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Re: Innova Mako

Postby Flick4D » Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:46 pm

Took my 180g 1st run star mako for a spin this afternoon in very cold, but calm conditions.

Wow! I love this disc! It feels great in the hand (much better than my esp comets), and definitely flies like a longer putter. Very forgiving disc, even if you get the nose up. It has just a touch of fade at the very end, and likes to nestle up right next to the basket, whereas my z buzzz would fade harder and skip a little bit. I can see the mako becoming my main upshot disc, if the range is at all in question with my putter (challenger right now). I liked it on 200-250 ft. woodsy holes off the tee, especially when the finish is just a little bit to the right, or straight ahead. It will definitely stay in the bag, right alongside the z buzzz, q sentinel, and for now the esp comet, because that disc can hit limbs and still glide another 150+ feet.

If you haven't yet, give this puppy a fair shot!
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby JHern » Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:58 pm

Lots of people have asked me about this disc on the course. Never threw one. I've heard from locals that it is very similar to the Shark (especially the Star version). Since this was all I had heard, I would tell people that is what I am hearing, which seemed to dissipate some of the excitement about the disc.

I have a Champ Panther, DX Classic Roc, and a Crystal Z Buzzz that pretty much cover everything I need for short-mid upshot territory.

I loved Sharks when I was a newer player (indeed, I even used to putt them), and I have several laying around in several plastics, but I haven't put them in my bag in a long time.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby tigel » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:12 pm

JHern wrote:Lots of people have asked me about this disc on the course. Never threw one. I've heard from locals that it is very similar to the Shark (especially the Star version).


I believe the mako is only in star plastic right now. I might be wrong, there might be CFR stuff out or something, but I believe star is the only available plastic.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby BrainStorm69 » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:05 pm

JHern wrote:Lots of people have asked me about this disc on the course. Never threw one. I've heard from locals that it is very similar to the Shark (especially the Star version). Since this was all I had heard, I would tell people that is what I am hearing, which seemed to dissipate some of the excitement about the disc.


I can tell you it is nothing like a shark in rim configuration. Very similar to a Coyote physically. Flightwise, I can't say because I haven't thrown a Mako or a current Shark either.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby tigel » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:04 pm

Today I parked my mako on an open 350ft hole. My furthest throw so far with it. I'd call it lucky, there was a small tailwind. I doubt I'll do that again. :)
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby FLXbuzzzFTW!!! » Fri Jan 01, 2010 8:23 pm

i have a 180g Star Mako, and im actually really liking this disc. Its becoming my favorite upshot disc for distances under 200'. I do not know why people are comparing this disc to a shark, because this disc barely has any of the LSF of the shark. This disc is actually really straight. Innova rates this disc 5 4 0 0, and it flies just as it is rated.....
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby Timko » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:10 pm

I think it's a really solid disc, and have no idea why everyone is throwing it under the bus.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby FLXbuzzzFTW!!! » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:11 pm

Furthur wrote:I think it's a really solid disc, and have no idea why everyone is throwing it under the bus.


what does "throwing it under the bus" mean?
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby Timko » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:11 pm

A lot of folks on this site passed it off as a meteor clone, and felt it flies pretty true stable. If anything, it's closer to a Buzz.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby Frank Delicious » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:44 pm

If I didn't throw comets, I would have this in the bag.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby Timko » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:59 pm

If the Buzz and the Comet had a child, would it be the Mako?
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby lefty-hyzer » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:04 pm

some of mine are marked cy, i guess they thought they were coyotes.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby tigel » Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:42 pm

Furthur wrote:A lot of folks on this site passed it off as a meteor clone, and felt it flies pretty true stable. If anything, it's closer to a Buzz.


I liked what the buzzz did in the air, but never liked the feel. The mako took care of that. It's so much more friendly to my hand than the Z plastic is. I think the mako is a bit less stable than the buzzz though.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby mzoro » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:18 am

Furthur wrote:If the Buzz and the Comet had a child, would it be the Mako?



this is exactly what i was thinking. feels like a buzzz in hand and has the glide of a comet.
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Re: Innova Mako

Postby latitude » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:51 am

Star Mako vs Star Cro ?
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