Though I said I wouldn't switch molds, the fact that all Champ Valks seem to be coming out in plus configurations, and because of the new run of clear, gummy Champ Beasts, I am transitioning to Beasts for max D. So far, it seems like I am getting the same D with these as with Valks, but with more versatility and control.
175 - flat, high PLH - thrown into a light headwind and kept low, it's a frozen rope to the ground. Thrown with more height, it's straight and has a strong fade at the end. I couldn't find a Valk that would do that AND carry as far as this does.
168 - moderate dome, lower PLH - this is the workhorse of the batch. It holds a straighter line than either, given calm conditions.
167 - domey, lowest PLH - thrown flat and about 15' off the ground, this will turn far to the right and have enough stability to keep it from dumping over (unless thrown too low). I'm still working on dialing in the correct amount of power/hyzer to get it to flip up to flat.
Everything else is pretty much the same. Here's what it looks like, depending on the length of the course and/or wind.
175 Champ Beast, 375' - light headwinds, forehands
168 Champ Beast 390' - workhorse distance driver
167 Champ Beast 400' - tailwinds, max D
172 Champ Teebird - overstable
170 Star Teebird - beat, workhorse fairway driver
168 Star Leopard - stable
171 Pro Leopard - understable
175 Champ Firebird - flat, beefy, overhands
175 11x Champ Firebird - beat, strong headwinds
180 12x KC Pro Roc - beat, straight
176 DX Roc x2 - one new, one beat
172 D P2 - stable
170 D P2 - beat
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on Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:36 am, edited 1 time in total.