450' its first year (1985).
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Postby calvarycoffee » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:11 am

true, a "this disc sucks," isn't very helpful.

unless, of course, we had +20 different ppl writing that for a certain disc- then there might be some weight to it.

thanks for the info!
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Postby pointdisc » Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:46 pm

Saw this and had to add. The stingray. Had one to try for right turns, only one out of 800 throws went where I wanted it to, even after tons of throwing with it. It eventually ended up in lake MI, on purpose. Found one about a month later and same thing.

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Postby alerik » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:36 am

Not that I think these discs suck, I just plain don't like them.
They may be perfect for somebody else.

Valkyries
Rocs
Aviars

I probaly stepped on some toes here but I just don't like them.

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Postby Blake_T » Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:13 pm

i know quite a few that don't like rocs and aviars...

but i generally teach that these are some of the discs to build one's throw around liking. although, i will admit i only really like broken in rocs :)
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Postby Supermau » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:15 am

I've been buying plenty of new plastic recently. I started playing back in 1991 and just started up again after a long 10 year hiatus. Anyway here's what I don't like out of the batch...

DX Firebird - doesn't cut through the wind nearly as well as my Pro Wraith, nor does it go as far. Not as impressive as my Cyclone collection either, but worth hanging on to. I might change my tune one day, it happens.

DX Banshee - hyzers out too quickly for me, can seem to get a long flat fhrow out of it.

DX Stingray - got it for rollers but my Arc Angel blows it away.

DX Orc - I'm still on the fence about this one. Mine took a nasty ding on a wooded course and although it goes FAR it doesn't do so with any accuracy. Maybe I should try another one.

Elite X - X Clone - I was hoping this would be a nice replacement for my original X-Clone which is a little too beat-in. I hate the plastic, and it just doesn't seem to get out of my hand with the same power and accuracy. Luckily I found a "Stir Fried" X Clone in the original plastic that is most excellent.

CFR Wraith - I originally didn't like this one but I'm coming around to it. It's far more overstable than the Pro version (which I love) but I've been working with it and I'm getting a better feel for it. Wraiths are great in any wind.
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Postby Smyith » Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:57 pm

i gotta totally agree that the stingray absolutly sux ass, period! the birdie is another i hate just doesnt seem to work in any conditions
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:55 am

Blake_T wrote:i know quite a few that don't like rocs and aviars...

but i generally teach that these are some of the discs to build one's throw around liking. although, i will admit i only really like broken in rocs :)


It is more helpful to us when someone tells us WHY they don't like a disc, but sometimes you don't like it because you don't like it.

I never liked the Reaper (traded it for a talon, best trade I ever made). I am one of the never liked roc people, but I love the buzz. The wasp didn't serve a purpose for me as it didn't handle well into a head wind, yet I can tell you why I didn't like it.

But, I can't really say why I don't like the reaper, I just don't.
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Postby Weebl » Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:40 am

I didn't like the Roc until I was able to get a good snap on it.

I don't hate any disc really. I find them all to be useful in certain situations, except one disc. The Ram. I like the disc, as it's fun as hell to fool around with, but i don't see it's usefulness in DG, I don't see why someone would save a place for it in their bag. Unless it's for a tomahawk throw off an extremely elevated teepad to utilize it's unreal overstability and slow(er) speed.
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:34 am

the people i know that would throw rams, tachyon lf 4.1's, metal head vipers, etc. loved them because they were the one disc that they could always get up and down with in ANY situation/condition.
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Postby daevidcardiac » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:09 pm

im not big on the birdie...does anyone like any of the thumtrac disc
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Postby twmccoy » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:45 pm

daevidcardiac wrote:im not big on the birdie...does anyone like any of the thumtrac disc


Nah, I don't really like that disc either. The wolf also sucks.

Here are a few discs I've tried and just didn't like. Others may disagree and thats fine.

Viking- Just can't get anything out of it. Average distance and no accuracy.
Champ teebird- too overstable. The DX version is way easier to handle.
Whippet- Wow, I won't even go there.
Stingray- No use for it. Too understable and short.
X press- No distance. Even well thrown it falls short.
Archangel- Every throw is a gamble. No accuracy at all. Very understable.
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thumbtrac

Postby trogdor » Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:44 pm

daevidcardiac wrote:im not big on the birdie...does anyone like any of the thumtrac disc


I like throwing the Rhyno. Don't like putting with it though.



TWMcCoy, I'll take those Whippets and Champ Tee-Birds off your hands!

As far as the Whippet goes, it is what it is. If you are looking for a long, fast, straight flight, the Whippet is not a good choice. But, if you're looking for something that WILL fade, something that you are in complete control of the distance and something relatively slow, this is a good disc.
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Re: thumbtrac

Postby twmccoy » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:43 pm

trogdor wrote:
daevidcardiac wrote:im not big on the birdie...does anyone like any of the thumtrac disc


I like throwing the Rhyno. Don't like putting with it though.



TWMcCoy, I'll take those Whippets and Champ Tee-Birds off your hands!

As far as the Whippet goes, it is what it is. If you are looking for a long, fast, straight flight, the Whippet is not a good choice. But, if you're looking for something that WILL fade, something that you are in complete control of the distance and something relatively slow, this is a good disc.


If I ever see you I'd be happy to sell some champ teebirds. I find lots of them and just can't like them no matter how much I throw them.
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