The Eclipse is a super stable Long Distance Driver with good glide, and only the slightest of fades at the end of the flight. Discraft gives it a stability rating of 0. When it comes to a straight flying driver, this is about as good as it gets.
If you throw the Eclipse at an Anhyzer angle, it will curve to the right and sometimes doesn’t even fade back at all. Being able to force your disc to the right is essential to low scores on most disc golf courses. If you have a big arm and throw with serious power, and are used to more overstable golf discs, you might accidentally find the Eclipse drifting much farther to the right than you intend.
The high stability of the disc and predictable flight pattern make the eclipse a great disc for beginners throwing backhand. The straight flying nature of it make a good disc for golfers who are only going to use one disc for a round.
When it comes to forehand throws, the Eclipse is not a good disc. The wing length of the Eclipse is very narrow, and in our distance test throws we often times didn’t get this disc to go even 200 feet.
The Eclipse is only available in PRO D plastic, Discraft’s lowest grade. My experience with this disc might be a little skewed because I hit a concrete building on one of my first throws actually on a course with this disc (it was on a slow anhyzer throw, didn’t really have much speed at all) and it made a big gash in the side. From my experience, big disc gashes make discs more understable.
Not only does this disc come in one of the less durable plastics, but the thin rim edge on the Eclipse likely also contributes to its quick wear.
Of course the nice thing about Pro-D plastic is that it’s cheap. Here’s a link to help you buy it.
Have you or do you throw the Discraft Eclipse?
How would you rate this disc, and what do you like/dislike about it?