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Old 11-19-2019, 02:49 PM
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Default Use of Firebird for the weak armed?

I am an admitted weak arm thrower (Teebird 250-270ft). What use is a Firebird or similar disc to me? What shots wouldn't a similarly OS mid cover that an OS driver does?

I'm mainly asking as I picked up a used DX Firebird at PIAS a few months ago and I'm struggling to find a use for that my Dx Gator or Champ RocX3 can't do.

Enlighten me, please
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Old 11-19-2019, 02:52 PM
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I use that style of disc for forehands and overhands. Only time I would throw one backhand is in a hurricane.

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Old 11-19-2019, 03:21 PM
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I'm even weaker-armed. I use one for skipping around corners, and an occasional really sharp fade-around-the corner shot. Also for forehand approach shots, because even with my terrible forehand, there's no risk I'll flip it.

Despite what mine may say, it's not a driver.

Not for me. It's a specialty disc.

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Old 11-19-2019, 03:28 PM
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Firebird will probably skip bigger.

Other than that, if you get the same lines with OS mids, not much additional value to the FB.

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Old 11-19-2019, 04:12 PM
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Beat that dx Firebird in until it starts turning a bit, you'll love the results.

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Old 11-19-2019, 04:26 PM
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I am an admitted weak arm thrower (Teebird 250-270ft). What use is a Firebird or similar disc to me? What shots wouldn't a similarly OS mid cover that an OS driver does?

Enlighten me, please
What use? Not much really.
Unless;
You throw forehand rollers, skip shots, big spike hyzers or thumbers/tomahawks.

An overstable driver can come in very handy, but for a noodle arm, a Star or Champion Eagle, Teebird or Banshee are probably more useful and will do all those things listed above and still be a useful wind fighter too.

I throw 50-60 ft further than you and still can't find a real need for a firebird, I bag an EXP-X, pretty much a Banshee and it does all I need

You have a DX Firebird, they are no where near as stable as the premium plastic birds, beat it in a little and you'll get some good use out of it.

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Old 11-19-2019, 04:38 PM
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For my arm speed...I always found a Buzzz OS taking a lot of FB shots.

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Old 11-19-2019, 05:29 PM
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I don't know if you have a good forehand, but my champion firebird is absolute money for short-ish 200' to 250' FH hyzer lines. It skips like crazy anywhere there isn't thick grass too. It's a very practical, fairly high usage disc in my bag, but I drive nearly exclusively forehand, so how it fits into most backhand dominant players bags may vary.

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Old 11-19-2019, 05:48 PM
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I'm similar power and I have very limited use for my Firebird. I wouldn't have bothered to buy one, but I found one a few years ago, no ink on it, so I kept it. It is purely a specialty disc for me. For most forehands and backhands where I need an overstable disc, my max weight, Metal Flake TeeBird is plenty overstable.

BUT... on those days when the winds are really ripping, the Firebird serves a valuable purpose. I can line up a big hyzer into a fierce headwind and it will hold the line in a way that even my TeeBird can't quite manage. I think the key is the extremely low glide of the Firebird. The disc just doesn't react to wind the way every other disc I own seems to.
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Old 11-19-2019, 07:30 PM
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I'm even weaker-armed. I use one for skipping around corners, and an occasional really sharp fade-around-the corner shot. Also for forehand approach shots, because even with my terrible forehand, there's no risk I'll flip it.

Despite what mine may say, it's not a driver.

Not for me. It's a specialty disc.
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