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Old 11-13-2013, 10:56 AM
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Still a little too much disc for this noodle arm (almost no turn, and no extra distance).
I will keep on with my saints for now, and keep working on getting > 325'-350'
I guess I just don't get this. Seems to me that if you can get a Saint to 350, a Tern would be longer. Terns are the longest discs I've thrown, and I rarely throw farther than 350. I've tried the lower speeds in many, many discs. I can't get 9s even close really. next closest down would be Renegades.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:02 PM
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I just dug out my star tern and tossed it a couple of days.
Still a little too much disc for this noodle arm (almost no turn, and no extra distance).
I will keep on with my saints for now, and keep working on getting > 325'-350'
Keep working with it man. You'll get there.

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I guess I just don't get this. Seems to me that if you can get a Saint to 350, a Tern would be longer. Terns are the longest discs I've thrown, and I rarely throw farther than 350. I've tried the lower speeds in many, many discs. I can't get 9s even close really. next closest down would be Renegades.
Arm Speed comes to mind.

Yes he could have the arm speed for the Saint,but if he throws the Tern the same way it will go maybe 10ft further or the same distance. Plus it will be more overstable for him due to the arm speed needed to get the Tern up to it's flying speed.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:22 PM
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How does a Champ Tern fly for you guys throwing at 350ft of power and what weight are you throwing?
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:34 PM
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How does a Champ Tern fly for you guys throwing at 350ft of power and what weight are you throwing?
I throw a 175 Climo Tern and a 171 Champ Tern, in addition to my max weight Star Tern.

There are very subtle differences between the Climo and the Champ, but the Champ is also a first run and has been in my bag since release day. The Climo Tern has a nice, subtle high speed turn with a moderate fade. Killer glide, of course, but still finishes left (RHBH).

The regular Champion Tern has more turn, but not significantly more. The fade is more or less the same. The difference is I can put a touch of hyzer on it and get a laser beam with very little fade for a distance driver. When I do it with the Climo, I get the same lazer beam but it hooks up far more at the end of the flight.

I use the regular Champ for long, sweeping anhyzers that hold the line all the way. The Climo fights out just a little bit at the end...moreso if I put more height on it, obviously. I can also do an odd little flex shot with the Climo Tern where I put a touch of anny on it and it turns right by a good amount but still comes back at the end...but finishes to the right of where I released it. Not a common shot at all, but cool to have when I need it.

Hope that helps!
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:34 PM
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How does a Champ Tern fly for you guys throwing at 350ft of power and what weight are you throwing?
I throw a 168 as I feel that is the best weight. I may be biased though. lol

I don't throw my Terns 350 though,but I can get a nice solid straight shot with some fade at the end,or create a very nice S-Shot with one.
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:52 AM
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I guess I just don't get this. Seems to me that if you can get a Saint to 350, a Tern would be longer. Terns are the longest discs I've thrown, and I rarely throw farther than 350. I've tried the lower speeds in many, many discs. I can't get 9s even close really. next closest down would be Renegades.
I was getting about the same distance, but I feel like if it doesn't go 40'-50' farther - what's the point.
Also being the star version, I felt it should have a little to high speed turn, if I am throwing it correctly.
It only dipped one or two times, otherwise it just flew straight with low speed fade at the end.
It might just need a little seasoning to fly the way I think it should.
On a side note, I can throw my teebirds and my Buzzz almost this same distance.
So i will stick with the slower stuff for now.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:24 AM
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I'd love to be able to do that.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:05 AM
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I was getting about the same distance, but I feel like if it doesn't go 40'-50' farther - what's the point.
Also being the star version, I felt it should have a little to high speed turn, if I am throwing it correctly.
It only dipped one or two times, otherwise it just flew straight with low speed fade at the end.
It might just need a little seasoning to fly the way I think it should.
On a side note, I can throw my teebirds and my Buzzz almost this same distance.
So i will stick with the slower stuff for now.
hmmm

My teebirds don't get close to a good throw with my star tern. I usually put a slight hyzer on it and get some really nice movement back and forth.

I've parked 400 foot holes with this disc that I could never achieve in the past because of trees in the way. It's definitely not straight for me but it works really well in certain situations where a straight shot will plow into a tree trunk.

I don't know if it's my furthest flying disc but it's the easiest disc to throw far.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:08 PM
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Normally I don't use relatively new discs to my bag for tournaments, but I was compelled to give my 175 Champ Tern a chance. It had yet to let me down in the practice field, but with money on the line I tend to stick with my reliable few. This thing straight bombed when I threw it. On flat ground it hyzer flipped to straight gave me just a foot or two of turn over about 325ft and gently faded out to park itself under the basket. It was sooooo straight. I chose to throw it because the fairway was a tight, ever thinning triangle shape with ob on both sides. Needless to say, my doubles partner was happy. The more I use it the more I like it. I doubt I'd use much with windy conditions though.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:32 PM
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The new glow champ terns look to be a fair bit more stable.

I watched a friend (who puts his champ terns 450-500 on a golf line) throw a glow into a 15mph headwind with only a few degrees of hyzer without the disc flipping past flat. I wouldn't even consider doing that with a regular champ tern.

I've ordered a few to try out and will hopefully be able to add my own experience later this week. I'm hoping that this will kick out the seasoned tournament giant that I use for distance in mild to moderate headwinds.
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