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Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby DiscSniper » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:40 am

What are you guys throwing for overhand shots? My brother does really well with a StarFire, but he has a bigger arm then I do. Any disc recommendations, specific models, understable/overstable etc.?
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby Leopard » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:24 pm

I've sold about a bazillion Champ Banshees for overhand accuracy. As far as distance, I hear different things... I'd defer to someone here who throws overhand for D. But keep in mind, overhand-for-D = big arm.
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Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby DiscSniper » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:55 pm

My noodle arm probably makes this topic irrelevant, but I do use over hand for get out of trouble type shots where there is an obstacle blocking all other paths.
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby Fenrir » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:01 pm

I use an understable disc for shorter placement shots I toss a 165g sidewinder.
The best for a longer overhead is a champ banshee or champ firebird, from what I've tossed.
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby keltik » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:27 pm

xXx but if you are a noodle arm this may prove difficult. start with a Zone and see how you like that. You can OH any disc in your bag. You will get more distance out of the insanely overstable discs.
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby JR » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:23 pm

For low power a Champ Valkyrie is a surprisingly long disc thanks to the way and speed it flips. An even more understable disc in the Leopard has been in the arsenal of Brian Schweberger and he's got a big hook thumb.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby NoLifeLeft » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:53 am

Go to an open field and try every disc in your bag. You'll find out what you can flip and what you can't and you'll also learn what discs you can use for crazy bailout shots. So don't just watch for the distance, pay close attention to how each disc lands and the line it took to get there.
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby Jesse B 707 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:51 pm

Disk?
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby Varsi » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:03 am

Jesse B 707 wrote:Disk?


Computer guy I think
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Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby DiscSniper » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:07 am

Varsi wrote:
Jesse B 707 wrote:Disk?


Computer guy I think


Haha, you are correct. That plus auto-correct on iPhone. Sadly, I'm not sure how to modify the topic from Tapatalk...

I noticed it after the fact and corrected the OP, but didn't change the subject line.
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby money 21 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:34 am

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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby ChainBomber » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:15 pm

I throw a PD2 and a flick for my thumbers and tomahawks.

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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby discpunk26 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:46 pm

I don't think it is legal, but the Epic is really good for thumbers and tomahawks. For something legal, get your hands on a dragon, avenger ss, nuke ss or a pro katana or vulcan and beat it until it does barrel rolls. These discs fly similar to the epic at this stage. This is a different shot, but my friend gave me a pro katana that was run over, I throw a grenade with it that would blow your mind. I throw the disc almost straight up into the air, it flattens out gets parallel to the ground and sails for out and right for about 350'. If you can get your thumber to flatten out right side up that is how you will gain the most distance. This is not an easy task.
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby ferretdance03 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:16 pm

discpunk26 wrote:I don't think it is legal, but the Epic...


Why do you think that?

I'm going to assume, "a friend of a friend of a friend that played with some old timer told you..."
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Re: Disks for tomahawks and thumbers?

Postby JR » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:50 pm

Epic is legal it as grandfathered in during the rules changes for what constitutes a legal disc.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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