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Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby slowarm » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:36 pm

Maybe this is already discussed here, but I didn't find it...

My dear old Eagle-L is now somewhere deep under the snow. Not hoping too much to get it back one day the snow's gone again. Now that the Eagle-L is OOP and a bit hard to find, my question is: What disc is closest to it?

The obvious answer is a beaten Eagle-X, but if I want to get a the disc to do the same job right away, what are my choices? I have a GL River, that comes pretty close. Any others?
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby BLURR » Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:57 pm

S-fd is a good alternative.

On a side note, I have 3 eagle-l's I could part with. Two 11x's and 1 12x'.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby 7ontheline » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:00 pm

Rivals hold stable lines and have late fade. QJLS if you game favors finesse.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby BLURR » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:15 am

The JLS is also a good substitute. I've never thrown the Rival, so I can't speak to that mold.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby money 21 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:46 am

x xs flies like a broke in champ eagle l right out the box.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby slowarm » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:49 pm

Thanks for the answers. I do own (or at least I did) a SFD. The one I've got is a lot more understable than my lost Eagle-L. I've thrown QJLS occasionally, didn't like it. Then again, it was a long time ago when didn't know how to throw.

I'll check the Rival and XS. Stability wise, is the difference huge between X and Z XS?
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby JR » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:48 pm

Have Champ Eagles been axed? They tend to be L winged. Daredevil Timberwolf is a little glidier a little longer EL.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby money 21 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:54 pm

slowarm wrote:Thanks for the answers. I do own (or at least I did) a SFD. The one I've got is a lot more understable than my lost Eagle-L. I've thrown QJLS occasionally, didn't like it. Then again, it was a long time ago when didn't know how to throw.

I'll check the Rival and XS. Stability wise, is the difference huge between X and Z XS?

yes the z and x xs are very different.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby PMantle » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:50 pm

One of the discs they rate different. 1.5 vs 1.0.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby Flipflat » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:00 pm

I've only thrown eagle x's, but if you're looking for a long straight driver JLS is where it's at.
I would like your X-Wasps, please.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby Tokyo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:00 am

Suprised it was not mentioned and fairly easy to find go with a TL, a bit different but same speed and good flight
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:57 am

JR wrote:Have Champ Eagles been axed? They tend to be L winged.


I'm with you, was unaware that Champ Eagle-L's were gone... Just had a convo the other day with a friend who always said he throws "Eagles" but then complains of anything being too stable.. Finally figured out he only threw champs so they were more than likely all Eagle-L's.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby Crosseyed0811 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 3:19 pm

No one to confirm or refute that the Eagle-L is gone? Just wondering if I should be prepared for their absence.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

Postby warobert » Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:10 pm

I quit throwing the eagle-l about a year and a half ago when they started to become tough to find. I have been happy with using a c-fd in the same spot in my bag. Its a bit faster but it takes similar lines. The s line ones don't have quite enough fade but are still in my bag.
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Re: Eagle-L alternatives?

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