Kastaplast K1 Kaxe
SPEED: 6 | GLIDE: 4 | TURN: 0 | FADE: 3
A fast midrange driver or slow fairway driver? Some would say it’s both. a true multi-purpose disc that has become the favourite control driver for many players.
Appreciated for its predictable flight, the Kaxe will come in handy in numerous situations on the course. Due to its slim proportions and decent stability, Kaxe handles wind well without being very overstable. Kaxe is an old Swedish word for a self-confident person.
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.
Kastaplast have labelled the Kaxe a "cocky" midrange with the reach of a fairway driver, which I expect refers to its healthy torque resistance (when new) and stable to overstable flight. Holding it, the first thing you will notice is its slim profile and aggressive nose edge fitting very comfortably in the hand. The experience reminds me of picking up a pocket knife with just the right handle contours to instantly inspire a hunt for something to cut. The Kaxe feels like it really wants to be thrown!
On a controlled approach line, it will fly like a Harp, tucking into the fade with real bite. Thrown with a little more power and it flies like a Buzz OS or a Verdict, hitting easy hyzer lines out to about 80m. Really lean into and it straightens out for lovely golf lines out to 100m that come back on the fade very reliably in almost any wind condition.
It also rewards broad experimentation with release angles and seems to be able to come up with very usable shapes on anhyzer and can be made to pipe tunnel shots on an arrow line after some seasoning has taken the harder fades off the disc. The one critique I would have is that it doesn't soak up forehand torque quite as much as I would have expected, which means you should still consider discing up for longer forehand approaches.
It has fallen out of my bag after 2 years being a staple, mainly because I have progressed to the point where a 4/5 speed disc gets me a 100m range without needing to lean on a hybrid 6 speed. But there is no denying that it was a great tool for a very long time as I was skilling up.
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