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Postby domromer » Sat Oct 11, 2008 5:14 pm

RoomTenONine wrote:
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DGDAVE wrote:ooh, X2 is another good one

I think if the Avenger is too fast, the Pred and SOLF would also be to fast


LOL, when I asked this very question everyone said SOLF and Pred. Perhaps there is more of a a power/distance difference between us and thus the different recommendations.


Well, the fastest thing in his bag is a JLS. those are about speed 7 on the Innova scale.

I recommend a DX Banshee.


Right but no one said anything about the SOLF and Pred being TOO fast to me. It was explained that if I had decent D go with OLF/Pred if I was more average D go Banshee. I'm not complaining here, just making an observation for the sake of gathering more info.


Did you say you prefer slow discs? Or do you not throw far? My golf D is 375 and MAx D is 400. I still prefer the slower discs. I just feel it's much easier to shape their flights and they are more forgiving.
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Postby RoomTenONine » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:20 am

domromer wrote:
RoomTenONine wrote:
cmlasley wrote:
RoomTenONine wrote:
DGDAVE wrote:ooh, X2 is another good one

I think if the Avenger is too fast, the Pred and SOLF would also be to fast


LOL, when I asked this very question everyone said SOLF and Pred. Perhaps there is more of a a power/distance difference between us and thus the different recommendations.


Well, the fastest thing in his bag is a JLS. those are about speed 7 on the Innova scale.

I recommend a DX Banshee.


Right but no one said anything about the SOLF and Pred being TOO fast to me. It was explained that if I had decent D go with OLF/Pred if I was more average D go Banshee. I'm not complaining here, just making an observation for the sake of gathering more info.


Did you say you prefer slow discs? Or do you not throw far? My golf D is 375 and MAx D is 400. I still prefer the slower discs. I just feel it's much easier to shape their flights and they are more forgiving.


I didn't say I preferred either slow or fast. My D is close to yours. When I posted folks simply said: if you have sub ~300 D, go Banshee and if you have over 330-350 go the other route.

I'm just wondering if I missed something there.

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Postby domromer » Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:01 pm

You know how it goes, ask a question and get 8 different answers.

Which disc to use is such a loaded question.
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Postby domromer » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:36 pm

What about a whippet? How does is compare to a firebird? Will it be as long? Is a whippet just like an older version of the firebird?
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Postby dgdave » Sun Oct 12, 2008 8:46 pm

Yeah, I'd say its close to a shorter FB. Maybe a tad bit more overstable with a tad less glide
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Postby domromer » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:44 pm

Dang! I'm looking for a longer fire bird that needs less power. I guess I still need to get used to my firebird. I used it a few times today and was sort of shocked that I couldn't seem to get it more than about 300ft I guess I'm not used to throwing a very overstable disc.
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Postby Blink » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:38 pm

I heard 150 Flicks are pretty flyable, what do those compare to?
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Postby dgdave » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:15 am

They are real fast. All but one of the ones I've thrown have too much high speed turn, especially in the wind.
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Postby garublador » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:19 am

RoomTenONine wrote:I'm just wondering if I missed something there.
Nope, he just asked for something slower. IMO, he'd get better performance out of a faster disc wiht only loosing very little control, but choosing something slower won't hurt him at all, he just won't quite get the distance he could be. He seems OK with that.
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Postby adidadg » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:41 am

Blink wrote:I heard 150 Flicks are pretty flyable, what do those compare to?


Very very fast, one of the fastest discs out there. At 150 its more useful as a max D/moderately overstable driver as it does get squirrely in a headwind.

I still say a Z-Crush would be a great choice...
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Postby mark12b » Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:57 am

domromer wrote:Dang! I'm looking for a longer fire bird that needs less power. I guess I still need to get used to my firebird. I used it a few times today and was sort of shocked that I couldn't seem to get it more than about 300ft I guess I'm not used to throwing a very overstable disc.


sounds like an eagle-x or possibly a lightweight z-pred.
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Postby cmlasley » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:10 am

mark12b wrote:
domromer wrote:Dang! I'm looking for a longer fire bird that needs less power.


sounds like an eagle-x or possibly a lightweight z-pred.


Bingo. I'd add lightweight Z or ESP Pred.
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Postby cmlasley » Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:20 am

mark12b wrote:
domromer wrote:Dang! I'm looking for a longer fire bird that needs less power.


sounds like an eagle-x or possibly a lightweight z-pred.


Bingo. I'd add lightweight Z or ESP Pred.
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