I'm not a weak-armed thrower but also not power player by any means. I used to bag the original MD5 but put it away when it lost its over-stability. This disc is different from that one, and I like it a lot. The grip of the new plastic is amazing and is even good on a dewy morning. I'm having the same issue with my metal flake MD4 losing its stability now and am looking for its replacement. It's definitely not a replacement for the MD4 as I don't know that I can get it out past 250' but I don't think it's designed for longer throws, for me it's a scramble disc. This is my new get out of jail free card and it won't be leaving the bag anytime soon.