About a year ago, I had no clue what anything I’m about to write meant. My drankin’ buddies suggested I come out and try “disc golf”, and I figured it couldn’t hurt. Instant addiction and hundreds of rounds later, I have opinions and preferences. Whodathunkit?!
Onwards to my favorite disc: The Beat-to-Hell Roc.
The clarifying statement of “beat-to-hell” is key here since I chuck around other assorted Rocs that I wouldn’t consider my favorites. This particular beautiful disaster is a 176g off white, gold stamp, 12x KC-Pro Roc. With the amount of plastic ripped from the rim after constant tree murdering attempts, I have no idea what it weighs now but probably something considerably less than 176g.
The reason I’m such a fan of this particular Roc is the ease with which I can turn it over, even at slow speeds. When I first started playing, the only option I had to move a disc right (I’m a RHBH thrower) was a flick. Now, after learning what I hope is better form, I can stand on a tee pad with my trusty 12x and know, without a doubt, than it’ll finish on an anhyzer line. Even when I need to add power, I try and release it flat or slightly hyzer and watch a silky smooth hyzer flip stand up and run right. When less power is needed, the beat-to-hell Roc will hold a straight line for nearly the entire flight when released flat. Mine will never finish left, unless I throw it like a complete a$$, which gives me total confidence when a straight or anny line is required. The only complaint I ever had with this disc was difficulty in grip. With such a thin rim, I had early challenges with release. I now stuff my pinkie against the rim and slightly fan out my other fingers which has made the release loads easier. This was likely my issue because I sucked, but I figured it was worth mentioning.
KC-Pro Roc (beat-to-hell series) in 5 seconds:
*beat-to-hell series makes these difficult to assess
Plastics: Star, Pro, Glow, DX
Most Comparable to: Discraft Wasp according to FlightAnalyzer.com Comparison (http://www.flightanalyzer.com/#/Roc/Wasp//), but I would more closely compare to a Meteor for the beat-to-hell series FlightAnalyzer.com Comparison (http://www.flightanalyzer.com/#/Roc/Meteor//).
Uses: Holes 250 & under, Upshots, Anny lines, Hyzer flips, Utility shots