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Postby Jwt4412 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:40 am

What's the long and the short of them?

What do you know about'em?

Enlighten' me, all...
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Postby Pagan » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:13 am

Jwt4412 wrote:What's the long and the short of them?

What do you know about'em?

Enlighten' me, all...


Great in a tailwind!
Sucked donkey ballz in a headwind or crosswind!
Looked awesome and had good glide.
Was my favorite tailwind driver till someone saw it laying there on the green and made off with it. It they weren't so spendy I would have purchased another. Replaced it with a beat JLS.

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Postby Blake_T » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:50 pm

basically what pagan said.

flight path is like a heavy dx valk but more squirrely.

great low powered driver (~under 325') but honestly, a lame marketing decision to have a disc with a $20 msrp.
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Postby Jwt4412 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:21 pm

Say you could get one for much less?

Worth it then?
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:03 pm

it made a great out of the box roller (if you like to roll w/ alot of anny)
was a super long disc (longer than wraith) but not predictable enough for most golf shots.
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Postby twmccoy » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:44 pm

Here are my observations on my spectra (172g)

Extremely fast, but not as much glide as the wraith
Low speed overstable. When it starts slowing down it just dies.
Great for calm conditions or downwind.
Not as flippy as some people make it out to be.

For me, it is an okay driver, but I can throw pro wraiths and starfires farther more consistently. The spectra may have the best penetration and sheer speed I've ever seen in a driver though. Also, I hate the color patterns. These discs are a bitch to find in underbrush where other discs would be easy. Price tag is a bit much, but I got 2 for free.
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Postby Blake_T » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:35 pm

the spectra requires an air pocket under it and a slight turn to get good carry during the flex, similar to the old elite pro XL's. i am willing to wager the difference in both high speed stability and glide for most players and those in CO are linked to air thickness and elevation.

the lighter weights are substantially more high speed understable than heavier weights.
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Postby Pagan » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:52 pm

Blake_T wrote:the spectra requires an air pocket under it and a slight turn to get good carry during the flex, similar to the old elite pro XL's. i am willing to wager the difference in both high speed stability and glide for most players and those in CO are linked to air thickness and elevation.

the lighter weights are substantially more high speed understable than heavier weights.


When I did order mine I specified the lightest weight available specifically for those reasons. For downwind drives you want lighter and less stable. I loved it as a downwinder.
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Postby BAM » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:17 am

Blake_T wrote:great low powered driver (~under 325') but honestly, a lame marketing decision to have a disc with a $20 msrp.


I see a bunch of people where I am throwing CFR Wraiths and mostly Z/Champ/Star plastic ($13-18 around here depending on the store), my guess is Discraft is just trying to capitalize on those big spenders.

Mistake on my part to get a CFR Wraith, maybe if they make a X/D Spectra I'll pick one up.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:18 pm

a D or X spectra wouldnt have much purpose for the same reason you wouldnt want a DX roadrunner, Champ Roadrunners break in to fast.
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Postby Blake_T » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:16 pm

innova can get away with a $20 disc.

discraft can't do that, especially when they have an over-bearing number of pro stable discs and very few discs that are friendly for lower powered throwers.

as for their pro D line, it could use an overhaul. the newest straight driver in that line was designed in 1998... they could really benefit from say... an XS, Wildcat, flash, or spectra in that line. basically they have nothing that resembles a dx valk in d.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:52 pm

true
have they even come out w/ a driver in D plastic since the crush? (2004?)
Although I do like their X plastic more than Innova pro, and as much as DX, I was never too fond of proD some reason.
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Postby Blake_T » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:05 pm

the venom is their newest d driver.

xl... cyclone... reaper, crush, and venom... doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:21 am

I bet they would have perfered to release the venom in Z plastic anyways if they could get it underweight... Wasnt the flick released soon after the venom too?
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Jun 07, 2006 1:29 pm

yep.

all released in the past year or so:
flick (2.5), venom (2.0), d crush (1.8), z avenger (1.8), surge (1.7), x avenger (1.6), tracker (1.6)

their best selling drivers at the time were z crush (1.8) and z flash (1.5).
the last driver to be a 1.0 since the spectra was the x xs in 2001.

it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see where they are missing the boat.
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