Imagine for a moment, if you will, a cow.
Beneath its spotted, soon-to-be-leather exterior lies a wonderland of delicious fortune. Start near the chest, and you’re treated to brisket and chuck. Keep working your way toward the midsection, and you’ll wind up with ribs and flank steak, both excellent choices for grilling.
Then, on the upper part of the cow’s hind end, somewhere between sirloin and tri-tip, you’ll come across the Dynamic Discs Justice, a truly exquisite cut of beef.
Indeed, this disc is so massively overstable that it might as well be labeled with a USDA Prime sticker instead of flight numbers.
Dynamic Discs Justice
•Low profile, big bead
•Excellent for skip shots
•Not long, but reliably beefy
The newest offering from the Kansas-based manufacturer, the Justice was crafted to handle the strongest of headwinds and to be, according to Dynamic Discs, “your new utility disc.” It combines high speed for a midrange with low glide and a positive – yes, positive – turn number to serve its purpose in getting the ground in a hurry.
For such a beeftastic disc, though, it’s surprisingly fun to throw – even if it does take maximum effort to do so.
The Kardashian Treatment
Upon first fondling the Justice, it is undeniable that you’re feeling up an overstable midrange. Delivered in Dynamic’s grippy, translucent Lucid plastic, the disc is board flat and relatively shallow, lending it a sleek feel in the hand. Where it gets interesting, though, is in the wing and rim design.
For my money, it almost seems as if this mold started as the Westside Discs Bard, another recent midrange offering, and was morphed into its current state. It’s like the designers at Dynamic took its Westside cousin and gave it the Kim Kardashian treatment, squeezing in its waistline to give it a massively concaved wing while pushing the extra plastic into a big ol’ bead at the rim. The result is something that would make Sir-Mix-A-Lot proud; if you like discs with an itty-bitty waist and a round thing in your face, you’ll likely get sprung handling the Justice.
From the first throw with the Justice, there was no doubt that it is truly the most overstable midrange I’ve encountered. The 0.5 turn number and 4 fade number means it is going to start fading as soon as it leaves your hand, making it useful for C-shaped golf lines.
Due to its overstability, a noodle arm isn’t exactly going to be pumping this thing out for great distance, but it can certainly carve a niche as a specialty mold and windy-day disc. So, I took it to the local pitch-and-putt course – it sits on an exposed hillside that usually provides a stiff breeze, and the holes are not long – to give the Justice a full work-up.
From the first hole, the disc’s speed was apparent. It really rockets out of the hand, but then gets to the ground faster than a scared puppy during a fireworks show. I soon found that, to get any extra distance out of it, a harsh anhyzer release and a conscious focus on adding height would be needed.
Case in point: The fifth hole at this pitch-and-putt is a 200-foot uphill shot that I have had no problems parking with a neutral putter. I was able to put the Justice pin high, but it took maximum effort and made me realize I really need to work on my core exercises some more. I may or may not have felt it the next day.
If you can turn the Justice over, you should either a) join the ranks of professional touring disc golfers or b) enter strongman competitions and pull semi-trucks with your teeth.
And while the disc landed pin high, it took a huge skip and ended up about 30 feet away from the basket. This was a common theme for the day, and something I learned to use to my advantage. The Justice is capable of massive lateral distance after it hits the ground, so if you use it like you’re skipping stones on a pond it opens up lower lines that other mids can’t handle.
Being far away from the basket provided another opportunity to showcase a hidden talent of the Justice: its ability as a putter.
I was truly surprised at how well the Justice handled putting duties during this one-disc adventure. I had no problem canning that 30-footer by just aiming a little higher in the chains to adjust for the low glide, while also compensating for the fade. I also ran another 40-footer just off the bottom of the cage. As a result, I would not hesitate suggesting the Justice as a windy day putter, especially for disc golfers who prefer to carry only one putter mold and might be in a bind when the weather turns. The low profile and big bead made it quite comfortable.
Slap a guarantee on it
While the Justice is a fun disc, I’m not advocating its use as an all-around mold. On the contrary, it is very much a utility disc. If you need a big skip, or an upshot from 200-feet and in, the Justice can be reliably called upon to do its job. It also makes for a fine forehand approach disc, as the overstability covers up any form flaws. It is not going to yield big air off the tee, though, and it begins to fade so quickly that it could be frustrating for those who are used to the easy effort of other Dynamic Discs molds.
Even power players will find the Justice to be a bear of a disc, requiring anhyzer to coax any turn out of it. In fact, Dynamic Discs should put a high speed stability guarantee on this mold. If you can turn it over, you should either a) join the ranks of professional touring disc golfers or b) enter strongman competitions and pull semi-trucks with your teeth. I’m not sure which of those careers would garner you more cash, but I’m sure you could get a pretty nice sponsorship out of Polident.
Even if you’re not high on the power scale, though, the Justice can be a fun disc – as long as you know what you’re getting yourself into. I’m sure you’ll read plenty of reviews on it that will make the “Justice is served” reference, and I agree with the pun. However, this disc is suited less for the courtroom and more for a platter at Morton’s Steakhouse. Toss it on the course, or throw it on the grill. Either way, like Sam the Butcher, it’ll bring the meat.
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Dynamic Discs Justice Facebook Giveaway
Now that I’ve reviewed the Justice, it’s time for you to give it a shot. All you have to do is fire up Facebook and:
1) LIKE Noodle Arm Disc Golf.
2) LIKE Dynamic Discs.
3) LIKE and COMMENT on the pinned post for this review at the Noodle Arm Disc Golf page. If you want to SHARE it, too, that results in good karma.
The contest will run until Wednesday, June 3 at 9 p.m. PDT, when a random winner will be chosen. Thanks to Dynamic Discs for providing the beef!
Steve Hill is a Southern California-based disc golfer who doesn’t throw very far. Follow him on Twitter @NoodleArmDG.