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Sentinel MF

Type: Midrange
Diameter: 21.7cm
Available Weights: 145-180g
Plastic: Millennium

Sentinel MF
Flight Rating Category Value What Millennium says:
The Sentinel MF debuted in Spring of 1998 as a limited edition specialty disc. But players started to fall in love with it, and some of the players we sponsor said they couldn't live without it. So in Spring of 2000 we decided to make it a permanent part of the line. The Sentinel MF is unique among midrange discs. Its rare combination of speed and fade make it perfect for four situations: low ceiling approaches, skip/fade approaches, upwind approaches, and 'reverse S' approaches. It might be a little too much for newer players to handle, but better players will always want to keep the Sentinel around.
Maximum Flight Speed 6.0
Resistance To High Speed Turn 6.0
Amount Of Low Speed Fade 6.0
Propensity To Fade 6.0
Glide 5.0
Relative Distance 3.5
Qualitative Analysis Value
Recommended Skill Level 3.0
Predictability 4.0
Uniformity Of Break In Period 3.0
Overall Durability 3.0 Description of the Ratings System.

Player Reviews

Posted: 9-23-03
Submitted by David Meltzer DMeltzer@SBRALF.com
I am a lefty backhander and an intermediate player. The Sentinal has become my disc of choice for moderate length approaches. [For longer approaches I use a Storm]. This disc holds the line, with a slight fade. As I'm lefty, the fade is right. I aim a little bit to the left of the pole and let the disc do the work. Thrown with a hyzer, the disc seems to home in on the target. The disc is resistant to being battered by the wind. Finally, the plastic is great. I find candy plastic to be too slick, but this plastic is both "grippy" AND durable. The Sentinal has taken my well loved Shark out of my bag.
Posted: 02-18-02
Submitted by Jon Turner <oxdisc@thets.demon.co.uk>
The Sentinel is a large diameter medium to fast overstable approach disc. When thrown straight, flat and hard, it will fly straight forward and level for quite a way (somewhere between a Roc and a Comet in distance). But as it starts to slow, the Sentinel fades significantly off to the left (for RHBH throws). Stability wise, it is around the same level as an X2 or EXP1. This stability makes the disc a bit too tricky for most beginners despite it being easy to weight your shots but is great for bigger arms and more skilled players. This disc is virtually unaffected by wind unless it is extremely strong and as far as I can tell from the discs I have tried, it ages very slowly without a significant loss in stability. This durability means the disc can be used confidentaly for skip shots, safe in the knowledge that will won't cause it much, if any, damage. A great disc to have around just in case - you never know when you may need it.
Posted: 7-13-01
By Blake Takkunen - the Webmaster - <blake@discgolf.com>
My Review:
The Sentinel MF is a moderately fast overstable midrange. This may be the most overstable midrange made (although there are a few made by Lightning and GDS I have not tried). It is also the fastest midrange disc I have thrown. There aren't many midranges I can compare it to, but stability-wise except a couple of other overstable midranges the MRX and the SE Roc. The Sentinel MF is noticably faster than the MRX and also has greater resistance to turnover with similar fade and less glide. Comparing the Sentinel MF to the SE Roc is like comparing a Banshee to a Cheetah or Gazelle. The Roc is slower, straighter and has better glide and accuracy. I find these to be poor comparisons because both the Roc and MRX are accuracy midranges while I think of the Sentinel as a true fade midrange. Thrown low, flat and hard like a driver the Sentinel MF will flatten out and fly straight with pretty strong fade as it slows down, reminiscent of a scaled down X2 flight path. Finessed like a midrange, its flight path will hold a fairly tight left curve and reminds me more of a slower, shorter Viper or Banshee. This disc would suit players who are looking for a true fading midrange or for those who have trouble turning over Rocs, MRVs and MRXs. It is a fairly long midrange, distancewise not quite that of the Roc or MRV, so carrying an additional shorter midrange/approach disc is a must. I would not recommend this disc for beginners. Also of note, the older "Limited Edition" runs of this disc are in a different plastic than the current release. The LE runs feel more like a softer version of the plastic used in the KC Roc while the newer runs are the standard Millennium Plastic. I find the current runs to be a hair more overstable but not very noticable with the greatest difference being the feel.
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