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Disc Review



Gateway Disc Sports
Apache

Type: Driver
Diameter: 21.0cm
Available Weights: 140-175g
Plastic: Thermoplastic Urethane

Apache
Flight Rating Category Value What Gateway says:
The Apache is very similar to the Sabre in stability. The disc has a little more of a dome to it, which gives it more glide at the end of the flight. Being able to throw this disc left to right (for right-handers) makes this a good choice for your first driver. The unique blend of plastic (see plastic for discs on our website) makes this disc extra durable. Most of my competitors beginner discs are made of inexpensive plastic and are usually worn out by the time you learn how to throw it. The Apache will keep its shape and original flight characteristic for a long time.
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: 11-24-03
Submitted by Chris icecreamcat@netzero.net
My name is Chris, and I would consider myself to be an advanced amature. I drive 350' with a 168 gram Innova Beast. I score best with control instead of power. Gateway says that the Apache is valuable on left to right shots,for right handers, and I couldn't agree more. The Apache enables me to release flat, throw hard and let the disc do the work. I find that it works especially well on "tight" holes due to its consistent flight pattern. I am currently throwing the disc about 275' at 169 grams. When the disc loses speed at the end of its flight, there is hardly any fade. I have also been throwing the Apache on heavily wooded holes that are straight by releasing the disc with a hyzer and letting it work back. With this technique the Apache will only move laterally about 6' while flying long and straight with little or no fade at the end. If thrown with a slight anhyzer the disc will fly in a giant arc from left to right. I have not had a chance to throw the disc in the wind, but I think that it would probably turn over pretty easily.
Posted: 10-05-01
Submitted by Scott Miller <ksarrow@onemain.com>
The Apache is made by Gateway Disc Sports. The disc seems to be harder mold than an Innova disc, which makes it more resistant to tree damage, but I had a hard time getting used to it. The Apache has more dome than the Sabre. It flies similar to the Sabre but with much more glide in the fade portion of flight. I felt that it flew very much like a KC Pro Teebird, but I could not throw it quite as far as a KC Pro Teebird.
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