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Old 04-27-2013, 07:56 PM
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Need "Medusa with more fade"

RHBH, and not a strong-armed thrower. I get my Medusa to about 270-280' and lands exactly on line it started. I'd say it's a -2 / 2 in Innova flight terms.
Now I'm looking for basically the same disc with more low speed fade - so I can avoid going into the woods, and fade to the basket instead.
I've looked at the Sword, and hear it's pretty cool. I'm concerned about going to a disc with lower than -2 high speed turn, but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks in advance.


176 Medusa
165 FLX Avenger SS
150 Star Valkyrie
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:58 PM
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Sounds like TeeBird territory to me. I would also recommend a flat C-MD2.

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:06 PM
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Teebird, rival, or an Eagle X all will fade very reliably. I see you have a star Teebird. How is that working for you?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:12 PM
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Westside Northman, give it a chuck
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:37 PM
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Just picked up the Teebird in a trade. Not because I though I needed it, but heard it was a great disc, and couldn't pass up the deal.
I've thrown it a little, and don't seem to get the distance my 9-11 speed discs get me (Roadrunner, Medusa). Maybe I'm just not throwing it right?
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:25 PM
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Try a champ roc, ghost, or vector, very similar to the medusa, but with more fade.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:51 AM
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You can definitely get your Teebird out to 270. Go practice with it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:23 AM
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Lots of input, and much appreciated.
FYI, I'm already picking up one of those 130-139g Blizzard Destroyers - on non-windy days, I expect to break the 300' barrier that's been eluding me!
So it looks like I have some good options for a more fade-friendly driver, and I need to get up to speed with my Teebird.
I think maybe I have this mental block about lower speed disks not being able to deliver distance. e.g. when I throw my Roc, Coyote, etc, and even though they're 0 high speed turn, I turn them over badly when I try to drive for distance. That's why I figured I need to go speed 9 or higher to match my Medusa distance.
Is there a flaw in my logic?
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:26 AM
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If i were you i would post a video of your form on here and then work with discs speed 6-8 until you can get them out to 300-350 and then work with 9-11 sppeed stuff
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:51 AM
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Wow. 300-350 with 7 speeds sounds great. FYI, I'm 56 years old, so not sure just how far I'll top out in distance. But I'm sure technique is most important, so I'll keep moving forward.
I'll get a camera or two rigged up, and shoot my form - either in this post or another.
Thanks for all the great input, guys.
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