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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby discspeed » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:55 am

Over: Every distance driver released since the Orc, the Roc (yes it is good, but I would put it next to the high speed drivers in terms of discs I see noobs throwing that they shouldn't be), Star and ESP plastic (explain to me again how you mix 2 cheaper plastics and charge more $ than either)


Under: Meteor (most have know idea what this disc is capable of), Orc, Flash, Warlock (lost among the Wizard, Magic, and Voodoo)
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby Working Stiff » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:49 am

discspeed wrote:Over: Star and ESP plastic (explain to me again how you mix 2 cheaper plastics and charge more $ than either)
I've been waiting to hear the answer to that since the stuff showed up.
Furthur wrote:Either get a lighter one, throw harder, or find a disc with more glide.
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby pointdisc » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:15 am

Over: One more for the ludicrous speed band-wagon & Roc (there's other of good mid-ranges out there)

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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby tim » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:31 am

Over: Groove, Monarch, dimple discs, and other rim configuration changes that don't add benefit over existing discs but try to justify a new mold and new $. Monarch/Groove, especially, because they encourage an excuse for low-power players to throw high-speed discs that will NEVER be consistent for them.

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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby twmccoy » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:52 am

I refuse to call the Boss overrated. It does what it's made for and outdistances anything I own. The groove on the other hand is totally overrated. I can't get any consistency out of them.

Underrated disc: Champion eagle X. There may not be a better precision disc out there. Great for accurate shots around trees and lakes.
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby Frank Delicious » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:02 am

Over: Boss

Under: Gremlin, XS, X2, Spider, Bulldog
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby victorb » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:56 am

Over: Boss, Groove

Under: Teebird, Comet (as much as they are praised on this board, I'm the only one in my area who throws either on a consistent basis....that being said, I just recently went back to the teebird XD)
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby widewhale » Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:33 am

dx firebirds are underated.

dx rocs are a bit overated (though I do throw them).
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby keltik » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:00 pm

this is an interesting thread

i'm not surprised to see most people say that the newest and fastest drivers are overrated.....i agree (mainly because i can't throw them :oops: )

many folks say the buzzz is overrated.....this is odd for me since innova is king in my area......and someone said the roc is overrated.....interesting

well here are my picks:

overrated: the firebird......it doesn't fly that far even in a headwind(but we could just chalk it up to my lack of game skill/knowledge)....

underrated: storm.....just plain tits......
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby black udder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:08 pm

Overated - all the way overstable & fast drivers that are supposed to yield distance. You're led to believe that you'll throw further with these discs when the truth is that only folks with the necessary skills benefit from them.

Also, the ton of discs that are understable out of the box. I'm falling on the side of Blake's usual advice that many of these discs just prove too unreliable, how much power is needed to turn it over vs have it go straight? It becomes more reliable to take a disc that will fade every time and force it over or beat it into straight. At least then you know what will happen.

Under rated - The older, slower discs (fairway drivers or even the Valkyrie) that get a lot of love around here and with longer tenured players, but hardly see the bag of newer players. The more I throw them, well, the more I throw them.
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby JKP » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:30 pm

In my area discraft is underated.. we have 2 shops selling disc. One is only innova the other carries innova and discraft. No one throws discraft so the shop has discounted the discraft and said he wont sell it anymore? Its like im the only one in my area throwing discraft..

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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby domromer » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:48 pm

Overated: all the new high Zoot super fast drivers that seem to come out every 3rd week.
The wizard, it's treated like gods own putter here on DGR. I've got a stack of them
and they are my main putter. But give me a magnet or aviar and within 5
I'll be just as consistent.

Underated: shark and coyote are great miss that get over shadowed by the roc,
also the gazelle, x2, and xtra.
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby black udder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:52 pm

domromer wrote:Overated: The wizard, it's treated like gods own putter here on DGR.


can it really be over rated if the primary fanbase is DGR? :)
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby JKP » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:55 pm

black udder wrote:
domromer wrote:Overated: The wizard, it's treated like gods own putter here on DGR.


can it really be over rated if the primary fanbase is DGR? :)


Hardly any locals use them by me, no shops sell them
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Re: Over & Underrated discs?

Postby black udder » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:10 pm

JKP wrote:
black udder wrote:
domromer wrote:Overated: The wizard, it's treated like gods own putter here on DGR.


can it really be over rated if the primary fanbase is DGR? :)


Hardly any locals use them by me, no shops sell them


Yeah, that's why I mentioned it. I've seen one, maybe 2 guys throwing anything gateway in my small travels and playing time. As opposed to so many, many Innova/Discraft. Actually, I take that back, a couple other guys are throwing Gateway putters, but I did provide them with the putters.
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