Fightingthetide wrote:JR - is the King understable? High dome, high PLH sounds like it would be a beefy. I'm intrigued by the King. Does it move too much laterally or fade too soon to be useful?
discmonkey - with the Trespass, which plastic are you throwing and how much dome does yours have? Just curious if they come in domier variants or not. I hear a lot about their glide, but also about how they are generally pretty flat...not sure how flat = glide. Anyway, just curious because I have zero experience with them, and the only one I picked up in a store was flat so I passed it by.
I carry a few. The 172 opto is the flattest and the most likely to turn. I also carry a 175 biofuzion has a bit more dome but I don't notice that it has more glide. The third one I carry is a Glass Blown Open fuzion and has the most dome of the 4 I carry. It is also more overstable than the first two. Not a ton more overstable, but it does start to fade a bit earlier in its flight when thrown flat. It also doesn't flip up as easily as the first two. The most overstable is a hybrid EMac. This one also has some dome to it. I don't pick which one to throw based on a difference in glide, though, it's strictly a matter of stability, wind, and the line I want to throw. I'll probably stop carrying the biofuzion as it doesn't cover any lines the other 3 can't handle. I throw the flat opto the most by far, and it's consistently the longest of the four in my field work. Not sure if that's because it is the most seasoned or if I'm most familiar with it. If you like a little dome, I'd try a fuzion or hybrid. I wouldn't call any of them "domey" though (not as domey as a tern, more domey than an olf if that helps). It's actually one of the things I like about them as I prefer flat discs overall.
I've never thrown them, but the guys I play with say they are very similar to the first run star destroyers they all love so much. Not sure how accurate that is, but it may help you decide whether to try one or not.