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don't sell yourself short, judge, you're a tremendous slouch ;)
Was it the Am World's Archon? I bought one as an investment and then traded it, then heard it flies like a beauty. For me the Vulcan always turned over beautifully. Just an amazing disc to watch, but you have a lot more d than me, your velocity/spin probably just sends it on a hard turn it can't come back from. I think it's basically a disc designed to get extra d for the noodle-armed or a finesse disc to get around obstacles. As someone who is new to DG and still learning the foundations of distance throwing, the Vulcan is amazing, for someone who throws as far as you, maybe it could find a spot in your bag if you play courses that necessitate a long anhyzer on a hole or two, as a specialty disc - but since it's extreme-domed plate and wide rim ruins it's value as a roller, it's probably just way too understable for you. You're fortunate enough to be able to throw Destroyers, Bosses, Firebirds - I'd trade being able to turnover a Vulcan in a second for that ability lol.
Hyzer flip is the only way for me to keep it from diving right as well. I also find that I can throw it with a higher apex to block out some of the flip, it also gives the disc time to fade back with the added hieghth. And.....smooth, smooth, smooth, on the pull with increasing speed once you hit your right peck heading toward the hit at release. I know your gonna bust it for some big "D" Brandon.
It was actually the pre-release prototype beaver state fling champion archon... black with rainbow foil stamp and sparkles. I'm seriously kicking myself over throwing it on a water hole. I think they're worth around 30-40 bucks now, but for me it was a thrower... just not on water holes... doh!
As far as distance goes I still don't think I really have the arm for destroyers and bosses... at least for max d. Sure, if I throw them anhyzer they go a long way, but I'd rather throw something more forgiving on a slight hyzer. The archon fit that description nicely. I'm really going to try to nail the hyzer line with the vulcan, but we'll see how it goes.
Oh, lastly, Josh, have you tried throwing a lat. 64 flow? I found it fairly similarly easy to throw like the archon, maybe a tidge slower. Unfortunately I lost that one too, maybe even on the same day!