There are two types of understable disc in the world. Those that start their life as a stable or overstable disc and then lovingly beat in to buttery smooth turnover goodness. And those that are understable out of the box… Kind of like a few people I know.
Westside Discs Sampo Review
The Quick and Dirty on the Westside Discs Sampo
Some of you wrote to tell us that our disc reviews were a little long. While we aren’t going to change that (we’re a little anal and like to be detail oriented), we are going to add a quick and dirty summary to the top of all of our reviews. This way you can get in, get out, and get on with your life!
The Sampo is a pretty solid all around driver. If you are looking to slim down your bag to only one driver mold, the Sampo could definitely do that for you. It does a lot of things pretty well.
It’s best at going straight. It will hold a hyzer. It will hold an anhyzer with modest flex at the end. It’s a very workable driver. It’s got a very nice combination of minimal high speed turn and low speed fade.
It’s got some pretty solid glide which gives it surprising distance potential for a smaller rimmed speed 10 disc.
If you are a fan of the Escape, but would like something that won’t have as much turn, you’ll like the Sampo.
Oh, and it’s got kind of a dumb stamp.
If you’d like to try one out, you can get them at the Dynamic Discs site here, or on Infinite Discs here.
Now on to the full review…
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