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Is there much of a difference in these discs? They appear to be pretty similar.
NEVER thrown Either myself, I don't have the arm. BUT, from my experiences with Innova and Discraft, I would say the Ape will MOST likely fly More Over Stable out of the Box than the Nuke OS. But, this is only my opinion..... :)
The first runs of the Ape where really overstable like the current runs of the Nuke OS, but alas, the current runs of Apes aren't nearly as overstable as the OS. But they both fly really well for overstable dics, nice glide.
the main difference is that one nuke OS flys similar to another Nuke OS. Some Apes fly like a Nuke OS, some fly like a Boss, some fly like an excaliber. And yes, the Apes will break in faster (which is really good in a way).
They are different discs, the Ape is mostly speed stable and the Nuke OS is a true overstable disc. When thrown like how they were designed, you'll see a different flight pattern and how they react in a headwind. For someone that can't throw over 300' consistently will probably never see the true difference between these discs.
The current run of Apes do get their stability from speed mostly, but the first ones did have Nuke OS characteristics. The Nuke OS currently gets stability from both. Without speed the OS would still be overstable, the Ape, not so much. Great point Sean.
I have heard that the Blizz run of Apes has the overstability that the first runs did, but in really light weights. That might be interesting.
the os is more stable in my opinion. its like a banshee to a predator. the banshee is less stable