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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby dgdave » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:19 pm

There are a LOT more regular Destroyers round these parts.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby ManU » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:22 am

I understand that sub 170 Destroyers are stabilized i.e. "Starlite"

were the First Run Protostar Destroyers that came out under 170 also stabilized? Or did this stabilization occur at a later time?

and I flipped through 8 or so pages of this thread but not all of it so sorry if this has been answered before but are the Echo Destroyers less stable or more stable...recognizing that this is mostly a PLH issue
and on the Echo plastic does anyone know if the Orange and Yellow is less stable than the Green?

are sub 170 Echo Destroyers stabilized?
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:47 am

The sub 170 protostar destroyers I have are not stabilized.

I can't comment on sub 170 echo stars as I don't have any.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Booter » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:07 pm

none of the proto star destroyers were stabilized as far as ive known,ive owned a shit load. the first stabilized ones were marked s/ds if i remember right. even the flat first run productions were flat and similar to proto stars but not stabilized

as for echos,most domey ones ive thrown have been beefy ,some more than others but plh is going to be the most reliable way to distinguish beefy ones from ones that arent as meathookish.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby ManU » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:14 pm

thanks guys
I'll avoid the Echo for now as I have no way of seeing or feeling them

either of you have a spare sub 170 proto that you'd care to sell? 7.5 or better
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby dehaas » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:15 pm

the few starlight destroyers i've seen have all been in the 167-168 range and were marked sds and the plastic had a gritty or grainy texture to them. i've owned probably half a dozen starlight bosses at one point and have seen maybe 2-3 destroyers. aside from the sds ones anything under 170 has flown like a regular destroyer in my experiences.

i bought some sweet upper 160s champ destroyer xouts from dgv a few times, all the ones i were getting were baby blue and had a decent dome to them. pretty beefy to start out with but once they broke in they were sooooo nice.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Star Shark » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:32 am

A while back they NEEDED to use Starlite to get below 170 on the wide rimmed discs. Starlite made them more overstable but it seems they have figured that out and can now make some lighter star discs without them coming out overstable.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:07 pm

On a random note I was looking through DGV's store today and saw they started listing the S/DS destroyers as collectible and selling them for $20. Does this mean we will never see destroyers like that anymore? that would make me sad.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby jubuttib » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:02 am

Frank Delicious wrote:On a random note I was looking through DGV's store today and saw they started listing the S/DS destroyers as collectible and selling them for $20. Does this mean we will never see destroyers like that anymore? that would make me sad.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby himynameismatt » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:17 am

Frank Delicious wrote:On a random note I was looking through DGV's store today and saw they started listing the S/DS destroyers as collectible and selling them for $20. Does this mean we will never see destroyers like that anymore? that would make me sad.


This makes me happy and sad...I just discovered how beautiful the S/DS fly compared to the other Destroyers.

I have a 169 S/DS that scale weighs in at 172, Not grainy or gritty and it doesn't appear to be stabilized. Fairly average dome. Flies like a dream. Probably 8.5/10 flies a lot like a new Pro Destroyer that stays new for years.

Guess I should've stocked up before they went collectable.

At least the AJ run of Destroyers is pretty nice, well all the ones w/o the Vulcan Top. I've got a few of those stocked up unfortunately they're usually all heavy.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Joz » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:18 pm

Frank Delicious wrote:On a random note I was looking through DGV's store today and saw they started listing the S/DS destroyers as collectible and selling them for $20. Does this mean we will never see destroyers like that anymore? that would make me sad.



That's funny cause I bought some of those exact ones from him a couple of months ago for dirt cheap. They aren't domey and not nearly as stable as the poppy-top S/DSs. The new Avery *DSs don't seem that bad, but they are not nearly as stable as the older marbled and domey S/DSs. But, if you look around you can still find the old S/DSs. I've actually had great luck looking around at head shops and occasionally I have found them at PIAS. I think I am up to roughly 20 or so S/DSs.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby dgdave » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:37 pm

Here's why I throw destroyers. Plus this is some of the nicest pro plastic I've fondled.

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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby dehaas » Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:53 am

so if i can find one of these thats double stamped will it go four times as far?
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby himynameismatt » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:50 am

That's a pretty Disc. Looks like a good run of Pro, nice and stiff? All the Pro Destroyers I've seen lately are a really, really soft Pro that does not fly like Pro should.
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Re: A question for you Destroyer throwers...

Postby Jewdy » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:30 pm

I just bought a soft/domey 172 Pro Destroyer today. It was supper flippy right out of the box. I am soooo disappointed. It flies like a broken in pro wraith. It will be garbage in a week. Should I just skip Pro and stick with star?
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