The stock Lucid run Convict has arrived! With a release date of August 19, you are for sure gonna want to get your hands on some of these!
Flight numbers are Speed 9 Glide 4 Turn -0.5 Fade 3
For starters let me give you some info on myself as a thrower. I am predominantly a left hand backhand (LHBH) player. I am throwing my Defenders and Enforcers at a consistent 405-415 ft, max distance being 505 ft with a King.
In testing these, you will first notice they are very flat. I am a big fan of flat discs as they just sit comfortably in the hand for me. Secondly, if you are a Felon thrower you will feel a similar rim and wing on this and this for me personally is great as it gives me a very confident grip. I tested these in weights of 176g and 172g (scaled).
On my very first throw with the new Convict, I immediately noticed that this disc has plenty of stability. It flew flat and straight for roughly about 320 ft before I saw the fade start to kick in. The fade is what really got me excited! This has much more of a forward penetrating fade than the Felon with less ground action. What does this mean? When throwing the Convict you will be able to not only get further down the fairway, but you will also be able to place your shot much easier than the Felon as the fade is much more predictable. I would call it a slow fade, as you can watch as it gently drops it wing and slowly fade back to the ground. This immediately reminded me of the Discmania PD, a legendary disc used by the World's top players. This excited me even more.
My next test was to get this flying in the wind. Here in Kansas wind is always a factor, which makes bag setup much differently for me personally than in other regions. Throwing in what was roughly a 22 mph headwind on a 70% power throw the Convict exhibited roughly ten feet of left to right movement for me, remember I am a left handed thrower; BUT it did recover, and saw its gentle hyzer finish kick in and exhibit that same forward fade finishing slightly right of center. This immediately grabbed my attention, as the Discmania PD was one of my favorite all time discs, and the Convict was showing the same style of flight. I then went to forced flex shots in roughly a 12 mph wind and the flight was beautiful. On the anhyzer release the turn was subtle and consistent before the stability kicked in, but again the forward fade slowed down the return to center and allowed for some great distances (roughly 409 ft according to UDisc). Remember this is a driver with a speed of 9 and a glide of 4, I was thoroughly impressed.
Now to forehand! I am not much of a forehand thrower, with a max distance of around 300 ft and used mainly for get out of trouble shots. The Convict did not disappoint. She had plenty of stability to handle the force of a forehand without turning over completely and gave me a distance of around 320 ft!! Again, even more excitement! You will notice a slight flex followed again by that forward fade, pinpoint accuracy.
In closing, and thank you for sticking with this review as I wanted to detail it efficiently, the Convict is an amazing all around disc. With the ability to shape lines, handle wind, and get you right where you want to be on the fairway, this is going to become a staple in my bag. I highly suggest getting some for yourselves and give them a thorough testing!
When the release on Aug. 19th, Third Coast Discs will be running a coupon code on the Convict to get these in your hands for the best price on the market, use code CONVICT10 at checkout and happy golfing!