discspeed wrote:Yeah, if you think the Buzzz is at all difficult to range, stay away from the Mako. It seemed very height sensitive with regards to its line and distance. For example, thrown low, fairly flat, and hard (like a Buzzz), it turned over for me. So I thought, "OK, maybe I need to throw it like a Roc/Comet", and I threw it higher with a little less ooomph and it was stable and stalled and faded. Then I threw it at the same higher height, but really hard, and it went like 360' (I was going for 320'). I also threw some shots low and with hyzer that flipped flat and lifted and flew a long ways...but if they didn't quite get flat they didn't get any of that lift. So I too found that the Mako was difficult to throw hard and get predictable results even though I wasn't getting any OAT on my release. It flew best when I put it on Buzzz line and height, but backed off and smoothed it (like a Comet release on a Buzzz line). Thrown like this however it was quite susceptible to the wind. When I threw it hard, low, and with hyzer, the wind didn't mess with it too much. All these characteristics it shares with the Roadrunner imo. Both of those discs are put to best use in the hands of medium power players with clean form as they fly well at those speeds. I don't see more power oriented players getting into the Mako.
I think you are pretty on. I don't use my Mako for anything over 250'. I use it mostly for tight tree tee shots from 250 to 150 and upshots straight at the pin. I try to throw it clean like a Lid. Smooth arm speed and smooth release.
I also use it sometimes as my turnover mid-driver or at least as a back up to my beat Roc for shorter right turning holes.
I could take the Mako out of my bag and not look back but it is fun to throw and I have little attachment to them as opposed to my beat up Rocs. So I carry one.
Destroyer,Sidewinder,Firebird,Eagles,Leopard, Roc, Mako, S Wizard.
Sometimes I wonder why that Frisbee is getting bigger then it hits me.