Holding the new Flex Performance Merlin Long Distance Driver in your hand, or watching it fly down the fairway, you may be convinced there’s wizardry in play. But there’s no spell book. So put the magic wands away. Daredevil Discs’ newest member to the flock, the Merlin, is a swift and fierce flier, scanning for greens and chains in pursuit of its prey; round defining birdies. Designed for big D, the fine-tuned turn of the Merlin allows for breakneck maneuvers around obstacles, while its rated Speed 14 makes quick work over perilous terrain. The heroics of your falconry will be discussed all season over the picnic tables with friends; no need for round tables. Make this your Big Year with the the Merlin.
Flight Rating Descriptions
SPEED Speed is the ability of the disc to cut through the air. Speed Ratings are listed from 1 to 14. Discs with high numbers are faster. Faster discs go farther into the wind with less effort. Slower discs take more power
to throw, but have less of a chance
to fly past the basket.
GLIDE Glide describes the discs ability to maintain loft during flight. Discs with more glide are best for new players, and for producing maximum distance (especially downwind). Glide is rated from 1 to 7. Beginners looking for more distance should choose discs with more glide.
TURN High Speed Turn is the tendency of a disc to turn over or bank to the right (for righthand backhand throws) during the initial part of the flight. A disc with a +1 rating is most resistant to turning over, while a -5 rating will turn the most. Discs rated -2 to -5 make good roller discs.
FADE Low Speed Fade is the discs tendency to hook left (for righthand backhand throws) at the end of the flight. Fade is rated from 0 to 5. A disc rated 0 will finish straightest, while a disc rated 5 will hook hard at the end of the flight. Discs with a high fade rating are predicable even in wind.
Merlins are small, fierce falcons that use surprise attacks to bring down small songbirds, shorebirds and sometimes dragonflies usually capturing them in a mid-air rapid pursuit.. They are powerful fliers, but you can tell them from larger falcons by their rapid wingbeats and overall dark tones.They also spend long periods perched in open areas, scanning for prey.