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Old 06-15-2016, 11:25 PM
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Default Cycling DX Firebirds

I've been throwing DX Vipers for the past year and have found that they cycle really well for me. I pair them with my Cobras for an overstable mid, but they also double as my drivers (Not currently throwing anything faster than this). I have a couple beat to where I get some nice turn for max distance s curves around 330-340 feet. My question is about doing the same with DX Firebirds. Has anyone tried this? If so, how did it go for you. I know a lot of people are going to tell me to throw a Teebird or an Eagle, but that's not the advice I am looking for.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:31 PM
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I know a lot of people are going to tell me to throw a Teebird or an Eagle, but that's not the advice I am looking for.
But it's the advice you need.
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Old 06-16-2016, 12:24 AM
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Until you season them in, you wont be seeing much difference in distance from your Vipers, even in DX. It will be a much different flight though.

I never liked the handfeel of DX Firebirds, honestly. But even in DX they are a true Firebird out of the box. I think when they get suitably thrashed they should suit your needs...DX Firebirds lose a lot of their fade though. Much moreso than Vipers,anyway.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:10 AM
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DX firebirds are cool. They don't really beat into straight, they break into big S curve monsters that can turn over for a long way before always firebird fading back at the end. You do need to be a little careful in DX tho. I have seen dx firebirds that were not OS at all out of the box.
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:21 AM
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Aren't DX Firebirds the FL mold? Or am I imagining something?
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Old 06-16-2016, 01:49 AM
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If you're serious, try DX Banshees first.

Smaller rim, maintains stability better.
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Old 06-16-2016, 04:36 AM
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DX Thunderbirds .... yeah, I know, you wasn't asking about Thunderbird :P
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Aren't DX Firebirds the FL mold? Or am I imagining something?
Pro Firebirds are the FL mold.
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Old 06-16-2016, 07:58 AM
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But it's the advice you need.
This.

I don't have any experience with cycling DX Firebirds, but what I do know is that when you get drivers much above speed 7 in base plastic they are more prone to sudden changes in flight after a single tree hit.
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:00 AM
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I have owned over 20 Firebirds many in DX and I would do this just because a lot of them are not true FB overstable to start with.

And once those that are less stable beat in your left with a strange disc. They will bomb and turn a lot, and a small but far less predicable fade.

Almost like a King. And I have no place in my bag for a FB that I'm not 100% sure what it's going to do.

That's what Kings are for ��
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