Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thread"

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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby jubuttib » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:27 pm

Got two Hero Praxis 235s at the European Open. Mainly got them because I don't really have a fastback type disc and the things were only like 1 Euro more than crappy gas station discs. Boy howdy these are the best damn fastbacks I've ever thrown. At short distances they fly like lids, but unlike every other lid I've tried at this style and weight class I can give these a full power disc golf rip with a flat release and they just fly straight. No turn. Zero. Zilch. I expect this stability won't last, but I just love these things the way they are now.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby Loop » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:24 pm

SONOFA...I never got to meet you... :(
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby jubuttib » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:49 pm

Loop wrote:SONOFA...I never got to meet you... :(
You're one of the few who didn't. It felt creepy to be recognized by so many people. =/
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby JR » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:26 am

My staff badge was blank because nobody had the time to get it printed. I was doing three jobs so i was quite busy myself too. Saturday work was spread out to 19 hours with some breaks in between. Man i'm tired and worn especially in the legs.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby JR » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:45 pm

Loop wrote:SONOFA...I never got to meet you... :(


Maybe we met but i don't know... Damn. Maybe if i knew what you look like i might remember meeting you there. Great at least two DGR members staffing and one competing at the other major of the year with JHern staffing the other and who knows how many will be competing in the other.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby Cyclone2 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 5:48 pm

If anybody is looking to unload a few lids, let me know -> viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22720
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby Spike » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:56 am

After trying lots of lids I finally settled with Birdie, for everything from approaches and putts to short drives. As being said before in this thread, it’s not much like other lids though, more like a slow Rhyno. After a few tree hits they become super straight. For the glidey shots and long putts I use the old star-stamped Birdie without the thumtrac, which flies more like a Rattler than like current Birdies. Also ordered Champion Birdies from Dynamic Discs. Expect those to be very unliddy and fly like bricks. Will come handy.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby JR » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:37 am

Please tell us how the Champ Birdie flies, when you get them.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby dgdave » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:47 am

They fly like bricks. Not to glidey and pretty overstable, unless there's wind. This was from 3 gummy ones I had a few years back.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby Spike » Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:53 am

sounds promising!

I'll get mine in a week or so. I'll report.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby Spike » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:53 am

JR wrote:Please tell us how the Champ Birdie flies, when you get them.

Been using them for a while now. Not as bricky as I expected, but still quite nice (second throw was an ace, so of course I like it :) ). Mine were actually a little bit less stable than a new Dx Birdie. On a short downhill hole I got slight right turns time after time, while the Dx Birdies went straight. Very gummy and flexy plastic.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby JR » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:55 am

Thanks for the review. It doesn't sound like a disc i'd like.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby Spike » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:29 am

Just love those 1st generation Birdies from 1991. If you have tried them or know stuff about them, please help me out. As I understood from DGS disc database they are made from Aviar top and Birdie bottom.

What do you think of them?

Any info or idea about why they got discontinued (…or rather evolved)?

Do you have such a Birdie to sell to me? (I’m no collector, just play with them. Not willing to pay a fortune, but a decent price. And yes, I live in Sweden (we buy from U.S. all the time, but I think it will work the other way as well :) )
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby keltik » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:11 am

call me crazy but isn't a thumbtrac-less birdie just a polecat? regardless those first run birdies look right damn cool.
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Re: Rattler, Putt'r, Polecat, Birdie..... a.k.a "the lid thr

Postby mf100forever » Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:48 pm

keltik wrote:call me crazy but isn't a thumbtrac-less birdie just a polecat? regardless those first run birdies look right damn cool.


Yes, basically
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