Anyone tried one yet? Quote from Innova: "Perhaps the best way to describe the new Destroyer is fast. Maybe even ridiculously fast. Hard to believe but the Destroyer has been pegged with a speed rating of 12!"
Sounds nice, too bad for me they are only available 168 to 175 grams...I'll be contacting Innova to ask for a 150 class range or at least lighter than 168 in the DX plastic (the better plastics don't work well in the molds when making lighter discs).
So I've been throwing my 175g destroyer (beasty, didn't quite understand what i was getting in to) for a couple months now and it's breaking in alright... finally seeing a little bit of that high speed turn which promotes the best distance
After doing a little forum reading at pdga and such I decided perhaps a DX would provide a little more pop (plus going a little lighter) on that turn...
WOW! It's an entirely different disc! With a healthy snap this thing STREAKS and squatted on that turn like a stud! Huge!
I have had the Destroyer for the past 5 months (Star 175) and it has become one of my favorite disc. Initially it was very fast and turned a lot, but after a few weeks it does not turn as much and I can even anhyzer a bit. Most of my long drives are very straight and long with the disc turing as it slows down but not turning that far.
You stated that the DX plastic is turning a bit more and going further? How does the Destroyer react when you throw it? Do you get a big turn or does it stay straight and turn hard at the end?
With my 175 Star if I let go flat with a solid snap I might get a hint of right hand turn for a bit which, depending on just how good a snap it was, would get faded out pretty hard towards the end of the throw. The overstability was definitely costing me distance.
With the 168 DX I snap it flat and it gives me a sexy biiig flat anny turn that fades flatter as well.... a healthy straightened out S. I'd say it instantly added 30-50 consistent feet to my throw.
Wow that is impressive...I might have to purchase a DX just to see the difference. I am not sure it would add distance for me because I do not get a lot of turn from the Destroyer but for $8 it would be worth the experiment.
I would have to agree with you after nailing two sidearm aces with my first Star Destroyer last fall. Worn in a little bit, they work great for long bombs. My longest throws came from a white 171g Star Destroyer worn in pretty good. The footage I'm not certain of, but it was just past the 3rd white sign on the fence on hole 6 @ Edora.
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