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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby inthedrift » Fri May 22, 2009 5:50 am

nice
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby Banzai » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:44 am

Discraft has got them listed. Stability rated 1! (Not 1.5, as previously reported.)

Edit: Abel beat me to it.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby Banzai » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:20 pm

Clearwater is taking pre-orders here:http://www.clearwaterdiscgolfstore.com/cyclonepre-order-p-4116.html?osCsid=hgq431btor5p430ehv4qg7fh97

Apparently they will have them on 10 June.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby discspeed » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:23 pm

Banzai wrote:Clearwater is taking pre-orders here:http://www.clearwaterdiscgolfstore.com/cyclonepre-order-p-4116.html?osCsid=hgq431btor5p430ehv4qg7fh97

Apparently they will have them on 10 June.


I'll get to pick through the box before they even get priced. :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby Banzai » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:32 pm

Nevermind ... get 'em at Sun King! http://www.sunkingdiscs.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2339. They'll have them on June 4 (tomorrow!) for $12.99.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby cmlasley » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:27 pm

Sounds like a good beginner disc, if you can get it in lighter weights. I'm curious to see the glide and shape on these babies.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby masterbeato » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:58 pm

since the cyclones are almost being discontinued completely, are they trying to save the cyclone by running it into a different plastic and hope for the best?
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby Hoey » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:37 am

good question, it would be a little sad to see it go. I'm hoping for the best... hoping it will be the closest thing to a "D" flight yet.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby cmlasley » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:49 am

Forget the "D" flight. We want the "TP" flight.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby Timko » Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:13 am

cmlasley wrote:Forget the "D" flight. We want the "TP" flight.


So it needs to have that TP dome.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby Banzai » Sun Jun 07, 2009 1:45 pm

Got mine in the mail yesterday. 174g Dayglo Green ESP Cyclone. I got a chance to throw it today against a 174g Pro D Cyclone (a little seasoned). Unfortunately, I've never thrown a Z or TP Cyclone so I can't comment on that.

The disc: looks and feels sweet. This is fairly standard ESP plastic, with a little flex on the flight plate, but great grip. It's got a nice consistent medium dome (almost identical to the D). I'll try to post pictures later.

The flight: basically $$.

At low power (~275) it'll flip up from a touch of hyzer for a dead straight shot with surprisingly late fade. Great smooth hyzer line, and it will also hold an anny all the way to the ground at this power range. The most notable feature is its glide; I kept expecting it to bite and fade, but it held the line a long way. It was actually a bit longer than the Pro D on some of these shots. It responds well to powering down, and also higher nose up throws. Very forgiving.

With some nuts behind it (~325+) thrown flat, it'll have a nice tight little S curve for some easy, controlled D. Very predictable fade (more predictable than the Pro D). One thing it does really well is a flattened hyzer shot at full power (even nose up).

Compared to the D Cyclone, I'd say it's a bit more stable. (If it had been a new D Cyclone, I'd guess the ESP would still be a twinge more stable.) The ESP has less turn, and a bit later fade than the Pro D. It's definitely not beefy, by any means (not like a Ch. Teebird, or KC Gazelle). Definitely not sacrificing much glide. I'm not sure how well it'll hold up in the wind (there was no breeze today), however. (Probably not well).

It looks like Cyclones will be replacing my Teebirds, I was so impressed.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby AbelRod » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:22 pm

that review almost didnt happen. he let me throw it and like an ass i lost it, so happy he got it back.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby Banzai » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:38 pm

AbelRod wrote:that review almost didnt happen. he let me throw it and like an ass i lost it, so happy he got it back.

No worries man.
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby dgdave » Sun Jun 07, 2009 2:44 pm

Well, this got me interested
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Re: ESP Cyclone

Postby Hoey » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:22 pm

cmlasley wrote:Forget the "D" flight. We want the "TP" flight.


Never threw 'em... sort of happy about it, (unless I had stocked up on them) sounds like my kind of disc..
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