The Discraft Prototype Athena is the sixth disc in the Paul McBeth line from Discraft. It is an all purpose overstable fairway driver with a light end-fade. The Athena can be used when distance is not as important as landing in exactly the right position. The Athena gives you excellent control. As with most things that have Paul McBeth‘s name attached, you can trust that this disc will be very overstable. Henceforth, this disc is reliable for those headwind shots.
- Speed: 7
- Glide: 5
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 2
Discraft gives the Athena a stability rating of 1.7
The Discraft Prototype Athena is available in ESP plastic.
The ESP line is Discraft’s Pro Caliber premium plastic and arguably one of the best plastics on the market. Additionally, it has an excellent grip and high durability. Additionally, this disc comes with in amazing assortment of swirls and colorful rings.
In typical Discraft fashion, the Prototype Athena’s come in a wide array of jaw dropping color blends and patterns. I chose a green color because I always used to hear that green from Discraft was less stable. There is no proof on if that is true, but this disc was very overstable. I threw it with a full power backhand and it only briefly stood up flat before a moderate fade. On the other hand, I threw it with a forehand and it stood up to flat for a longer duration, but still didn’t turn over. The grip is comfortable with a small rim. This definitely fill a spot in my bag as most of my fairway drivers are stable to understable. Count on this to help you shape unique lines were overstability is a must. Get one quick before they’re gone! -Tim N, Nomad Discs
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