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myllys 03-27-2019 03:12 AM

Raptor
 
Couldnít find a dedicated thread for this mold. Iím curious if it could be a cheaper replacement for sexybirds. Anybody?

DiscDraft 03-27-2019 11:53 AM

I think it would be close. It seems like a firebird clone, with the edge bead similar to a firecird/teebird/pd etc. Haven't had enough experience with sexybirds to be certain, though. The extra purported glide suggests the similar.

hyzer_berg 03-27-2019 02:26 PM

I held one in a PIAS today, it's got a very comfortable classic OS fairway feel. Very much like a 9 speed machete in terms of wing shape, which is no huge surprise. Top was also nice and flat, if I was in the market for a dependable OS fairway I'd happily check this one out. Currently the Stal fills that role however and I'm quite happy with it.

VictorB 03-27-2019 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by hyzer_berg (Post 3433842)
I held one in a PIAS today, it's got a very comfortable classic OS fairway feel. Very much like a 9 speed machete in terms of wing shape, which is no huge surprise.

This is a very weird evaluation, and I disagree with it, enough so that I have to post a rebuttal.

The machete is a stretched predator wing, has a fairly substantial change in curvature near the bottom of the wing (more pronounced in the predator than the machete) The raptor is much more similar to a PD wing, with a notch at the edge of the wing, and not as much taper to the curvature. Flight is pretty similar to a PD also.

kinger 03-27-2019 08:58 PM

After some field practice and a round bagging the Raptor, my takeaway is that it'll work for me as a longer Zone.
To me it's what I wanted the Buzzz OS to be.
And for what it's worth I'm not a long power thrower, more of an MA40 noodle arm.

discerdoo 03-27-2019 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by kinger (Post 3433961)
After some field practice and a round bagging the Raptor, my takeaway is that it'll work for me as a longer Zone.
To me it's what I wanted the Buzzz OS to be.
And for what it's worth I'm not a long power thrower, more of an MA40 noodle arm.

That doesn't sound like a 9 speed disc to me.

ILUVSMGS18 03-28-2019 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by discerdoo (Post 3433962)
That doesn't sound like a 9 speed disc to me.

Thats how I'd describe a FB though.

Gmtata01 03-28-2019 08:39 PM

Threw it for a whole round today around 10 times and it is not very OS I would rate my 169 first run at an 8 4 0 1

discerdoo 03-28-2019 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by ILUVSMGS18 (Post 3434350)
Thats how I'd describe a FB though.

Not me, a DGA Quake is a longer Zone.

Stable 03-28-2019 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gmtata01 (Post 3434353)
Threw it for a whole round today around 10 times and it is not very OS I would rate my 169 first run at an 8 4 0 1

I bought a Glo Z & had the same opinion. I think I reviewed as an 8/5/0/2. Something like that. Not near as OS as my FD3's. It's a good disc but just not going to replace anything I already use. Sounds more like a Discraft Teebird3 rather than a Firebird competitor.


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