Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Prodiscus Respecti Review

Buy One Here: https://infinitediscs.com/Prodiscus-Respecti

The first disc manufactured by the Finnish disc company Prodiscus demands and earns it's namesake.

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Flight Numbers:
  • Speed: 8.0
  • Glide: 4.0
  • Turn: 0.0
  • Fade: 2.0

  • Prodiscus reached out to me prior to the winter, asking if I'd be interested in getting their main lineup for some reviews. Always happy to oblige, I got a nice package in the mail all the way from Finland. Then the winter rolled in and I began looking at my skis harder than my disc golf bag.

    Spring is here, and so is review numero uno. Prodiscus is making a real push to get their plastic into the US market place - and it makes sense, we have a quickly growing US marketplace and up to this point, they have a very small chunk of that market. They only have 4 US pros on their roster, compared to the 22 in Finland and 11 in Sweden. Clearly the European market is taking off and as we're seeing the Prodiscus logo popping up in US tournament sponsorships, we'll also be seeing their discs showing up in more shops and online US retailers.

    In late 2016, I had just played a casual round with Tomas Rosenqvist, who is from Sweden and is sponsored by Prodiscus and I'd been really interested in getting my hands on some of their discs. The plastic appeared to be absolutely gorgeous based on my initial fondling and I'd left Tomas's RV with a Laseri and a Jokeri. Because I'm an idiot, I'd almost immediately lost the Laseri doing field work - so I was VERY happy to see a Laseri show up in the review package.

    The first disc to review though, is the Respecti - which fills the slot of the stable control driver. The beauty of the Respecti is that I can forehand it very consistently - and my forehand form is lacking. It's stable enough to take my wobble and turn it into a very workable and consistent shot.

    This disc is what I've always wanted out of a Firebird: it's workable. Every disc with roughly these numbers is going to get compared to the Firebird, which has been the wind disc of choice for ages. But the reality is that Firebirds can be nearly impossible for most players to throw 300'. The Respecti takes a good chunk of the stability and low glide and allows for regular ADV to MPO players to lawn dart a disc 325' - in wind or calm conditions.

    The plastic I am throwing is the Ultrium and it's remained rock solid and un-scuffed even having thrown it into a good number of rock piles and trees. The dimensions for the rim is depth: 1.3 cm and width: 1.9 cm exactly what I like in a fairway driver - with a touch of dome compared to a "flat-top" OS disc.

    I played countless rounds with the Respecti in my bag - and it's become much more to me than a "review disc". I leave my champ Firebird in the car for extreme wind, but anything under a constant 15mph - the Respecti has earned it's spot. Even on calm days, it's my 200-300' forehand go-to and backhand hyzer shot.

    Buy One Here: https://infinitediscs.com/Prodiscus-Respecti