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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby Ryan C » Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:33 pm

They definitely have a pronounced fade to them, but I've been impressed. They are matching my usual max distance of around 440', but I just really like the material better than most plastics. For the distance I get out of them, they have a fairly straight flight path, which reminds me of the stable Swords. Unlike the Swords, the inner rim is pretty close to 90 degrees, which makes the grip a lot more comfortable for me. I have 3 of the productions and they all fly very similarly. If they can keep making them like this, they definitely have a really nice first distance driver.
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby the_lung » Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:11 pm

Can anybody help me find lighter weight (165-168g) Vibram Lace Drivers?

I can't find them at any online retailer. I have e-mailed a few retailers and one brick-and-mortar shop, and annoyingly, have received less than helpful responses.

I'd really like to try this disc out, but I just can't find my weight anywhere! :thumbdown:
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby anubis080 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:25 pm

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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby the_lung » Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:57 pm

So after I made my post earlier on this week on several disc golf message boards looking for lighter weight Lace discs, a gentleman from CommunityDiscs.com contacted me immediately by Private Message to let me know that they had an order for many 164-166g and 167-169g Laces arriving soon and would have them up on http://CommunityDiscs.com/Lace over the weekend.

I then got another PM from him at almost 10 pm last night letting me know they were up. I placed my order today, and was charged a whopping $1.00 in shipping charges. :thumbup:

For the record, I had never even heard of this vendor until the gentleman contacted me. But suffice it to say that they've completely earned my business going forward. NOTE TO ALL OTHER DISC GOLF VENDORS: THIS IS HOW YOU TREAT YOUR CUSTOMERS! :cool: :cool: :cool:
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby Jeronimo » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:03 pm

:shock: So yeah... Production Lace is pretty cool.
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby ribbyjazz » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:56 pm

Anyone get to compare Medium and Firm Lace's yet?
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby snowslydder » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:16 pm

When you get a Lace should you get the firm or the standard x-link?
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby Frank Delicious » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:05 am

It depends on if you like firm drivers or ones with a little give in them
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby snowslydder » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:39 am

I was wondering if they had different flight characteristics. Also does anyone know that the Granite Plastic is like?
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby dehaas » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:16 am

Right now I'm liking the grip on the mediums better. Firms are nice but seem a bit more slick in the hand. We will see how it handles touch once it dirties up a bit. I've noticed a variation in stability, so buy them in person if you can so you can compare plh and get what you want.
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby Stringbean » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:42 pm

Has anyone heard an estimated release date on the overstable version of the Lace? Any testers out there?
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby Qikly » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:35 am

I posted some thoughts on my experience in yesterday's local Birdie Bash yesterday (City Park New Orleans) on DGCR, and I thought I would share them here, too.

It was my first tournament; I had assumed that the Birdie Bash would be a good starter tourney, and I was right. The atmosphere was fun and supportive, even when it got competitive. I'm sure who I got paired with helped, and that I was never really in the running for the grand prize, so there was no pressure there. But there was a good level of camaraderie and mutual support going on, which was cool to see. Plus, I don't play with the local club very often (lots of work on nights and weekends), so this was a great opportunity to get to know them better. Definitely going to start going out more club events once summer hits and my work schedule lightens up.

I loved the format. The TD set up a lot of alternative holes/tees, so it was fun to play a mostly-new course (even if it compounded the challenge of playing with new discs). Or to put it a different way: it was fun to see the course from new angles. The often-shortened holes meant that a birdie was viable on pretty much every hole, which is far from a given from a relative newb like myself. Rounds played fast - about an hour and 15 minutes - which was nice. Again, it was a good easing-into the experience of playing two competitive rounds back to back (something I don't do often, if for no other reason than because I often play alone).

It wasn't all wine and roses, however: the discs failed to make it in time (!!!). The TD should be commended for keeping a good face and salvaging things: he's the friendly local disc proprietor, so he just made his Vibram stores available. It wasn't enough to cover everyone, however, so he ended up getting locals who throw Vibram to give out some loaners to cover the difference. I don't want to overstate the negative side of this - the predominant impression I got was that people had fun - but it definitely had an impact on the afternoon. Because we were working with what was available, many didn't get the discs or weights that they had asked for. This led to some comical situations, like a guy in my second round who was throwing a Soft Ridge that had apparently sat in the water for a year. Not sure if the water had had an effect, but that thing was crazy floppy, and was literally unusable for putts outside of ten feet (he did however almost get an ace with it!). I think people were generally bummed to not get to use "their" discs. I also felt like people ended up with more Firms than Mediums, which I thought was a bummer, because I personally think Medium feels was superior. I hope the experience didn't put too bad a taste in people's mouth, but I fear it did with at least a few, even though it's hard to blame Vibram for the late-arriving discs (TD said they were due to arrive Friday via UPS guaranteed, but that UPS delayed their delivery for some reason).

For my part, I got there early enough that I was able to snag the driver I had wanted (Medium Trak). I had to use a loaner (Firm) VP, though (probably could have used my own had I thought about it - they were in my car; then I wouldn't have had to fear losing someone else's disc!). I thought that the Trak ended up being a good choice for the Bash - it's pretty versatile, and I seemed to be able to get surprisingly easy distance from it considering I'm used to glidely Lat/Westside drivers. I definitely plan to spend some more time with it. My familiarity with the VP (started throwing them after buying two off of Brodysseus; love that thing) was definitely an advantage, and as the day went on I found myself throwing it more and more. Not a massive fan of putting with the Firms (I look forward to snagging the Medium I was supposed to get for the tourney when it comes in on Monday), but off the tee and for long upshots, that thing is perfect. Anyway, I finished with a 16 total from the two rounds - nothing for all the 500'-throwing, 1000-rated studs of DCGR to get excited about, but I was fairly happy with how I played, a few tantalizingly close birdie putts and one hair's width away from my first ace aside.

PLUS: the TD had a throw-off (CTP) at the end of the day to win a spare water bottle, and I won! I was tempted to tell my fiance that I had won the whole thing, and that all they had for the champion was a water bottle ("Look how poor the local disc golf club is, honey; I need to buy more discs to help them out!"). Anyway, it was nice to walk away with something that I earned with my playing.

(Way) TL;DR: Fun day, loved the format, great first tourney, good people, discs didn't get there which bummed people out but the TD improvised and saved the day, and I won a water bottle. *score* Will definitely play in this puppy next year.
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby Stringbean » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:50 am

Stringbean wrote:Has anyone heard an estimated release date on the overstable version of the Lace? Any testers out there?


According to the Vibram thread on DGCR, the overstable Lace has been postponed until later in the year. They are working on three other projects, one of which isn't a new disc.
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby Stringbean » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:55 pm

Two Vibram proto's came in the mail today. I am Under the influence right now, but will Drive Over to the park in the morning to test them out at Max Speed. :D
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Re: Vibram Discs (don't get caught without your rubber)

Postby veganray » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:18 am

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My 169M R419B. I freakin' LOVE it. Despite being ~20g heavier than my normal drivers, I was getting an extremely consistent gentle S with just a wee bit o' fade on 75-80% flat release hucks. Tons of penetration & forward-leaning fade. Consistently as long as my Dominators, but with considerably less effort. The bomb of a distance driver with the precision of a fairway - a keeper fo sho!

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My 170M R420B. Minimal testing so far, but quite an overstable pig. I'll be giving it the business with some thumbers & tommies this afternoon, and maybe see what it has to offer for spike hyzers over my house & into the basketball hoop.

It was pissing down rain as I tested yesterday, but the X-Link Medium formulation stayed grippy & even a little tacky.
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