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Daedalus Proto: First Impressions – Mike

Mike R, is the owner and creative genius behind Washline.  He’s responsible for all the Disc Cellar Open (DCO) custom stamps, including the mini and he’s recently done the logo design for the 2014 BC Open.  He has recently moved from Am Intermediate to Am Advanced and normally plays out of Passive Park in Langley, BC.  He is one of three winners in our Innova Daedalus Prototype giveaway and here is his first impressions review:

I grabbed a 171g Daedalus from The Disc Cellar while at Robert Burnaby Park. The first impression was ‘This looks and feels really nice!’. The plastic felt flexy without being rubbery and the rim was nice and wide. I threw it on a few of the longer drives and was pretty happy with the distance and control I was able to get right out of the box.

Later that same day I took it to Langley (my home course) for some home ground testing.

Starting on Summer pad #1, a hole I usually throw a 171g R plastic Bolt* on, the Daedalus seemed perfect for the long drive. As a comparison I threw it flat and low… the same way I huck the Bolt on that hole. Straight down the fairway and just past the chains!

You can’t judge a disc on one throw, so I continued to throw it for every drive where I would normally use my Bolt.

After a full round, I found my drives were about 20-40 feet longer, had more control and, it may seem like a small thing, but the plastic wipes dry really easy and has great tackiness in your hand.

I have played about 10 rounds with it now and am really happy with this disc. It anhyzers when you want it to, can maintain a long straight flight on a hyzer edge and has generally increased my distance in comparison to the Bolt. The downside seems to be how the plastic changes with the weather. If your round starts off cold and finishes in the sun, the flight path will change (becoming more understable as it gets gummier) but I find that a small trade off for this durable plastic.

Power/mega distance throwers will find it fairly flippy if thrown flat, and that alone could make it a great roller, while newer players will probably be challenged if their release angles are inconsistent.

Overall, I would say that players that love the Bolt will now have an Innova option that seems to have improved on that mould.

Time to go throw it some more.

* R plastic Bolt would be a Recycled Gold Line Bolt by Latitude 64 (also carried by The Disc Cellar) and which is rated by Lat 64 as: Speed 13, Glide 6, Turn -2, Fade 3 while the Daedalus Proto is 13, 6, -4, 2 according to Innova.

The Disc Cellar currently still has about 30 of the Proto Daedalus in stuck, but once they are gone, they are gone forever.

Daedalus Winners

The draw has been done, the winners contacted and confirmed.  They are:

  • Chris Miki
  • Craig Sheather
  • Mike Ramanauskas

Expect to see their reviews in the coming weeks.

For those of you looking forward to the reviews before purchasing a Daedalus, here’s a very important piece of information: the production Daedalus (also in GStar) has been made more stable and comes in at 13, 6, -3, 2 instead of the -4 of the prototype, so if you want the -4, it’s time to stock up on the prototypes.  Dealers were limited to 50 each, so there’s a limit supply of them out there.

Innova: new arrivals

New Innova order arrived yesterday, below is a list of what arrived arranged by plastic.

