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Star Max - Distance Driver

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:34 pm
by West
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Another new disc from Innova, but not just any new disc ... another speed 11 baby!!!

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Looks like a good potential for anyone on the tour if you don't want to be able to flip it over ...
Innova wrote:The new Star Max is a fast stable driver. It is much like a faster Firebird or Monster. It is a great disc for forehand drives. Backhand throwers can use it for anhyzer flex shots and spike hyzer throws. The Max is predictable and dependable into the wind. The Max is designed for more experienced players with powerful backhands or sidearm throwers. Now available in Star plastic in max weights of 172-175 grams.

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:35 pm
by West

Re: Star Max - Distance Driver

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:56 pm
by madfrolfer
West wrote:
Looks like a good potential for anyone on the tour if you don't want to be able to flip it over ...
I don't agree. I have one (not in the bag). I threw it the same as my Tee Rex, and it seemed less stable. It does go a long way though. Could be that I expected it to be super stable, so I flipped it more. But they were talking about it like it is a long range Firebird, and my Firebird wouldn't flip like that Max did. Maybe I will do some more "research" with it, and let you know if my thoughts have changed. I only used it the day I got it. In fact, I may haven given it to Rick or something. Hmmm. Ask Tim he has one too. I don't think there is a disc that has come out the last few years that Tim doesn't have in his hand the day after it is released. :lol:

Re: Star Max - Distance Driver

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:09 pm
by West
madfrolfer wrote:Ask Tim he has one too. I don't think there is a disc that has come out the last few years that Tim doesn't have in his hand the day after it is released. :lol:
Doesn't help though does it :wink:

Re: Star Max - Distance Driver

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:21 am
by Tim
West wrote:
madfrolfer wrote:Ask Tim he has one too. I don't think there is a disc that has come out the last few years that Tim doesn't have in his hand the day after it is released. :lol:
Doesn't help though does it :wink:
Now now Gents, just because i have a small plastic addiction problem, no need to get catty, i'll still take your gold off you at the course :twisted:

I wasn't that impressed with the Max, except for the collection :D

Tim

Re: Star Max - Distance Driver

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:44 am
by West
Tim Tom wrote:
West wrote:
madfrolfer wrote:Ask Tim he has one too. I don't think there is a disc that has come out the last few years that Tim doesn't have in his hand the day after it is released. :lol:
Doesn't help though does it :wink:
Now now Gents, just because i have a small plastic addiction problem, no need to get catty, i'll still take your gold off you at the course :twisted:

I wasn't that impressed with the Max, except for the collection :D

Tim
Recommend sticking with the firebird then? I'm looking for a head wind disc and need to get my christmas list into Santa pretty soon :D

Re: Star Max - Distance Driver

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:59 am
by Tim
West wrote:
Tim Tom wrote:
West wrote: Doesn't help though does it :wink:
Now now Gents, just because i have a small plastic addiction problem, no need to get catty, i'll still take your gold off you at the course :twisted:

I wasn't that impressed with the Max, except for the collection :D

Tim
Recommend sticking with the firebird then? I'm looking for a head wind disc and need to get my christmas list into Santa pretty soon :D
Banshee, Eagle or Firebird are good for headwinds, i presume you're talking about drivers, some say the Predator is a good headwind disc, but i haven't tried it so can't comment, hope that helps.

Tim the plastic addict

Re: Star Max - Distance Driver

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:47 am
by West
Tim Tom wrote:
West wrote:
Tim Tom wrote: Now now Gents, just because i have a small plastic addiction problem, no need to get catty, i'll still take your gold off you at the course :twisted:

I wasn't that impressed with the Max, except for the collection :D

Tim
Recommend sticking with the firebird then? I'm looking for a head wind disc and need to get my christmas list into Santa pretty soon :D
Banshee, Eagle or Firebird are good for headwinds, i presume you're talking about drivers, some say the Predator is a good headwind disc, but i haven't tried it so can't comment, hope that helps.

Tim the plastic addict
I had an Eagle and Firebird, but both were lost last summer at Beaminster ... the Eagle randomly walking between holes (must have not put it in bag properly ... d'oh!) and bright firebird into the tree/bush/bramble combo down the hill towards the pond (gooligong?! maybe?! :roll: ). I might look to get a 170-172 Firebird (or a couple if i get on with it) ready for windy conditions :)

Also, not the biggest fan of the Star plastic, so might wait till the Max comes out in Champion plastic before having a go :)

Re: Star Max - Distance Driver

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:21 pm
by Tim
West wrote:
Tim Tom wrote:
West wrote: Recommend sticking with the firebird then? I'm looking for a head wind disc and need to get my christmas list into Santa pretty soon :D
Banshee, Eagle or Firebird are good for headwinds, i presume you're talking about drivers, some say the Predator is a good headwind disc, but i haven't tried it so can't comment, hope that helps.

Tim the plastic addict
I had an Eagle and Firebird, but both were lost last summer at Beaminster ... the Eagle randomly walking between holes (must have not put it in bag properly ... d'oh!) and bright firebird into the tree/bush/bramble combo down the hill towards the pond (gooligong?! maybe?! :roll: ). I might look to get a 170-172 Firebird (or a couple if i get on with it) ready for windy conditions :)

Also, not the biggest fan of the Star plastic, so might wait till the Max comes out in Champion plastic before having a go :)
Try the Banshee, you may find it easier to get on with than a Firebird, you need a quick and big arm to get the best out of that beast.

Tim

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:01 pm
by West
Similar kinda weight? Or just got for the full 175g?

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:19 pm
by bruce
I had a max-weight DX banshee that was an absolute brute, I used to throw it on big anhyzers into headwinds and it would come out without fail :D

For my money, if the Champ Firebird is too much disc for you, the Banshee will be too, maybe try a Teerex, or simply a DX Firebird. A couple of nicks in it will make it really useful.

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:48 pm
by West
bruce wrote:I had a max-weight DX banshee that was an absolute brute, I used to throw it on big anhyzers into headwinds and it would come out without fail :D

For my money, if the Champ Firebird is too much disc for you, the Banshee will be too, maybe try a Teerex, or simply a DX Firebird. A couple of nicks in it will make it really useful.
Thanks guys, might look at getting a Teerex over the Christmas period ... everyone saw the cool advert for it in the latest In-Flight right? :)

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:10 pm
by Tim
West wrote:
bruce wrote:I had a max-weight DX banshee that was an absolute brute, I used to throw it on big anhyzers into headwinds and it would come out without fail :D

For my money, if the Champ Firebird is too much disc for you, the Banshee will be too, maybe try a Teerex, or simply a DX Firebird. A couple of nicks in it will make it really useful.
Thanks guys, might look at getting a Teerex over the Christmas period ... everyone saw the cool advert for it in the latest In-Flight right? :)
Or you could try out an ESP Pulse, which is very, very similar to the Teerex, i may even have one left with our lovely stamp to add that little something extra to your spinning enjoyment :wink:

Tim

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:12 pm
by bruce
Shameless pimp... :lol:

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 2:16 pm
by Tim
bruce wrote:Shameless pimp... :lol:
I really don't know what you mean... :wink: :twisted:

Tim

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:12 pm
by Steve
Had a go on the Max at the weekend at a Comp in Sydney Australia (some guy had a bunch of them). Its my new Firebird. For an arm as weedy as me it gets more distance than a firebird and still fades the same.

:)