The Stag is supposed to be overstable, but that disc is really domey and not nearly as overstable as the flight characteristics indicate. This thing turns on me all the time, even occasionally on backhand throws. The Giant and World are overstable, but they also are too domey and a little bit too fast for the consistency I have at the technical Providence course.
What I Like Best About Westside DiscsWestside discs are among my favorite. The Trilogy plastics are outstanding, and who doesn't like a disc with some story artwork on it? Even though discs of another brand might perform just as well, I prefer Westside because I like the fact that they have artwork on the premium plastics.
Favorite Westside DiscsMy favorite Westside discs are the King, Hatchet, and Shield. The King is about perfect for big distance for me. While this disc is really fast, the Rim isn't so huge that I can't wrap my fingers around it. This is a great backhand bomber for me. The Hatchet is an awesome driver if you are looking for an easy 300 feet. This is a great turning driver that glides well and goes the distance with moderate controlled throws. The Shield is just a solid putter. It's tall and bulky, and the medium blend is about right for me. Because a lot of my drives aren't as on point as I would like, I've had to make some big putts with the shield to pull out a respectable score.
I also find that I use the Tursas a lot for my low power understable needs, and I think I would really like the Harp if it was in a stiffer plastic. The Harp I have is in soft plastic, and while I like the fact that the soft reduces skip, it sticks to my hand a little bit to often for me to throw this disc consistently. The World is another disc that I like most of the time. For an overstable driver, this disc has much glide as anything. I use the World for my distance drives, and as long as I don't turn it over, it usually works as good as anything. The domeyness of the World just makes this disc a little bit to fickle for me and gets turned over, or released too easily in my efforts to try and keep it flat.
Westside Discs That Get ForgottenWhile Westside has a pretty versatile line, there are a few discs that just get forgotten for me. If I'm going for big D backhand, I reach for the King. Forehand, the World. If I'm looking for control drives, I reach for the Stag if I want Stable and Hatchet if I want something a little bit understable. For even more understable, I would throw the Underworld, that is until I lost it. But then the Seer is almost an identical disc, so if I want something that will be really understable, I'll use the Tursas.
The Boatman, Sword and the Northman have been used very little for me. In fact, I couldn't even tell you how they fly differently from each other. The Sorcerer is kind of like a slightly more overstable King, and I would probably use it for headwind throws, but it has never really been windy during my Westside rounds. The only time I ever pull out either of the Swans is if I have a short anhyzer shot, which they do do a pretty good job of staying straight and holding an anhyzer line.