CatPredator wrote:I went and compared the whole stock of Katanas, Kraits, DD2s, Bosses, and Destroyers at the shop a few days ago and there was so much variation it was almost not funny. There are a lot of patterns related to color, weight, dome, and PLH though. For example, [IIRC] the 165 DD2s were all merlot and had pretty big domes and high PLH, while the Blues looked like the had a nice glidey dome and regular PLH and were all 149-150, and the green/yellows were flatter and lighter. The specifics might be off, but you get the idea. I looked at a ton of them, and the trends were pretty consistent within each mold, for that run. Different runs will probably mold up differently though.Three Puttz wrote:I've never thrown a destroyer and this katana is my first, so I wouldn't know if it mislabled. I may just chalk it up as a one time defect and grab another katana and a dd2 anyways. If those are also overstable as hell, then I'll know its just me.
If you want a "good" katana, look for one with a moderate sized dome and a PLH/wing that sits somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, not the highest, but not the lowest. Same goes for pretty much all the molds. Unless you're looking for a freak, don't get one that is super flat or ridiculously domey. Set them down on the counter at the shop and compare them.
Unfortunately, I live in the sticks. Most of my disc purchases are made online. There are a couple local shops that I haven't checked yet, but the ones that I have been to have had very limited selections. To give you an idea, out of all the places I've been, Dick's has had the widest variety and the only drivers they had were Beasts, Wraiths and Valks in dx and a couple champ Beasts.