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Old 01-21-2020, 08:28 PM
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I have a 175 DX Thunderbird that I really wasn't crazy about until I actually started throwing it in a round this past Sunday. Holy cow, this thing is awesome.

I'm pretty worried that after a few more rounds I'm going start seeing it turn over due to the DX plastic, so I'm wondering what a good alternative plastic would be for some durability.

I like my champion discs but I'm worried that champ might be a bit TOO stable unless I maybe drop down to a high 160's weight. I've been thinking maybe star or pro?

Or do I get a few DX versions and just swap them when they start turning? I know that my DX beast didn't last long which is what scares me the most.

Thanks for any help! I'm a relatively new player so I'm not very experienced with the different plastics.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:20 PM
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Pro Thundies are a great option for you, Star Thundies are a little bit beefier but will work into that sweet spot and stay there for awhile. Thundies are a staple in my bag and I could replace my fairways with various levels of Thundies.

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Old 01-21-2020, 10:14 PM
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Pro Thundies are a great option for you, Star Thundies are a little bit beefier but will work into that sweet spot and stay there for awhile. Thundies are a staple in my bag and I could replace my fairways with various levels of Thundies.

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grab a star for workhorse driver

champ if wanted a beefy thundy

dx/pro for flippy
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:13 AM
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Watch out for that beefier run of Star Thunderbirds.

I prefer Champ Thunderbirds; once you season them a bit they stay sweet for years. I have a couple 5-year old ones that are my go-to drivers.

They are great in all plastics though.
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:52 AM
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First run stars (very firm run) are more overstable than any champion run
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Old 01-22-2020, 12:03 PM
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Pro Thunderbirds are my favorite disc - they are just laser beams FH and BH. I was afraid of their longevity, so I've now bought five of them and rotate between them every round. Also makes for great field practice

Star Thunderbird is very overstable, it flies very close to my Firebird. I imagine it will age nicely, but it doesn't get thrown too often as I like my Firebirds too much. Now that I think of it, I might take the Firebirds out of my bag for a bit so this will see some action.

I just got a Champ Thunderbird but have only thrown it a couple times, and it is firmly in the middle. Not as straight or as long as the Pros, but not nearly as beefy as the Star.

tl;dr buy some pro thunderbirds
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Star Thunderbird is very overstable, it flies very close to my Firebird. I imagine it will age nicely, but it doesn't get thrown too often as I like my Firebirds too much. Now that I think of it, I might take the Firebirds out of my bag for a bit so this will see some action.
Huh, good ole innova's legendary consistency. The three Star Thunderbirds I've gotten have been pretty spot on to flight numbers, but the two champs I have are Firebird beefy.

I also found the two Gstar Thunderbirds I've had, to be close in stability to a pro (not quite there but really close) and seem to hold up longer than the pros. But again, that could just be the variation of good ole Innova.

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I have a small stack of the first DX Thunderbirds released if you're interested. Not expecting much more for them than retail plus shipping.
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The last champ thundy I had (from a Sexton shootout early last year) was VERY os. I agree with other that a pro is a good option.
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I have a small stack of the first DX Thunderbirds released if you're interested. Not expecting much more for them than retail plus shipping.
Those first dx Thunderbirds were money! I had one but lost it in the water at trophy lakes a few years ago.

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