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Old 10-12-2018, 05:00 PM
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most of my discs are at least stable. I like to have a reliable fade and I rather throw flex lines than hyzer flips. Actually I don't throw the latter ones because I lack the discs or wear-level to do so. My most understable driver is a DX Leopard.

I think I miss out on something without really understable discs. I want to practice more hyzer flips and RHBH shots traveling to the right, plus some rollers. Thus I want to get me some understable drivers.

My main drivers are Teebirds. I throw them about 260 feet pretty consistently and reach about 300 feet max.

I had a look at the Roadrunner (9/5/-4/1) and TDx (9/5/-3/1), but they might be too fast to fly really understable for me. I think they might be rather max distance discs for me. Will I be able to make them travel right still? Would they make rollers like my Leopard? (Currently I roll Teebirds and Eagles, it just requires a lot of anny ...)

I also had looks on the Underworld and F7. Would they be better suited, because they are slower?

(I don't care for brands, but more for price and availability in Europe.)


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Old 10-12-2018, 05:37 PM
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Old 10-12-2018, 05:44 PM
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F7 is a pretty good roller disc. If you have access to a shop that sells used discs, there are almost always used older sidewinders or roadrunners that are great for US/roller type shots. The newer ones tend to be less US as the numbers suggest and can take a bit to break into that flippy.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:02 PM
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I'll second the Sting

Very easy to hyzer-flip and good distance
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:07 PM
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DX Leo should do what you want...how is yours flying?

If you go Roadrunner route consider Gstar to make it on the less stable end. Really not a power hungry disc, faster than a 7 rim but not like a got to throw it hard 9 speed driver.

Discraft Glide is also very understable and slow, definitely will hold turnover lines well from the couple I have tried and the turn is continual/gradual rather than an instant flip to cut roll.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:47 PM
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Star Leo/leo3 for sure
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I'd say the Roadrunner will be fine for you. I have recently tried a bunch of Roadrunners in different plastics and weights and have found weight is the biggest factor in stability with Starlite being the exception.

The heavies (Champ, Star, and G*) will start surprisingly stable with fade at your distance but still not trusty in the wind. G* is a little faster to turn in the wind but not nearly as much as I expected. Despite being softer than I like, it makes a nice go to. The Champ didn't take too long to find some turn either.

The 160 Champ though...flip city, but now that I've gotten to know it, I can easily get another 25' over the others with the right release. I thought it was too flippy for a while, but it was worth learning it.

The Starlite is awesome. It's flies like a fresh-ish 175 with seasoned distance. For the record I don't have a cannon by any means.

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Hear in a lighter weight, sting, the leopard should do exactly what you're asking especially in DX roadrunner at about 167ish is a good option. There are plenty out there.

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If you're throwing a Teebird a 260ft, a star Leopard is not the answer, neither is a Sidewinder.

Just saying

A Dx Leopard, Cheetah Sting, Maul and even a Jade would work.

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Old 10-12-2018, 08:05 PM
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If you're throwing a Teebird a 260ft, a star Leopard is not the answer, neither is a Sidewinder.

Just saying

A Dx Leopard, Cheetah Sting, Maul and even a Jade would work.
Good call. I didn't pay attention to that part, long day. I second the cheetah and jade in this scenario. Only thrown a sting once but the archer would also do the trick.
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