A question for you Destroyer throwers...

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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby NoLifeLeft » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:09 am

BIG MACK wrote:First Run Star Destroyers...oh baby, quite possibly the best maximum distance driver ever made (IMO).


Dumb non-destroyer-thrower question: Whats so different about the 1st runs?
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby JRufer13 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:46 am

NoLifeLeft wrote:
BIG MACK wrote:First Run Star Destroyers...oh baby, quite possibly the best maximum distance driver ever made (IMO).


Dumb non-destroyer-thrower question: Whats so different about the 1st runs?


I'm not a Destroyer thrower yet, the 1st run discs are more stable that the later runs in this mold (if I remember correctly).

But again.. I don't throw them
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby dgdave » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:48 am

The 10 or so first runs I had were all flatter and less overstable.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby NoLifeLeft » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:25 am

JRufer13 wrote:the 1st run discs are more stable that the later runs in this mold (if I remember correctly).

dgdave wrote:The 10 or so first runs I had were all flatter and less overstable.


This is why I asked. When I searched for answers, half came up as "They were more stable and AWESOME" and the other half was "They were less stable and AWESOME". :roll:
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby rusch_bag » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:44 am

Less stable imo. Easier to throw far.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Jesse B 707 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:08 am

less stable fa sho.....also faster due to flatness
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby NoLifeLeft » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:11 am

Good to know, thanks guys. I have one in a bin and was thinking if I wanted to keep it or not.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby MizzouTiger26 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:14 pm

One brand new 168g pro Destroyer in my bag. I had another 175g nicely beat in Pro that I tossed in the river at league the other night.. I wish I could have that thing back.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Marauder » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:49 pm

I have a seasoned 169 Star Destroyer in my bag and it's one of my favorites. I'll definitely have to check out a pro destroyer to see how I like em'.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby emiller3 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:30 pm

The first run stars are indeed flat, and less stable. The flat stock stamp I referred to here is exactly like a 1st Run. For some reason my 1st Run Stars are more nose angle sensitive than the domier Destroyers.

FWIW, Echo Stars are domey like the Pros, and have been the longest and most consistent flyer for me.

For now, I carry a Pro and a first run, with Valks filling the rest of the distance slots. The Pro and the Valks get used a lot more than the First Run Star, I just carry it in case of a mild headwind. When the Pro beats in, I have no doubt that I won't be using the first run stars, I'll just be keeping them as a backup in case I lose a seasoned Pro. Right now I'm thinking I won't be running the gamut with Destroyers, the Valk seems to do just fine in tight situations, enough HSS without having that harsh LSS when you power down.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby rusch_bag » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:09 pm

I am thinking about switching to destroyers. Is it worth putting one domey star or a champ in there or do the pros stay stable enough with some hits?
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Jeronimo » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:16 pm

I think the pro's stay stable enough. I've really never met a destroyer I didn't like either. 1st run stars are my favorite along with nice domey pro's.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby emiller3 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:09 pm

Yeah, go with the Pro's. You'll like the way they break in.

If you want to be sure to get a domey star and you can't find any in town, get an Echo, they should fly just like the Pro's.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Ryan C » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:51 pm

I remember Avery Jenkins said in a video interview that the pro destoryer is the longest disc he's ever thrown. I'd take his word for it.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby twmccoy » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:50 pm

In the bag: 171 first run star. Domey, stable and perfect in every way.

However I've been digging lots of good destroyers out of the lake lately. IMO the best destroyers must have the following traits:

Stiff star plastic
Heavyish weight
Dome

I found a CFR destroyer and am not impressed with it. It goes right and never fades back.
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