punch wrote:What will a firebird do for me in terms of a overhand throw that a sidewinder won't do?
Firebirds are a lot more controllable/predictable in the wind. They will continue to be more useful as you game develops for skip shots, rollers, and slicing through small saplings, and killing small rodents
Are you side arming the sidewinder 200'?
Understable discs like sidewinders are often harder to get clean flick releases which might be limiting the amount of power you could apply. However, you'll be forced to learn forehand quickly with understable discs because bad releases (search "OAT"/off-axis torque) wont be close enough to make the putt. Firebirds are often early sidearm teachers since wobbly/OAT throws still work well enough until you figure things out.