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Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby Will Aubrey » Sat Aug 28, 2010 3:51 pm

Here is a review I wrote of the Discmania Turning Driver. Please let me know what you think and whether you agree with my conclusions.

http://www.examiner.com/sports-in-paduc ... ing-driver
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby jubuttib » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:11 pm

I've tried 4 TDs, and other than one stiff 171 S-TD, they've been pretty much like you described. Not much turn, at least at first, will hold an anhyzer for ages, very good glide. My max weight C-TD and my friend's brand new high 160s S-TD are pretty identical, reliable, controllable turn. My gummy champystar max weight S-TD is beaten in and turns more, fades even less and is my favorite hyzerflipper. Terrific disc.

The stiff 171 S-TD is another disc altogether. Very high PLH compared to the others, very little turn, starts to fade very soon but the angle doesn't really steepen, meaning it'll glide a very long way to the left (RHBH). Very much like a high PLH Opto Vision. Don't really know what to do with this one, so I don't do anything with it.
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby JR » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:31 pm

What are the differences and similarities to Roadrunners now that people have had more time with the TDs and possibly broken them in? How much did the TDs change and how fast?
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby jubuttib » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:25 am

JR wrote:What are the differences and similarities to Roadrunners now that people have had more time with the TDs and possibly broken them in? How much did the TDs change and how fast?

I beat my red one in by throwing it against a concrete wall 30 odd times and then throwing sliders around in a tunnel for half an hour. It did turn more understable but honestly not that much. Seems to me they don't really break in that fast/much.
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby Booter » Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:20 am

yea I've beat mine for a bit and it still will come out of a huge anny BUT it will take a nice predictable turn with some good snap. Mines nice but I need to beat it in a bit more for the sweet spot
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby discspeed » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:30 pm

Wow, that reads like a summary of my review for CDGS http://www.facebook.com/notes.php?id=75358538982#!/note.php?note_id=450142327753...Perhaps coincidence? Needless to say, I agree with the review. :D
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby Will Aubrey » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:14 am

They are pretty similar. But I guess that makes sense, just kind of verifies that we are both on the right track LOL. What do you think of my comparison of the TD to the Avenger?
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby Blake_T » Mon Aug 30, 2010 1:58 am

we demo'd the S's. found it was a more stable roadrunner but i thought its glide was pretty poor (similar to an avenger ss but maybe a touch more hss). could also probably compare it to a slightly shorter beast that requires more power or an EL that requires a lot more power to fly about the same distance. here's the odd thing though... we found it required a lot of speed to get it complete an s-curve but at the same time it flew straight (albeit not super far) with hardly any power.

like... on a 250' throw it was a HSS 0 LSS +2. it took like 340'+ power to get it to really start turning more than a -1 HSS. at 460'+ power it started going -2/-2.5 HSS w/ +1 LSS. but 460' of power only translated into 420-430' with the S-TD.

if my guess is correct it's just a roadrunner bottom w/ the PD/DD/CD top.

the thing i liked best about it was when it came in i put it in a nutsac bag and had some fun 3rd grade humor.
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby jubuttib » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:44 am

Roadrunner wing, anhyzer top, 1mm wider wing than the RoadRunner.
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby discspeed » Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:32 am

Will Aubrey wrote:They are pretty similar. But I guess that makes sense, just kind of verifies that we are both on the right track LOL. What do you think of my comparison of the TD to the Avenger?


Most Avengers I've thrown have been more overstable than the TD and a little shorter, but all in all I'd agree that the TD flies closer to the Avenger than the Roadrunner. Speaking of Avengers, the TD actually reminds me a little of the Crystal Z Avenger SS I had for a short time.
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby ForeverBlue232 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:56 pm

My CryZtal Avenger SS is MUCH less stable than the S-TD or C-TD. A happy medium between the two would be really nice.
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby jubuttib » Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:59 pm

Beat the S-TD in some more. They just keep getting better. Well, mine does.
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby victorb » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:19 am

I put a new one of these in my bag for the understable fairway slot. I haven't thrown it yet, but it doesn't sound like it would be a suitable replacement for my champion leopard. I was looking for something that will fly a little farther and not turn so drastically when thrown harder, but not something that sounds like a straight or stable flyer at high speeds :mrgreen:
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby jnecessary » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:59 am

victorb wrote:I put a new one of these in my bag for the understable fairway slot. I haven't thrown it yet, but it doesn't sound like it would be a suitable replacement for my champion leopard. I was looking for something that will fly a little farther and not turn so drastically when thrown harder, but not something that sounds like a straight or stable flyer at high speeds :mrgreen:

Unless the one you got is much more understable it is not a good replacement for a Leo. Best Leo replacement I've found so far is a River.
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Re: Discmania S-TD Turning Driver

Postby Booter » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:10 am

agreed ,^

my td wasn't super flippy when I got it,it had some turn and flew like a leo to me but then I tuned it and beat it so it flips easier now. The river should be what ur looking for brandon.
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