Blizzard Champion

Ape Blizzard Champion – 150 Orange: $19.03
Ape Blizzard Champion – 139 Purple: $19.03
Ape Blizzard Champion – 131 Blue: $19.03
Beast Blizzard Champion – 152 Red: $19.03
Beast Blizzard Champion – 150 Pink: $19.03
Beast Blizzard Champion – 147 Pink: $19.03
Beast Blizzard Champion – 137 Red: $19.03
Beast Blizzard Champion – 136 Orange: $19.03
Beast Blizzard Champion – 132 Pink: $19.03
Boss Blizzard Champion – 144 Orange: $19.03
Boss Blizzard Champion – 134 Blue: $19.03
Boss Blizzard Champion – 134 Yellow: $19.03
Destroyer Blizzard Champion – 148 Purple: $19.03
Destroyer Blizzard Champion – 138 Blue: $19.03
Destroyer Blizzard Champion – 138 Yellow: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 158 Orange: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 157 Orange: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 156 Orange: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 156 Orange: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 147 Orange: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 146 Orange: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 140 Purple: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 140 Blue: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 139 Red: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 138 Red: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 137 Yellow: $19.03
Katana Blizzard Champion – 135 Purple: $19.03
Krait Blizzard Champion – 153 Green: $19.03
Krait Blizzard Champion – 144 Orange: $19.03
Krait Blizzard Champion – 144 Yellow: $19.03
Krait Blizzard Champion – 136 Yellow: $19.03
Krait Blizzard Champion – 134 Purple: $19.03
Krait Blizzard Champion – 133 Orange: $19.03
TeeDevil Blizzard Champion – 147 Red: $19.03
TeeDevil Blizzard Champion – 138 Red: $19.03
TeeDevil Blizzard Champion – 137 Red: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 158 Red: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 156 Purple: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 149 Blue: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 148 Blue: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 147 Purple: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 147 Orange: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 141 Red: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 139 Pink: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 137 Red: $19.03
Vulcan Blizzard Champion – 135 Green: $19.03
Wraith Blizzard Champion – 151 Blue: $19.03
Wraith Blizzard Champion – 150 Pink: $19.03
Wraith Blizzard Champion – 144 Pink: $19.03
Wraith Blizzard Champion – 137 Pink: $19.03
Wraith Blizzard Champion – 137 Orange: $19.03
Wraith Blizzard Champion – 134 Blue: $19.03

GStar

Aviar Gstar – 175 Orange: $20.15
Boss Gstar – 171 Orange: $20.15
Boss Gstar – 171 Blue: $20.15
Daedalus Gstar – 175 Green (x2): $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 175 Blue (x6): $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 175 Orange (x5): $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 175 Red (x7): $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 172 Blue: $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 171 Blue (x5): $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 170 Orange (x4): $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 169 Green: $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 168 Green (x2): $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 167 Purple: $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 167 Purple: $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 167 Orange: $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 167 Red: $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 166 Blue (x2): $20.15 [Prototype]
Daedalus Gstar – 165 Purple: $20.15 [Prototype]
Dart Gstar – 175 Green: $20.15
Destroyer Gstar – 175 Blue: $20.15
Destroyer Gstar – 175 Purple: $20.15
Destroyer Gstar – 172 Orange: $20.15
Destroyer Gstar – 171 Red: $20.15
Dominator Gstar – 175 Orange: $20.15
Dominator Gstar – 171 Blue: $20.15
Krait Gstar – 168 Orange: $20.15 [Paul McBeth x2]
Leopard Gstar – 170 Purple: $20.15
Mamba Gstar – 175 Blue: $20.15
Mamba Gstar – 174 Blue: $20.15
Mamba Gstar – 172 Green: $20.15
Mamba Gstar – 172 Blue: $20.15
Orc Gstar – 175 Blue: $20.15
Rhyno Gstar – 175 Orange: $20.15
Roc3 Gstar – 180 Blue: $20.15
Roc3 Gstar – 176 Silver: $20.15
Roc3 Gstar – 171 Red: $20.15
Sidewinder Gstar – 175 Blue: $20.15
Sidewinder Gstar – 172 Red: $20.15
Sidewinder Gstar – 166 Purple: $20.15
Skeeter Gstar – 175 Red: $20.15
Teebird Gstar – 175 Blue: $20.15
Teebird Gstar – 175 Purple: $20.15
Teebird Gstar – 172 Orange: $20.15
Teebird Gstar – 171 Blue: $20.15
Teebird Gstar – 169 Pink: $20.15
Teebird Gstar – 168 Black: $20.15
Tern Gstar – 175 Orange: $20.15
Tern Gstar – 175 Purple: $20.15
Tern Gstar – 171 Orange: $20.15
Tern Gstar – 166 Orange: $20.15
Tern Gstar – 160 Blue: $20.15
Valkyrie Gstar – 175 Orange: $20.15
Valkyrie Gstar – 171 Blue: $20.15
Valkyrie Gstar – 170 Purple: $20.15
Valkyrie Gstar – 165 Purple (x2): $20.15
Wraith Gstar – 175 Blue: $20.15

