Clash Discs Showdown: Comparing the Salt and the Sage

Clash Discs Showdown: Comparing the Salt and the Sage

In the world of disc golf, choosing the right disc can make all the difference. Today, I'm diving into a detailed comparison between two popular discs from Clash Discs: the Salt and the Sage. Both have garnered attention, but how do they really stack up against each other?

Background on the Salt and Sage

The Salt has been a part of the Clash Discs lineup for some time, known for its stability and reliability. Its flight numbers are Speed 12, Glide 5, Turn -1, and Fade 3. On the other hand, the Sage, a newer addition released in the 2023 holiday box, boasts slightly different numbers: Speed 12, Glide 6, Turn -1, and Fade 3.

Physical Characteristics and Feel

One notable difference between the two discs is in their rims. The Sage has a slightly raised rim where you grip the disc, which may affect comfort and release for some players. Additionally, there's a slight variation in the dome of the discs, with the Salt having a bit more dome.

Throwing the Salt and Sage: A Side-by-Side Comparison

During my field tests at Hailey Creek in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I threw both discs under similar conditions to observe their flight patterns. The Salt performed as expected – stable with a predictable fade. When I threw the Sage with the same intensity, I noticed it had a similar flight path, although the feel during release due to the different rim was noticeable.

Forehand Throws and Personal Observations

While I'm not primarily a forehand thrower, I did experiment with both discs using this technique. Some players have expressed a preference for the Sage's rim when throwing forehand, but I found both discs to behave similarly in this regard.

Conclusions from the Showdown

Overall, the primary difference between the Salt and Sage lies in the feel of the disc, particularly the rim design, which might appeal differently to various players. In terms of flight, they are quite similar, both offering stable flights with reliable fades. The choice between the two may come down to personal preference in grip and comfort during release.

Final Thoughts and Recommendations

For those accustomed to the Salt, the Sage offers a slightly different experience that might be worth exploring. On the other hand, if you're seeking a disc with a bit more glide and a unique rim feel, the Sage could be your go-to. Whichever you choose, both discs are strong contenders in the Clash Discs lineup and offer reliable performance on the course.

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