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Most like an archangel?

Postby Tanner » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:18 pm

I apologize if this has been posted before. I searched and couldn't find exactly what I wanted. Even looked through the stickies, too.

Anyways, I just got an archangel today from work and threw two rounds with it today. HOLY COW. I love this thing. But I want more durability, seeing as every course that I play (Standing Rocks, Yulga) have a TON of trees. My technique limits me to RHBH only (I know, I know, I'll work on it) and I've been looking for a long driver that turns right and stays that way. I have an elite-z express that is my go-to driver for straight shots, and I love it. It does exactly what I want it to, go straight. It won't go right unless I throw with a big arc.

So, do I just have to wait for my Z Xpress to break in? Or should I look at something like the roadrunner or sidewinder when my archangel bites the dust?

Thanks for your help. I just wish that it didn't get dark.
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Postby twmccoy » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:27 pm

A light sidewinder or roadrunner would probably do you well. They also fly longer and more consistently than an archangel anyway. BTW, a SW or RR will fade at the end of its flight, unlike an archangel.
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Postby Amateur » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:59 pm

You could try an Elite X Xpress. I have one that is thrashed and will hold a right turn the whole time.
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Postby presidio hills » Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:38 pm

you should get a dx valkryie and beat it up till it flies like you want. i have a beat in dx eagle that just holds the turn forever... it was a score out of a pond and i haven't beatin' any in from new to that point. i have beatin' valkryies to that point from brand new, though. and they're more predictable than a champion/star plastic disc that's 'broken in' out of the box (sidewinder, roadrunner etc...).
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Postby The Clergyman » Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:12 pm

Too bad about the tree thing. Cause I'm with ya - I love Archangels. I do find the Sidewinder gets the job done in its stead. Go light though.
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:22 am

the archangel is one of the least predictable and least accurate discs of all time.

the sidewinder and dragon are probably the closest discs to it on the market.
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Postby Weebl » Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:04 am

Blake_T wrote:the archangel is one of the least predictable and least accurate discs of all time.

the sidewinder and dragon are probably the closest discs to it on the market.

Heh. In relation to the Dragon, Dave says it is Innovas disc that has the most efficient ratio of power to distance.
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Postby The Clergyman » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:11 am

Blake_T wrote:the archangel is one of the least predictable and least accurate discs of all time.

the sidewinder and dragon are probably the closest discs to it on the market.


...like, the second and third least predictable and accurate discs of all time :wink:
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Postby Weebl » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:38 am

The Clergyman wrote:
Blake_T wrote:the archangel is one of the least predictable and least accurate discs of all time.

the sidewinder and dragon are probably the closest discs to it on the market.


...like, the second and third least predictable and accurate discs of all time :wink:

I think that was the implication. :P
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Postby Tanner » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:00 pm

So that's an ixnay on the roadrunner then? It looks on the website that the roadrunner curve is closest to the archangel. Oh well. We'll have some sidewinders in next week, so who knows.
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:40 pm

roadrunner is closest to the leopard, as it has very little fade tendency (unlike the archangel, dragon, and sidewinder which fade substantially if they are not turned over).
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Postby twmccoy » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:41 pm

Blake_T wrote:the archangel is one of the least predictable and least accurate discs of all time.

the sidewinder and dragon are probably the closest discs to it on the market.


I've actually found the dragon to be far longer and more predictable than an archangel. They vary widely from disc to disc though. A light champ sidewinder is the best understable disc I've tried yet. 150g. champ valks are also pretty nice.
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Postby deaddisc » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:19 am

A dx TL would be a nice disc for a strictly right turn driver. They are cheap, so beating them up wouldnt be too bad cause you could just get a new one with minimal effort.
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Postby Weebl » Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:32 am

deaddisc wrote:A dx TL would be a nice disc for a strictly right turn driver. They are cheap, so beating them up wouldnt be too bad cause you could just get a new one with minimal effort.
Since when are they making TLs in DX?
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Postby deaddisc » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:02 am

deaddisc wrote:
A dx TL would be a nice disc for a strictly right turn driver. They are cheap, so beating them up wouldnt be too bad cause you could just get a new one with minimal effort.

Since when are they making TLs in DX?


Must be pro plastic then. My friend throws one and it looked like dx to me, I guess I have to ask him what kind of plastic it is. Regardless, the TL is a sweet anny backhand disc for a smooth, confident, and accurate right turn.IMO
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