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Old 11-19-2019, 07:38 PM
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At your distance you would probably get more use out of a Banshee.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:47 PM
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Basically only FH rollers and shots where you need more skip than a mid would give you.

Even Nate Sexton uses firebirds up close <200' but that's more of a confidence/feel thing than being the optimal shot.
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Old 11-20-2019, 11:14 AM
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When I was throwing a Firebird more often it was an occasional use disc.. But really useful even at lower armspeed. I pack it for OH or thumbers, FH and reasonable hookshots.

Thing is my candy Pro Firebird is actually called an FL now, it's 160g. If you were thinking of getting one I'd just pass on the actual Firebird and get a light FL. Plenty of beef, I only found out recently the difference between mine and the backups that didn't fly "right" .

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Old 11-20-2019, 12:25 PM
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Pretty much what everyone has already said here. Thumbers, tomahawks, short flicks, rollers and flare skips around corners. The thing is, if you use it for these type of shots, the DX plastic will eventually beat in. Youll probably end up having to replace it much sooner than later.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:57 PM
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Pretty much what everyone has already said here. Thumbers, tomahawks, short flicks, rollers and flare skips around corners. The thing is, if you use it for these type of shots, the DX plastic will eventually beat in. Youll probably end up having to replace it much sooner than later.
Yeah, as a general rule, for any level of player, a DX driver is going to be unusable in short order. They fly and feel great for like one round and then very quickly lose stability and only become useful for rollers or other non-traditional shots. In my opinion, its much better for beginners to use a pro plastic understable fairway as a driver to learn on. Something like a Pro Leopard is where its at!

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Old 11-20-2019, 04:00 PM
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Thanks to everyone who has weighed in, i appreciate all the feedback.
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Old 11-20-2019, 06:26 PM
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I love my overstable gator, firebird. Definitely just utility discs for me. High hyzer spikes, skip shots, headwind, etc, etc. And the biggest thing of all....that fade is so reliable.
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Old 11-20-2019, 06:47 PM
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I think everybody benefits by having one overstable fairway or even high speed driver. Even if you have a noodle arm, they are great for forehand/backhand shots that need a big skip. It's not something you should throw regularly, but it's an essential utility disc.

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Old 11-20-2019, 07:01 PM
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Oddly, I dont think that Ive ever thrown a Firebird at all.

I threw an FL for a while and never really gave it the chance to click.

A DGCR friend, though, gave me a Predator years ago and Ive never looked back. Its filled the OS utility slot very well.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:36 PM
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I have a max weight champ. Fun to throw. Impossible to turn over. Easy to spot pearly blue. But it's not a disc I keep in my bag very often. I have several other discs that are lower speed that for my arm strength and distance can perform the meathook duties just as well for me. Like a champ Eagle, or a Champ Gazelle.
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