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TSA Ethos Synapse "Grow Your Mind" Disc Golf Distance Driver

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  • Speedi 12

    The first number is the speed of the disc. It can range from 1-14. Putters are rated 1-3 and are designed to function at low speeds any player can use. Mid range discs are 4-5 and require more speed when thrown to achieve their desired results. A fairway driver will be speed 6-8, these discs fly mostly straight. Discs that are speed 9 and above are classified as distance drivers. Throwing a distance driver takes a significant amount of power to get up to speed, players are rewarded with additional distance if they learn to control these discs. New players are cautioned that speed does not equal distance. Due to the difficulty of controlling higher speed discs, a beginner could find that a light weight disc with a speed of 6 or 7 could fly farther for them than a max distance driver with a speed of 13. In fact most new players should learn by throwing putters only so they can develop the proper form. After a few weeks they'll begin to get reliable results and are ready ×

  • glidei 5

    This second rating is numbered 1 – 6. Glide describes a disc’s ability to remain in flight. Discs with higher glide ratings will fly further than discs rated lower in this category. A high glide rating is good when the goal is distance, but can have the wrong effect for putts and approach shots. Sometimes overshooting the basket can be worse than not making it far enough. Low glide ratings such as 1 or 2 are popular with upshot putters because they don't fly for distance but for a little extra control. Glide is different for different kinds of discs as well. A putter with a glide of 4 will stay airborne much longer than distance drivers with a glide of 4 ×

  • Turni -1.5

    Third in Innova’s flight rating system is turn. Turn is rated from 1 to -5?, with -5 being the most understable. The lower the numer, the more striking turn will result. A newer, slower-throwing disc golfer using an understable disc with a ‘high’ negative turn rating will enjoy great distance, as the disc isn’t going to fade as quickly. Also, players whose farthest throw is 200 feet or less probably won’t notice any turn in the flightpath. Once a player gets more speed and power, they will see their understable discs start turning to the right at the beginning of the flight before fading to the left at the end. Discs rated -4 or -5 are popularly used for rollover or roller throws by experienced players. Some discs have 0 turn which means that they'll start to fade when they run out of speed during the flight and at no point will they turn. It's important to carry at least one disc with a high turn rating in your bag for rounds. ×

  • Fadei 3

    This last rating category ranges from 0 to 5; with a disc rated 0 being the straightest finishing, while a disc rated 5 fading the most during the last portion of the flight. Even discs rated lowest in turn will still ‘fade’ as the disc slows at the end of the flight. A disc with a higher fade rating is useful for a hole with a dogleg. Straight finishing discs are great for control, discs with little fade are normal. If you're a Right-hand backhand thrower you'll find that almost every disc wants to fade to the left at the end of your flight. Discs with a 4 or 5 fade rating are excellent in heavy winds. They sacrifice a little of the distance but make sure that the disc won't do anything unexpected. Discs with a low fade are more susceptible to being affected by the wind. ×

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Product Description

The Thought Space Athletics Ethos Synapse Grow Your Mind is an overstable disc golf distance driver. It's a slightly flatter top in this plastic versus the Ethereal plastic and is a little more overstable. ThoughtSpace continues to crush every single stamp, the Grow Your Mind features the profile of a skull with teeth and bones, and the neck and brain filled with bees, flowers, a crescent moon, and other flora and fauna. It's hauntingly beautiful.

The flight path of the Synapse is a full S curve at higher speeds with a sharp fade back at the end. It's a great forehand or backhand choice if you're looking for something to bomb down the fairway with. The Synapse gives players that very long flex flight if you're throwing 350+ feet regularly. It's a disc you'll find in the hands of a professional player on Team ThoughtSpace, but it also works well for amateurs with a bigger arm. The Synapse doesn't have too much turn and it's not too stable, it's a great balance of power and control. The Synapse fills that slot in your bag for a maximum distance driver that won't flip over easily. It's solid if you're throwing into a headwind, but on calm days it's still going to get that big distance as well.

Ethos plastic from TSA is a premium blend that's highly durable. It's what you'll see pro players using because it gives a reliable performance week in and week out on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. It's going to be a bit more overstable than other plastics right out of the box so you may have to season it a bit for that full flex flight.

The Synapse is a disc that you can trust when you throw. It can handle your power when thrown level and go from side to side but come back. The Synapse delivers accuracy and distance to your game, so step up to the teepad with one and see why people love throwing this disc.

Plastic Benefits

Ethos Plastic

  • Most durable plastic from TSA.
  • See through, gorgeous colors.
  • Most stable plastic TSA offers.

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