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Disc Review



Discraft
Elite APX

Type: Putt and Approach
Diameter: 21.0cm
Available Weights: 165-174g
Plastic: Discraft Elite X

Elite APX
Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
The special Elite plastic allows for a consistent release on crucial short-range shots and putts. The plastic provides a surface just tacky enough to grip the chains resulting in less "cut throughs". Similar to a Magnet, this disc holds its line on all shots from 10 to 200 feet.
Maximum Flight Speed 2.0
Resistance To High Speed Turn 1.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 1.0
Propensity To Fade 1.0
Glide 8.0
Relative Distance 2.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 1.0
Predictability 1.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 4.0
Overall Durability 4.0 Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted: 5-28-02
Submitted by Derek Kainz <derekkainz@hotmail.com>
I don't like it. I am used to magnets and I find the glide on this disc to be too much. However others like it so I am sure that it is a good disc. I probably just have to give it a little more time.
Posted: 7-08-01
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
The Elite Pro APX is a slow, evenly-stable approach and putt disc. It has a fairly deep rim and a flat flight plate. I would have to say that this is probably the truest flying putter I have found, it flies and drops on a straight line when thrown flat. For upshots I have had trouble with turning this disc over and generally favor an Aviar Driver for shots outside 100 feet. I find that I can throw an APX up to 125-150 feet, but that I have consistency troubles when I try to throw it too long and especially into a headwind or crosswind. I know players that are better than I am may have the touch to finesse it for 200-250 foot shots but for me the APX is strictly a putter. This disc will hold its line and has less low speed fade than some of the other popular putters out there such as the Aviar Putt and Approach, Omega SS, and Magnet. The only other putters I have thrown that drop as straight are the Rattler and DGA Atlantis (which I was told was the same mold only with softer plastic). The Discraft Elite plastic on this disc is fairly stuff, so people who like softer putters may want to look into the Swirl APX or Atlantis as they should stick better and are a bit more grippy. A downside is that this disc is not very good in windy situations. A large gust of wind will have a great effect on its flight. I do recommend this disc or the swirl APX strongly as a putter but I may be switching over to an Aviar Putt and Approach as I have become more and more comfortable with that mold and is better in the wind.
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