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While this is a really nice looking specimen, with a lot of unique style, if it throws like crap, who cares. Let me tell you, fear not, this is a badass disc. I will have a further report on my blog after posting a few rounds with it. I can tell you now that I've had it out past 400 on several pulls and its still stable. Powered down it acts just like a Teebird.
Have you tried the Tracker? How do they compare to the Saint? The tracker is stable enough for 400' but it a little more stable than Teebird at slower speeds.
Hey David, I don't throw a lot of Discraft, mostly Lat64, Innova, and Discmania. I will be out later to today, hopefully, throwing alongside the TBird, FD Jackal, River, Cyclone, and Eagle. Hopefully there is something in there that you'll be able to make a comparison to.
If the Tracker is more stable than the TeeBird, I would say that this will be less stable than the Tracker, even power down to build LSS. Either way, the throws I have had with it point to this being a great disc.
I am trying to get my bag set for Worlds and needed a really overstable fairway driver/mid. The Trident found its way in. Do you have one of those and have a report for me? I am loving it so far! We have had nasty winds in Colorado and it just laughs at them. Perfect s curves into howling winds, forehand mostly, and it is fine starting on a pretty steep annie line, just flexes and comes home. Looking at the Charlotte fairways I am thinking I need discs that will both go straight but also others that will dance. Is this a dancer?
And yes, prettiest plastic on the market!
it's a lat 64.. which means it owns
Nice pic but take the sticker off.
I have a bag that is mainly Innova but I do have a Havoc in there. A lot of the Last 64 stuff looks very nice. If it is similar to a TeeBird I would probably love it. My Havoc seems pretty similar to a Banshee.
I love the Trident for all the reasons you mention. I does like to skip, and the way I've found around that is to get a light weight Opto, they tend to be more gummy and absorb the hit rather than spray so far on the skip.
Awesome disc Rob, good luck at Worlds brudda.
That sticker is my proof of purchase. :)
It really only mimics the Tbird for me when I power it down, some people aren't comfortable with that I know. Regardless, the disc flys great, has all the glide Lat is famous for and then some.
I did go opto but it is a heavy one. I have been really leaning it over so it is not having time for a full flex and lean-over angle skip. I may need to get a lighter one for more room for error?
I have a Villain in the bag already for long distance overstable, where does the Saint fit compared to the Trident and Villain? The Villain has been amazing, I throw it on crazy angles and don't think it can possibly carry very far when leaned that far over but when I walk the fairway, there it is with the other drivers?
From a different thread, let me know when you get here for next year's women's event and we can get the daughters together for a round.
I think the amount of dome on the Saint relative to other discs that have been coming out of Lat64 is pretty low. Compared to other disc manufacturers I would say that the Saint has a medium to low dome.
As far as having the glide of a River, I would say yes and no. Yes, but you really need to be getting the disc out past 325ish for it to kick into that second gear and then the glide is really noticeable. No, and I really think it is masked by the stability up to about that 325' mark. It is more pronounced with the River. If you compare it alongside a TBird you will more readily see the glide difference. I would say it is on par in the glide department with the FD Jackal from Discmania on shorter distances, but when it hits that second gear, you see why it has a near 7 glide rating.
Good to see you on Josh!
I am still rocking the Boss. Those Star Boss hold there stability for so long, it's great. I love that I can always count on it.