Anyone thrown the new Innova Destroyer? I put it to the test against the Champion Wraith last week. There was some wind involved the day I threw them. My opinion is there is no rush to run out and get the so called “fastest disc” on the market with a speed rating of a 12. It’s just a little faster maybe a bit longer TeeRex. It does NOT out perform the Champion Wraith as far as speed and distance are considered. Stick with what works.
I've been using he Destroyer now for over a month. It's gotten better, the more I play with it. New, it was HS overstable and had a lot of fade, but now that it's broken in somewhat, it's a HS straight flier, and has a LS hard fade. This disc is FAST, and much more resistant to the effects of wind. I will go for this disc anytime I think wind might throw my Wraith off a bit, or when I need a disc that needs to fade hard. A couple of weeks ago I was playing on our local course CMC Glenwood Springs. Hole #6 is about 445'. Shooting into a very, very heavy headwind, I was able to get the Destroyer out to around 400'. I couldn't get the Star or CH Wraith to hold a line long enough in the wind to get past 315'. This is a wide open hole with nothing to block the wind. While on a trip to Missouri a few weeks ago, I played a new course in Hannibal, Huckleberry Park. It's a nice 18 hole course. I made my 6th Ace on a 335' hole #15, clean. I'm not saying the Destroyer is better or worse than the Wraith or TeeRex, I still have both in the bag. But I can say it's a very good disc and worth trying.
Post by mrbear8hun on May 16, 2008 13:16:58 GMT -5
I recently got a Star Destroyer, and WOW that disc sails. I had been throwing a Champ Wraith and Tee Bird and at hole 1 on crockett I overthrew the basket and almost landed on the road. I'm not good with distances, but it seemed like due to the straight flight (even with a 169g disc) on a relatively open and therefore wind-affected hole that it went about 25% further. Now this is a novice throwing these discs mind you, but I love my new star destroyer. I also threw it on hole 8 in the woods due to the straight shots up to that point and bounced off the basket... I also put my destroyer almost to the basket (far placement, red tees) on hole 9 and chipped in a birdie from roughly 20 feet.
I love the Destroyer! I recently picked up a couple of Xcalibers and they are very nice too. A lot more fade at the end of the flight, for those holes where you want a Destroyer to turn or fade harder. They are freaking amazing in heavy wind.