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Old 01-29-2017, 02:12 PM
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I did see the Champs vs Chumps Part 3 video. I'm just surprised he still has a Firebird in his bag. I thought he might have just added it for that particular course. Considering he said he never fully learned/trusted the Firebird in the previous Champs vs Chumps video. I wonder if he still bags a Monster...
I believe Paul used the Sexton Firebird at the Aussie Open. The Sexybird is not quite like other Firebirds, so I'm told, and Paul may have found some comfort level with it. Also, he had a pink Champion plastic disc in his hand at one point, but I don't know if that was a Monster or another disc.

And Paul definitely used that Shryke of his multiple times at the Aussie Open; I saw it in his hand throwing it off the tee, and that was AFTER that huge forehand where Eagle spilled the beans on what it was.
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Old 01-29-2017, 02:19 PM
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I took a number of drivers out to the "range" today. There was some wind, but at first it was relatively mild, so I got some throws in. The Shryke BOMBED. I am now going to have to reconsider it for my bag. Even the Destiny did not beat it out (came in second a few times, though).

Then the wind picked up. Crosswinds. The good news is that I got to test some relatively OS discs. The bad news is that most of the discs I threw did poorly in the crosswinds (throwing both ways, I might add).

The C-Line DDx did pretty well against the wind, but I wasn't enamored over the lack of distance it gave. The Flow did very well against the wind. My Terns (Champion and Star) did not do very well, but the Hannah Leatherman Tern, which is a full 175g, fought the wind a little better than the others. The Destiny choked big-time in the cross-winds; I was very disappointed with that. The Shryke did fairly well in the winds, and had some nice skips that added a bit of distance -and- accuracy, as it skipped more forward and not too much to the side.

I will add that the Prodigy D4 was one of the tested discs, and it held up against the others pretty well. Nothing spectacular, but it wasn't hot garbage, either.
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:29 AM
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The Destiny definitely isn't a headwind disc. Not even a breeze. It's a little finicky and not easy to keep flat without it flipping. That said, it might be the longest disc I've ever thrown. It, the Vulcan, or the Nuke SS. Common theme with those three is that they're fairly understable and likely need at least a bit of hyzerflip to keep from turning and burning.

I'm a bit intrigued about the Shryke and definitely want to try it.
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Old 01-30-2017, 12:26 PM
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tried forehanding my 175g star shryke for the first time saturday. wow. i can see why mcbeth does that to get the extra glide. i have had success forehanding champ terns when i need max distance out of a forehand, but the shryke easily outdrove it.
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Old 01-30-2017, 01:47 PM
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The Destiny definitely isn't a headwind disc. Not even a breeze. It's a little finicky and not easy to keep flat without it flipping. That said, it might be the longest disc I've ever thrown. It, the Vulcan, or the Nuke SS. Common theme with those three is that they're fairly understable and likely need at least a bit of hyzerflip to keep from turning and burning.
^ True. My Destiny is new, so it hasn't been flippy or anything, and it's done well in the wind until yesterday. Admittedly yesterday was the strongest wind I'd tried to throw the Destiny into. The weather provided a 'teachable moment' day for me vis-a-vis all my discs.

Today the wind was still pretty stiff, and steadily so. I actually took my F2 Star Destroyer to the course. It acted like the (relatively) overstable Destroyer that it always has been. I'll take the DX Destroyer next time.
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Old 01-30-2017, 08:06 PM
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Destroyers have been coming off the mold WAAYYYY stable lately. All my Destroyers are older ones, and they don't fly anything like the ones now. Bosses too for that matter.
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Destroyers have been coming off the mold WAAYYYY stable lately. All my Destroyers are older ones, and they don't fly anything like the ones now. Bosses too for that matter.
I've been a huge fan of bosses ever since they came out. I prefer the stars to champs because of how hss they are without just dumping out at the end. I ordered 2 star and 2 champion shrykes. I have thrown a star max weight and it was a bit straighter than a max weight champ tern. But I have a 171 star tern that is more stable than both. I got these to be a woods disc. About 70% and go straight. I'll let you know how the CFR champs shrykes fly.
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Old 01-30-2017, 11:43 PM
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I've been a huge fan of bosses ever since they came out. I prefer the stars to champs because of how hss they are without just dumping out at the end. I ordered 2 star and 2 champion shrykes. I have thrown a star max weight and it was a bit straighter than a max weight champ tern. But I have a 171 star tern that is more stable than both. I got these to be a woods disc. About 70% and go straight. I'll let you know how the CFR champs shrykes fly.
Innova is just all over the place on disc stability lately. I've thrown Bosses since they came out. I have several Dave Feldberg champions, and they all fly more or less the same. These newer ones are mega pigs. Star or champ.

Honestly, the disc I'm most excited about from Innova for big bombs is the Colossus. I've only thrown one, but it flies true to its numbers. I can only hope this mold isn't plagued by inconsistency like some others.
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Innova is just all over the place on disc stability lately. I've thrown Bosses since they came out. I have several Dave Feldberg champions, and they all fly more or less the same. These newer ones are mega pigs. Star or champ.

Honestly, the disc I'm most excited about from Innova for big bombs is the Colossus. I've only thrown one, but it flies true to its numbers. I can only hope this mold isn't plagued by inconsistency like some others.
I have some of the Utah open stamp ones in champ 175 and they are bombs. Flippy though. Not nearly like the stars are or g star. Haven't tosses a regular champ one. I need to get a new boss or two. Ps if anyone is looking for any disc mainly Innova shoot me a message. I have a couple hundred extra discs that are all brand new.
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Old 01-31-2017, 11:15 PM
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Bought a couple Star Shryke's at 168 grams. Took them out to a field and threw them against my distance discs. Bosses, old pop top DD2's, World, King, Colossus, Echo Star Destroyers. The Shryke's flew great. I throw low and flat. They carried a very straight glide which is what I want. I only bag Destroyers for distance and the Shryke is going to get a good look. I did not throw into a head wind but that doesn't matter. I have plenty of Destroyers for that job.
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