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Postby twmccoy » Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:41 pm

Whatever you do don't get a Z cyclone. Those things have no glide and are pretty overstable. They fly way different from other plastics.
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Postby Smyith » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:37 pm

i gotta disagree with you on that one. they are actually far flying discs and carrying a decent way. i dont really like z plastic and thats why i dont throw them. they are very easy to throw just give them a minor flip and they will hold straight for a good while before fading off.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:17 pm

I love my z cyclone for my overstable fairway range shots.
I carry cyclones for all my drives 325-425 (as the crow flies)
Z cyclone for overstable, headwind, skipshots
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:18 pm

* i ment to add that discraft accually rate their cyclones very different
Z=1.5
x=1
D=0

I really didnt like the Z cyclone at first, but then I found it perfect in the wind.
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Re: cyclones

Postby TexasOutlaw » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:23 am

twmccoy wrote:Whatever you do don't get a Z cyclone. Those things have no glide and are pretty overstable. They fly way different from other plastics.


Way ahead of you on that one. None of my cyclone-throwing friends liked the z. The main reason: it is a completely different disc than what we like about the clone.

I've thrown it a few times; it may not be a bad disc. But their are better discs with similar flight patterns.

Are you guys saying i should carry a x and d clone?
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:51 am

a worn x cyclone for me flies very similar to a new d cyclone.
I like having one for that reason. (although I recently lost mine)
when I have a new pro D I will throw it in the place of the X until it starts getting worn, then it moves down the line, and the x stays where it is
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:21 am

Thatdirtykid wrote:a worn x cyclone for me flies very similar to a new d cyclone.
I like having one for that reason. (although I recently lost mine)
when I have a new pro D I will throw it in the place of the X until it starts getting worn, then it moves down the line, and the x stays where it is


That's what I wanted to know; I'll play a few rounds with nothing but my cyclone to beat it up a little faster.

One thing that I need to consider is that all of my old school cyclones were well-beaten in, so it is not a fair comparison to new x cyclones.

I did kind of what Blake did, except that I don't carry them. I'll play with a cyclone for a couple of months; put it in my closet; take a new one; and repeat. In this way, I had maybe 7 (till I lost the last one) being constantly rotated in the optimal stage of wear.

If I go to pro d clones, I'll just carry 3 with me, like Blake does.
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:34 pm

once i adequately break in some of my clones i will probably carry more like 5 :P

i currently have a stock of old plastic clones as well.
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Postby presidio hills » Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:00 pm

Blake_T wrote:once i adequately break in some of my clones i will probably carry more like 5 :P

i currently have a stock of old plastic clones as well.


blake i noticed that you chose the D cyclone as your #2 spot driver (referring to the "blake's bag" thread). i've been throwing my DX eagle for a little while now as my workhorse driver because i like how straight it flies. i'm not set on it, though, and am thinking about either trying something else, or ordering 3 more DX eagles to break in together... i was just wondering why you choose the D cyclone.
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:16 pm

i like the eagle a lot. i chose the cyclones because i wanted something a little slower and they break in a little better.
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:59 am

Blake_T wrote:i like the eagle a lot. i chose the cyclones because i wanted something a little slower and they break in a little better.


I actually have 2 discs competing for this spot: cyclone and x tracker.

Right now the x tracker is winning, but that's because I ordered x cyclones instead of d, which is what I started with.
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Re: cyclones

Postby meetducky » Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:43 am

Cyclones are the BEST!!!
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:49 am

I guess I have major over lap, but I'm still carrying an x tracker, x avenger (beat), and x cyclone. Although they are similar in flight, they have different speeds, cyclone, tracker, avenger in that order from slowest to fastest.

I've been looking to remove some, but I haven't been able to decide which I like the best.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:05 pm

you would probably be well off carrying the tracker only (out of those three) if you plan on keeping wraiths in the bag. If you dont carry the wraiths anymore, I would say cyclone and avenger. Ive been doing the cyclone and avenger thing for a bit, and its working well. I would never say they overlap, and I always know which one to reach for.
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