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The Crank!

Postby Tokyo » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:53 pm

Didn't see this anywhere or anyone talkin bout it, what's the word on it? I know AM Worlds got a preview of it and it is PDGA approved anyone thrown it yet?
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Re: The Crank!

Postby mf100forever » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:22 pm

(disc-) gracefully yours, PDGA# 3418
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Re: The Crank!

Postby JHern » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:21 pm

A prelude to the Blow, and the the Crack, and then they'll release a slightly re-tooled version of the Crack called the Smack.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby JR » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:00 pm

DC rates it halfway between the Nuke and the Nuke SS. If accurate it would be a flippier tall domed high PLH King that is also fast super gliding and thinner winged than other max D discs. Of course most Kings are not like that and are more like Nuke SSs. I have not even seen a Crank so what do i know?
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Mark Ellis » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:32 am

I have been testing the protos and the 1st run was just released. They look, feel and fly great.

It is my new long distance disc and has earned a spot in my tournament bag. Prior to the Crank my farthest flying disc was an ESP Nuke. The Cranks are also in ESP plastic and in my hands glide very straight and finish on a gentle hyzer. This particular plastic comes out in bright, vibrant colors. Some of the ESP blend colors are muted or sort of pastel but not these.

I have been letting my buddies at leagues test them out for the past few weeks. What surprised me is that players of differing power levels all liked them. The big arm boys could flip them over (purposely) but they still S'd back. The guys with less power were getting good glide.

It is very hard for a new disc to break into my bag. This one did immediately.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby NoLifeLeft » Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:54 am

Sounds a lot like the Tern. I mean that as a good thing.
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The Crank!

Postby Fightingthetide » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:39 am

Faster Tern with less HSS?
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:42 pm

I love whipping my Crank out on long holes.
I am dumb.

...and a drama queen.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby PMantle » Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:33 am

Bummed about the speed/rim. Would have been interested if 11ish.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Stringbean » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:22 am

Jeronimo wrote:I love whipping my Crank out on long holes.


Be careful on those shorter holes, could be trouble if you work it too deep.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Fightingthetide » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:58 am

Has anyone figured out the flight numbers?

Or do we have to trust that it's not a -6 HSS, 7 LSS which equals Discraft's rating of 1.3? Never understood why they did that.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby PMantle » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:16 pm

13/5/-2/3

So, it's a Katana of sorts. Booooo!
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The Crank!

Postby Fightingthetide » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:28 pm

I feel like at Speed 13+, you are either going to get a flip-and-fade flight or a straight-to-fade flight. Too much weight on the rim to have a truly straight flight path without much fade.

That being said, it sounds less flippy than a Katana.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby NoLifeLeft » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:52 am

I checked the PDGA disc list and the Crank is listed with a 2.4cm rim. With all of the talk about being easier to grip, I was hoping more 2.3 range (Destroyer rim). For those who don't know, Boss/Nuke = 2.5cm.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Working Stiff » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:36 am

So wait..."a narrower rim than other big drivers, so it fits more comfortably in your hand too" is a 2.4cm rim? I'm confused.
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