Westside Discs

Westside Boatman

PDGA approved driver

Available weights 161 - 177g

Launch date

Westside VIP Boatmans launch date was 15 April 2011
Westside Tournament Boatmans launch date was 15 May 2011
Westside BT Boatmans launch date was 1 March 2012
Westside VIP Air Boatmans launch date was 1 March 2014

Hotstamp picture explained

A boatman figure also known as boatman of Tuonela from Finnish national epic Kalevala. Picture was drawn by Arto Hoffrén year 2010. Check out the Kalevala in English language here.

Manufacturers official product description:

The Westside Boatman is one of our fastest drivers that was designed to fit all sizes of hands. It will give you that fast flight and is very predictable. It has a very long glide with very little fade. For faster arm speeds it will hold the line and has a very overstable finish. For slower arm speeds you will be able to count on an overstable finish but will give you that extra glide you are looking for without having to grip such a big rim. Westside Boatman is a PDGA approved disc.

VIP-plastic

VIP plastic is our most durable plastic. It comes in a nice see through and opaque appearance. It has a tacky grip nice glossy finish. Designed with super resistant polymers to withstand great force, still hold its shape, and maintain original flight characteristics. No matter what you hit VIP will show great resilience and fly the same the next time you throw it.

Tournament-plastic

Our Tournament plastic is just what it sounds like. Designed with the experienced tournament player in mind, TP has a tackier grip, and is faster out if the hand. It has a softer feel, thus breaking in easier than VIP. Not all shots are hyzers and sometimes you will have to shape shots. TP plastic will give you the flights you need in those tournament situations.

VIP AIR-plastic

Our VIP Air line was designed to make throwing discs easier for players of all levels. It will give you more distance in most conditions. VIP air has the same feel in the hand as our VIP line but is just lighter and infused with tiny air bubbles. The bubbles help the disc stay in the air longer. We offer VIP Air in 160 grams and under in most molds. Perfect for the recreational player to enjoy a more exciting game while playing disc golf.

BT-plastics properties

Westside BT plastic has great flight characteristics, exactly as good as VIP and Tournament plastics. A novice player may feel the BT plastic easier to grip than our other plastics. The BT plastic is more economical compared to high-end VIP and Tournament plastics but BT plastics durability is not as good. The BT plastic is available at selected european department stores.

Mold setup

Molds upper part is Westside Northman version 1.0, completed 10 October 2009. Molds lower part is Westside Boatman version 1.0, completed 18 February 2011. Molds and their copyrights are owned by Westside Golf Discs.

Barcodes

These barcodes are also valid as European EAN codes.
American UPC barcode of Westside BT Boatman is 0610708884293.
American UPC barcode of Westside VIP Boatman is 0610708884156.
American UPC barcode of Westside Tournament Boatman is 0610708884224.

Production

Westside Boatman golf discs production takes place in co-operation with Swedish Latitude 64 Golf Discs.

Product name in Finnish language

Westside Tuonelan Lautturi.



Official specifications

Max weight 177,6 gram.
Diameter 21,4 cm.
Height 1,9 cm.
Rim depth 1,3 cm.
Rim thickness 2,2 cm.
Inside rim diameter 17,0 cm.
Rim depth/diameter ratio 6,1.
Rim configuration 29,50.
Flexibility 10,32.
PDGA certificate number 11-12.

Flight characteristics

 
11 SPEED
5 GLIDE
0 TURN
2 FADE
 

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