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Old 05-18-2017, 05:00 PM
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Wow, now I am kinda glad I did not get one. I have zero use for a Firebird.
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:20 PM
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Funny to hear it described as a meat hook. I throw about 350 and I think it's nice and straight stable. No more or less than, say, dx thunderbirds, which is the version of thb's that I have the most experience with. I've only thrown one though - a flat top.
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Old 05-18-2017, 06:07 PM
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Watched my buddy throw his today and it was really awesome to see. He probably has about 360-370 feet of power. It would flip up and turn a bit but always hook up and fade at the end. Plastic felt great too, from what I saw with his I wouldn't describe these as a firebird flight at all unless he got a fluke.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:21 PM
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Plastic felt great too
This is the most notable feature for me, it has the best grip/hand feel out of any disc I've handled so far (only been playing since last June).
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:24 PM
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For reference, I am a 400' max and 375' reliable golf line distance player, so I'm by no means a big arm, but I have not had a single shot with either of my Big Birds flip up from a hyzer or turn from a flat shot. I may have gotten freaks, but both of mine are very stable/OS.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:31 PM
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For reference, I am a 400' max and 375' reliable golf line distance player, so I'm by no means a big arm
Maybe not compared to Simon Lizotte, but you have a pretty big arm...

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Old 05-19-2017, 02:13 AM
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They hold straight a lot longer than firebirds do. They also have better glide. They hook up pretty good at the end but still not as much bite as a firebird.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:57 AM
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They hold straight a lot longer than firebirds do. They also have better glide. They hook up pretty good at the end but still not as much bite as a firebird.

I agree with this. I went out and threw mine for the first time yesterday (Out to 350'+ pretty easily). Definitely nowhere near Firebird stability. High speed stability is good. I threw mine a few times into some head and crosswinds, and it did not flip over or turn, just held straight longer before the fade. Even with this stability, these Thunderbirds still have some good glide. This adds to their fade I think. They just stay in the air longer than any Firebird, which gives them more time to fade out.

Overall these are winners in my opinion. I haven't tried forehands with it yet, but I expect them to be great for those shots too.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:08 AM
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These things are buttery smooth! Not sure what the super stable talk is about. Got to finally throw mine a good bit today and they fly just like a newer Champ. The grip is great. First hole I threw it on today is one of those hyzer holes you can't dump at the end but you want the disc to stay in the air as long as possible while on a hyzer. Threw my slightly worn Champ on a great line about 40 out from the basket. First throw with the JK Thundy and it gets 20' closer. Great glide on these. Can't wait to break one in and see what it can do. Definitely a winner.
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Old 05-26-2017, 07:22 PM
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#Sickbird.

We have the Sexybird, now Big Jerm needs a cool name for his. I know it isn't spelled the same, but Jerm=germ=sick
Though of this in another thread, and thought it was appropriate here.
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