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PhillyMatt 12-13-2012 07:07 PM

Best disc in disc golf.

Honorable mentions: mamba, warship

jdw80550 12-13-2012 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by mashnut (Post 1730249)
It's tough for Gazelles to get much of the market share when the eagle will do all the same things and goes a little farther. It's the same reason the beast and orc aren't seeing the sales that the wraith, destroyer and boss do. They're good discs, but there are discs with similar flight that are a little faster so they often get forgotten.

This is absolutely a true statement. They do fly similar and most people do must skip over that speed 6 range and go straight to speed 7 or 8, then lots of people skip the 9-10 range and go to 11+.

I was guilty of it, until I realized I play much better in those speed ranges. I can throw faster stuff, but definately not as well.

I think people that throw speed 6 for fairway and speed 9-10 for drivers are more line shapers, while the speed 7-8 fairway and 11+ tend to be more bomber style throws. Not saying ones better than the other, just different styles. Some courses suit bombers better, some line shapers.

Monkeypaws 12-13-2012 11:32 PM

I have one DX Gazelle, and I like it a lot. I find it easy to be consistent with the Gaz.

Tiny 12-13-2012 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Monkeypaws (Post 1730645)
I have one DX Gazelle, and I like it a lot. I find it easy to be consistent with the Gaz.

has it beat in enough to turn over like crazy? That's when I find it as it's best. Great for tunnel shots

Kingace 12-14-2012 12:30 AM

Mine is almost new Dx, flies straight but would like it to turnover a bit more.
Guess I have to hit some trees.

Tiny 12-14-2012 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Kingace (Post 1730705)
Mine is almost new Dx, flies straight but would like it to turnover a bit more.
Guess I have to hit some trees.

Throw some forehand rollers, don't hit trees. A hard tree hit can put it out of commission. Lol

PhillyMatt 12-14-2012 12:43 AM

Yeah I have to replace my dx every couple months

Kingace 12-14-2012 01:14 AM

Sounds like a plan, I did roll it forehand and liked it.

Tiny 12-14-2012 01:34 AM

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Originally Posted by PhillyMatt (Post 1730715)
Yeah I have to replace my dx every couple months

I carry two on me at all times when I'm playing disc golf, 1 beat up, one newer. Getting some Glo's for Xmas I believe. That'll be sweet.

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Originally Posted by Kingace (Post 1730741)
Sounds like a plan, I did roll it forehand and liked it.

I'd say roll a dozen or so, then see how it flys. I personally just throw it every hole to break it in. Even 100ft approaches lol. I'm pretty accurate with it from most ranges.

JonathanXz 12-14-2012 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by jdw80550 (Post 1730593)
This is absolutely a true statement. They do fly similar and most people do must skip over that speed 6 range and go straight to speed 7 or 8, then lots of people skip the 9-10 range and go to 11+.

I was guilty of it, until I realized I play much better in those speed ranges. I can throw faster stuff, but definately not as well.

I think people that throw speed 6 for fairway and speed 9-10 for drivers are more line shapers, while the speed 7-8 fairway and 11+ tend to be more bomber style throws. Not saying ones better than the other, just different styles. Some courses suit bombers better, some line shapers.

I've heard of the Gazelle but never thrown one. It sounds like it could be worth checking out for me. Off the tee I throw TB's if the hole is 300' or greater. Anything less than that I'll throw an Axis, Vector or Wizard depending.

Would this overlap with the Vector? It's a tad faster and a touch less stable. Maybe I'll pick up a DX on my next order just to give it some throws :)

PhillyMatt 12-14-2012 08:24 AM

PM me your address Jonathan, i'll send you one for nothing.

PhillyMatt 12-14-2012 08:52 AM

i just hit the mother load....

blammo 12-14-2012 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by PhillyMatt (Post 1730924)
i just hit the mother load....

?????????

I took the bait, now please share with us what this motherload you're referring to is.

Crazy Runner Guy 12-14-2012 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by dusty5150 (Post 1730267)
A little faster and a little farther don't necessarily mean better and it's too bad newer players get drawn in by that so much.

^THIS!

PhillyMatt 12-14-2012 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by blammo (Post 1730929)
?????????

I took the bait, now please share with us what this motherload you're referring to is.

Soon... :)

JonathanXz 12-14-2012 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhillyMatt (Post 1731041)
Soon... :)

I await with baited breath :)

billnchristy 12-14-2012 10:02 AM

GAZeeeeeeellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll llllllleee!

Memphis Newbie 12-14-2012 10:45 AM

zombee at all like a gazelle
 
Don't hate me for asking this, but is the 2012 ace race disc (zombee) similar to a gazelle? I have not thrown a gazelle, but I love the zombee, it seems like their flight characteristics would be similar.

dusty5150 12-14-2012 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Memphis Newbie (Post 1731129)
Don't hate me for asking this, but is the 2012 ace race disc (zombee) similar to a gazelle? I have not thrown a gazelle, but I love the zombee, it seems like their flight characteristics would be similar.

I've been throwing gazelles since '98 and I HATED that ace race disc; I wouldn't compare the two at all.

dusty5150 12-14-2012 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by JonathanXz (Post 1731044)
I await with baited breath :)

baited with what? hopefully not garlic.

ps. it's baded

JonathanXz 12-14-2012 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by dusty5150 (Post 1731137)
baited with what? hopefully not garlic.

ps. it's baded

It's actually bated, but it was a typo :)

Mostly myself at work, supposed to be working and not paying attention.

