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Old 05-29-2014, 01:46 PM
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Over the last 3-6 months or so I have been using the F7 F5 F2 combo for my fairway drivers.
I found that it was a great combo to have. But the F2, though a great great disc, sometimes was a little too stable for the shot I was intending...and the flip side (pun kinda intended) the F5 sometimes a little too understable. Though also a GREAT disc. I pickup up an F3 recently and finally got out to play with it.

Basically....it was exactly as I hoped...a touch more stable than an F5 a touch less stable than an F2. It really is a money disc...with power and slight hyzer release it flies a very nice S curve and fades back smoothly and gently. I was almost surprised how easily it was turned over...granted it was warm, no wind, and I was driving fairly powerful. I used it on a mostly wooded course (Kaposia, StPaul, MN) I threw this disc off the tee multiple times and used it for a few upshots. Very controlled, handles power....just awesome, Where my F5 is a great straight disc, when given a lot of power holds understable nicely with a small fade, the F3 is very true S shape (but a tight S shape that allows for long straight shots threw the woods. My F2 would hold very straight, but faded sometimes too much, now when i DO need a more reliable fade, I just reach for the Firebird...no doubt that is OS.

I rate the F3 7/5/-1/2 and I would say its a disc that will be a go to for many shots to come. Hope you all enjoy the F3 as much as I do
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:01 PM
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Prodigy's TeeBird. I only wish I hadn't lost/left my baby blue F3 at School House Gulch... sigh. Now I'm left with a clear F3, that while still is a great disc to throw it is near impossible to find after said throw.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:28 PM
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Yeah, I dig it....but I don't like ICE discs...I mean, they ARE cool, but a B to find sometimes. There are plenty of F3's out there Blackcat
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:48 AM
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The F3 seems to be the most popular fairway driver in Prodigy's lineup. I've heard it compared to a TeeBird, but I'd say its a little faster, so maybe closer to a P-PD. Unfortunately, I just caught the PD bug, and so in order to justify keeping the F3 around, I use PD for BH and F3 for SA. Innova's FL is imho one of the best flick discs out there, and F3 is nearly identical in feel and in flight, but a slightly different plastic. Also, FL has been discontinued, and Champ FLs aren't easy to come across. That's my two cents.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:45 AM
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Imo, the F3 is similar to a worn TB or Eagle, so more like a champ TL.

The F5 will overlap some. My F3 is in and out of the bag. Day to day i think the F5 is a more versatile mold, it performs well on different levels of power and release angles consistently.

I have found the F5 is more consistent in the wind. Im not saying its a wind beater, but in any wind you would still throw the F3 in, the f5 will (for me) fly pretty much the same all the time, and you will get unreliable flights out of the F3. Sometimes its straight, sometimes it fades out, sometimes it flips.

I feel like when i really try and push the f3 out there, i see a lot of turn and an inconsistent fade. It will fight out sometimes, or sometimes its turning the whole way.

I like F3's, i think they feel the most comfortable in my hand. But the situations where i am using them is slowly but surely being taken over by other molds.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:34 AM
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The F3 is a neat fairway. Probably my favorite out of the F-series. I do like the F2 as well, but I have limited experience with those. The F3 is controllable, definitely a disc used to shape lines. It does remind me of a TL or JLS (maybe not as fast as a JLS).
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:10 AM
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The F2 is the Prodigy Teebird for sure. I agree with PWingles about the F3 being like a broken in TL/EL. The F3 is a straight shooter out of the box. If you remove the flashing, it will make it fly like an F5. I carry two F3's, one new'ish and one deflashed with a little wear on it. They are my primary fairways and get thrown for probably 50% of my tee shots. As an aside, I do carry the F1, F2 and F7(rolling only). I really like the prodigy fairway drivers.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:07 PM
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you will get unreliable flights out of the F3. Sometimes its straight, sometimes it fades out, sometimes it flips.
I have found the F3 to be extremely versatile and very consistent. It is always a very straight flyer for me with limited turn and predictable fade. It has actually been the only fairway driver I have been using for almost all of my rounds so far this year.

I guess that's what makes disc golf interesting though, certain molds will serve different purposes for different players.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:19 PM
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*It's just such a comfortable disc...feels perfect in the hand....flies true....basically will hold what you put on it with a little more stable/fade finish....trusty....I used to trust the F5 most, but lately when I try to power it it will stay US more (obviously) so as the summer heats up I think discs fly a little more understable, I will be using the F3 a lot in the woods, as with the F5....great wooded course discs....that and the M4 and Pa1......having success there.....cannot forget the Mako....great touch straight mid.....

I really liked the F3....it'll be in the bag for my tourney....I think I'll stick with it too, as I have an F5 for straighter to a lil US and an F7 for US duties....and a Firebird for True OS fairway. Can't wait!
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:01 AM
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For me F3 is longer and little more understable Teebird. I suck at sidearm but somehow I can throw OK sidearm shot with F3. Great fairway driver!
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