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Discs that "come to life" in the winds

Which discs turn from good to great when it starts getting windy for you?

For me, the Roc definitely becomes more amazing when the wind kicks up.
With no wind, of course it's a great disc, but it seems to also lack some lift, but with some winds, it seems to stay afloat for a nice long while, at the same time not becoming super flippy or difficult to range.

I'd say the teebird is also similar. For a finesse player like me, I don't always like to throw discs super hard, and sometimes the teebird fades too early for me. But with some wind, I can put some touch shots on it while getting more distance and still staying on my line.

The destroyer also fits my game more when the winds make it a bit less overstable. Still dependable fade at the end.
On a side note, not all overstable discs are "better" in wind. For example I like my zone the best when things are calm. I feel it's the most predictable that way.

Trilogy discs definitely flip more due to the glide, I have to be much more careful with these discs when windy.
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Old Yesterday, 01:13 AM
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I like the eagle in the wind.
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Anything that doesn't change flight too much.
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Old Yesterday, 01:27 AM
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Downwind would be S FD for me, or Champ Tern if there is room to work.

Into the wind Brinster Teebird. Money.
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 AM
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Blitz and Harp - both don't change flight in headwind. At least not for me.
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for max distance, nothing beats a nice beefy Rampage into the wind, the 14 speed slices through the wind like hot butter and if you can find a beefy one they will hold dead straight forever in a headwind.

As for a fairway driver, i use a fresh beefy Rival but if its too much wind i will disc up to a seasoned firebird. Discing up to higher speed discs is usually a good idea in wind, depending on direction and severity.

Ghost, Roc3, in premium plastics is going to fly better in the wind.

approach with the Zone, pig, or any heavy beefy putter in premium that dumps and sits hard.
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Into a headwind, a C-PD turns into a bomber.
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Old Yesterday, 09:42 AM
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A Comet with a tailwind is a magical thang....
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My Champ Roc3 does very well in the wind. It will even get a nicely under stable flight if I do my part.
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My Champion Krait and Star Wraith always surprise me. My champion Valkyrie also seems to do well even though it's said not to be good in the wind.
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