mgilbert wrote:I have a Latitude Diamond in Opto plastic, and the grip is much better than Innova Champion or Star plastic. Problem is, Latitude doesn't have any drivers I can throw - I'm 52, and need my drivers to be in the 150 class. They also need to be understable. Does anyone else make plastics that have better grip and Champion or Star, and that can be had in speed 9 to 11 drivers that are around 150 grams, and understable?
Good grip is subjective as different players prefer different plastics. So what you think of as slippery (or too grippy) may be perfect for someone else. The feel of plastic also can change as it breaks in becoming softer and grippier or the opposite.
I have always preferred buying plastic in person rather than through the internet so I can feel the plastic and see how it fits in my hand. If a disc doesn't feel good then it is highly unlikely it will ever earn a spot in my bag.
There are things you can try to change how a disc feels, to a limited extent at least. For base plastic (D, DX, etc.) if you wash it in hot water and scrub it down with a scouring pad it becomes grippier. I also use Goof Off which gives a deeper clean and enhances tackiness. I clean my putters periodically for this reason. For candy plastics cleaning them doesn't do much unless they happen to be slippery due to too much Release on the disc. Release is a chemical which the disc manufacturers use, sometimes too much. It is sprayed on the mold to allow the disc to pop out more easily after the plastic is injected. The same scrubbing can clean off the Release and dramatically change how the disc feels. So before giving up on a disc due to slipperiness try cleaning it.