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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby ziggy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:42 pm

cfair wrote:-There are technically two molds. The current one and then an old mold that has become DGA's Tsunami. (can anyone provide more info on this, dates of change, reason for change, differences between the two molds?) As I understand it, the new mold has a bead (big, small?).


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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby cfair » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:58 am

^^^

bumping because I want to know this as well. Could anyone summarize the differences between the two molds or why they were made?

also how about the stability differences between plastics?
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby dgdave » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:05 am

It changes after the first run (lion head ghost stamped) in 02 or 03. Dcraft wanted it to be more overstable. The Tsunami is like an overstable Teebird/slightly more overstable avenger. It also has more glide than the pred. The Sparkle is a little more overstable than the proline.
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby TechnoHic » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:02 am

I got some more work in with my X Preds yesterday finally and I find it a very interesting disc. Compared to the ESP, it has just a little more turn, but still very straight and then when it fades, where the ESP would kind of drop a bit and skip, the X Pred seems to stay in the air more giving it more of an ability to actually track left further (RHBH).

I still have to beat them up but so far, I think it will be usefull for those holes that turn left a ways out but then continue in that direction for a good distance, where in the past, I might try to hit the inside corner with a Z or ESP and try to use the skip.
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby kern9787 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:28 pm

The pred was my original overstable driver. Used it for a while and loved it. Found a good deal on a stack of 11x Firebirds, so I gave them a shot. Picked up a couple XXX's. Picked up a few C-PD's.

I've recently gone back to the Pred's and don't think I'll ever go back. I've got one brand new, one seasoned, but still very stable, and one that I bought used (older, somewhat opaque orange pred). The newer ones have saved me several stokes already. I'll have to see how much use I have of the beat one next to my S-PD's which is looking pretty minimal honestly).
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby sunspot » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:41 pm

Why did Discraft stop making X-Preds?
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby discspeed » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:07 pm

sunspot wrote:Why did Discraft stop making X-Preds?


Slow sales.
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby rehder » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:51 am

discspeed wrote:
sunspot wrote:Why did Discraft stop making X-Preds?


Slow sales.


in addition Dcraft as far as I heard, had difficulty getting the same blend of X-line plastic, so they used what they had for their most popular molds and discontinued the molds that where selling slowly
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby steezo » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:26 am

Too bad because we NEED X Preds and X Wasps...
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby mickas » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:47 pm

I'm down to 1 x predator and I'm a little scared... :(
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:59 pm

mickas wrote:I'm down to 1 x predator and I'm a little scared... :(


buy some 12x eagles and be prepared to be surprised.
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby mickas » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:02 pm

Meh, i should be able to replace the x predator with some nice elite z avengers. Are the new run of eagles that nice?
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby Frank Delicious » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:06 pm

yeah they are nice, also shouldn't you just go with the X avengers?
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby mickas » Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:11 pm

I've got a wide variety of z avengers that cover everything from roller to just less stable then a predator. I have a couple of x's but they're pretty beat up and they are my turnover fairway drivers...

I was an eagle thrower for over a year but decided to switch to discraft about three months ago, but the rocs are sneaking back in and I'm guessing with the purchase of a great looking 11x eagle x from PIAS the eagles will be back soon also.
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Re: An Efficient Killer - The Pred Thread

Postby kern9787 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:14 pm

mickas wrote:I was an eagle thrower for over a year but decided to switch to discraft about three months ago, but the rocs are sneaking back in and I'm guessing with the purchase of a great looking 11x eagle x from PIAS the eagles will be back soon also.


Unless they're paying you to throw their discs, use the best disc for that slot. All the "X" brand bags make no sense to me at all...
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