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Old 05-22-2018, 09:26 PM
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I have a couple of early MF and they are exactly the same as champs. Maybe the new ones are different.

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So this has been brought up a few times but maybe they aren't as popular as one might expect - can someone comment on the wear cycle of the DX thunderbirds? I understand early runs were quite stable.

I used to cycle DX teebirds and like the idea of a similar flight with more distance on lower lines.
I have a small stack from that first run. They are super flat and stiff.

I'll don't exactly cycle them. It's more of my go to disc on any risky shot, so they take a beating. I was surprised how long it took to season one.
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Old 05-22-2018, 11:37 PM
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So this has been brought up a few times but maybe they aren't as popular as one might expect - can someone comment on the wear cycle of the DX thunderbirds? I understand early runs were quite stable.

I used to cycle DX teebirds and like the idea of a similar flight with more distance on lower lines.
IMO. at least the first runs I got are the top of the tops for DX cyclers. They outlast Firebirds, Destroyers, and Teebirds by a mile. Everybody I talked to was gaga over the DX blend these came out in. Grippy and pretty tough as well. My original DX Tunderbird just got flippy after 2 years of steady use and abuse and ended up in a lake. Haven't tried the newest blend, but the first run of DX Thunderbirds was magical. Have a couple more in the stash luckily.

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Old 05-23-2018, 09:36 AM
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Any update on how the 2018 big jerm thunderbirds are flying? And does anyone have any experience with metal flakes? I saw mcbeth said that his metal flake thunderbird was “a firebird with more glide”. Has anyone found any truth to this?
I have come to realize that no one is actually throwing them.
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Old 05-23-2018, 10:09 AM
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I have come to realize that no one is actually throwing them.
Mine is still sitting in a box, waiting for me to decide to throw something other than my panda stamped champ.
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Old 05-23-2018, 01:28 PM
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I have come to realize that no one is actually throwing them.
heard some reports that the plastic feels the same but not as flat and not as OS.
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Old 05-23-2018, 05:05 PM
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I have a small stack of the original DX Thunderbirds, weight range from 165 - 168, I'll let go for cost ($8.50) plus shipping.
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Old 05-23-2018, 09:33 PM
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I got a couple big birds in today and I can see why people aren't throwing them. Both of mine are SUPER domey to the point where I don't even want to throw them. They are also both like goose **** green so they would be really hard to find even if I did. Sad customer here.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:28 AM
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I got a couple big birds in today and I can see why people aren't throwing them. Both of mine are SUPER domey to the point where I don't even want to throw them. They are also both like goose **** green so they would be really hard to find even if I did. Sad customer here.
They are definitely going in my bag, fo sho. They have *serious* glide and into a moderate (~10mph) headwind, only a slight turn when thrown flat. Loving them.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:55 AM
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I need some big jerm thunderbirds. Will definitely take anybody’s who does not want theirs (for trade). And has anybody who’s thrown them like how they fly. And I don’t hate some dome
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:27 PM
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The newer star thunderbirds are really nice. Much more workable and fly how you think they should. They are considerably softer and have a little dome to them. Highly recommended to anyone who likes how the champ thunderbirds flies, but prefers star plastic.
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