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Old 04-20-2015, 12:14 AM
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I have 4 on the way. From the sounds of it I like what I'm hearing. I will have a nice controllable OS disc to go with my thunderbirds.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:15 AM
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Understandable, I mainly use a firebird for utility shots such as thumbers which are probably 75% of what I use them for, flatter the better, flat discs cut through the air much better, at least for me and others I know whom throw thumbers. I also tend to use firebirds as a secondary forehand disc where I have bad footing and need to put a lot of anny on a disc but need it to come out at the end which the super over stable firebirds are money for. I also use them for skip shots under about 230 ft and occasionally a cut roller as well. The firebird is not used for everyday shots for me by anymeans, it doesn't fly far enough or straight enough for me to be used often on most courses but there are some courses I play I use it a ton. The sexton firebird after using it a couple more days is a much better forehand disc for regular forehand shots. My problem is it doesn't have a ton of glide. So I have a much less stable firebird that still is glideless
That makes dense. If I used them for those things I'd definitely want a super OS one. I throw mine for controlled hyzers lot so the FAFs are a bit much.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:42 AM
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Mail call! I picked up a couple and put the flattest one in my bag. I'm going to try and get out to the course after work and toss it around before other folks show up for league night. We'll see how this thing flies...
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:07 AM
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Pretty interested in these. This might be a dumb question, but are they blue or green in the daylight? The website description says blue, but they look green to me in all the photos people are posting. Maybe I am just color blind or something.
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Old 04-21-2015, 09:38 AM
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^^^My fiancιe's reaction to them, "Oooo, you got some mint discs".
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:09 PM
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Pretty interested in these. This might be a dumb question, but are they blue or green in the daylight? The website description says blue, but they look green to me in all the photos people are posting. Maybe I am just color blind or something.
They're in the middle. I'm not trying to be smart but they're really a blue-green color...
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Old 04-21-2015, 03:05 PM
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Cool, thanks for the info!
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:45 PM
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up on DGU now.. 99 in stock

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Old 04-22-2015, 02:18 PM
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I got to throw mine yesterday before (and during) league night. I had anticipated this plastic blend to be more of a "beefy" 'bird - something with pro-level stability similar to Brinster's tweaks on the Teebird. Knowing this was a glow blend only added to these expectations but I found quite the opposite after throwing.

My Sexton Firebird was taking on the same flight patterns as my beat champ Firebirds. I found them to be less stable than other production runs fresh out of the box. You can rely on the same predictable finish you're used to from Firebirds but it takes awhile for these to hook up. The glide was great and I feel like I could throw them a bit further than most of my other 'Birds.

I would say the flex on these are somewhere in between champion and G* production runs - a little flex but not much. Because of this, the huge skips that can come from tossing this mold were diminished somewhat. While not board-flat, my Sexton 'Birds had a very minimal dome so the profile makes for a comfortable fit in the hand.

Besides the obvious flex shots and hyzer-bomb lines, I like to throw Firebirds for overhand shots and forehand rollers. Tomahawks and thumbers took the falling leaf patterns you would expect from these overhand throwing styles and landed straight in front of me with minimal movement after hitting the ground.

These things roll like a dream. The flex and profile make them resistant to turning when on the ground and make them a great candidate for distance rollers. Both of the holes I rolled on yesterday were parked for easy birdies as the softer plastic blend tends to "sit down" near the end of the roll with a minimum fade toward the label.

These are an easy replacement for a beat Firebird - definitely worth checking out if you need that spot in your bag filled. I feel a glow round coming on now that the weather is getting warmer!
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:13 PM
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Color me thrilled. These fly like a beat 11x firebird out of the box. This is one of the best FH discs I've ever thrown for pure controlled fairway shots. This Firebird is actualy what I wanted the Thunderbird to be but it wasn't. These things rock!
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