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Old 10-31-2020, 06:16 PM
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I know new OP asked, but you know what's even easier? Stock stamps.

Buy a Sexton to support a pro you like sure, but if you're hunting down 2017 runs he's not seeing a dollar from that resale. Random Jabroni is.
Don't totally disagree with you, but the sextons do at least seem to be pretty consistent, so you know what you're getting more or less. Stock stamps can be hit or miss in terms of dome, so you have to buy them in person to get what you're looking for.

If a sexton is what he wants, my rec is always just buy a couple of the most recent run, learn how they throw, and when you lose them or stop liking them, buy another couple of whatever current run. The differences are subtle at best, they all mellow out reasonably fast for a firebird, and they seem to be making plenty of them these days. Absolutely agree on not needing to pay $$$ for a specific year.
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Old 10-31-2020, 07:13 PM
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I know new OP asked, but you know what's even easier? Stock stamps.

Buy a Sexton to support a pro you like sure, but if you're hunting down 2017 runs he's not seeing a dollar from that resale. Random Jabroni is.
I mean I read the post as him saying his buddy has a bunch of Sextons and him trying to figure out which year to try to talk his buddy out of.

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Old 10-31-2020, 08:15 PM
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Don't totally disagree with you, but the sextons do at least seem to be pretty consistent, so you know what you're getting more or less. Stock stamps can be hit or miss in terms of dome, so you have to buy them in person to get what you're looking for.

If a sexton is what he wants, my rec is always just buy a couple of the most recent run, learn how they throw, and when you lose them or stop liking them, buy another couple of whatever current run. The differences are subtle at best, they all mellow out reasonably fast for a firebird, and they seem to be making plenty of them these days. Absolutely agree on not needing to pay $$$ for a specific year.
I agree, though one year the Stock mold for a Sexton Firebird was an FAF, easier to get that then Wade through discs to get the mold one wants.
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Old 11-01-2020, 10:37 PM
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yes but when random jabroni makes 50 bucks reselling a disc, an insane demand is made for new runs of that disc which drives sales and production which makes said Jabroni buy and resell more, creating inflated/artificial demand.

...Which does help fill Nate's pockets some Jabronis pockets.
FTFM.

It's like scalping tickets. Why should someone be able to buy 20 of a limited 250 run? Or whatever the numbers? Those people cause non-collectors to pay out the ass or switch discs. How many people buying seven 2018 Sextons actually throw all seven?
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Old 11-02-2020, 01:13 AM
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You know what? They are collectables, not stock discs. Watching Innova pros, most of them do fine with stock Firebirds. If folks want to play the market/make a living selling frisbees, why not?

The pros make their bonus no matter who buys them.

I just wanna play, and all that stuff. A DD3 is as good as a "Cloud Breaker" for that.

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Old 11-02-2020, 03:16 PM
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There is nothing uniquely great about a Sexton FB IMO. Firebird is a good disc, and they made a few nice runs with the dudes name on them in CG plastic. I’ve thrown three years of them and FAFs and flat pearly ones are more uniquely good to me.

Unpopular opinion here but the best “Firebird” on the market today is the Neutron Flare. $12-15 and they all fly and feel almost identical.

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Old 11-02-2020, 03:25 PM
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There is nothing uniquely great about a Sexton FB IMO. Firebird is a good disc, and they made a few nice runs with the dudes name on them in CG plastic. I’ve thrown three years of them and FAFs and flat pearly ones are more uniquely good to me.
The big appeal for Sexybirds flight-wise is that they're always flat and aren't quite as OS as most stock Firebirds. So basically a flat FB that's already been broken in for you. That's more useful to the common player than most tour discs, which are usually just colorful, more-stable versions of stock runs.

Having said that, there are plenty of great options for that flight if you don't want to pay Sexybird prices. The Draco, Raptor, and FD3 all cover this flight just as well.

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Having said that, there are plenty of great options for that flight if you don't want to pay Sexybird prices. The Draco, Raptor, and FD3 all cover this flight just as well.
Is it OK for me to keep using Predators for that? Or is that too 2005?

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Old 11-03-2020, 09:12 AM
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The thing I like about the Sexybirds are that they are flat. I bag a 17 and have a couple 20's that will find their way into the bag eventually. I also really like the color glow plastic. They just feel really good in the hand. I seem to get the cleanest release on a FH over any other disc I have tried. I also have been lucky enough to get all mine at retail and I don't think I would pay much over that for one.
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Old 11-04-2020, 09:54 PM
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I have multiple early runs of Sexton FBs and I wouldn't consider a single one a "flat" Firebird. The only Firebirds that I think of as flat are the FAF Champs and the occasional Star. Those are almost a different mold compared to a Sexton FB.
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