The Discmania Splice: Overstable Driver Review (2024)

Denis Flaschner, (Pro) | PDGA #49081

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A pink Discmania Splice with a red stamp

Looking for a disc that’s perfect for headwind shots, skip shots, and tight maneuvers around obstacles?

Say hello to the Discmania Splice, an overstable fairway driver that delivers outstanding performance without breaking any distance records.

Exceptional Overstability

The Splice is designed to be very overstable, making it the go-to choice for advanced players.

With flight numbers of 9.0 / 3.0 / 0.0 / 4.0, its remarkable overstability allows you to rip on anhyzer or throw overhand shots with confidence.

You’ll be amazed at the sharp fade and how quickly it goes into that fade, even when thrown flat or with a bit of anhyzer.

Unexpected Versatility

On top of that, the Splice has proven to be a valuable “get out of jail free card” when you need to find a way out of tricky situations on the course.

The disc’s overstability, in combination with its low glide, gives it the incredible ability to create lines that simply aren’t possible with other discs.

The secret is that the Splice works great with overhand shots like thumbers and tomahawks, adding distance to your overhand game and saving you strokes.

Specific Strengths and Uses

This disc’s power comes from its overstability, which is ideal for backhand and forehand players alike. Its stability ensures that it can handle a ton of torque and anhyzer without turning over, always coming back to your intended line.

Great for Scrambling and Approaches

The Splice really shines when used for scrambling, short drives, or approaches. Especially for forehand rollers, it holds its line impressively and guarantees a big fade finish. It’s also an excellent choice for short distance spike hyzers with its reliably sharp fade.

A blue colored Discmania Splice driver

Impressive Skipping and Flaring Ability

Another standout feature of the Splice is its ability to perform fantastic flare skips on tough angles, thanks to the aggressive shape of its rim.

This feature makes it an excellent choice for wooded courses like Maple Hill, and pinched positions where you need a clever escape. Just watch Eagle McMahon on any live tournament coverage, and you will see him reach for his trusty Splice.

Feel and Comfort

In terms of comfort, the Splice is designed with a wider rim that may be preferred by players with larger hands. The disc is flat and doesn’t have any dome, which gives it a confident feel for forehand throws.

However, it should be noted that the Splice isn’t suited for beginners due to its significant overstability. Instead, it’s best suited for intermediate and advanced players who are able to harness the disc’s full potential.

Splice vs. Other Overstable Discs

When compared to other overstable discs like the Firebird, Felon, Ahti, or Pioneer, the Splice offers even greater overstability and slightly less glide.

It’s an ideal choice for thumber lines and follows the same path as an Opto-X Stiletto, just not going as far.

Wrapping Up The Splice

The Discmania Splice is a must-have for advanced disc golfers who are seeking a utility disc for getting out of tight spots and navigating around obstacles. While not designed for maximum distance, it offers outstanding overstability and a range of uses that make it a valuable asset in your disc golf bag.

So, if you have a strong arm and are up for the challenge of mastering this extremely overstable driver, the Splice is a perfect fit.

However, if you’re a beginner or have a slower arm speed, it’s best to keep this disc off your radar – at least for now. Give it a try, and experience the unique capabilities of the Discmania Splice yourself!