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Disc Review



Lightning
#3 Flyer

Type: Driver
Diameter: 22.3cm
Available Weights: 145-180g
Plastic: Lightning

#3 Flyer
Flight Rating Category Value What Lightning says:
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 10-24-07
Submitted by Anonymous Disc Weights: 183
Review: I recently dropped a Spitfire (now sold as the # 3 Flyer) from my disc collection and put a big gouge in the rim. I decided to just put it in the bag and throw it. I have been very surprised with the consistency I'm getting from it. It is a very accurate and predictable disc. I had some trouble overpowering it at first, but once I backed down and concentrated on using a smooth motion it has been a very dependable mid-range. I put a bit more hyzer on it into the wind and it performed very nicely. I've been able to get a nice controlled turnover flight from it as well. I was expecting to get better glide from the disc because of its large diameter, but it seems to resist lift a bit and never really hooks up for that nice long glide. As a result it does come up a bit short in the distance category for me. I'm not sure if I'll stick with it after I beat this one silly. I'll loose my "old-school cool" effect without the old airplane stamp. However, for a new player the # 3 Flyer would be an excellent choice for a mid-range disc.
Posted 07-05-06
Submitted by Anonymous Level: Beginner
Avg Drive: 300
Disc Weights: 171
Review: The #3 flyer is an odd duck. Functions well as both stable midrange and stable distance driver. It "feels" a bit different from many other discs. It was one of the first discs that I purchased, but it ended up staying in my trunk, as I favored more understable midranges for a while. I took it out to a soccer field while I was throwing sets of drives, and I was getting as much distance with the #3 flyer as with my DX valkyries; but with a difference. The #3 flyer was a lot more forgiving. Throw the #3 flyer wrong, and it still seems to magically find a line to where you want it. It flies straight, without a great deal of fade, yet still manages to flex out of any unintentional turnovers. Not a good disc for turnover shots, but for everything else, the #3 flyer is magic.
Posted 08-14-05
Submitted by Wil Keith madthril1@yahoo.com
Disc Weights: 185
Review: I love this disc. Wish they made it in a pro style material. Get yourself a heavy one of these and it thows like a brick. But a VERY forgiving brick. Beginners, find a super heavy one of these and heave! throws too high fall out the sky with minimal float.
Posted: 1-21-03
Submitted by John Kramer <jkramer@catcomtec.com>
PDGA #19630
In my opinion, the Lightning Number 3 Flyer is the best disc on the market. It's flight is predictable and it's good for short drives and all medium range shots. I have 22 aces lifetime and 20 of them have been with Number 3 Flyers.
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