A Warm-up Fastback?

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A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby ken3592 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:37 am

Hey everyone, I don't know if you can help me here, but I was recently at the Scholl's Bicycle Center Open and I saw several of the pros (incl. Will Schusterick, Rick Wysocki, and Jeremy Koling) playing throw & catch with what looked like a fastback disc (definitely not an ultimate). It must have been heavy and pretty stable though because the wind didn't seem to affect it too much.

I'm wondering if any of you know what they might have been using or know a good warm-up and catch disc that isn't just one of those junk, flippy fastbacks that you can buy at Wal-Mart. Could it have been a superclass disc like a Zephyr or something? I've never seen or used any superclass discs so I don't know how a Zephyr or anything similar flies.

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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby keltik » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:02 am

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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby tjmpsu » Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:02 am

I like the Zephyr a lot as a catch disc. They fly a lot like a Discraft Ultra-star, but the shape and feel are a little bit more golf disc-like. A Super Hero also works well.
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby ken3592 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:49 pm

Is the profile and feel of the Zephyr more similar to a fastback frisbee or an ultimate?
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby ferretdance03 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:52 pm

More similar to a fastback in my opinion. It's taller and wider, but it's not domey/rounded like an Ultimate lid.
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby Trey133 » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:36 pm

I'm pretty sure it was a superhere/superstar, anytime Jerm is involved with throwing catch discs its usually his "BigJerm" dyed superhero.
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby steezo » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:11 pm

Some guy has training discs, like a 280g Wizard. I can't remember who/what but it might have been that. I have seem them floating around lately.
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby ken3592 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:38 pm

steezo wrote:Some guy has training discs, like a 280g Wizard. I can't remember who/what but it might have been that. I have seem them floating around lately.


Couldn't have been that, but that sounds like an awesome disc! haha... a wizard that weighs over half a pound
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:51 am

I have one of the superhero discs, got one at the USDGC after watching GG and a few others actually playing the course with one after the rounds of the day. Saw a group of the players throwing them around over on the ball golf course off to the side while they were doing the distance qualifying as well. Pretty awesome "frisbee" disc, flies more stable than your usual frisbees and its practically indestructable...
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby ken3592 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:10 am

What weight is yours? I ended up buying a 180g dx hero because I thought the ~135g superhero (champion plastic) would be too flippy.
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby keltik » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:20 am

ken3592 wrote:What weight is yours? I ended up buying a 180g dx hero because I thought the ~135g superhero (champion plastic) would be too flippy.


you thought wrong. with fastback type discs it is ALL about form. Get the champ superhero anyway. It's just a cool disc to have.
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:01 pm

keltik wrote:
ken3592 wrote:What weight is yours? I ended up buying a 180g dx hero because I thought the ~135g superhero (champion plastic) would be too flippy.


you thought wrong. with fastback type discs it is ALL about form. Get the champ superhero anyway. It's just a cool disc to have.



This, I got the gummy champion one... I love that you can bend it into 4ths and it bounce back to shape. Never had any flippy problems out of it, if you throw it right it'll fly beautifully...
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby BrotherDave » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:03 am

keltik wrote:
ken3592 wrote:What weight is yours? I ended up buying a 180g dx hero because I thought the ~135g superhero (champion plastic) would be too flippy.


you thought wrong. with fastback type discs it is ALL about form. Get the champ superhero anyway. It's just a cool disc to have.

Ditto. The Champ SuperHero is super fun. The SuperSonic is also really fun as well, and since it's smaller diameter it isn't quite a transition from golf discs to it. If you get both you can play double disc catch. 8)
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Re: A Warm-up Fastback?

Postby jubuttib » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:47 am

FWIW the Champ Heroes I've thrown have been way less stable and easier to turn than my Praxis Distance Practice discs.
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