Yesterday I lost one of my DGR P-PDs in some super thick pricker vines on the edge of the fairway. Anyway, while looking for it I found an old Star Destroyer of mine that someone else had found and tried to blackout my name. It looked pretty beat, so I was eager to try it out thinking it might be good to have a really beat and flippy Destroyer in my bag. My first throw I just smoothed it with a little hyzer...to my surprise it was more overstable than any Destroyer I've tried this year since I put them back in my bag! Long story short, I now have a super overstable Destroyer to use in headwinds and for true hyzers!
Now that some time has passed, I think I'm a little more set on exactly what Destroyers I have in my bag. Although I like all of them, I'm really gravitating toward only having Stars in my bag. The Champs fly nice, but I don't feel like I'm getting as good of a grip on them. The Stars are also a little faster and seem to deal with wind from all directions a little better. I also have a couple Stars I've found that are super overstable, so I no longer need the Champ to fight the wind. My first Echo Star is quite flippy now for a Max D disc (-2 HSS), but it absolutely bombs with a little height and some room to work. It is also very workable on long technical holes if started with a little hyzer and not overpowered. My fresher Echo Star is my go-to D driver as it has the perfect slight turn I like out of my D drivers when I get on it. I have 2 overstable Stars in the bag as well, the one I just found, and a super domey bottom stamped one I just picked up. The older one will probably be the one to stay in the bag since I know its not going to break in and start flipping a little after a couple hits.
My Champ and Glo Champ are probably done now, and I don't think I'll get any more Pro because my E* is as flippy as I want and got that way rather quickly. There are simply too many cruel distance holes on my home courses that have lots of trees right off the teepad. When I'm trying to throw 400'+ and I hit one of these, it ends the life of a Pro disc. My flippy E* has just had an irregular amount of hard hits in its short life...despite being less stable, unlike the Nuke it still has a perfect shape.