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I started playing DG in March of this year. I threw ONLY Innova discs till recently. I thought I was doing ok, but I felt like I should be able to consistently throw farther and more accurately. After throwing Lat 64 and Discraft discs, I have a mixed bag.
It VERY MUCH seems to me that the LAT 64 AND DISCRAFT discs that may be rated EXACTLY (or VERY close) the same as Innova's discs are so much EASIER for me to throw with consistency. I don't understand why. I have quite a few discs that are comparable ratings to Innova's 10 Speed drivers (Flash, Surge SS, Avenger SS, etc.) . I CANNOT throw an Innova 10 speed driver. Period. Not even the Monarch (their most UNDERSTABLE 10 speed driver) would leave my hand and not Hyzer out immediately. But my Discraft discs fly Perfect. I am even turning over some of the more understable Discraft discs. I don't get it.
What makes such a difference in BRANDS of discs that may be rated the same speed/glide/turn/fade that one brand is not throwable for a person, but another brand is? If it was ME, NONE of the discs would fly right, regardless of brand, right?
I may be digging to deep into this and should just live with use what works, but I am really very perplexed by it... Seems WEIRD. The ONLY 2 Innova discs I have left are my BEAT Star Roadrunner (which flies PERFECT) and my "Yeti" Aviars which friggin' rule. Other than that, I am Living on Discraft and Lat 64 now, cause they DO fly how they say they will, for me anyway....
I throw all 3 brands and find that plastic flies about the same within 'runs' but if it's 2 different runs, then there can be bigger differences. I prefer Innova drivers overall but have nukes & surges in the bag plus a Lat64 gold line Stryker from time to time. The Discraft discs you mentioned are known for flying straight with moderate snap.
Put the Innova drivers on the shelf for now and try them 6-12 months from now. As your game evolves, the plastic you throw should evolve with it. A disc that is too overstable now may be perfect 12 months from now. Once you start regularly flipping over a disc on a full throw, it's time to find a more stable disc or at least a newer version of that disc.
I recently came back in to DG after a few years not playing and had to replace all of my old DX plastic. I can only throw Innova. The Vulcan I can flex about 350 but my Nuke SS won't flex at all. My main driver is the Sidewinder, I carry 3 from 150 - 170 weights.I have found that the Star plastic is the most consistent for me.
I recently bought a Z-Glide and that one my be the one Discraft I can throw. I really like the flight path of that disc when I throw it on a long graceful anhyzer. It holds a consistent line all the way down range.
I only carry 12 discs and have gone through about 30 molds to find what works best for me. Beast, hate it. Monarch & Roadrunner, sucks. Nuke & Firebird, to over stable.
One of the problems is I don't think Discraft or Innova get Rec or low end Ams to throw their plastic when testing them. So when they rate a high speed disc as easy to turn over when 400+ arms are flinging them around when a 250' thrower gets them and can't control the flight it is very disheartening.