I am loving my Apache...it fits between the Diablo DT and the Assassin...It has a nice high speed stablility that allows for sight turn if thrown with enough rotation, glide is good..great on anhyzer lines, and it has a solid fade at the end...but not extreme fade...just predictable.
I agree Smokey! The Apache is a really great disc. I've been throwing it with a slight bit of anhyzer on it and it sails a good long way with minimal fade and the end of the flight. Or you can throw it flat on a hyzer line and it it will cut a real nice line.
Also check out the Savage, a little faster and a little meaner. But not ridiculous like some other discs. It too is still predictable in it's flight.
Dave McCormick gets an A+ on these 2 discs. Probably 2 of the best drivers he has released.
I would go for an Assassin if you only avg 275. I avg 400-420 ft but have hucks out past 500. The Apache would make a great hyzer disc though if you are looking for one. The ergonomic rim makes it easy to get a good grip.
Bob, I would say probably not. It does take a little arm speed to throw it correctly. However I think that with the amount of glide it may add a few feet to your game. But it would probably be just an overstable hyzer driver for you. It is one of the easier Gateway discs I have encountered but still a little advanced.
I would say give it a try though. It's just a disc and if you don't like it someone else will!!!!