Nuke vs. Star Katana

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Nuke vs. Star Katana

Postby anubis080 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:32 pm

Had a chance to compare these discs to each other for about 3 hours today. I have thrown the Katana prior to today, but not the Nuke. Here are the pictures:

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The 175 Star Katana is on the left, a 174 ESP Nuke on the right

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The Nuke seems to be just a little more domey than the Katana

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Rim comparison. Nuke is a little higher due to the dome.


The Nuke is just a hair more tacky than my Katana, not by much. This "blend ESP" or whatever you want to call is very durable too. I nailed 2 trees with it and don't even see the slightest of wear on the rim.


The BIG different in grip is that the rim of the Katana is 12 mm deep, while the Nuke is 14 mm deep. It was stated that the Nuke is 12 mm, but I measured both discs for accuracy; the Nuke was 14 mm. I can palm a basketball, and it makes a difference on rim depth because my fingers connect better. Both, of course, have a 25 mm rim width.


The Nuke threw just as far as my Katana today, if not farther. For those of you who have played Eastern, I got a good rip on the Nuke and threw it to the other side of the Creek on #2 today...after hitting the trees as well; probably around 475'.


The disc keeps a tight S curve. Where the Katana would S out around 15 ft, the Nuke would only S maybe 6 ft out and bomb just as far. For this reason, I find it more predictable, with less slip outs as well.


Speaking of stability, the Nuke handles a 10 o'clock headwind pretty well. S's just a little more, but that is expected. The Katana turned over much more on #18 @ Eastern, but ultimately went the same distance just not as accurate.


It flies much like a faster Star Wraith for me. I'm not going to say a Star Destroyer because I find those to be just a little more stable than a Wraith. It glides very well and does not fade off too much either.


If I had to give it "Innova ratings" I would say this disc is 13 speed, 5 for glide, -1.25/-1.5 HSS, 2 fade (LSS).
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Re: Nuke vs. Star Katana

Postby MDR_3000 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:28 pm

anubis080 wrote:

The Nuke threw just as far as my Katana today, if not farther. For those of you who have played Eastern, I got a good rip on the Nuke and threw it to the other side of the Creek on #2 today...after hitting the trees as well; probably around 475'.




did you think the basket got moved?
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Postby anubis080 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:22 pm

haha, well, I didn't feel like I was throwing it THAT hard. I threw it with the same amount of force that I would throw my FORCE to get that far :P It just glides so much more than it; about the same speed though. It was my second throw with it, didn't know what to expect, and I didn't want to come up short either lol.
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Postby Nohr » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:27 pm

Very nice. Thanks for the write up
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Postby anubis080 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:42 pm

I should also say. I was playing with a guy that can throw around 300. He puts a 171 Pro Katana out there better than a Nuke. The Nuke hyzered off for him fairly well, while a Pro Katana did not. I normally throw around 400-425 on a good throw in the winter right now.
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Postby treeMD » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:36 pm

anubis080 wrote:haha, well, I didn't feel like I was throwing it THAT hard. I threw it with the same amount of force that I would throw my FORCE to get that far :P It just glides so much more than it; about the same speed though. It was my second throw with it, didn't know what to expect, and I didn't want to come up short either lol.



not sure i understand this. you dont want to come up short and take a 3, so instead you throw out of bounds and take a 4p? have the rules of the game changed?
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Postby anubis080 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:41 pm

meh, it was just a fun round of doubles :P My partner threw a decent first shot that was an easy 3, so I went for it lol.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:58 pm

looks like Ben has a challenger for longest arm in the QC..and I've officially been demoted to old balls status.
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Postby nydle28011 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:03 pm

does matter how far you throw the dam thing still have to make the putt :)
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Postby treeMD » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:12 pm

second

and yeah mdr, you just have mediocre distance now, lol
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Postby smalls51691 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:43 pm

MDR maybe you should move away from the QC then cuz it seems all the big arms are coming.. lol.. good thing i am in des moines now.
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Postby anubis080 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:12 pm

Oh geez, I think I saw Ben playing this summer and he parked #2 from the long...I know I can't do that :shock:

@ Nydle: I can make putts within 30' consistently, outside the circle is another story. Workin on switching to the straddle.
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Postby smalls51691 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:19 am

yea ben throws far.. lol... i used to throw far and could put it in the circle from the long on 2 but not anymore... i am getting to old to throw far. :lol: i mean jez i will be 19 this may
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Postby freburg36625 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:32 pm

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Postby freburg36625 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:34 pm

anubis080 wrote:Oh geez, I think I saw Ben playing this summer and he parked #2 from the long...I know I can't do that :shock:

@ Nydle: I can make putts within 30' consistently, outside the circle is another story. Workin on switching to the straddle.


What about the other 2'10"
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