Roc Lover wrote:
friends dont let other friends throw a vulcan
I was looking for a place to post this and did not find a dedicated thread for the Vulcan. Maybe for a good reason, because the disc is not good even though it has some interesting behavior components.
While i would not generally recommend a Vulcan for most players i found a few redeeming points with major caveats yesterday. I threw in rear winds from hip high reach back to about chin to nose high releases with about 10 degree hyzer. When the rear wind did not flip the disc unpredictably (ahem danger Will Robinson!) it flipped flat and flew like a bat out of hell. I don't think i've ever seen any disc move so fast all the time at weights around the 171 of that disc. And the wind did buffet and flip the disc a lot, although rear wind at the rip point does not mean rear wind all the way, where i was throwing. The skip is almost straight forward even from about 17' apexes so even if the disc dropped fast, it would still skip a lot forward to get about the D you would expect on a good shot. A snappy and clean release are mandatory, because this disc has no tolerance for OAT.
I regret not having my 161 with me, because i thought, that the 171 would be as useless as it was, when i bought it and threw it lower. The Star 171 flew and skipped for quite good distances. Around 410' mostly with some over and some under that. That is about the same as the infinitely more dependable Pro Beast 168. Overall i would not use the Vulcan on a course in winds, but now i'm curious about, how it performs in calm weather on higher lines. Still who needs a discs, that gets bounced to failure in rear winds at the tee? No matter if the bounces came from other wind directions hitting the disc in mid air, because that will happen during rounds. It is strictly a gimmick disc unless roller throwers like it. No good reasons to try it as a roller around here.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.