Star

Eagle Star – 175 Orange: $20.15
Eagle Star – 172 Yellow: $20.15
Eagle Star – 167 Pink: $20.15
Eagle Star – 163 White: $20.15
TeeRex Star – 175 Green: $20.15
Vulcan Star – 171 Blue: $20.15
Vulcan Star – 167 White: $20.15

Star Lite

Boss Star Lite – 144 Yellow: $20.15
Boss Star Lite – 136 Yellow: $20.15
Boss Star Lite – 135 Blue: $20.15
Mamba Star Lite – 148 Orange: $20.15
Roadrunner Star Lite – 179 Blue: $20.15
Roadrunner Star Lite – 138 Pink: $20.15
Roadrunner Star Lite – 137 Pink: $20.15
Sidewinder Star Lite – 148 Red: $20.15
Sidewinder Star Lite – 134 Yellow: $20.15
Sidewinder Star Lite – 132 White: $20.15
Teebird Star Lite – 141 Purple: $20.15
Teebird Star Lite – 139 Red: $20.15
Teebird Star Lite – 137 White: $20.15
Valkyrie Star Lite – 153 Green (x2): $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 153 Blue (x2): $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 147 White: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 147 Yellow: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 146 Yellow: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 143 Red (x2): $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 142 Orange: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 142 Red: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 141 Orange: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 140 Red: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 139 Yellow (x2): $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 137 White (x2): $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 136 Blue: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 136 Pink: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 135 Blue: $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Valkyrie Star Lite – 135 Pink (x4): $20.15 [Van City Chick Chuck]
Wraith Star Lite – 146 Yellow: $20.15
Wraith Star Lite – 135 Blue: $20.15
Wraith Star Lite – 133 White: $20.15

R-Pro

Boss R-Pro – 133 Blue: $11.19
Boss R-Pro – 132 Yellow: $11.19

DX

Aero DX – 150 Blue: $11.19
Archangel DX – 150 Blue: $11.19
Aviar DX – 147 Pink: $11.19
Aviar DX – 134 Blue: $11.19
Aviar DX – 131 Yellow: $11.19
Banshee DX – 150 Purple: $11.19
Beast DX – 150 Yellow: $11.19
Beast DX – 125 White: $11.19
Beast DX – 124 Orange: $11.19
Birdie DX – 150 Blue: $11.19
Boss DX – 150 Orange: $11.19
Cheetah DX – 150 White: $11.19
Cheetah DX – 150 Blue: $11.19
Cheetah DX – 139 Yellow: $11.19
Classic Aviar DX – 150 White: $11.19
Cobra DX – 150 Red: $11.19
Dart DX – 150 Red: $11.19
Destroyer DX – 150 Black: $11.19
Dragon DX – 150 Red: $11.19
Eagle DX – 149 White: $11.19
Firebird DX – 146 White: $11.19
Gator DX – 144 Yellow: $11.19
Gazelle DX – 144 Orange: $11.19
Kite DX – 152 Yellow: $11.19
Leopard DX – 150 Blue: $11.19
Orc DX – 150 Red: $11.19
Polecat DX – 150 White: $11.19
Rhyno DX – 150 White: $11.19
Roc DX – 150 Orange: $11.19
Shark DX – 147 Purple: $11.19
Shark DX – 138 Red: $11.19
Shark DX – 125 Purple: $11.19
Sidewinder DX – 140 Yellow: $11.19
Skeeter DX – 146 Yellow: $11.19
Spider DX – 149 Red: $11.19
Starfire DX – 150 Red: $11.19
Stingray DX – 150 White: $11.19
Teebird DX – 150 Red: $11.19
Valkyrie DX – 150 Orange: $11.19
Viking DX – 150 Orange: $11.19
Viper DX – 141 Red: $11.19
Wedge DX – 150 Purple: $11.19
Wedge DX – 138 White: $11.19
Wedge DX – 127 Blue: $11.19
Whippet DX – 150 White: $11.19
Wraith DX – 150 Orange: $11.19

