Post by mrbear8hun on May 16, 2008 13:20:34 GMT -5
I've been throwing Innova discs ever since I bagan to play disc golf and I like them. But I'm wondering how they compare to other brands. I've thrown a Millenium or two over the years and they seem really squirrelly...
I have throwing bags (full selection by brand) of Innova, Discraft and Gateway. I switch them up sometimes when I get bored or in a rut. I've also thrown DGA and Millenium. I can honestly say there is no "best" manufacturer. They all have some awesome discs. I stick to the Innova bag 90% of the time, and especially during tourney play, because I LOVE Pro/Star/CH plastic. It's just what works best for me, and what I am most comfortable with. I do like stick to one brand most of the time because it makes it easy if I loose a disc and need to replace it. I'm very comfortable picking up a new Innova disc and knowing it's going to fly like I expect. This doesn't necessarily apply to my broken in Rocs though. That's why I do practice with new DX Rocs quite a bit. Some of my KC discs are "special" and broken in to perfection. You won't see me throwing them over water or anywhere I might loose them. That's why I break in 5-6 DX Rocs to have handy. I always have a throwaway disc or two in my bag. Discmania MD1 D-Line discs are great for this too. The MD1 is very close to a Shark/Roc, breaks in quickly, and is inexpensive to replace.
Millenium and Discmania discs are designed Dave Dunapace and manufactured by Innova. Dave D says that the Millenium discs are some of the best designed discs he has ever made. The Quantum plastic and Sirius plastic will hold up longer than the basic Millenium plastic ... this might reduce the "squirrelly" effect.
Post by mrbear8hun on May 19, 2008 13:48:35 GMT -5
All very interesting... Even though I've been playing for about 7 years, I still consider myself a novice since I don't play often enough. I guess since I'm comfortable with Innova, I may as well stick with their discs... Doesn't sound like I'm missing out on anything by not trying other brands considering my skill level.
The Millennium SOLF is the most reliable disc I own. Also, the sirius plastic took a tree hit about 10 feet out of my hand on a throw that would have gone about 400'. It showed no marks and flies just as well as it did before.
Do you find the Millenium discs harder to control than innova? I haven't tried any of the new Millenium plastic as I've been trying out a lot of the new Innova stuff. Back when Innova had only the DX plastic, they were far more contrallable than the Millenium counterparts for me.
If I were to get a Millenium disc to try, what would you reccomend as my first disc from them?
Post by bullington on May 21, 2008 21:27:33 GMT -5
Q-Sentinel - The only Millenium, and non-Innova for that matter, disc I throw. It is my favorite midrange disc. I have a new Sentinel in standard plastic that I have not thrown yet, but will go in the bag soon.