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Old 10-06-2014, 12:24 PM
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XXX or Monster

I'm looking for my next overhand disc, I do Tommy's and thumbers, and the occasional barrel.

I was using an Ascent (8403) which was Awesome, problem is it lost it's stability way too fast, so I'm looking for something that will take the abuse of Overhands, and hold it's stability.

I've narrowed it down to an Opto XXX or Star Monster, Thoughts? Another disc I should look at.

I don't need one for forehand, I have several OS discs I use for good flicks, this is to solely be an Overhead disc, that will take a lot of abuse.
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Old 10-06-2014, 12:27 PM
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If you throw hard the Opto Stilletto is my favorite. You have to be able to sling it to get it to turn over but if you have the arm, it has the distance.

Champ Ape is darn good too.

If your not concerned with distance the XXX, Trident and Firebird all all very good and controllable.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:01 PM
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I don't throw thumbers, but I've always heard a light weight firebird the way to go.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:04 PM
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Xxx.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:08 PM
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The Trident is a great barrel-roll Thumber. It's also a short hard-skipper. Recommend
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:12 PM
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Just make sure you don't get a domey xxx.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:50 PM
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If you throw hard the Opto Stilletto is my favorite. You have to be able to sling it to get it to turn over but if you have the arm, it has the distance.

Champ Ape is darn good too.

If your not concerned with distance the XXX, Trident and Firebird all all very good and controllable.
Ya I looked at this, I have a few discs that match it, and I'm not looking for a long range Thumber. I really liked the Ascent for the short time it stayed stable. I was also looking at the Westside stag, but if feel bad thumbing such a nice discs.
Surprised I'm not hearing more for the Monster, seems like it'd be good. But I know the XXX has that reputation.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:58 PM
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I Thumb a opto trident vs. the XXX. It just works better for me... Sorry it's not one of the two mentioned.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:01 PM
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I Thumb a opto trident vs. the XXX. It just works better for me... Sorry it's not one of the two mentioned.
No, thank you, I was asking if there were another I should consider.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:12 PM
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So I actually just did some research on the Trident, and that may be the disc in looking for, it's slower than I was initially thinking, but would hold a spot in my bag for shorter forehand doglegs too. I prefer slower discs, because I can throw them pretty dang far. In fact I out drive most people's drivers with my 5 speed Truth. Thanks a bunch. I'm going to think on it a little more. It's not really pressing, to get a new thumber, and I'm going to try microwaving the ascent too. See if that works. Not a long term fix, but I know there's still some life in it. I have only had it 2 months.
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