I found this disc untagged in a ditch. I threw it ten to fifteen times while practicing and decided it was not a lost disc but someone had thrown it in the ditch like it was a candy bar wrapper or a cigarette butt, TRASH. So now two months later I have revisited this disc at the driving range. This could possibly be the most versatile driver I have thrown. With a moderate amount of hyzer you can hold a long straight line with almost no fade at the end. This disc has replaced my forehand overstable drive when I need to go left and break back to the right. I throw it high and left with a little anhyzer and it will get around the obstacles and flex out back to the left which at that point is straight. With a lot of hyzer and thrown right it will fade like it is an over stable disc but try to flatten out late in the flight. I feel that this disc has endless possibilities. I will never play without one of these in my bag. I just don’t know the weight because discraft doesn’t write it on the bottom.
I purchased another Leopard since I left my last one at agnes moffit in Houston after purchasing it on the way to play and only throwing it 3 times. Once again I have the 175 g Red DX Leopard. I can throw this disc about 300′ with a little hyzer. Thrown like this, I love the flight path. The disc levels out fast and then holds a straight line before graduallly fading at the end. I have also found this disc to be useful as a roller. I am still a rank below novice when it comes to throwing a roller shot but this disc if thrown left of the target flat or with a little anhyzer will flip over fast and roll straight, then it turns a little right as its speed dies. I am still not putting with it sorry tizz but I love the aviar.
Setting: Around 8:15 p.m.
Place: TC Jester DGC a.k.a. “The Jester”
The evening was cooling down a bit from it’s muggy high of 93. The afternoon breeze had stalled to a whisper. League play was wrapping up and the CTP was shaping up nicely with a few participants anxiously awaiting their chance. A chance for glory, a chance for retribution of the days losses in skins, or just a chance to shank a disc into the street at a 65 degree angle to the tee. Nonetheless, all awaiting their time in the fading sun while their fellow man watches to see who will step up and set the bar the highest. You are now on the box, what will serve them up with today? You have decided upon a disc, in this case a red 173 g R-Pro Dart. Now what will you attempt to do with it on the 228 ft shot with two large oaks protecting the right side and another protecting the left center approach? The brain flashes to a serene s-curve gracefully slashing it’s way through the forest. It is set, throw it hard at the basket with a little hyzer and let the disc turn and find it’s way home. The disc is released and and instantly you know you hit your line as it starts its high speed turn and goes outside the trees on the right side. Next, a little dip in the rim as the spin subsides and the Dart starts to fade out and hook toward the basket. I am nervous as I watch, half expecting it to careen off a tree into the unfriendly street that awaits to eat stray discs, but it slips by and you see it hit then skate left as it cozies up to the pin. The cash is yours but more importantly so is the glory until next time.
So this is my par attempt on a long par three #6 TC Jester. My witness was Robin and I was trying to be a bad @$$ and rip it in from 17 ft. As you can see I was low. Has anyone else had this happen and what is the ruling, par or gimme bogey? I am biased but I think it is a par. This has to be pretty rare. One more reason I love my DX Aviar.
Picture of my drive on a 233 footer. I set myself up for a nice little birdie but I thought I had more. The JLS is my original driver and it is finding it’s way out of the bag more and more nowadays when I need a 170 to 240 straight shot. After coming back to it I seem to have the S-curve figured out.