Let’s start with the good news, new discs:
- Devil Hawk: uses the Chief flight wing (pronounced bead) and their newest design element: an integrated “thumb track”
- War Spear: uses the Shaman flight wing (beadless) and the “thumb track”
“The “thumb track” implementation is unique in comparison to some other discs already on the market in that it has a much more natural feel with a traditional grip.” I haven’t seen or touched the discs, but that’s what the marketing department says.
The possibly good news, or not:
- Re-tooling of the Chief: they decided the flight pattern of the previous Chief was too similar to the Shaman (in particular after a break-in period), so this is the result. So if you like the old Chief you may want to stock up while you still can.
The bad news:
- Wholesale pricing from Gateway is going up for all their discs, it will probably take a little while to trickle through the system, but you’ll likely end up seeing slightly higher prices for Gateway discs in the near future.