The Donator wrote:and seemingly the only one so far. I have yet to find another player of any class that has.
Either you're completely ignoring me or I'm not a player of any class. Two things stand out to me, one is that Chase and I aren't exactly the two dullest tools in the shed and we're both a little pessimistic by nature which is why I think people should take note when we are raving about these.
Also keep in mind that I've been extremely against distance discs in the past whether it be Nukes or Vulcans, especially the understable ones. Like Chase said, if someone throws a bad shot with them it doesn't make it a bad disc. Lord knows I've seen more bad shots with Nukes than any other disc on the market.
All I can say is that I'm supposed to be a huge dog distance wise to Ben, AO, MDR, and this weekend I wasn't at all. My only regret is that I didn't have enough experience with them to try them on more shots.
Here's a small sample of shots I had with the Blizzard Boss this weekend: Easily crested the hill on 7 at JnB both days, and accurately. I was just left of the bushes about 40ft or so from the pin with two completely different wind conditions. Sunday, I was back right of hole 2 at JnB. Saturday I went OB long on hole 3 at Graceland, and like I said before this wasn't out right, it was pin high up on the sidewalk about 50ft past Fausch's roller that he crushed. There were 4 or 5 other shots that weren't exactly impressive, but easily outdrove my entire card including Fausch and G Smith.
9 times out of 10 when I'm playing on the top couple cards in open I'm the shortest player off the tee, not by a ton, but always 20-30ft short of the pack. Now I'm out front of those same players.
I also don't think it takes all that much time to get used to them. It really only took me about 3 throws to get the timing down, and I jump back and forth between these and heavy discs quite a bit. The key is simply not to get too quick in your backswing.
The reality is this. They're just as fast as anything out there and I think they stay in the air longer because they are lighter. Simple as that. It could also be that your arm speed is a little faster with less resistance, or a little of both, but I don't think there's any question that I can throw these 10-20% farther than anything else on average.