#151  
Old 08-08-2019, 11:27 AM
slowplastic slowplastic is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6,254
Niced 2,590 Times in 1,647 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racer93 View Post
The two g* RRs I have had were both VERY understable. The champs I have had have both been quite OS, with me putting a poop-ton of spin and power on them and them doing a large S curve and hyzering out. (This is >450'.)

I would like to try and find something in the middle, not too flippy (g*), not too OS (champ). Are stars any different?
Haven't thrown champ, but the stars I have thrown were definitely more stable than the Gstar. Both are understable. You can also look at the Sidewinder, there can be a lot of overlap between SW/RR, the biggest difference is how the underside of the rim feels. SW is more normal/straight whereas the RR has that convex bottom rim. I think a worked in star SW is likely what you want at your power. You throw harder than me and I'm also at altitude, so the best I can do is compare the relative stabilities of all of these.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 08-08-2019, 12:52 PM
ThomasOrion's Avatar
ThomasOrion ThomasOrion is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Saint Paul, MN
Courses Played: 20
Posts: 3,723
Niced 580 Times in 426 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by racer93 View Post
The two g* RRs I have had were both VERY understable. The champs I have had have both been quite OS, with me putting a poop-ton of spin and power on them and them doing a large S curve and hyzering out. (This is >450'.)

I would like to try and find something in the middle, not too flippy (g*), not too OS (champ). Are stars any different?
I'm a huge roadrunner fan but when looking for that nice sweetspot of not too flippy and not too stable I ventured out and tried a Streamline LIFT - and they are (to me anyway) like a fresh Star Roadrunner or a Star VAlkyrie that has a lil use on it. Its a nice flying disc and cheap (and best plastic I've seen in a long time)

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 08-08-2019, 01:30 PM
ODRB's Avatar
ODRB ODRB is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Portland, OR
Years Playing: 11.5
Courses Played: 163
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,448
Niced 1,173 Times in 578 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Three Putt View Post
After I posted I thought "should I try more spin?" and then wondered why I didn't think of that for three years.
lolololololololol.

Yeah. Focus on spinning. That'll help.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 08-08-2019, 01:33 PM
GripEnemy's Avatar
GripEnemy GripEnemy is offline
Thread_Killer :::crickets:::
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Years Playing: 17.6
Courses Played: 41
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,951
Niced 696 Times in 395 Posts
Default

Another spin vote.

They share some characteristics with Comets....you can absolutely throw a sweeping hyzer with one. You can also however turn and burn. Dem release angles.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 08-08-2019, 02:50 PM
lines's Avatar
lines lines is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Asheville NC
Courses Played: 32
Posts: 865
Niced 578 Times in 309 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Broken Shoulder View Post
Mongoose is a better Roadrunner.
Champ RR > Icon Mongoose > Star RR

IMO the perfect RR is a beat Champ. The Mongoose is a great 'out of the box' RR if you like star plastic. A Star RR can be finicky. They do beat into good rollers and fly great on sweeping hyzer lines.

Niced: (2)
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 08-08-2019, 02:52 PM
Broken Shoulder's Avatar
Broken Shoulder Broken Shoulder is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Minnesota
Years Playing: 10.4
Courses Played: 19
Posts: 3,613
Niced 1,206 Times in 531 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lines View Post
Champ RR > Icon Mongoose > Star RR

IMO the perfect RR is a beat Champ. The Mongoose is a great 'out of the box' RR if you like star plastic. A Star RR can be finicky. They do beat into good rollers and fly great on sweeping hyzer lines.
I'll buy it.
I don't like champ for drivers sooooo.... Icon Mongoose is the easy choice.
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 08-30-2019, 04:52 PM
TheirTheir TheirTheir is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Courses Played: 23
Posts: 11
Niced 4 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Found a gummy champ RR at my local disc store today and I can't wait to try it out. I've thrown RRs for years and they always start out more stable than you would think, however, they beat in so nicely. I've never had one live up to a -4 turn, but they will come close.

If you are looking for a flippy 9 speed disc, pick up a Westside Discs Hatchet in VIP. Throw it hard and flat and you have yourself a bombed roller. It's that easy.

Niced: (1)
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 08-30-2019, 05:25 PM
Casey 1988 Casey 1988 is offline
Shun the frumious Bandersnatch!
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Pierre, South Dakota, USA
Years Playing: 16.3
Courses Played: 25
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,455
Niced 739 Times in 631 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheirTheir View Post
Found a gummy champ RR at my local disc store today and I can't wait to try it out. I've thrown RRs for years and they always start out more stable than you would think, however, they beat in so nicely. I've never had one live up to a -4 turn, but they will come close.

If you are looking for a flippy 9 speed disc, pick up a Westside Discs Hatchet in VIP. Throw it hard and flat and you have yourself a bombed roller. It's that easy.
Another Easy disc to roll is the Monarch though it is a speed 10 and some hate the Rim shape. My brother loved the flight but not the rim, I used his disc when it was still new and I had to grip it odd not so bad I hated the disc just was too odd for me to use.

Last edited by Casey 1988; 08-30-2019 at 05:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 08-30-2019, 07:30 PM
slowplastic slowplastic is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 6,254
Niced 2,590 Times in 1,647 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheirTheir View Post
I've thrown RRs for years and they always start out more stable than you would think, however, they beat in so nicely. I've never had one live up to a -4 turn, but they will come close.
I haven't thrown a ton of RR's, but I find that in that Innova speed 9 category Gstar helps them fly close to their numbers out of the box. Talking RR/SW/Valk.

Of course I'd rather have a beat in champ like you found, it'll stay at that good stability for a long time once it's there.
Reply With Quote
 

  #160  
Old 08-30-2019, 08:49 PM
disctildeath disctildeath is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Hudson, NC
Years Playing: 12.5
Courses Played: 10
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 589
Niced 46 Times in 26 Posts
Default

Assassin isn't a bad driver for these types of shots.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
G* Roadrunner AndrewM33 Discs 4 04-06-2014 09:13 AM
Roadrunner vs. F7 thisislorenb Discs 9 03-28-2014 06:47 PM
Anything better then a Roadrunner? BirdieMachine Discs 63 08-12-2013 11:28 AM
Roadrunner Dscgolf13 The Marketplace 11 04-24-2013 02:02 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.