I threw it today and to me it feels like a faster version of a Roadrunner. It has a unique edge and will turn into a roller quite easily. They were giving and selling these disc's at the Golden State Classic last weekend.
I threw mine a couple of times yesterday, but not an optimal location (downhill, into the wind). I can tell you that it is flippy early in its flight, but seems to hold the "turn line" for a long time. I'm thinking that it will be good for a nose-up hyzer-flip type of shot.
I'll have a better chance to use it tomorrow on a Fly-18 course.
Got one yesterday, beat it up in the field, and it's starting to get a little flippy. Loving it so far, even makes a sick forehand control disc for winding through the trees. Haven't rolled it yet, but I will soon.
My friend got one a few days ago and it is pretty sweet. The lip is extremely unusual with an unprecedented indent all the way around the rim. The flight of the disc is amazing as well. It definitely is understable, but unlike other discs, the monarch will turn over and hold its line, gliding out towards the right ( for RHBH) for a huge anhyzer. I would say its a worthwhile disc to try out!
After a few more throws my observations are in line with others I have read: quick hyzer flip up to flat or mild turnover angle, loooooooooooong glide with some fade back at the end.
On the PDGA Discussion board posters (or posers...) are talking about 400+, 450+ and 500+ drives - of course that is message board distance, not real distance. Dave D. also said that it is possible that the groove might be added to some other designs, in order to bring the weight of discs down. We may be seeing a lot of the groove in the future.