RPM Discs Kea Review

RPM Discs Kea

Straight from New Zealand comes the Kea, RPM Discs’ overstable midrange.  This feisty parrot is ready to help you master the overstable approach game and it might even help you steal a few birdies.  I wanna see ya throw a Kea.

Here’s RPM Discs talking about their newest midrange:

“The Kea is a small diameter, over stable Mid Range. Perfect for shorter accurate predictable drives off the Tee or up shots that you need to fight wind and hit the green with ease.

Very suitable for fore hand drives / upshots and full powered backhands that you can really rely on.

You will find a place in your bag for the Kea as it’s so versatile for a variety of shots the course may throw at you. Bag the KEA and you’ll have the perfect option to throw back at it!

The Kea is a parrot species only found in New Zealand and is known for being a very smart tactical Bird. We think the Kea name suits our new mid perfectly as it will help you find the best route to the basket in any conditions. Let the Kea attack the green for you and you may just get the bird!”

http://www.rpmdiscs.com/category/rpm-discs/

Available plastics: Atomic, Cosmic, Magma

Flight Rating:  5, 3, 0, 3

RPM Discs Kea – Feel

The Kea feels different than most other discs.  It has a dome, but the dome doesn’t cover the entire diameter of the disc.  I’m not usually a fan of domey discs but the gripping area of the Kea is nice and flat.  The blunt rim is stout and promotes a powerful grip.

RPM Discs Kea Profile

 

RPM Discs Kea – Flight

Overstable.  The Kea is one of the most overstable discs I’ve thrown.  It flies similar to an Innova Gator or a Discraft Zone.  For my game, the Kea flies between 250′ and 275′ and starts moving left shortly after release.    On a normal golf line, the Kea tips up and dumps left quickly – it doesn’t have a lot of glide at all and will drop fairly quickly.  Thrown on a higher launch angle, the Kea will hook significantly left.  Given the relatively short distance I can get it to fly, it doesn’t help me on very many dogleg holes but it can be useful to get out of trouble.

The Kea performs as expected on an anhyzer flex line – you can get extra distance before it fades back.  It does very well in a headwind and flies a lot shorter in a tailwind.

RPM Discs Kea – Conclusion

When I need an overstable approach line, I almost always reach for the Discraft Zone.  I love the flat top and the consistent flight.  If I were looking for a similar overstable flight out of a unique disc, one that my buddies haven’t seen before, I’d certainly want to throw the Kea.  This disc from RPM Discs certainly earns a nomination for most original mold of the year.

Interested? Head over to Infinite Discs to get your own Kea.

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