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Alexplz 12-05-2018 02:33 PM

edit window has passed, also worth mentioning that the gazelles I've tried have been terrible for forehand - perfectly appropriate flight characteristics but the combination of the wide notch on the outer edge of the lower wing and the dome made it impossible for me to get a clean rip. I would seriously consider bagging these in the roles I described above but the inability to FH kind of sinks that boat.

SD86 12-05-2018 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by walde (Post 3386614)
Champ Leopards are pretty close in flight so that's one option. But it's not a Gazelle :p

How would you compare Leopard3s to Gazelles? TIA. (And anyone else with knowledge, please do answer.)

The Albatross 12-05-2018 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SD86 (Post 3386672)
How would you compare Leopard3s to Gazelles? TIA. (And anyone else with knowledge, please do answer.)

Gazelles have a lot more high speed stability. Iíve only used the DX ones, but they seemed to have more glide and less low speed fade than premium plastic Leo3s. I actually really liked the Gazelle, just could never fit it in the bag.

ODRB 12-05-2018 06:38 PM

Again, gotta disagree with some of the above.

I think Gazelles can go FAR. They play like faster Rocs in many way, but (especially flatter ones) can really leg it out to driver distances.

And I love the Gazelle for FHs. That notch on the nose (much like a Firebird) helps it sit tight to my palm and I get great releases with them.

Comparing a DX Gazelle (lots of glide, not really OS at all) to a champ L3 isn't a fair comparison.

Problem with all this talk is this: there are lots of great molds out that do Gazelle stuff and, if you arent already sitting on a stack of Gazelles or tuned in to the mold, why bother?

walde 12-05-2018 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by SD86 (Post 3386672)
How would you compare Leopard3s to Gazelles? TIA. (And anyone else with knowledge, please do answer.)

I was referring to my less stable and more used Champ Glow when I compared to flight to a Champ Leopard, which in my limited experience are pretty straight flyers and not all that understable. I haven't thrown a Leopard3 but from what I've seen them thrown they seem to have more turn.
I was just wondering how to replace a seasoned/straight premium Gazelle if I were to lose mine. I have a couple of Circle Stamp Champs but they are fairly stable and I feel like it will take a good while until I can get one to have a straight flight.

But yes, Gazelles in general are more stable than Leopards and Leopard3s in both HSS and LSS departments, but my experience with premium Gazelles is limited to only one Champ Glow and Circle Stamp Champs.

jdw80550 12-05-2018 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by walde (Post 3386729)
I was referring to my less stable and more used Champ Glow when I compared to flight to a Champ Leopard, which in my limited experience are pretty straight flyers and not all that understable. I haven't thrown a Leopard3 but from what I've seen them thrown they seem to have more turn.
I was just wondering how to replace a seasoned/straight premium Gazelle if I were to lose mine. I have a couple of Circle Stamp Champs but they are fairly stable and I feel like it will take a good while until I can get one to have a straight flight.

But yes, Gazelles in general are more stable than Leopards and Leopard3s in both HSS and LSS departments, but my experience with premium Gazelles is limited to only one Champ Glow and Circle Stamp Champs.

Try a G* as a replacement. It's that blend of straight, but can work lines if need be. When I was throwing gazelles it was: circle stamp champ, champ glow, g*. In order of stability. Never really dug the dx.

Monkeypaws 12-05-2018 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ODRB (Post 3386725)

I think Gazelles can go FAR.

I remember an old video of McBeth and another guy playing Climo's course with fresh DX the purchased I believe from the Clearwater FLA disc golf shop??

As I recall, PM had a Gazelle he just crushed 400+ feet.

Or maybe I was drunk - anybody remember that?

tbird888 12-05-2018 08:16 PM

That absolutely happened. I think it was him and Kyle Sawtell? throwing that round.

ILUVSMGS18 12-06-2018 01:20 AM

I tried to embed the vids, but life hates me today.
Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLiOsUkU-Vs
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi82PJD9fzc&t=4s

I like the concept of a faster Roc. I might drop my TB since I throw ThBs already. How does a fresh DX compare to a Champ or Star Leo? I might grab one as a winter disc and see how it feels in the hand. Worst case scenario, I have a perfect water disc.

tbird888 12-06-2018 12:19 PM

Here's an assist (you can quote my post to see how I embedded if you'd like)




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