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Postby Aaron_D » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:14 pm

Best Stable Driver: Gazelle

Best Overstable Driver: Tsunami

Best Stable Midrange: Roc

Best Putt & Approach: Wizard

Best First Disc: Gazelle

Best Beginner Driver: Gazelle

Best Plastic: Gateway S

Best Long Distance driver: Wraith
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Postby bigs348 » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:30 pm

Hell, I only carry 3 of the discs that I voted for.
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Postby black udder » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:33 pm

I couldn't say what the best discs are... I guess that says something about the "quality" of my bag contents.

I admire folks that can say "this is the best "x" disc" and actually mean it.

If, according to Blake, it's best to force a disc to do what you need it to do, then there are no best discs, only your favorite discs :)
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Postby Aaron_D » Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:58 pm

remember blake also says its best to build your technique around discs like the roc/cyclone...so while you are still making it do what you need it to do, you are also comforming to how the disc flys.
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Postby Blake_T » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:48 pm

BU: aaron d summed it up.

there is a feasible limit, as well as feasible set of flight paths discs will do.

the discs i push are ones that CAN be forced to do a billion things.

you aren't going to practice turnover rollers with a 180g ram if you want your shoulder/elbow to maintain its nerve endings and connective tissues intact.

similarly, good luck learning to throw a distance anhyzer with an optimizer.

discs can be "best" measured upon the best characteristics for said flight path. "best" straight driver = disc that has the greatest resistance to high speed turn, least amount of low speed fade, ease of throwing and best carry with the stability factors in mind. clear cut winner = dx teebird. there isn't another disc out there that is as high speed stable, with that little low speed fade, and carries that far while being throwable by someone w/ 225'+ power.

discs that become flippy for players throwing under 400' get beaten out. discs that are too overstable for players throwing under 400' get beaten out. in reality, there's only a handful of discs that can even moderately rival the teebird's flight characteristics: dx gazelle, dx teebird, e sabre, z xl, q jls, star tl, champ leopard, x cyclone, etc.

basically, the teebird is in the upper 1/3 in minimal fade (especially if broken in a bit), the top when it comes to high speed stability, and the top out of these discs when it comes to distance.

on an additional note, if you include the upper eschelon of drivers, they all pretty much get eliminated since they fade a LOT more than a dx teebird ever well.
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Postby Blake_T » Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:51 pm

btw, it gets pretty easy to break discs down like that.

"best" overstable disc:
most high speed stable + predictable moderate to heavy fade + penetration charactersitics + distance, with the other factors primary concern.

"best" understable disc:
turns over predictably + little propensity to fade + avoidance of "overturn" + distance with the other factors the primary concern.

btw, i still believe the best understable discs = beat up stable to slightly understable discs. something like a beat 175g dx valkyrie pretty much wins out over anything "out of the box" understable.
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Postby dgdave » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:08 pm

Best Stable Driver: TL

Best Overstable Driver: Firebird

Best Stable Midrange: Roc

Best Putt & Approach: KC Aviar preferably 10x

Best First Disc:cyclone

Best Beginner Driver: status

Best Plastic: original ce

Best Long Distance driver:ce tl or trying out teerex
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Postby dgdave » Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:10 pm

Best Stable Driver: TL

Best Overstable Driver: Firebird

Best Stable Midrange: Roc

Best Putt & Approach: KC Aviar preferably 10x

Best First Disc:cyclone

Best Beginner Driver: status

Best Plastic: original ce

Best Long Distance driver:ce tl or trying out teerex
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Re: Disc Awards..by popular vote

Postby Fritz » Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:41 am

Best Stable Driver: Star Orion LF

Best Overstable Driver: Star Firebird

Best Understable Driver: Star Sidewinder

Best Stable Midrange: DX Roc

Best Putt & Approach: Wizard

Best First Disc: DX Gazelle

Best Beginner Driver: DX Gazelle
Best Plastic: Sirius

Best Long Distance driver: Sirius Orion LF
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Postby Will Aubrey » Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:03 am

Best Stable Driver: Valkyrie

Best Overstable Driver: Wraith

Best Stable Midrange: Aurora

Best Putt & Approach: Aviar

Best First Disc: Ace

Best Beginner Driver: Ace

Best Plastic: Pro

Best Long Distance driver: Wraith
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Postby riverboy » Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:14 am

Best Stable Driver:
Teebird
Best Overstable Driver:
firebird
Best Stable Midrange:
roc
Best Putt & Approach:
rhyno
Best First Disc:
shark
Best Beginner Driver:
stratus
Best Plastic:
DX
Best Long Distance driver:
wraith
Best DG company
innova
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Postby rehder » Sat Jan 27, 2007 3:46 am

clear cut winner = dx teebird. there isn't another disc out there that is as high speed stable, with that little low speed fade, and carries that far while being throwable by someone w/ 225'+ power.


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Postby Bradley Walker » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:52 am

Best Stable Driver: Star Valkyrie

Best Overstable Drivers: Star Starfire / SOLF (jury is still out)

Best Very Overstable Driver: Star Firebird

Best Stable Midrange: Full color DX Roc

Best Overstable Midrange: Star Gator (holla Gataaa!!!!) or Whippet (but I can't find one for my own)

Best Putt & Approach: Aviar (any and all versions)

Best Overstable Putter Driver: Rhyno

Best First Disc: X and Z Storm/Squall/Z and X Glide

Best Beginner Driver: D Cyclone

Best Plastics: Star/Pro

Best Long Distance driver: Pro Gummy Wraith

Best Bag: F%$king Revo baby!!!
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Postby OldTyme » Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:11 am

My disc ratings are biased since I'm an under 300' thrower. : )

Best Stable Driver: Teebird

Best Overstable Driver: Pegasus

Best Stable Midrange: Wizard

Best Putt & Approach: Wizard

Best First Disc: Ace

Best Beginner Driver: Ace

Best Plastic: DX

Best Long Distance driver: Valk
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Postby kling » Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:34 am

I throw just over 300'.

Best Stable Driver: Gazelle

Best Overstable Driver: Exp1

Best Stable Midrange: Roc

Best Putt & Approach: Wizard

Best First Disc: 170-175g Roc / 160-170g KC Aviar

Best Beginner Driver: Gazelle

Best Plastic: DX

Best Long Distance driver: (No opinion)
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