steven wrote:just bought 2 to try...one has a little more dome than the other. i need a disc with a rim i can powergrip comfortably...I have a feeling the stalker may not be stable enough, but maybe...
As with almost every fairway driver and mid-range disc from Discraft, the flatter the top, the more forgiving it is to OAT. The flat top Stalkers are money, the domey ones are OK for finesse and have good glide but are somewhat difficult to grip and rip with a 4 finger power grip. This doesn't mean they are high speed under-stable. In fact, they are very high speed stable, but the tiniest bit of OAT/wobble will cause them to flip hard. Anyways, I tend to throw all my fairway drivers with a fork grip, since control is usually more important than raw distance.
If you want a good 4 finger power grip fairway driver, I'd recommend the flattest top ESP Cyclone you can find. On the other hand...good luck finding one, since all the recent runs I've seen had grotesque domes and also ultra-sensitive to OAT.
discspeed wrote:...I think he would like the FD compared to a specialty disc like the Stalker.
I still need to try on these FD molds...sounds like a nice disc. I was not impressed by the TD, but very impressed by the PD.
discspeed wrote:...Powered down PDs also lock onto a straight line with minimal fade like the Stalker...
This is what I've found, also...a seasoned PD and a Stalker have a great deal in common, which is why I never put both in my bag at the same time. They exhibit a similar distance range (although the PD is a tad longer). But the Stalker is easier to range than a PD, so if you go with a PD you will have more distance potential, but you need better touch to get it to stop where you want it to stop.