Kastaplast K1 Falk
SPEED: 9 | GLIDE: 6 | TURN: -2 | FADE: 1
This bird loves to fly! The Falk controls the fairways and reaches its target efficiently by using the right combination of speed, glide and accuracy, just like the bird it was named after.
This versatile fairway driver fits the skills and power of a wide range of players. With a comfortable grip and a rim width at 19 mm the Falk suits most hands and styles. Falk is Swedish for falcon.
K1 Plastic: K1 Line is Kastaplast’s super durable material with a nice combination of firmness and gumminess. Discs in K1 Line will appear in both solid and translucent colours.
SO MANY people love the Falk I find it almost redundant to comment, but here I go anyway ... Full Disclosure: Throwing understable discs is not exactly my Go-To move, but I have been actively investigating the genre as sometimes, when the wind isn't a factor, there is at least an aesthetic preference for throwing a flipup-to-turnover BH round the corner, instead of boosting a FH driver with maximum grunt. Also, the [ahem] older player does appreciate the occasional relief from FH elbow stress.
The TLDR is in the title of the review, and that may be all you need to see. But why then only 4 stars? Well, after a couple of months now trying these lines, I am working out the theses that it is better to throw a beat-in stable disc than a new understable disc for your turnovers. The Falk, for me, is a turnover disc straight out of the box. Competing for the job are slightly seasoned versions of a domey SPZ3, and some Lots and River Pros. And the Falk is not winning.
Why not? Well, the simplest answer is that while I can carve really lovely turnovers out to 350 feet with the Falk, that is almost the only thing I get to do with it. More so the longer it beats in.
With the other discs, I can deepen my hyzer angles and get a straightish flip-up out to silly-far distances, like 400+ feet on the Lots. The SPZ3 is also capable of soaking up a bit of FH torque for a 300 foot gap hit. And the River Pro ... well, that's a whole separate review on that disc waiting to happen.
But the Falk is a bit of a 1 hit wonder for me. Catchy, with a great hook (at around mid-flight, it simply catches the turn and keeps on going, but put it high or else it will just burn out ugly), but not particularly versatile at the 9-speed slot.
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