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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby Booter » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:27 am

I wouldn't try flat topping the domey optos.i think 2 things could happen:
1.it won't stay flat because of how domey it is
2.it will become concave because of how domey it is.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby Spike » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:43 am

The large dome is very characteristic for this disc, and if you make it flat it won't really be a Flow anymore. Judging by how the disc was described when it was launched, my guess is that it's the Opto type of dome that is the intended shape, and that the Golds came out in an unexpected way. Also, I think the lines of the larger dome found at the Optos (lookig at the disc from the side) seem more smooth, and logically, the designed shape. But as usual that's just me guessing :)
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby emiller3 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:00 am

I like the flat GLs, they're shaped like a high speed version of the good Eagles I have...high shoulder with a flat flight plate.

But, if I were at lower altitude, the flatter ones would be too flippy. As it is, I'm pretty sure I'll be able to cover the whole spectrum with a domey Opto and a flatter GL, and evenutally I'll be able to drop the GL. I just need to stop procrastinating and get an Opto.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby money 21 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:01 pm

I got a domey opto flow yellow 170 and a z orange 166 flat surge ss today. I took them to the field and got 15 throws with each just throwing a slight hyzr distance line). they landed with in with in 6 feet of each other 9 of the 15 time seeing them in the air i would not of been able to tell them apart if it were not for the color. if the patter continues the surge ss will make the bag because i can bye it local and i have to travel to get the lat. I am going to add a sparkle rogue and a northman to the test this weekend and which of the 4 will make the bag.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby discspeed » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:49 pm

I've gotten the hang of my Flows 100% now, and they have lived up to the initial excitement that I felt when I first threw them. I use my GL and Opto nearly equally and throw them for 90% of my distance drives, most my FH drives, and even PD shots with less power. It's such a balanced and versatile disc...Unlike all the other distance drivers I've struggled with over the past couple years which are much more hit or miss and of more limited use.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby Jamesein » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:51 pm

I absolutly love my flows, i have a 169 blue GL thats really flat, and a 171 light blue opto that domey, i love the GL flow for throwing hyzer flips that stay turned over for 300 or more feet, and since the opto one is TONS more stable it makes for a great control distance driver! Heh just hd to share!
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby uNicedmeMan » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:56 pm

Interested in trying the flow, how does one assure that they are going to get a good one and not one of the "duds" that has been discussed?
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby discspeed » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:29 pm

uNicedmeMan wrote:Interested in trying the flow, how does one assure that they are going to get a good one and not one of the "duds" that has been discussed?


I have a feeling, as with any other mold, that one person's dud would be another person's perfect driver. I have 6 pink optos (175) and a couple of silver GLs and they are all "good" ones.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby Jeronimo » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:55 pm

I as well haven't found a "dud" yet. The same cannot be said for the Gold lines, I've thrown two very different Flow's stability wise.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby Dump truck » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:12 pm

I was wrong to shit on the disc... Just didn't give it a fair chance because it didn't fly how I pictured it. The sloppy deflashing job I did didn't help either. BTW it was the 6th and final disc I'll ever take a blade to. So bogus initial feedback on my behalf and you're welcome to give me hard time about it.

A few tosses with it since and I need to get one again to give it a fair chance.

Seems the plh should work as usual
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby disc junkie » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:33 pm

eli wrote:I was wrong to shit on the disc... Just didn't give it a fair chance because it didn't fly how I pictured it. The sloppy deflashing job I did didn't help either. BTW it was the 6th and final disc I'll ever take a blade to. So bogus initial feedback on my behalf and you're welcome to give me hard time about it.

A few tosses with it since and I need to get one again to give it a fair chance.

Seems the plh should work as usual



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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby money 21 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:00 pm

I went to the field again at lunch and threw a few disc. The opto flow and the z surge ss again flew very similar. Now i have not touched the flash on the flow, but it is small enough that i don't feel it when throwing so I am going to leave it a lone. The flow was both less hss and low speed stable the my sparkle rogue and just a tough longer then my northman, but followed a similar line. I would give the 2 flows that I have thrown both opto 170 in weight same plh and domey ( big sample size i know) a hss of -1.5 and a lss of 2.5.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby discspeed » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:57 am

I've been testing all this season's hot new drivers (King, Havoc, Vulcan, CDD2, PPD2, Nuke, and Katana), and to this point my Flows still own them all in terms of grip, distance, and control. Unfortunately I just lost both my GL and the Opto in my bag...I just replaced them with a new GL...an ugly purplish color with cool looking swirls and bits of other color 175g. This disc is more domey than my old GLs, on par with my Optos...Anyway, it bombs. It's a touch more stable than the other GLs I've thrown, which is sweet. It's like a hybrid between the Opto and GL I was using. I think I'm going to grab a couple more of this run and I will be a single plastic Flow guy.

I still maintain that the Flow is the best all around speed 11+ driver. It's just so straight, glidey, and forgiving. It can do low ceilings, but doesn't die if thrown with some height. That last sentence is the key to why it's better than all those faster drivers. Everyone of those I mentioned at the top of my post require a specific height to get anywhere near their max D. They are also very hard to work on different lines and have real control of imo. I can see how something fast and wide rimmed would be better for a 500' thrower, but most these new discs are understable. Despite their understability, they still have a cruising speed at the top of the range of those they're marketed towards. The result is that more people are throwing discs that go really far once and a while, but are unforgiving most the time.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby emiller3 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:40 am

You likin' the PD2 as a complement to the Flow? I'm discing down in the wind right now but was thinking about trying a Z Force as a headwind max D driver.
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Re: Go with the FLOW

Postby discspeed » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:32 pm

emiller3 wrote:You likin' the PD2 as a complement to the Flow? I


Hell yeah. They were born to be together in my book. There is a bit of a stability gap that could be filled by either an overstable flow (sooner or later they have to screw up a run :lol: ) or a slightly broken in PPD2. When the SPD2 comes out I'll be all over that and I anticipate it will fill that gap perfectly, especially when a little seasoned. So far my CPD2s have shown no signs of breaking in stability wise, despite being visibly beat up a bit (my proto).
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