The midrange from the 2015 Trilogy Challenge came from Dynamic Discs. The Dynamic Discs Evidence brings a slightly understable flight to the Dynamic Discs lineup and sits right along side the Dynamic Discs Truth. With just a hair of turn, and virtually no fade, the Evidence is a useful midrange off the tee and on approach shots.
Dynamic Discs says this about their latest midrange:
The Evidence is a slightly understable midrange disc that is very controllable. Where the Verdict and the Truth take care of your straight to overstable midrange needs, the Evidence will handle the other side of the spectrum. It will hold the anhyzer angle through a full glide while slowly coming back to a flat flight. The Verdict, Truth, and Evidence feel very similar in the hand with complementary flights to carve around any obstacle you face. When your scores are accusing you of bad shots, you need the Evidence to set the record straight.
Dynamic Discs sent us an Evidence to check out and we’ve taken it to the course to see how it compares to the Truth and other popular midranges.
We immediately felt how the Evidence is a close cousin to the Truth. It has very similar feel with a beadless rim, but feels slightly shallower. It is hard do dislike anything with the grip. It isn’t really a disc you’ll need, or want, to power grip, but you can make it happen. A fan grip or control grip will feel right at home.
The Evidence brings a unique flight with a little bit of turn at high speeds followed by little-to-no fade. When you get the feel for what the Evidence wants to do, you can really expand the spectrum of shots the Evidence can cover. Before we talk about what it CAN do, let’s touch on what it CAN’T do.
You won’t be able to do much on the hyzer side of things with the Evidence. It just doesn’t have the high speed stability or the low speed fade to capture this shot. If you’re a Dynamic Discs fan, that is where you reach for a Truth or Verdict. Beyond that shot, the Evidence can do quite a bit.
We started our tests off the tee with shots aiming straight off the tee. With a flat release the Evidence would glide forward and kick into a very slight turn. It wasn’t much, but it would start to bank slightly to the right. Without any added effort from ourselves, the turn was subtle, but noticeable. We were a little surprised to see just how much power we could put behind the Evidence and still only see a small amount of turn.
On these same throws, you should expect to see a fade that doesn’t really do much. Once it begins to power down, we would see it flatten out and start to head back to the ground. It never wanted to drive too hard to the left or break out of the turn earlier than expected. The turn is really the key to the Evidence and if you can control that, you’ll produce some great results.
If you can put some trust into it, you can watch the Evidence do the heavy lifting so to speak. It is a little sensitive, if you try and do too much with it, but that also translates to a lot of control if thrown correctly. If you want a bigger turnover shot, you’ll need to add a little height to your throw and help it turn over slightly with your release angle. It will do the rest of the work, but that little added push will produce the results you’re looking for.
You can also turn the Evidence into a little hyzer flip disc too by just dropping into a little more of a hyzer release angle. As with many slightly understable discs we always talk about the ratio of power to hyzer angle to produce these shots. Dial it in and you’ll be able to put the Evidence on any line you want it on. On the hyzer flip shots we saw maybe a hint of fade, but it was minimal at best.
We were pleasantly surprised to see just how much control we had off the tee with the Evidence. We had some throws that call for a slight anhyzer shot or something that is calling for a very straight flight from start to finish. With the Evidence we were able to start it out just slightly left of center and let it do the work and carry out a slight sweeping anhyzer shot. It was a nearly effortless throw from us and the results were pleasing to say the least.
After using the Evidence on some approach shots, we’d have to put it on the faster end of the spectrum when it comes to approach discs. Some discs with a little turn and small fade can be very useful on those in between shots due to the control and slow speeds. The Evidence wasn’t a dud on approach shots, but it being a little faster, you might actually lose a little control when not thrown at full power. You can easily make great results happen, but might require a very slight anhyzer angle on release to help it carry straight before a minimal fade appears at the end of the flight. This certainly isn’t a drawback, but something to keep in mind when debating between the Evidence and a slower disc in your bag.
We’ve thrown the Latitude 64 Fuse many times and Fuse is a close cousin to the Evidence. For us, especially in Gold Line plastic, the Fuse can be thrown hard and flat before banking right and making a beautiful left-to-right flight. The Evidence didn’t quite have this level of turn for us, but with little added help off the tee, you could make it hold these turn over shots with similar results.
You can also throw the Evidence right along side the Truth. In our experience, we’ve seen the fade be beaten out of the Truth before the high speed stability. While it is nice being able to lean on a disc with some added power, sometimes you desire a little turn, but still an overall straight flight.
Overall we’d rate the Dynamic Discs Evidence at 5, 5, -1, 0. These are the same numbers Dynamic Discs provides. It has a little more speed and glide than you’d expect, but the turn is really what defines the Evidence.
The flight chart from inbounds Disc Golf shows something very close to what we experienced. The turn will define the flight with virtually no fade as it powers down.
The key to the Dynamic Discs Evidence is the turn. You know you won’t have a very dramatic fade to deal with so keeping your focus on the first part of the flight is key. By finding the combination of power to release angle, you’ll be able to produce anything from straight shots to big turnovers.