discspeed wrote:CDGS is getting the new, heavier Ions in soon, at which point I will be testing them. They are certainly the kind of shape I like, so I'm looking forward to it.
I thoroughly tested a green 174g Ion today. It looks awesome and feels great in the hand. I only expected to get some practice putts in with it today, but I ended up driving a lot with it. The disc is seriously impressive. I love how it feels and flies. It is very similar to a Voodoo in feel and flight, but I think it is a touch more stable, a bit faster, and it definitely glides more. I almost aced with it today on a turnover drive. It holds any line you give it really well and goes farther than my Voodoos by 10-20'. It also holds a slight hyzer release, pushing forward, but fading at the end. On a flat/slightly turned shot there is no fade. As I said, I found this single disc very versatile and workable. I could see this going in my bag as my putter driver I liked it so much. I decided that I'm going to give it some serious reps for the next couple weeks to get a better feel of its strengths/weaknesses and similarities/differences to my Voodoo and do a very comprehensive review.
I only drove with it my first round today, but I putted with it the second round. It putts just like my Voodoos with better carry/glide and a slower drop rate. It excelled at hyzer putts that glided pretty straight. I also made some 50' jump putts with it. One of the most remarkable things my friends and I noticed today were just how well the disc caught the chains. The rubber bumper on the outside grabs unbelievably. I had a couple of putts that came in flat and just stuck horizontally in the chains. My friends and I were throwing putts different ways to try and chain out on purpose and it caught almost every time, especially on high and outside shots. As soon as it hits the chains it stops spinning.
This disc has excited me much more than I expected. Good job guys!