High Speed Driver
The Kiwi was RPM’s first driver and was previously known as the Raptor and the Taniwha. The latest iteration is a more overstable than the previous versions of the disc and will hold a consistent angle through high speed with a sharp fade to finish.
About the Kiwi
Kiwi Professional Review & Information
THE KIWI AS A HIGH SPEED DRIVER
The Kiwi was RPM’s first driver and was previously known as the Raptor and the Taniwha.
This disc is a good over stable medium speed driver that will enable you to throw in any wind conditions, a classic very over stable dependable workhorse.
The Kiwi is able to be thrown by anyone, but for distance in a head wind we recommend intermediate to experienced players use this disc. Beginners can enjoy this disc for its over stability or for hard forehand throwers who release on a lot of cut angle or anhyzer.
The latest iteration is a more over stable than the previous versions of the disc and will hold a consistent angle through high speed with a sharp fade to finish. The extra stability makes it well suited as a utility roller too.
The Kiwi is New Zealand’s most iconic bird and we could not leave this out of our range.
- Model #: DGD1
- PDGA Approved: Yes
- Diameter: 210mm
- Weight: 150-175g
- Speed: 10
- Glide: 4
- Turn: 0
- Fade: 4
- Plastic types: Strata / Cosmic / Atomic / Glow
THE KIWI – THE SYMBOLIC BIRD OF OF NEW ZEALAND
The kiwi is a unique and curious bird: it cannot fly, has loose, hair-like feathers, strong legs and no tail. The closest relatives to today’s kiwi are the extinct elephant birds from Madagascar. They are also related to emus and cassowaries of Australia, and the extinct moa of New Zealand. Kiwi can live for between 25 and 50 years. The kiwi’s egg is one of the largest in proportion to body size (up to 20% of the female’s weight) of any species of bird in the world. Chicks hatch fully feathered. They emerge from the nest to feed at about five days old and are never fed by their parents. Juveniles grow slowly, taking three to five years to reach adult size.
Kiwi are a significant national icon, equally cherished by all cultures in New Zealand. Kiwi are a symbol for the uniquene ss of New Zealand wildlife and the value of our natural heritage. The Māori language word kiwi is generally accepted to be “of imitative origin” from the call.