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Old 10-07-2017, 06:21 PM
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Default Leopard vs. Leopard3?

What is the difference between the Leopard and the Leopard3? (other than the Leo is offered in a couple more plastics)

And what is the best plastic choice for the Leopard (many seem to love it in the Pro) and the Leopard3 for a very wooded home course, but also does well on all courses?

I ask because my 10 year old stole my DX Leopard 167g today!!!

Took my 10 year old out for his first true round of disc golf today. He started out throwing a 152g Sidewinder for everything except putts where he used a 173g Aviar. I didn't have a good outing with my Leopard the last time out but today I tried concentrating more on what you all advised...a smooth level throw. And the Leopard flew really well today...coming through amazingly well on 3 or 4 anhyzer shots when I wasn't in the best of spots. Extremely accurate and really held the anhyzer line perfectly with some good distance.

But my son decided to give the Leopard a try on the 6th or 7th hole and started using it on every hole because it really flew well and straight for him. Further than the Sidewinder and a lot straighter (and lower) flight throughout. After seeing him throw this disc so well (or maybe it was the fact that I'm seeing him enjoy playing a sport for the first time in the 5 years he has been trying different sports) and seeing how much confidence he started showing in his throws, I told him that since he has a distance driver and we are ordering him a putter (Polecat) and a midrange (Manta) of his own, he could have the Leopard if he liked it!!! So, actually he didn't steal it, it was more of a gift.

So instead of ordering a Mako3 and a River as planned, I'm just ordering a Pure in the Opto plastic (absolutely can bomb this thing straight now....flew one pin high today from 265' out, slightly down hill) and then either a Leopard or Leopard3 to replace the one my son now owns!

Thanks for any clarification you can give between these two models.

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Old 10-07-2017, 07:13 PM
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Leopard3 is more high speed stable with more fade. It's a lot like a TL with less glide.

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Old 10-07-2017, 07:44 PM
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Leopard3 is more high speed stable with more fade.
Being a 4 round newbie who likes the DX Leopard it seems like the Leopard is what I should stick with then...in either a GStar or Pro plastic (167g/168g)!

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Old 10-07-2017, 07:53 PM
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basically speaking, the leopard is gonna go more to the right (rhbh), and the leopard3, comparatively, is gonna go more left.

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Old 10-07-2017, 08:04 PM
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basically speaking, the leopard is gonna go more to the right (rhbh), and the leopard3, comparatively, is gonna go more left.
Thanks for the help! Definitely need to stick with the Leopard for right now then!!!

Pro or G-Star plastic?

And strange question: does the Leopard I-Dye Pro have the same feel and playability of the regular Pro?

Again, I appreciate you all heading me the right direction!

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Old 10-07-2017, 08:23 PM
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Thanks for the help! Definitely need to stick with the Leopard for right now then!!!

Pro or G-Star plastic?
Pro will beat in faster but will be more workable for less arm speed. G-Star will take a bit longer to season and start out a bit more high speed stable and have a bit more fade.
And strange question: does the Leopard I-Dye Pro have the same feel and playability of the regular Pro?
Should be no different


Again, I appreciate you all heading me the right direction!

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Old 10-07-2017, 08:25 PM
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I-dye Pro vs pro shouldn't make any difference... same plastic, only difference is the added dye. Any difference in feel or flight would strictly be a difference between one run vs. the other.

That said, many experienced players detest tie dyed discs because they blend into the surroundings much better than you might think, and you're likely to spend more time looking for them than bright, solid colors.

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Tye dye = disc camo a lot of the time, FYI


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Old 10-07-2017, 08:32 PM
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Once beat in would they both hold the same "playability/flight" for the same length of time?

I'm not really sure what I'm talking about, but numerous times I've heard (read) players say that a disc got flippy after a while.

Thank you for all the help!!!

And I appreciate all the info on the Tie-Dye, ie Camo, disc...definitely don't want something that's harder to find!!!

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All other things being equal...
G Star should start out with a bit more stability than Pro.

No matter what stability they start out with, the Pro will lose stability more quickly than GStar.

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