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Postby SiDeArM jUnKiE » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:50 pm

Alot of great info here and can't wait to try tuning my Star Destoryer back to stable. Anyone try to tune a Rogue yet?
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Postby GorillaTactics » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:01 pm

So is it possble to tune DX to be more overstable? Seems like it wouldn't be ideal but I'm curious if anybody's tried it. My most $$$ roc is starting to turn over and I want it to go straight as an arrow still...
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Postby cmlasley » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:06 pm

GorillaTactics wrote:So is it possble to tune DX to be more overstable? Seems like it wouldn't be ideal but I'm curious if anybody's tried it. My most $$$ roc is starting to turn over and I want it to go straight as an arrow still...


Don't do it. Flippy rocs are gold. I'll trade you a straight one for your flippy.
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Postby tim » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:03 am

GorillaTactics wrote:So is it possble to tune DX to be more overstable? Seems like it wouldn't be ideal but I'm curious if anybody's tried it. My most $$$ roc is starting to turn over and I want it to go straight as an arrow still...


Grab one of the Star Ontarios -- that is the straightest Roc I've picked up in years and flies just like some of the beat DXs I've had for years. I got a couple of the X-Outs and still can't believe how straight they fly.
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Postby SkaBob » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:00 pm

So I had this 150 Z Flick that was juts too flippy for me, and decided to give it a go with tuning.

WOW.

What once was too flippy to be reliable enough to keep in the bag is now too stable for me to flip up! I'm curious to know how long it'll stay stable, guess it goes back in the bag to find out!

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Postby cmlasley » Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:02 pm

SkaBob wrote:What once was too flippy to be reliable enough to keep in the bag is now too stable for me to flip up!


Word. I changed a 1.1 SOLF into a 1.2+ SOLF. There is no turn and a big fade on that baby now. It's like Pred-lite.
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Postby geoloseth » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:05 pm

The Z plastic should hold up for as long as you have the disc. Plus if it ever gets a little understable again you can just tune it back up. My star teerexs and wraiths have held up for about 4 months now without any signs of change.
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Postby Eric O » Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:22 pm

Here's another testimonial in favor of this method working as described. Only tried star plastic so far. Don't think I'd try it with anything but ESP/Star or candy.
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Postby disc junkie » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:51 pm

Eric O wrote:Here's another testimonial in favor of this method working as described. Only tried star plastic so far. Don't think I'd try it with anything but ESP/Star or candy.


+1..I too have tuned my star teerex into basically a hybrid wraith/teerex and loving it.

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Postby geoloseth » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:19 pm

disc junkie wrote:
Eric O wrote:Here's another testimonial in favor of this method working as described. Only tried star plastic so far. Don't think I'd try it with anything but ESP/Star or candy.


+1..I too have tuned my star teerex into basically a hybrid wraith/teerex and loving it.

thank you seth


Your welcome. How's the yellow wraith I sent you? Brad had tuned that one up a little bit but I never got to throw it. From what I saw it flew pretty well.
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Postby disc junkie » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:24 am

geoloseth wrote:
disc junkie wrote:
Eric O wrote:Here's another testimonial in favor of this method working as described. Only tried star plastic so far. Don't think I'd try it with anything but ESP/Star or candy.


+1..I too have tuned my star teerex into basically a hybrid wraith/teerex and loving it.

thank you seth


Your welcome. How's the yellow wraith I sent you? Brad had tuned that one up a little bit but I never got to throw it. From what I saw it flew pretty well.


its great, exactly what ive been looking for, however it hasnt been getting as much air time as the 168 u sent. That disc opened my eyes to how great lighter weights can be. Ive thrown max weight since day 1 10 yrs ago and was always pig headed about lighter weights being for "girls". man was i WRONG!
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Postby gretagun » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:11 am

Can you tune a fish? Sorry, couldn't help myself.

I picked up a Champ Tee-Bird a month ago (wish I just got DX instead) and the disc was overstable for me. Tuned it understable, and now if flies just like my lost beat DX, with maybe a little more fade. That disc was a whole new animal last night on the course, and I love it. I'll admit I was skeptical, but I was so fed up with the Champ, I didn't care if I ruined it. Thanks for the video and insightful replies!
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