Damage: Light Scratches
Stamp: Rainbow (Light Scratches)
Sleepy scale: 9/10
About the mold: The Beast-X is the original Beast that was released in 2002. When the Orc came out in 2004, Dave Dunipace thought the discs were too similar and retooled the Beast mold making it less stable. For several years, all Beasts in production were of the retooled “L” mold. When the mold broke and Innova ordered a new Beast mold they were shipped the original mold. To differentiate between stock they began stamping beasts with the “Beast-X” moniker. The Beast-L flies 10/5/-2/2 and the Beast-X flies 10/5/-1/2.
Some notes on the plastic: Pro Line plastic is not the same as modern Pro plastic. From 2000 to 2002 Innova made a unique translucent blend of plastic and called it Champion Edition. From 2003 to 2004 the name changed to Pro Line or Candy Pro. In 2004 the name of this blend was changed to Champion and that’s the name they stuck with. As a result there is a lot of confusion between Champion Edition, Pro Line, Candy Pro, and Champion. To add to the confusion, there are variations within each blend ranging from opaque, pearly, and firm to crystal clear, soft, and gummy, to cloudy and tacky. You will see the same type of variation in the JK Pro Valkyries and 11x KC Pro plastic. The pearly, stiff CE/Pro Line reportedly tends to be more overstable whereas the gummy, clear CE/Pro Line are usually a bit touchier and the cloudy, tacky CE/Pro Line falls right in the middle. Modern Pro plastic was formulated as a step above DX but below Champion.