Discmania says this about the FD1: "The FD1 is a brand new disc to our Originals disc line designed to fill the gap between our two icons, the FD and FD3. A stable flight with dependable fade is a winning combo for accuracy when you need to hit the fairways.
The FD1 will have some similarities to that of a C-line FD in feel, but the glide has been stepped down a notch and low speed fade added to create more stability for windy situations and pinpoint accuracy. Players will fall in love with the FD1's relatively flat profile and smooth release on backhand and sidearm shots.
Our FD1 has a very high tolerance for speed and torque, meaning it can be thrown hard and is able to push forward on a straight and consistent flight path while finishing with a soft bite at the end. It has enough over stability to handle plenty of wind, forced turnover shots, and a wide variety of powerful shot shaping angles while maintaining a more throwable feel like a less stable disc normally would. You can rely on it to get you out of trouble, navigate tricky fairways, and conquer all conditions on any given day."
The velocity required to reach a disc's optimal flight path. Range: 1 to 15.
The measure of lift generated by a disc to stay aloft. Range: 1 to 7.
The velocity, relative to the speed of the disc, required to cause the disc to turn with the direction of spin. Range: +1 to -5.
The low-velocity stability that causes a disc to hook at the end of its flight. Range: 0 to 5.
PDGA Disc Specifications
Phases of Flight
|As the disc slows and spin decreases, the disc pulls out of turn and begins to hook at the end of flight|
|The aerodynamic profile turns the disc with the direction of spin during the high-speed phase of flight|
|The initial thrust forward during the high-speed phase of flight|