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I've never really personally used one, but the word I hear is the dragon will float better than it flies. I've spotted a couple floating in open water at one of the local course ponds. That goes to show you how valuable it was to whoever put it there in the first place.
If you're looking for a good floating disc for your wife, I would recommend getting a blizzard champion katana around 130 - 135 grams. As long as it's under 140 grams it will float. It's also really nice and stable for its weight, and you could easily find a pink one :)
As with all discs, you never know, it might be magical in the right hands. In my experience however, I only see it used over water and the shot typically results in self-fulfilling prophecy. I think that there are better pink discs for beginners out there. For example, I have seen the Edge Skeeter in Pink.
when we first started playing dg the dragon was good because the course we had had lots of water, it was a very effective down wind flyer being only 150gms. being dx they chewed up pretty quickly and become overstable to the point where you didn't really know what they may do ...... a few of the women today like them because without much effort they glide and S turn just fine for woody tracks .... the pentulant Dragon should work just fine for starting out ... and pink is good to find.
the disc is good for what it is designed to do. its an excellent beginner disc. it was my first driver that i could throw for any distance with control. the disc is DX plastic so yes it gets destroyed pretty fast. I think u invested wisely anytime you can make your women happy, u did good. :-)
My personal opinion of the disc is that it's the worst I've ever thrown. I lost one in some deep weeds and felt guilty someone might find it and suffer with it.
BUT, that's a personal experience. I've seen plenty of people who seem to be happy with their Dragons.
In general, there are better floating discs. I haven't tried the floating Blizzards yet, but have a Wahoo that's much better than the Dragon, and used to have some Lightning discs that flew reliably and floated. None of which are real good, but more consistent than the Dragon.
Floating discs tend to be a mixed blessing, as they just sit bobbing in the middle of a pond, taunting you. Sometimes you splash near enough to shore to retrieve, and sometimes you've got wind and time to wait for them to blow to shore. Sometime's you don't.
The first hole on my local course has only been aced once and was by a dragon. Roll turnover skip Bamm! There all 150gs.
I don't understand people telling Dragon is a bad disc. It is not. It is great disc for the purpose it has been designed. It is a great beginner disc for players who have not yet developed good enough technique to throw discs that require faster speed when releasing the disc. After you can throw a regular stable disc around 80 meters, Dragon becomes too understable. But until that, it is great disc. And there are lots of people who play disc golf only for occasional fun and will never learn to throw like a pro. Dragon is just perfect for them.