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Do I really need a teebird?

Postby MR. WICK » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:40 pm

My bag is this:
D-Challenger X 2 - 174 - putting duties one beat one newish
X-Challenger - 174 - short drives and some upshots
D Wasp - 174 - newish
D Wasp - 174 - Beat
Champ Gator - 175
Tsunami - 173 - Beat to hell
Tsunami - 173 - newish
Pro Destroyer - 168 - Beat
Pro Destroyer - 169 - newish
Pro Destroyer - 169 - new
ProLine Leopard - 171 - newish
SE leopard - 172 - beat
I throw lefty backhand and can break 4bills on occasion with the destroyers. The proline leopards I have are quite stable and I can do pretty much anything with them other than throw into a headwind (maybe I just answered my own ?) my tsunami is really beat up but it doesn't glide much at all. So, do you think I need a teebird or something similar in there?
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby dgdave » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:29 pm

I found Tsunamis to be very close to Teebirds, except the have more movement in their flight. Especially into the wind.

So I will answer your question with another question.....

Do you play disc golf? :)
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby MR. WICK » Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:57 pm

Yes I play disc golf.......A LOT. :D And as I think about it.....I probably don't need the teebizzle.
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby Timko » Wed Oct 15, 2008 2:31 pm

Then you probably don't need it.
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby JKP » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:47 pm

of course.. everyone does.. i just got a new one today
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby black udder » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:15 pm

I think if you can do what it does without it, why get one. That said, I have 2 150g TBs and 1 162g one... and (believe it or not), I don't consider myself a teebird thrower... how messed up is that?

I throw about 330', maybe more with a good rip, and usually throw the beat teebird for straight shots that need a little hyzer release, the newer 150g for 300'+ shots that might have some wind or I'm going for a lot of power and the 162g for max power. I can't turn the dang thing over and if I put anhzyer on it, it just holds it in a straight line and then just fades out at the very end.

They're good for straight shots or hyzer shots. Instead of using an overstable disc, just hyzer the teebird.

It's not a must though...just works for some people, you know? People like THE CHAMP! :D
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby zealot » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:50 pm

you need a teebird. tsunamis are cool but they have too much movement.. i consider them similar but inferior to eagle-x's.

i think you need to drop the tsunami for eagle x's and you need a teebird.

thats just me tho :D
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby MR. WICK » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:35 am

zealot wrote:you need a teebird. tsunamis are cool but they have too much movement.. i consider them similar but inferior to eagle-x's.

i think you need to drop the tsunami for eagle x's and you need a teebird.

thats just me tho :D

Never thought of it that way. Maybee I need to try some eagles out as well and see how they compare.
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby zealot » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:49 am

the tsunamis have more turn tho
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby MR. WICK » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:07 am

zealot wrote:the tsunamis have more turn tho

Probably why they added more of a notch and made the predator.
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby adidadg » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:20 am

I dont think you really need it. Players seem to use teebirds for either :

1) a dead straight driver (in DX of course)

2) a mod. overstable fairway driver (star/champion)

Your leopards should cover #1 and the broken in tsunami's #2.

If you realize that you just like teebirds better I would replace the leopards (replace w/ DX-TB) and/or tsunami (star-champ TB) instead of adding in another mold to your bag.
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby cmlasley » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:35 am

adidadg wrote:Players seem to use teebirds for either :

1) a dead straight driver (in DX of course)



Many of the new 12x Champ TBs are good for straight-ahead shots, too. They are domier and have better glide than the 11x TBs, and are still resistant to turn. Look for opaque plastic and high domes.
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby MR. WICK » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:36 am

Yeah I deffinetly don't want to add another mold. I am going to mess around with some EX's and tb's in the next few weeks and we'll see what happens from there.
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby zealot » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:02 pm

try this

D-Challenger X 2 - 174 - putting duties one beat one newish
X-Challenger - 174 - short drives and some upshots
D Wasp - 174 - newish
D Wasp - 174 - Beat
Champ Gator - 175
Star or Dx Eagle-x - 173 - Beat to hell
Star Eagle-x - 173 - newish
Star Teebird - 170 (flies straighter around 170 or less unless ur really bombing)
Pro Destroyer - 168 - Beat
Pro Destroyer - 169 - newish
Pro Destroyer - 169 - new
ProLine Leopard - 171 - newish
SE leopard - 172 - beat
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Re: Do I really need a teebird?

Postby Blake_T » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:05 pm

1) a dead straight driver (in DX of course)

2) a mod. overstable fairway driver (star/champion)

Your leopards should cover #1


most leopards will turn if you put any nuttage on them. most teebirds won't turn unless you put like 580' of power on em.
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