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Old 09-17-2019, 10:17 AM
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I've been working on a 175 Star Thundy and liking its borderline meathook status. It's starting to wear in just a bit, which is just letting me throw it longer. It's nice for those shots where you cannot risk any high-speed turn.

Recently picked up two 171 Pros that make a nice complement to it - the slightest hint of turn right out of the box, but still super predictable. Definitely worse in a headwind. I look forward to seeing how flippy these get with age, but rotating between two of them should lengthen their lifespans quite a bit.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:55 PM
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I am a power forehand player and bag a 2105 Halloween star Thunderbird. I love the teebird and carry several in different plastics and stabilities. For touch shots up to 200' the teebird in champion twelve time plastic is my go to. My Thunderbird allows me to have the same line but will hold full distance drive power. I have best heard it described as destroyer distance on a teebird line. I haven't gotten the 400'+ that I get with a star destroyer but can comfortably get my jack o lantern Thunderbird 300'-350'.

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Old 09-20-2019, 10:25 AM
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Can anyone comment on the stability of more recent star thundies? I've seen some older runs whose PLH compares higher, and then the couple that I have are the same PLH as my champs. I'd have to confirm but I think both of mine are penned too.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:36 PM
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I've had a couple embossed ones over the last year or so, an F2 and a mini stamp star thunderbird. Both were more like a champ thundy than the older OS stars that were more like a glidey firebird.
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Old 09-20-2019, 12:44 PM
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The star I bought earlier this summer started out pretty beefy.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:51 PM
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I just got a 171 and it is stable but workable, embossed champ i got (and traded back in) was more stable than my sexton firebirds. Couldn’t get it to 350 on my best day.

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Old 09-26-2019, 10:30 PM
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The Thunderbird has been out for 5 years now. I think it's safe to say it's become a classic Innova mold. For me it's been my workhorse OS FH distance driver for a few years & I think a lot of other players rely on it too.

Innova pumps out a lot of molds but now & again they put out a real gem. It's really early for me to say but I'm getting that vibe about my AviarX3's.

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Old 09-27-2019, 12:20 AM
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I just got a 171 and it is stable but workable, embossed champ i got (and traded back in) was more stable than my sexton firebirds. Couldn’t get it to 350 on my best day.
I’m sort of new at comparing plastics, is that pretty generally true with current Champ runs? I know the Champ Valk I picked up flies like a brand new Thunderbird. My very limited experience seems to say that Star gives the best balance of durability, hand feel, and flight characteristics, but does it vary by mold?
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:03 AM
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My 172 Champ Thundy is still pretty fresh and flies almost identical to my first run raptor. It is BEEFY. My star flies almost spot on the the flight numbers but with maybe a touch less fade (1.5 instead of 2). I just got a max weight pro thundy for the first time, supposedly these are a bit less stable, with insane glide.

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Old 09-27-2019, 01:31 AM
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The Thunderbird has been out for 5 years now. I think it's safe to say it's become a classic Innova mold. For me it's been my workhorse OS FH distance driver for a few years & I think a lot of other players rely on it too.

Innova pumps out a lot of molds but now & again they put out a real gem. It's really early for me to say but I'm getting that vibe about my AviarX3's.
My first couple of Champs were McBeth 3x ('14). Would they have been from the earliest runs?

I've found subsequent PMB champs to fly very similar.

Not had a need to add any new Thundys recently so not thrown embossed star or champ, but the pre embossed star were super HHS and didn't glide.
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