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Old 03-13-2016, 08:49 PM
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I haven't seen any recent threads on these. What lines do you throw Roadrunners on? Which plastics?

I have a 171 Echo Star Roadrunner that flies true to the numbers. It bombs on hyzerflip to turnover lines.

I'm trying to find some RR's that are closer to stable (straight). Are glows or recent runs of Champ more along these lines? Are Glows too slick by any chance?

For reference, I'm throwing 400' max on a good day.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:09 PM
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I've got a 175 glow champ RR that is way more stable than I was expecting. It's a very straight driver when thrown at about 80% power.
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:26 PM
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I've got a 175 glow champ RR that is way more stable than I was expecting. It's a very straight driver when thrown at about 80% power.
How far were you throwing? And how does that plastic feel?
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:16 PM
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I have a Star Roadrunner, one of the first discs I bought. I have it in my windy weather bag for tailwind shots. It also has done a very nice job for me for roller duty as I learn how to do those. Right now, however, the Gold Line Fury is in my core bag ahead of the Roadrunner, but the Roadrunner is a good disc.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:10 PM
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Roadrunners are great for rollers and situational shots. I use them for tunnel shots, low ceilings and stand stills. All around fun discs to throw.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:18 PM
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How far were you throwing? And how does that plastic feel?
I throw about 390-400' max, I was hoping this would be an US complement to my PD's for shots in the 350-370' range. I mostly tried it out on 350ish L-R dogleg holes where I wanted a big turnover. It was way too stable for that. Way too stable for rollers too. In the field it was basically the same as a Krait for me.

The plastic is pretty typical for champion glow IMO, it has a slightly slick feel when new but wears into a nice grippy feel. More flexible than your typical champion at max weight.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:20 PM
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Why would you want a straight Roadrunner when there are a ton of other options for that..
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:26 PM
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Flat, stiff Stars are usually pretty stable.

Otherwise you could try out an S-TD.
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I use a Starlite Roadrunner for longer DX TeeBird type shots. Mine is probrably a little more touchy than a heavier Champion Roadrunner, but it's great for those slower control shots in the woods. I'm always looking for an excuse to throw it.
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I used a 167g star as one of my first drivers when I started and got hooked. I have since replaced it with a max weight star and use for US driver slot and rollers. Probably will always keep a roadrunner in the bag.
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