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Exobot 1 First Contact

Exobot 1 First Contact

We’ve been teasing this for weeks through social media, and if you look back through our old unboxing videos you’ll find mentions, and hints, but now it’s finally here: RELEASE DAY!

Exobot 1 First Contact – is a Disc Cellar exclusive design produced by DoubleRam Disc on Innova discs. This is the first release in what we expect to be a series of designs. This first release is available in 4 models:

  1. Limited Edition – Innova Star Aviar3, all discs are numbered, bagged with header that includes artist signature, First Contact story and disc number (38 produced)
  2. First Release – Innova Star Shryke (20 produced)
  3. First Release – Innova Champion RocX3 (20 produced)
  4. First Release – Innova XT Nova (25 produced)

These stamped beautifully and will work equally well as collectors or throwers.

When it first appeared, there was awe and wonder. It stood amongst us, unmoving, cold, and silent. This way it remained for most of a generation. When the mute sentinel abruptly began to make it’s presence known, the world’s revelry at not being alone in the Universe came to an abrupt and terrifying end.

Why are we calling this a “First Release”, because we reserve the right to re-print the stamp in the future, subsequent releases will be Second Release or Second Editions. There may be future limited editions (they would be different and distinguished from these ones). The goal here is to have a beautiful stamp, to have it be collectable, to tell a story, launch a series, but also to be able to reproduce the early works in the future so that those who miss out, or find the Exobot later will have an opportunity to own the entire collection, they just may be mass market models instead of these first editions.

NSFW – JMac Fundraiser

Some of you undoubtedly know Johnny “JMac” MacDonald, and some of you won’t. Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, we have a fundraiser that may interest you. We’ve partnered with DoubleRam Discs (who donated the design) and with Innova (who are making the discs) to help raise funds for JMac. Funds will be used to help fund a bucket list trip (which includes and Innova warehouse visit), with leftovers being used to pursue future treatment options.

JMac himself will have 100 DX Flat Top Rocs that he’ll be selling on his trip for US$20.

We’ll be selling the rest of the discs with proceeds going to JMac.

Here’s the stamp:

Johhny Mac road trip fundraiser

Pre-orders:

Discs are in the production queue and are expected to be available mid-late March 2017.

VCobra: Initial reactions Michael Ramanauskas

Star VCobra

A couple days ago I found myself holding a neon pink 180 Star VCobra (5/5/-1/2) in my hand and wondering why it felt a bit odd as a mid-range. While Innova is trying some new technological adaptations with their Vtec rims (like the VRoc), sometimes you have to wonder why they are aiming to improve on a much loved disc in the first place?

I didn’t have that problem. I have never thrown a Cobra, had never intended to and am pretty happy with my bag as it is… I am a Roc guy after all.

Initially, my reaction to this oddly rimmed hunk of plastic was one of “Not sure, this seems gimmicky and is basically a beaded putter profile” and then I threw it.

I threw it every time I would normally throw a Roc or any shot between 60-250 feet. And after 36 holes, I was actually quite impressed. This disc will hold a straight line on a drive, and not the turn right/fade back left kind of straight… just straight until the end with a bit of fade to finish. Put a bit of extra snap of it, and you’ll get a nice anhyzer line that holds. Headwind? Sure, why not? While I didn’t throw it in super high wind, the 10-15km gust I threw it into didn’t seem to matter. Tomahawks and forehands worked predictably as well.

Oh, glide… lots of glide. Surprisingly, lots of glide. When throwing a shot that would normally drop with my Roc, this disc just went a bit farther, kept gliding and then decided to settle down (in a good way).

Because the underside of the wing is convex instead of concave, there is more plastic in the rim. Add to that the bead and you have a solid disc that doesn’t deform due to torsion when you snap it hard.

Will this disc replace a Roc in my bag? No, but it will make a nice addition to my bag regardless.

Michael Ramanauskas is a member of Team Disc Cellar and the owner of DoubleRam Disc and  Washline.com, and is responsible for multiple custom stamps including: the 2015 30th Anniversary Provincial Disc Golf Championships, 2014 DCO (Disc Cellar Open) and the “Smokom” Sarah Hokom signature stamp.

This review was original written in mid-December, but somehow we managed to forget to post it.