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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:50 pm

I am a new Destroyer convert. Threw a few last week and discovered that they fly pretty nice. The Vulcan topped Echos are bombers. Can anyone tell me what to look for in a Star Destro that will indicate that it's flippy besides PLH?
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby discspeed » Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:12 pm

Robin Hood wrote:I am a new Destroyer convert. Threw a few last week and discovered that they fly pretty nice. The Vulcan topped Echos are bombers. Can anyone tell me what to look for in a Star Destro that will indicate that it's flippy besides PLH?


Look for the gummiest and flattest. Those are usually understable.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby himynameismatt » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:59 pm

Just picked up what I believe to be is a newer run tourney stamped Pro Destroyer this past weekend. No patent number, and it has the the original top. No Vulcan top. Maybe Innova is starting to get this thing sorted out...
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby discspeed » Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:08 pm

himynameismatt wrote:Just picked up what I believe to be is a newer run tourney stamped Pro Destroyer this past weekend. No patent number, and it has the the original top. No Vulcan top. Maybe Innova is starting to get this thing sorted out...


USUALLY tourney stamped discs are older as the manufacturers set them aside as blanks when they do big runs, and then stamp the rest of the run with production stamps. I'm not saying it's not possible that it is new, but I think we'd be seeing new production stamped ones first. It's also possible that Innova removed the Vulcan topped discs from their custom stamping stock as tourney players are more likely to notice such things.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby MRSheridan » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:13 am

I throw Destroyers as my main D drivers. A pro, a star and a S/DS. My question is, how hard are the S/DS Destros to come by. If I go to a large retailer like Discovering the World and sort through them, am I likely to find any? If not, what a good destroyer feeling replacement? Xcal? Also are the S/DS Destros always light (mine's 169g) like Starlite Bosses?
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Joz » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:31 am

I have some S/DS Destroyers down to 165g. Most of mine though are between 170-173. I have and have seen plenty at max weight. I still see S/DSs around town, but they are getting more and more scarce. Great discs.

As far as replacements, I couldn't say because I am stocked up for life with S/DSs. Pehaps a PD2? I don't know what to tell you about XCals, I only have and throw the E* Protos, and they're not S/DS stable.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Booter » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:34 am

pd2 would be a good replacment for a beefy sds. though they only come in champ and pro right now. im still waiting for some s line pd2's to be released
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby JHern » Thu Sep 08, 2011 2:35 pm

Rigid star blend poppy-top destroyers with high PLH are by far the most over-stable I've thrown. I have one that I could throw into a hurricane force headwind and it won't flip. But even these ones beat in after a while and eventually become bomb turn-over drivers. I have one of these, too. Very nice to have both types in rotation...
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby rusch_bag » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:07 pm

I lost it, but I had an S/DS beat in and that thing bombed like no other disc I have seen before. I really wish I still had it because I am having a bitching time getting one at the same state that one was.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby juju » Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:12 pm

Do you guys really think there is a difference between S/DS and *DS? I've got both and they are exactly the same (dome, firmness, PLH, et al).
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby jubuttib » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:41 pm

juju wrote:Do you guys really think there is a difference between S/DS and *DS? I've got both and they are exactly the same (dome, firmness, PLH, et al).
Might be just that more S/DS's are consistent with each other than *Ds's, rather than the two markings always being different.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby himynameismatt » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:57 pm

juju wrote:Do you guys really think there is a difference between S/DS and *DS? I've got both and they are exactly the same (dome, firmness, PLH, et al).



My favorites are actually the ones marked *D. My thinking is that a lot of them marked this way are of the same run or at least have a better chance of being from the same run.

Anyways all my *D'S are all super domey and have just a touch of turn. And they bomb :)
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Star Shark » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:44 am

This stands to reason as it's more probably the same guy marking all of them in the same way, so run at the same time.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Joz » Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:38 am

himynameismatt wrote:
juju wrote:Do you guys really think there is a difference between S/DS and *DS? I've got both and they are exactly the same (dome, firmness, PLH, et al).



My favorites are actually the ones marked *D. My thinking is that a lot of them marked this way are of the same run or at least have a better chance of being from the same run.

Anyways all my *D'S are all super domey and have just a touch of turn. And they bomb :)


Aren't the *Ds all protos or early runs? All of mine are anyways. Pretty sure all current runs are marked *DS or S/DS. My *Ds are straighter with some turn.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Hyzerline49 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:20 am

i got a champy-star destroyer at a tourney a few weeks ago. the thing is stupid overstable... almost useless. im not exaggerating in any way, but it has no glide and just knifes into the ground when thrown flat.
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