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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby Bradley Walker » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:04 pm

twmccoy wrote:The boss is unreal in downwind and sidewind. It seem to catch currents and just keep goind when the destroyer gets pushed around more.



This is what I see too.

If you get out in the open with wind currents, you can throw this thing way past anything. It just keeps going if the air is under it. It needs air moving to really get the turbo booster.

When the wind dies, or I am in the woods, I can throw a Teebird as far, but for wide open air courses, it would dominate.

I truly see no advantage for me in the woods hitting lines using this disc.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby twmccoy » Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:51 pm

Luckily for me most of the courses here are wide open. Grip and rip with lots of 400'+ holes.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby corey115 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:36 pm

Bradley Walker wrote:The rim is huge.

The flight is really, really great. It just goes straight with little fade.

The rim is huge.


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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby Steady 26542 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:18 pm

I had the opportunity to throw a couple today. The rim is too big for my small hands. It's also too stable for my weak arm. I get 350' max D with my normal driver. The Boss is fast but it's not for the weaker arm, imo. The rim is huge. :mrgreen:
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby niuvalleycane » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:48 am

My domey Champ Destroyer flies as far as my 2 new 1st run flat Champ Bosses.

I may need to try a domey DF Boss.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby Aaron_D » Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:55 pm

Just spent some quality time with a DF domey boss. It flys well. It flips up to flat, turns maybe a few degrees, holds that angle, and then has some significant fade.

The Boss reminded me of a really, really fast orc. In a headwind it would turn a lot more but not turn and burn. In a tailwind it would lose a lot of D because I couldnt get it to turn over (I would imagine you would have to be throwing close to 500' on command to turn this disc over in a tailwind).

Strangely I found it was better on a high rip than the destroyer or force because it is less HSS than those discs (most of them anyway...Ive thrown some really flippy destroyers and forces--but most are more stable than the Boss).

To sum it up, I think I will use it. This is the disc I wanted the champ destroyer to be.

The rim IS HUGE.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby Elevated Plastic » Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:40 am

The boss bombs, and it skips and fights threw trouble like know other
So many courses, so little time......
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby MandShowI » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:58 am

speaking of skipping..has anyone had a disc hyzer skip so many times its actually heading back at them? some how i think the boss could do it
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby MR. WICK » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:29 am

Anyone seen a boss lighter than 173??
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby TDS » Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:45 am

Never seen one, but Innova has them listed down to 165g. They are currently out of stock on that weight.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:15 am

TeamTollandDG wrote:Anyone seen a boss lighter than 173??



I have an X-out that weights 171, the flightplate has already clovered in.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby twmccoy » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:13 pm

TeamTollandDG wrote:Anyone seen a boss lighter than 173??



My first run is a 172. Nice plastic too. Pretty domy and no caving in issues. Flight plate is actually pretty thick. Perfect, perfect disc.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby Bradley Walker » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:39 pm

I have to admit, there is something unique about the Boss. At least this first run... they really deliver on the promise.

Now do it with a smaller rim. I cannot thread with this thing. tThe rip is always late.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby practically invincible » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:44 pm

I picked one up the other day. Then I put it back on the shelf and bought another starfire and another orc instead. I like the control of a lower speed and don't feel the need to go any faster. On top of that....

The rim is HUGE. And it literally hurts to hold it. I did throw one belonging to a friend (174 green) and it wasn't terrible, but no longer than anything else and relatively less usable compared to the speed tens. For me it was like comparing a TL to an Eagle X; less available lines. But I'm not a fan of the destroyer or Xcal either. So... Yeah. My thoughts.
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Re: Boss- first impressions

Postby black udder » Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:49 pm

I was surprised at how well it works for me. I like the wider rim discs, so that's a plus for me. We also have a few fairly open holes with some elevation, so it's probably going to be my go-to disc for those holes. So far it's proven to go at least as far as any other disc I throw and if I get it right, further.

What is working for me is that the fade is pretty solid so far (with my distance), so I can throw it out right and know that it'll come back instead of turning over.
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