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Gateway Disc Sports
G1i - Sabre

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

Flight Rating Category Value What Gateway says:
The Sabre is a long, fast and accurate driver. This disc is very versatile and is great for the beginner or pro. Some weight has been transferred off of the rim and redistributed behind the rim and in the flight plate (see what makes a disc fly on our website). Long left to right throws will stay on their flight path longer without falling off, while long right to left shots will stay gliding with out hyzering out. Straight flat drives will stay straight and only fall off slightly at the end of the flight. Also a good tomahawk disc.
Maximum Flight Speed 8.0
Resistance To High Speed Turn 8.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 5.0
Propensity To Fade 4.5
Glide 4.5
Relative Distance 6.0
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 2.0
Predictability 4.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 3.0
Overall Durability 2.0 Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted: 12-13-03
Submitted by Charley Radtke
I threw the Gateway Sabre today for the first time:

This disc is my intro to Gateway discs. Wow is all that I can say initially. The statement that Gateway makes that this is the straightest flyer on the market is absolutely true. My first throw with it was a 320' hole with a low ceiling, and trees lining the flight path. This is typically a ROC hole for me, but in the 15 mph winds right to left, the SABRE performed flawlessly. Released flat, this disc drifted very little left to right, may 5 feet over 320' distance. It left a 15' putt, which was achieved with the WIZARD (And made), but that is another review.
Posted: 5-24-02
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
The Sabre is a fast, small diameter long range stable driver. This disc is a very accurate straight flyer that is versatile enough for a variety of shots. Throw it low and flat and it will fly straight for 80-90% of its flight before finishing slight left. Give it a bit of anhyzer and it'll hold a line-drive s-curve or bomb it up there for a sweeping left to right line. The Sabre will also hold its line on right to left sweeps if thrown with enough height and knife hyzers. This is one of the few drivers that is truly high and medium speed stable. It's quite fast and has fairly high resistance to turnover, somewhere in the ballpark of an X2 or Elite Reaper. The Sabre separates itself by being able to handle a lot of power without turning over without being too low speed overstable late in its flight. This is not a maximum distance driver as it doesn't have great lift or glide but there are very few discs that are more accurate. On low line drives it should be a bit longer than the long midrange discs out there such as a Roc or MRV while also being more predictable and consistent. The Sabre also seems to get better distance on sweep hyzers than flat throws which is probably a benefit of its design featuring less mass on the rim and more on the flight plate. This disc is definitely a good choice for players that are able to keep the disc flat and ready to bump up to their first high speed small-diameter driver due to its versatility and controllable flight characteristics. This disc also could find its way into your bag as a 5-wood/3-iron type of a disc.
Posted: 10-05-01
Submitted by Scott Miller <ksarrow@onemain.com>
The Sabre 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 Sabre has a flat groove near the edge before the dome starts, so it is much like having a thumbtrac. I think that the Sabre flies very much like a standard Teebird - it has a straight flight with a mild left fade.
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