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Old 07-31-2014, 12:19 PM
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Mamba gone flippy

So when I got my mamba I liked it. Throwing it at 70% power just sent it straight and with full power it flew as the fight chart indicated it would. I enjoyed hyzer flipping it. But now it seems uncontrolable. I can't figure out how much hyzer to put on it to keep it straight which was easy before. It never seems to do what I want. I haven't had this disc very long maybe 9 months but it seems to have gone from perfect to way to flippy. Generally I used the mamba for a long hyzer flip or a long turn over. I remember really liking my sidewinder before I lost it. Should I pick up a new sidewinder? I have a star Tern but I find it to be a little too fast for me. Any other disc you would recommend?
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:23 PM
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Has your distance increased? What plastic is your Mamba?
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:24 PM
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another new mamba? As discs get beat in, they become more understable. So a disc that is understable brand new will become very understable when it beats in. Keep the old one and use it for really long turnover shots, and get a new one for the straighter flight.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM
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Get an Aries.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:32 PM
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My distance has increased a little but this is a champion mamba. I didn't expect it to get this flippy so fast. It has even pulled out of a spike hyzer.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:36 PM
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Faster speeds make that transition more quickly. Personally, I don't throw anything in the Mamba's rating range over a speed 8. I may not get that extra 20-40' but I get a more reliable flight path and for a longer period of time.

Also, try beating in a disc to the Mamba's ratings when new. That will also hold the spot longer. My current go-to disc for this is a beat, CE QJLS.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:37 PM
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Champion Roadrunner 170-175g. I love this disc and I hate my flippy Mamba. Also maybe try a Discraft Crank in Z plastic also on the heavier side.

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Old 07-31-2014, 12:49 PM
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I only got about 6 good months out of my champ RR.

IMO, premium plastic should give you at least a year before tossing it in the trash.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:58 PM
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If you want a disc that will stay where your Mamba was when new, look at discs a few notches more overstable. They'll start out more overstable but will hit their sweet spot and stay where you want them much longer. Then you can start cyclig new ones in and fill another spot in your bag with the same disc. That's why PDs are so great.

Or you can keep breaking up with discs when the honeymoon phase ends.
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:28 PM
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I throw a star mamba that is now at that flippy point as well, but I like it for the versatility it provides. I would think you would be well suited to try a Beast or something similar and let it get some wear to get to where the mamba was when you enjoyed it. If you go this route, it will probably stay in the sweet spot much longer.
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