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Gateway Disc Sports
Demon G5i

Type: Midrange
Diameter: 21.0cm
Available Weights: 140-175g
Plastic: Thermoplastic Elastomer

Flight Rating Category Value What Gateway says:
This disc is demonically over-stable when new. Great for S-curves, side-arms and tomahawks. Made from the same plastic as the new Sabres this disc will break in after a while to become a straight line flying mid-range. Somewhat similar to the scout but very flat on top. This disc feels very comfortable in the hand when using the power grip. Wind has no effect on the flight.
Maximum Flight Speed 7.0
Resistance To High Speed Turn 10.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 7.0
Propensity To Fade 10.0
Glide 2.0
Relative Distance 3.5
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 5.0
Predictability 5.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period NA
Overall Durability NA Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted 04-19-07
Submitted by Fabricio fabricio1234@msn.com
Disc Weights: 175g
Review: I like the demon for shots within 300 or less , at the head wind or no wind at all, it will never flip over and if it does it will not stay that way, it will come back to it's original line and at the end it will not skip too much, it is a good disc if you don't wanna overthrow a short hole and it is litle bit too long to thorw your putter .
Posted 03-26-07
Submitted by Josh Location: NY & CA
Level: Amateur
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 176
Review: I carry two mids in my bag, the roc and this. I like the demon for the long hyzer lines it will hold for me. Many will say everything can be done with just roc's but I haven't managed to do that.

I have found it predictable to forehand or backhand consistently. Doesn't have the glide the roc does, its an overstable pig. I love it
Posted: 12-13-03
Submitted by discgraham@hotmail.com
The Gateway G5i Demon is a very overstable speedy midrange. It is molded in gateway's S plastic which is very durrable and great in cold weather. When new, the G5i Demon will only fly about 150 feet because of its overstability. It is much more overstable than a Monster or Xtreme. It also has a huge skip. Once it starts to break in, it becomes a great straight to left and hyser disc up to 320. It requires a little more height because of its lack of glide, but it is very predictable and controllable. It will also retain its original skip which is responsible for many birdies and aces. The Demon will cut ANY headwind even when it is broken in. It also tommohawks and thumbs well. The G5i Demon is my favorite disc ever, and no disc will ever replace it.
Posted: 5-30-02
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
The Demon is a small diameter very overstable midrange disc. This disc is run in very stiff, grippy plastic and has a very low profile for a disc with a somewhat rounded edge. This is one of the most overstable discs on the market and should fade predictably into any headwind. The Demon will start pulling left immediately out of your hand and dive into the ground like a lawn dart at the end of its flight. Thrown flat it will finish with a strong left fade and a hyzer line will give a sweeping arc path that will knife into the ground. The Demon doesn't have a lot of lift or glide so about the only way to get some distance out of it is a hard anhyzer s-curve. If you need to get up and down quickly, this disc is a good choice.
Posted: 07-10-01
Submitted by Jeff Cowley <jcrad@frii.com>
I love this disc.I have been lookung for an overstable midrange disc like this for two years, I tried Rocs ,MRv's, MRX's and Gator's before finding this disc.I would say that the stability is about like a Gator, maybe a bit more overstable, but this disc has more glide than a Gator. I max out at around 400' with my long range drivers, I can thow this disc around 320' max. I played Kiss the Sky in Aspen, and this disc was a great help for the steep downhill shots that I wanted to hyzer, but a driver would have been too much disc for..My Demon did get fairly beat up hitting the rocks at Aspen, but it still is very overstable. Another use I found for it is hyzer lag putting. When i have a tree between myself and the basket, and the hyzer route is open, I just putt this disc flat about 15'-20' high and let it drop hard left.I don't thow many forehand shots but I think that the Demon would make a great forehand midrange disc. About the only complaint I have about this disc is that it is super stiff, and somewhat prone to rolling after it hits.
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