Originally Posted by AviarX
Hi Dave, I'm having trouble using the search tool -- sorry if this was addressed previously. Are the metal flake Champion Roadrunners only a cosmetic difference or are there any noted flight characteristic differences?
Also, to me personally Champion > or = to Star. While I do I prefer the grippiness of star, the champion seems more durable in that they break in slower and retain more stability over time... Is the extra price for Star due to the cost of material or ... ?
There are some anecdotal accounts of Metal Flake being a little more stable and my limited experience indicates the same. But, I am not prepared to say that it is a general trend at this point. I am just beginning to get to the point of throwing well enough to properly test these.
The extra price was due to several things, some of those, have gone away and they are priced closer than they used to be. Star is softer and grippier which dictates longer cycle times for Star. Our Champion used to be less grippy, but has gotten much better over the years. We are in the process of switching to a new Champion that seems to be even better for grip and appearance. That will put more pressure on the Star to be as grippy as possible. Look for Star to become softer and grippier in the future.