Submitted by Dan Howard
The Wham-O company has released a new batch of discs aimed solely at the world of Disc Golf. The Touchline Under is the first of these that I have thrown (compliments of it's inclusion in the PDGA Worlds 'Players Pack') and I was very impressed.
The disc comes partially contained in cardboard packaging (the type that is designed to be hung in a store display). Mine was grey in color, as is the picture on the website (www.frisbeedisc.com), I don't know if they offer any others. The plastic feels a little slick to the touch, not wholly unlike original CE plastic. It's definitely not as grippy as current Champion plastic, but not as coarse as DX or Proline. Mine was listed as 177 grams, as was another I've seen, I'm not sure if they all are. The disc has a somewhat low profile for what is considered a 'turnover' disc, but felt comfortable in the hand (I use the power grip on all drivers). It also has the traditional frisbee 'grooves' on the top of the flight plate, which did help in acheiving a solid grip (or so it seemed).
The disc is listed on the site as being "Designed for distance and predictability when throwing extra long anhyzer shots that need to finish hyzer. This low profile speed disc will help you execute those long turnover shots that need to finish with a fast hyzer." Based on my experience with it, this is pretty accurate, with the exception of the fast hyzer finish. I found that it held its line much longer than expected, with excellent glide. I threw it flat and it would come out very fast and start a gentle turn to the right and hold that line until it landed. It didn't fly very high, but went further than I would have thought at relatively low heights. If I released it with annie it would correct itself a bit, but still hold that annie line till the end. If I had to compare it with anything I would say it flies very much like a superfast Leopard, or perhaps a very broken in Eagle, minus the hyzer finish.
I have hit a few trees with it and it has not seemed to change the flight as of yet. It might need more seasoning before I can say for sure how long it will hold up. At $7.99 each online, it would be pretty cheap to replace them, however.
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