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Disc Review



Discraft
Hawk

Type: Midrange
Diameter: 21.4cm
Available Weights: 165-175g
Plastic: Discraft Competition Line

Hawk
Flight Rating Category Value What Discraft says:
The Hawk is an excellent all purpose driver and is a great disc for accurate drives, especially on tight fairways. It is a stable, easy to throw disc that will hold a line on straight shots or turns. Also available in HD version.
Maximum Flight Speed NA
Resistance To High Speed Turn NA
Amount Of Low Speed Fade NA
Propensity To Fade NA
Glide NA
Relative Distance NA
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level NA
Predictability NA
Uniformity Of Break In Period NA
Overall Durability NA Description of the Ratings System.


Player Reviews

Posted 04-15-07
Submitted by Noah ESPeciallyGlory@hotmail.com
Location: Michigan
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 174
Review: I just recently lost my favorite beat up Pro D Buzzz that would hook right no matter how I threw it. My course has a lot of left to right holes that really damper your average RHBH thrower and I used that disk a lot. I didn't feel like waiting to beat in a Buzzz all over again, so I went looking for something that could fly like that right out of the box.

The Hawk is that disc. Thrown hard and flat, it will hook very predictably to the right and not come back. This disc performs a great hyzer flip for short, straight drives as well. I always found my beat in Buzzz impossible to throw straight as I turned it over no matter how much hyzer I put on it.

The Hawk fits right in with my ESP Buzzz (stable) and Z Wasp (overstable) and really makes those left to right holes seem manageable and almost preferred due to the consistency of the high speed turn.

My only gripe is that they don't make this disc in any of the high quality plastics. Playing in Michigan (very wooded courses), my Pro D discs beat in very quick and I can already see myself going through tons and tons of these (though at least the price is right).

Pick one up...they're only $8!
Posted 03-16-07
Submitted by SkaBob Location: Detroit
Level: Adv. Am
Avg Drive: 325
Disc Weights: 168
Review: I'd been playing with Z Hawks (first run and production run) and hand't been satisfied with their glide. Because of this I took them out of my bag. I found this blue D Hawk at a local shop and was really impressed with the feel of it. The shape is more similar to the first run Z Hawks than the production run ones. Flat top, not a lot of dome. Flies just like a Z Hawk, super straight, just a little fade, but WHOA is there a lot more glide on these. The Z ones always felt like they were more of a ballistic projectile than a wing. This one flies. Compare the distance on the Z ones at about 75% (at most) of that of my MRVs, and the D one equals the MRV in distance. Nice!
Posted: 10-21-04
Submitted by Moog_lee@hotmail.com
The Discraft Hawk is a meduim-range driver and all-purpose disc. I'm a fairly advanced amateur player, and I bought this disc to fill a void in my disc lineup, of which I use a CE Valkyrie, an EliteX Xpress, and a Rhyno putter. This disc was a surprise. I've changed my techniques to compensate for the discs I use, but when I used the Hawk for the first time, it just went straight. I mean really straight. Almost anything I try with it, it still goes straight for the most part. So I stopped fighting it and just threw it straight. It's great for narrow holes, wooded areas, and any smaller holes, and it fights the wind pretty well in the 175-gram size I have. All in all, it's saved me many strokes.
Posted: 08-18-01
Submitted by: Morgan MacLeod <slipstream_to_silence@yahoo.com>
The Hawk has been a gem for one simple reason: stability. I tend to play in extremely wooded areas with a lot of obstacles and trees. After looking around I finally settled on the Hawk, and have never shot straighter! It's heavier weight (I have a 172) allows me to really let it fly even in tight areas, and I am usually shooting about 250-280 feet with ease. I would recommend this disc for beginners comfortable with a heavier disc, as well as more advanced players looking for GREAT accuracy. No matter how tight, it will get there straight!
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