Originally Posted by hawkgammon
I see on the Innova website that you all have the Beast listed as 10/5/-2/2. I seem to recall the glide was a 4 when it originally came out. Have you tweaked the mold? Does it really have more glide than a Valkyrie?
We changed the glide for some reason that might have been related to a change in the rating system. (Using a wider spread of numbers). Or it might have been related to the early tweaking of the Beast from a more Orc like disc.
Regardless, the glide of discs in a vertical orientation comparison between different speed levels, (speed 10 vs speed 9) isn't as accurate as the glide comparisons within the same speed level.
Also, glide is a tricky trait to assign a number to anyway. Many times discs within the same speed level are given higher glide numbers because of their turning characteristic. They don't actually have more "lift", but they do glide and fly better because of the turn which helps orient them in a better aerodynamic position with respect to glide.
Of course, lighter discs have more glide than heavy ones even though the "lift" is the same.