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Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:01 am

What do you guys think are the biggest differences between what these two discs can do? Also which do you think would be a better compliment to a Firebird and Teebird driver set?
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby rooneytunes » Mon Jun 13, 2011 10:23 am

From my experience with these two molds in champion plastic with middle of the road plh's, the roadrunner is less stable than the leopards that I have thrown. Leopards for me anyways, fly much more straight with minimal fade where the roadrunner flips over and almost comes back to straight for a relatively tight s throw both from a flat release. It is easier for me to throw a controlled anny with the leopard b/c of its slightly higher hss making it a little less touchy, but when I want a huge right turner, the roadrunner is easier to crank over for longer, higher anny's. I like the roadrunner for bomber straight hyzer flips. To me at least, a leopard would compliment a tb/fb well once seasoned a little bit. Roadrunners have their spot though too. Tailwinds, uphill, calm wind hyzer flips are all drives I like using the roadrunner for.
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby LumberJack » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:35 pm

I put a champ Leopard in the bag from time to time. It's a great lil disc and can flat bomb and is very workable.
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby Peot » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:36 pm

Very different discs. A Leopard is a straight-ish to hyzer flip fairway driver depending on your power. It has a decent amount of glide and it's pretty easy to work on a lot of different lines.

Roadrunners are much faster than Leopards, and much more understable if you can get them up to speed. Roadrunners are great for huge turnovers and flex shots if you have enough height. They are extremely easy to throw with a comfortable rim

You definitely need something to complement your Teebirds. They excel as line holders and go very straight a very far distance. Leos make great compliments. Having a Firebird and a Roadrunner with nothing in between seems kinda silly when you start talking about speed 9+ discs.
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby Tossin' in Memphis » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:41 pm

when i threw rrunners, I always preferred the star ones...I am pretty sure I was/am in the minority there.
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby Sean40474 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:00 am

I found they were great BH rollers when I was throwing them a lot. I always threw the Champs, never the Star.
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby plastic_fondler » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:32 am

firebird, teebird, leo is the classic fairway driver setup. I could see you replacing the leo with a rr for an open course with a distance focus. In the woods...through the leo.
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:50 am

To be honest, this thread is pointless (I can say that, I'm the OP). I hadn't really thrown my Leo's or my RR's in a while, and I was letting Innova's confusing chart get in my head. Makes no sense for the Leo to be on the far right side of the chart under the RR and Monarch. The ratings put it back over more to the middle, and my throwing one again made me remember how stable leo's really are. It confused me when I always saw people saying a Leo was more workable than a Teebird, similar to an Eagle being more workable than a Teebird. And I was thinking how can that be with as Understable as the Leo is? Innova scared me away from their own disc :-P
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby bill » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:36 am

yeah it took me a long, long time to beat the stability out of my star leo.

road runners turn off the shelf.
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Re: Leopard vs. Roadrunner

Postby money 21 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:23 pm

I think they are very different discs and could see carring both. I carry a x xs which I would say is similar to a leo and I use it alot for tunel and low ceiling shots. the rr is for big turnover and monster hyzer flips. one of the longest throws i have ever had was with an echo star rr.
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