Wednesday, April 6, 2016

DGA Sail Review: Glide Monster

By Jason

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The numbers: Speed 11, Glide 5, Turn -5, Fade 1

Pop Quiz for my discing amigos:

What would you say you do here?
Screen cap #1: is this disc going to fly on a hyzer? Flip to flat? Tough call right?! I'll give you another hint.

I deal with the goddamn customers so the engineers don't have to!
Screen cap #2: ohhhh, this will be a hyzer shot. Final answer. HYZER SHOT.

[Loud buzzer sound] No, sorry friends - let's go to the tape.

DGA has made a driver that is an absolute glide monster. Big glide = big lift and if you're a player that has slower ejection speed, then high glide discs will keep you in the air for a nice long time. Players throwing 300-325' are going to see a gorgeous S-Curve if thrown high and flat - or a flattening anhyzer that could easily push them to the far end of their max distance.

Younger players and folks that are new to the disc golf scene will benefit the most from high glide discs like the Sail. If you were hoping to talk your girlfriend / wife / boyfriend / husband into joining you for a round - this would be a great option.

(I do not suggest inviting all 4 to join you for the same round. Drama.)

When powered up, the Sail can absolutely roll for days. I threw a high sky annie and it knifed to the ground about 250' out and rolled an additional 200'. Heavy tail winds? That extra lift is going to keep you in the air way better than a TeeBird. Imagine a spinnaker on a boat.

It's gonna go far.

Can you hyzer flip this disc for distance shots > 400'. Not without some substantial tail wind.  I managed to get a couple shots to flip and stay flat enough for a full flight, but I did have it powered down to about 50-60%. Most players throwing those distances will appreciate more stability.

As always, DGA plastic is some of the best on the market. An over-powered hyzer happened to flip into a parking lot and take a direct curb strike. Not even a scratch.

TL; DR; Amazing glide, newer players will love it.


  1. I really like this disc, and I think DGA under rated the glide. In terms of glide I'd say it's close to a goldline river, 6-7 glide rating.

    I love throwing this thing at 20-30% power and watching it fly dead straight for days. I've found putting it on extreme hyzer when powering it up yields a smooth S bend with a soft finish. Over powering it can yield crazy results; mainly turning for days. Great disc, glides for days, but limited play on the course.

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