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Old 07-27-2012, 02:17 PM
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Thumber Discs

Between these, how would you rank them and usage (regardless of durability/availability/etc)

Max, Whippet, Viper, Flattop Firebird
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:27 PM
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Probably the Max, wouldn't even try the whippet or viper. Firebird would work as long as it's not so flat that it is understable.


You want to throw a distance driver for a thumber, the more overstable the disc = the slower it turns in the air so most people tend to throw very overstable distance drivers for thumbers.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:34 PM
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Flat firebirds are more overstable than their domey counterparts. Whippets make excellent control thumber discs.

OP, any of those discs work well. Durability is the same as it would be if you were throwing them backhand or forehand. It comes down to what plastic you use for each mold.

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Old 07-27-2012, 02:38 PM
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Longest thumber discs: Whippet-X, Flick, XXX

The more overstable the disc, the slower it flips. This leads to more airtime.

The faster a disc, the farther it can travel in a set amount of time.

Of the two, I think overstability is the more important. I can thumber a Flick farther than a Whippet, but the Whippet flips so slowly it doesn't do a full barrell roll for me. Someone with a bigger arm should be able to thumber a Whippet further though. Lately I'm thumbing a Star Starfire, it works almost as well as the Flick and does double duty as my main FH driver.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:38 PM
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I'd add that faster overstable discs travel further thrown overhand than their slower brethren. My go to thumber disc is Champ Xcal for this very reason. If I'm just going over something and don't need much distance(think approach shot), a FLX Drone is the call due to its ability to hit and sit. The FLX plastic is the best I've found for absorbing and dispersing impact with no drama.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:40 PM
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OP, any of those discs work well. Durability is the same as it would be if you were throwing them backhand or forehand. It comes down to what plastic you use for each mold.
not exactly, overhands do put more wear on discs due to them slamming down instead of floating/fading down to the ground.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:42 PM
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I like all of these. the Firebird in question is a 12x Flattop run (super stupid overstable). I'm just gauging the thumber techniques people enjoy about one or the other. I really like the Viper (assume its very close to a whippet pattern) for the relatively slow barrel it can roll on for its overstable predictability. It seems Distance lines are easy to hit with the Firebird and Max on the right angles. The Viper seems to shine more on shorter control shots with a lower height (think oddball blind, short dogleg rights where a sidearm would suffice)
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:52 PM
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Flat 12x Firebird is an excellent thumber disc. I have two that I use for both distance and placement.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:58 PM
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i like the firebird the best
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:01 PM
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I use a gateway spirit for my thumbers now and it is money. I do not throw a ton of thumbers but I do to get over trees if there is no gap and use the spirit in evolution plastic, I also use it for sidearms. Super overstable disc.
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