First Impressions of The Phenom
The first time I threw a Legacy Phenom, I was pleasantly surprised. My go to legacy fairway driver for straight lines was the Patriot, but I found myself at Pier Park in Portland and I had a lightweight Phenom in my travel bag that I bought for my kid. I gave the release a slight hyzer flip up and let it go. The disc got up to flat and then subtly continued to bend in a slight anhyzer, missing trees in the tight fairway, continuing straight ,and finally finishing back to the basket. The tight s-line was a surprise, and the way it carried with incredible glide deep through the woods made me take notice.
Since that first flight, I have come to respect the Phenom at multiple weights. I have found that with lighter weights (167) thrown at full speed with a hyzer flip, I can trust shots for me as a lefty, that mimic a right handed hyzer shot. My lighter weight discs anhyzer well and finish clean. When I throw a full weight Phenom, the result is a tight s-line that finishes well. The result is a trustworthy shot that ends on the strait line I was aiming at. When I put extra power into the shot, instead of the dreaded throwler (a shot between an anhyzer throw and a roller), I get an amazing shot that bends anhyzer a few degrees and finishes well allowing me to bend up some tricky lines.
Pick up a Legacy Phenom and discover for yourself why this is one tool you must have in the bag.