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What's up with Lighting?

Postby DiscSniper » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:48 pm

In general everyone blasts Lightning discs. I own two and frankly they really work for me. The #1 Slice is a super reliable turnover or hyper-flipper for me and glides forever, especially downhill. The other disc I have is a #2 Driver that I use for water holes(it floats), but it honestly flies ok.

Is it just that their stuff is pretty antiquated at this point or what? I'm not blasting anyone or defending them, just curious.
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby keltik » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:52 pm

Yeah they are old hat now. I've never thrown one, but they ad to have done something right. If it works for you rock it till the wheels fall off.
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:55 pm

They make some solid fairway driver molds, the #2 driver especially, but their plastic sucks and they will never come out with anything new...ever.
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby Leopard » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:01 pm

NO MAN I'VE SEEN THE LIGHTNING DESTROYER CLONE!
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby zj1002 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:15 pm

Mx-1 crushes...into a roller(think flippy Astra)

Pretty sure DN still has some proto mx-1s we are sitting on


Mx-1= new distance driver
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby Parks » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:18 am

There's a couple people that swear by the #1 Hyzer, but I imagine there are discs in better plastic that do the job the same or better.

The #4 Driver was the first disc that I could throw straight. Good beginner discs in my opinion.
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What's up with Lighting?

Postby DiscSniper » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:43 am

That is one benefit, they're cheap! And in some ways, always having the same products/molds could be an advantage for the player, maybe not so much for the business...
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:04 am

which putter of theirs is the deeper feeling one with a bunch of glide? #2 upshot maybe. That is a good disc but not good enough to replace anything in my bag.
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby mikes919 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:30 pm

When I first started playing I carried a #2 Slice and an old D-XL, and that's it. Good old days. I think I still have it somewhere, I should pull it out sometime.
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby Hoey » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:09 pm

they're drivers are slow, and they never kept up with the march towards Speed Infinity.

But slow does equal more control, and a bunch of them float at the right weights.

I've got an ace with one, so I might be a bit biased, but I like em.

But with that said, I don't have any in the bag.

And their putters do straight very well.
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby money 21 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:01 pm

i thought they went out of busieness
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby allsport1313 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:43 pm

zj1002 wrote:Mx-1 crushes...into a roller(think flippy Astra)

Pretty sure DN still has some proto mx-1s we are sitting on


Mx-1= new distance driver


Orly? I have one I've never touched.. came with my lightning basket... guess I should try it

Edit: hmm, mine is champion-esque plastic, unlike any of the ones I see online
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby Monkeypaws » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:54 pm

Good question - they seem curiously absent in any discussion about disc manufacturers. I have a friend who swears by his Rubber Putter.
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Re: What's up with Lighting?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:01 pm

One of the top Pro Masters in Norcal putts amazingly with his Rubber Putters...they are however, awful.
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What's up with Lighting?

Postby DiscSniper » Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:02 pm

Hoey wrote:they're drivers are slow, and they never kept up with the march towards Speed Infinity.

But slow does equal more control, and a bunch of them float at the right weights.


Nothing wrong with that, IMO. Most of the advice that I hear given to noobs is stay the hell away from the high speed stuff to begin with. There may be better discs out there in fairways, mids and putters, but I myself can basically write off anything faster than what's considered a fairway driver. I'm beginning to realize my limitations and don't have anything faster than a River in my bag right now(ok, I've got a 150 DX Valk in right now, but that's kind of the exception)

It would be better to see a noob with a #2 driver than Innova/Discraft-ludicrous-speed-driver to learn on would it not?

It just seems weird that nobody mentions their stuff. I guess that our society is just trained to always hafta have the latest and greatest.
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