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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby Flick4D » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:38 pm

I don't think you can go wrong with S-PD's.
I'd suggest lighter and/or lower PLH S-PD's to fit the "flippier PD" bill.
Yellow freak stamps seemed to be flippiest for me, and orange was moderate stability, soon turned to flippier, while red was the most stable of the three colors, but PLH rules all. The red champystars I have are excellent in terms of overstability, nice domes for glide, and grip and durability. My blue ones also seem pretty stable/overstable from initial test throws. The ones where the edge of the rim dips down (test config.) are awesome, too, but more overstable, and you have to commit to that throw more than with others, and may be a little less versatile.
For non-plus mold C-PD's, the pearly ones with moderate domes seem the most versatile to me. You can trust them to come back in a headwind, but they don't fade too soon, like a CFR-PD might, if you aren't throwing really hard.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby jubuttib » Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:18 am

Flick4D wrote:The red champystars I have are excellent in terms of overstability, nice domes for glide, and grip and durability. My blue ones also seem pretty stable/overstable from initial test throws.
I'll offer up a second opinion: Out of all the champystar S-PD's I've seen, both red and yellow, none has really been overstable, they're more known for being the straightest out of the box S-PD's, and staying that way. I've only sampled two light blue S-PD's, but both were lower PLH and flew closer to a P-PD on the stable side than what you'd normally expect from an S-PD.

But yeah, there are no bad S-PD's, just different kinds of S-PD's. =)
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby what'shisname » Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:15 am

jubuttib wrote:
Flick4D wrote:The red champystars I have are excellent in terms of overstability, nice domes for glide, and grip and durability. My blue ones also seem pretty stable/overstable from initial test throws.
I'll offer up a second opinion: Out of all the champystar S-PD's I've seen, both red and yellow, none has really been overstable, they're more known for being the straightest out of the box S-PD's, and staying that way. I've only sampled two light blue S-PD's, but both were lower PLH and flew closer to a P-PD on the stable side than what you'd normally expect from an S-PD.

But yeah, there are no bad S-PD's, just different kinds of S-PD's. =)


That's been my findings with my red champystars as well.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby turso » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:11 am

thrown a couple of yellow champystars, and they've been as jubuttib described.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby victorb » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:22 am

Ok, so I'm buying into the PD for a serious testing run. (a little behind on this, right?) I just picked up 3 PPDs, 2 SPDs, and 1 CPD from disc golf values. It's going to have to be good to move teebirds out, but I thought it at least deserved a shot since Jackals are taking some throws that I'd normally use a teebird for anyway.

Hoping I can squeeze more distance out of PDs at least. I've been throwing my star teebirds in the 380-400' range, and dx teebirds farther than that in favorable wind conditions. Also got a PDD to play with for distance lines.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby sunspot » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:21 pm

victorb wrote:Ok, so I'm buying into the PD for a serious testing run. (a little behind on this, right?) I just picked up 3 PPDs, 2 SPDs, and 1 CPD from disc golf values. It's going to have to be good to move teebirds out, but I thought it at least deserved a shot since Jackals are taking some throws that I'd normally use a teebird for anyway.

Hoping I can squeeze more distance out of PDs at least. I've been throwing my star teebirds in the 380-400' range, and dx teebirds farther than that in favorable wind conditions. Also got a PDD to play with for distance lines.


I think you will like them. You might be in the same distance with the PD as your birds, but you will acquire more versatility, easier distance on lower lines, and better wind fighting capabilities.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby Flick4D » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:38 pm

400' should come easily for you with those S-PD's!
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby victorb » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:01 am

Flick4D wrote:400' should come easily for you with those S-PD's!


I hope so. I have nose angle issues when throwing faster drivers a lot of times, keeps me from getting the distance out of fast discs that I should be getting.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby Booter » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:43 am

these are the perfect hybrid driver to achieve short or long control distance
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flat pink/red barstamp buzzzs, ce aviars, pearly pro candy fb's, pearly champion gators (fr or stock stamp),
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby victorb » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:35 pm

Well, I might be a believer now...whatever changed with my grip and technique this season agrees much better with the PD than my previous experiences.

I got my stack of PDs in today and took them to the field for about an hour. Exactly what I wanted them to be, in each plastic. The plus rim on the C-Line doesn't even bother me, and it feels like a mini-predator. My lineup feels pretty complete right now. I can throw the pPDs and sPDs on lower lines than my teebirds and get the same distance out of them - which means if I can figure out the proper height I should be able to get even more potential distance out of them. Nice little flip out of the pPD while not being understable, even into a headwind. The sPD, at least out of the box, is seriously like a longer champ teebird. Of course, most of you already know this! :)

Also liked the pDD that I got with my stack. Still having nose angle issues with the faster drivers, but I think it's because I'm always scared to torque them over and hopelessly flip them. Someday if I work that out I probably will be able to bomb (I hope)
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby Thatdirtykid » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:18 pm

I owned 1 PD (Pro plastic equivalent) Loved it, eventually lost it. I throw cyclones, predators and forces. The cyclones seemed more versatile, the pred more predictable, and the force a little longer, especially on low lines. All that said, I really did like the disc. The Z pred would be the hardest disc to force out of my bag (has been there since I started playing seriously) but the cyclone overlaps my buzzz and comets a lot, and the force overlaps the nuke a bit. I am wondering what you all, especially the guys with enough arm to throw a force well think of auditioning the PD to replace those two discs. I imagine a beat PD would be better for rollers and longer anhyzer shots than my cyclones. Would there be a ton of overlap between a S-PD and my Z preds?

Edit: I would be even more tempted to try PD's if I ever lost my completely beat Z pred in my profile picture. It basically flies like faster teebird (flips up out of hyzer easily, but has a high resistance to turn even in windy conditions) The only disc I have to replace it is a broken in sparkle tsunami. But if it ever leaves my possession I don't want to replace it with something harder to find like a sparkle tsunami.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby dgdave » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:20 pm

I did something similar for about 2 years. Pretty much tossed destroyers, pds, rocs, and aviars. Worked great especially for cycling discs
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby linkinparkervii » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:14 pm

Ive had a CFR PD (Big D in Desert) for awhile now but not trying to find a more readily available disc for that slot. What would be comparable to the CFR PD? I recently got a champ Glo FL and it feels pretty similar to the PD. Havent had a real chance to throw both next to each other to compare yet.

So the main question is, what flies like a CFR PD right out of the box and is readily available.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby JR » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:29 pm

TDK a P PD would overlap with a trashed Pred but not a new one. In fact i'm not so sure that the P PD would overlap with any of your discs to be a problem. I'd try one and give it 4-6 months to break in to see how it suits you and then decide if it is valuable mold for you.

linkinparkervII maybe a flat topped Star Starfire despite it being faster. The added speed helps against winds. Poppy top ESP Flash with high PLH could work too. I'm not sure how readily available they are now. I haven't thrown the FL but wouldn't wonder if it worked. Since you have one maybe you should put it through the paces and see how it works out in the long term before spending more.
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Re: The Gospel of the PD

Postby jubuttib » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:17 pm

linkinparkervii wrote:Ive had a CFR PD (Big D in Desert) for awhile now but not trying to find a more readily available disc for that slot. What would be comparable to the CFR PD? I recently got a champ Glo FL and it feels pretty similar to the PD. Havent had a real chance to throw both next to each other to compare yet.

So the main question is, what flies like a CFR PD right out of the box and is readily available.
I'd wager you're looking for something like a Predator. Personally though I'd probably go for either a Boatman or a RESPECTi, since the newer ones aren't as insanely overstable as the first runs.
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