Garlic for lunch!

Back to Gazelle. PhillyMatt is awesome, I can't wait to try it out.

blammo 12-14-2012 11:20 AM

The "Zombee" seemed much more OAT sensitive. It also had more turn. I've never thrown a Cheetah, but I'd rate the Zombee at 6,4,-2,2. I was hoping they'd be like 11X Gazelles in flight so I could stop blowing my paycheck hoarding them, but they aren't. Didn't HATE the zombee, but it's not better than a Gazelle, Leopard, River, or FD.

steve a 12-14-2012 11:26 AM

A Q Polaris LS would be closer to the 11x gazelle in flight and they are still currently available.

jdw80550 12-14-2012 12:00 PM

A heavy ESP Cyclone is actually pretty similar to a good 11x Gazelle. The plastic isn't as great, but the flight is very similar.

dusty5150 12-14-2012 12:37 PM

What would the closest L64 disc be to a new fresh max wt. DX Gazelle?

edit - I'm talking about flight and profile.

any other mfr's have something really similar in premium plastic?

jdw80550 12-14-2012 12:46 PM

Maybe a heavy opto river, but lat64 and westside don't have an answer yet. The stag might be close when.

dusty5150 12-14-2012 01:00 PM

Whats the profile like on the Gateway Apache?

I'm not looking for a replacement, just an alternative for the cold winter months so my dx disc breakage risk can be reduced.

What about the CFR Glow Champ GZ's? anyone using those for a premium plastic option?

Monkeypaws 12-14-2012 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Erthbndr (Post 1730646)
has it beat in enough to turn over like crazy? That's when I find it as it's best. Great for tunnel shots

Not quite, but it's getting there. I love the straight control shots I'm getting now with it. It's one of the most comfortable discs to throw as well.

jdw80550 12-14-2012 01:27 PM

Apache has more of a leopard rim with a small bead.

Memphis Newbie 12-14-2012 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dusty5150 (Post 1731325)
What would the closest L64 disc be to a new fresh max wt. DX Gazelle?

edit - I'm talking about flight and profile.

any other mfr's have something really similar in premium plastic?

I don't know from personal experience but, from Marshall Streets flight chart, the gazelle is in a lonely spot, it's closest neighbor on the chart is the gremlin. At inboundsdiscgolf.com the gazelle and discmania's gremlin have an almost identical flight path (if you believe in this site, not sure if I do). I would respectfully disagree that the river would be a suitable replacement, it has a lot of turn. The whole purpose of a gazelle is to have no turn.

walde 12-14-2012 01:36 PM

Looks like this

http://www.frisbeepoint.fi/kauppa/im...e_profiili.jpg

It's pretty domey. Nice disc though.

Tee1 12-14-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dusty5150 (Post 1731325)
What would the closest L64 disc be to a new fresh max wt. DX Gazelle?

edit - I'm talking about flight and profile.

any other mfr's have something really similar in premium plastic?

The closest match would be a 165-170 Goldline River. They start out a tad more HSS compared to a Gazelle but with some seasoning they are close. I used to throw DX Gazelles but just got tired of replacing them every couple of months. I play mostly heavily wooded courses and DX plastic has a very short life span. I still like using Gazelles for long turnovers though.

A Gold Piggie 12-14-2012 01:40 PM

yeah....gazelles and stuff....sure....

jdw80550 12-14-2012 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Memphis Newbie (Post 1731412)
I don't know from personal experience but, from Marshall Streets flight chart, the gazelle is in a lonely spot, it's closest neighbor on the chart is the gremlin. At inboundsdiscgolf.com the gazelle and discmania's gremlin have an almost identical flight path (if you believe in this site, not sure if I do). I would respectfully disagree that the river would be a suitable replacement, it has a lot of turn. The whole purpose of a gazelle is to have no turn.

^^^they do have a very similar flight, if you're talking similar plastics (champ glow gazelle-S-GM, DX Gazelle-D-GM), but the gremlin is much more of a mid, while the Gazelle is diffinetly a driver. The Gremlin is a long mid, but still a mid.

Kingace 12-14-2012 02:09 PM

The gazelle does feel like a mid to me.

Monkeypaws 12-17-2012 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoahChristopher (Post 1731433)
The closest match would be a 165-170 Goldline River. They start out a tad more HSS compared to a Gazelle but with some seasoning they are close. I used to throw DX Gazelles but just got tired of replacing them every couple of months. I play mostly heavily wooded courses and DX plastic has a very short life span. I still like using Gazelles for long turnovers though.

I have a DX Gazelle, and while it still looks great, it seems to have lost a lot of its initial stability since i got it a couple months ago. It flies very similar to my Diamond now.

I take it from your comment this is normal?

Eco81 12-17-2012 06:11 PM

Try a c-FD (jackal) from discmania. They are close. Kinda

PhillyMatt 12-17-2012 06:43 PM

the deal i was eluding to a few days ago is done.. hope to have the discs by Friday. Will share pictures.

it's.... a lot :)

Monkeypaws 12-17-2012 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eco81 (Post 1735993)
Try a c-FD (jackal) from discmania. They are close. Kinda

I actually have one, and I find it loads more stable than my Gaz.

Eco81 12-17-2012 09:04 PM

Save up the mine you were spending n the dx ones and buy a kc pro


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