On Location: QE 10 May 2014

We’ll be on site at the Van City Chick Chuck tomorrow all day, and we’ll have about half of our inventory with us.  If you have anything in particular you’re looking for let us know in advance so that we can make sure it’s in the half that we take.

If you’re looking for light plastic, we’ll have lots with us, should be about 250 that are 163g or lighter.  That’s right 250 light discs, which is more than many retailers have in stock in all weights total.

This will be your first opportunity to pick up a GStar Daedalus prototype, or the limited edition Van City Chick Chuck Star Lite Valkyrie.

So again, we’ll be at Queen Elizabeth Disc Golf Course from about 9am to 4pm-ish.

Daedalus Giveaway

We’ve got 40 of the GStar Daedalus prototypes en route to me now (should arrive on Thursday).  We’re going to try something out and see how it works…

We’re going to give away 3 of these GStar Daedalus randomly, to people who comment on this post*.  As much as we’d like to give people bonus entries for sharing and spreading the word, we haven’t investigated how best to do that.  So we’re not this time anyway.

Here’s the catch though, if you’re one of the lucky 3 people, you need to do the following things after receiving the disc:

  1. Write a first impression review of the disc once you get it in your hand, and send it to us.
  2. Throw the Daedalus a lot
  3. Write a review of your thoughts and experiences on the GStar plastic
  4. Write a review of your thoughts and experiences on the Daedalus prototype after you’ve used it a lot

Here’s the tricky part, reviews must be positive in tone.  What does that mean you ask?  It means that we don’t want to have reviews that tell us how much it sucks (if it does).  Instead, we want reviews which identify what type of player is likely to enjoy the plastic/disc/flight path/et cetera.  We realize that you might not be that player, but it’s way more helpful to identify who would benefit from this disc (if anyone).  Not all discs work for all people, but most of us can imagine who a disc might be appropriate for, or under which circumstances it would excel.

You’ll be expected to get your first review in within a week of receiving the disc, and the next two within 4 weeks of receiving the disc.

If you’re not willing to write the reviews, don’t enter the give away. The goal here is to give a few people the opportunity to help the rest of the disc golf community to make an informed purchase decision on this disc.

I’ll do the draw next Tuesday, the 13th.

Things to remember:

  • comment on this post, not on Facebook or somewhere else
  • make sure that you include your name and a valid email address when filling out the comment stuff, otherwise we won’t be able to tell you that you won, and we’ll give the prize to someone else
  • include the answer to the following skill testing question in the comments: “If I shoot 4 under on a typical 18 hole course (par 3), how many throws did I actually use?”
  • comments here are “moderated” so don’t panic if your comment doesn’t appear right away…

 

When the shipment with the Daedalus arrives this week, we’ll have the full GStar line in stock again, at least until we start selling out again.

* we’ll throw in a classic “skill testing” question so as not to run afoul of any Canadian laws.

GStar Daedalus Prototype!

The INNOVA Daedalus is a new maximum downwind distance driver crafted for less powerful players.  The disc will double as a long distance roller for more advanced players.

The Daedalus will be available in GStar plastic and is initially rated 13, 6, -4, 2 [speed, glide, turn, fade]. The Daedalus likes to be thrown low.  Make sure it doesn’t soar too close to the sun.

The GStar Daedalus Prototype is a limited edition version of this new driver that is a small batch limited run.

If you look closely you’ll find that the rating is very similar to the Star Tern, but a little faster…  Accepting pre-orders now.