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Old 02-11-2015, 09:15 PM
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Fairway Driver Help

I've really figured out just about all the molds in my bag except my fairway driver. I like to carry few molds, but have several of the same mold in different wear stages. I'm looking for a great mold for shaping lines and covering most shots. I'm putting most that I have tried between 340-375 ft. Here are some I have tried or am looking at trying:

Teebird
Gazelle (love it but lack of easily available stronger plastics stinks)
Eagle X
FD
Leopard
XL
Patriot
Rival

What are everyone's favorite, preferred plastic, and reason? Thanks.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:28 PM
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I love me some Star TL's. Brand new they fly like a perfectly broken in teebird; only a little fade and no high speed turn. My TL's can cover every fairway shot except really hard hyzers and downhill anhyzers where you want no comeback at all. Other then those two narrow and specific situations I'm throwing TL's all day every day. They break in fantastically over the long haul too. I have 1 in my bag that I've been throwing for 6 years and its a perfect turnover disc.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:33 PM
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I've always bagged an understable and stable-overstable fairway driver, to cover all shots and also windy conditions. Currently pairing a Switch and Servo.

There are so many good fairway drivers now, old and new, basically take your pick.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:36 PM
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I love the Crave. Just a great all around fairway.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:39 PM
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Warship (VIP or TP) is awesome for a neutral fairway. Really good for shaping, anhyzers and turnovers. very glidey.

Firebird (Champ) and Felon (Opto) are great OS fairway drivers.

Stags and Saints are long and versatile.

Personally I have no problem picking up premium versions from the Innova Pro Shop if there's a mold I like and I want it to last. If you're worried about not having it for later buy 1 and if you like it buy another 3. in 10 years when you've beat them all they will either carry it in premium, someone will make something like it... or the pro shop will still have them.
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Old 02-11-2015, 09:40 PM
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If you want one mold to rule them all, FD.

Any heavy S-line: straight-stable workhorse
2nd run C-line: Overstable headwind fighter
G-line: beats in to understable, or grab a D-line for flippy out of the box.

Just a tremendous mold. Hit me up if I can help you out with it any more. It's a favorite
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:08 PM
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If you want one mold to rule them all, FD.

Any heavy S-line: straight-stable workhorse
2nd run C-line: Overstable headwind fighter
G-line: beats in to understable, or grab a D-line for flippy out of the box.

Just a tremendous mold. Hit me up if I can help you out with it any more. It's a favorite
This is exactly what I was going to say. Between plastics and different stages of wear the FD can pretty much do anything you need. I started with them, then tried a bunch of other options before coming back to the FD and I can't ever see myself switching away from them again.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:31 PM
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I agree with the sentiment on the FD. FDs in 3 plastics can cover a LOT (almost all) of your fairway needs but I'm also partial to adding a Val Jenkins tour series TL. It's just that little bit of extra beef that makes it something special. It might be closer to the second run FD or a stock run FD2. But, the Crave is also a sick mold but you will not see as much variation between plastics with the Axiom line...
If I had to pick one mold and only one mold, it would be the FD in g, s and c plastics. The S plastic is optional. Honestly most of it is covered with the C and G. Like I said before I also like the Val Jenkins for the beefier (sidearm) end of the spectrum. Still holding out for a p-line FD too to really round it out.
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:41 PM
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A lot of FD love. I have been throwing a couple in C-line plastic and they are super stable. I was thinking of picking up a G-line to try for turnovers. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:07 PM
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I think you will be amazed at how the G compliments the C. Boom.
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