I have a newer heavy E Sabre and I was surprised at it's propensity to fade. I kept hearing that they stayed very straight because of the weight on the flight plate and that they wouldn't fall off as hard.
Throwing about 70% with a very slight hyzer it flipped up flat very quickly, not gaining much height. After that it didn't quite turn over but there was a lot of left to right movement.. Then it faded back to straight for a little while and then dove into the ground left. I was very surprised and this wasn't what I wanted at all. I was expecting a straight flyer that would glide to the ground without much fade, because that's what I'd heard it would do. Obviously, the more height on it, the more it has time to fade, but throwing it low doesn't get any distance at all. I'm going to keep working with this and see if I can figure them out and get them to do what I want them to do (i.e., what I keep hearing they're good for.)
Keeping in mind that I'm not giving up, and I'm going to try and learn them, do I really need this disc at all? I was thinking I wanted a tweener disc between my mids (Panthers) and my fairway drivers (Teebirds and TLs), but the Sabre seems to be the same as my Panther distance-wise, and I have much more control over any type of shot with the Panther. I'm just not thinking it's worth it to have another disc in my bag when several other discs can do its job, however much I love the E plastic and want to support Gateway. We'll see.
Completely unrelated, I just received a nice box of discs in the mail -- some bottom-stamp Beasts and some new Wraiths. I must say, I am digging this new DX driver plastic.
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