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Old 10-08-2018, 01:59 PM
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I have seen some ways people flatten out their firebirds and I guess that would apply here as well. I have an excess of TB and want a meathook speed 7 disc. Others suggest the EXP-x which I will pick up. Then it occurred to me why not flatten out a TB? Suggestions?
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:25 PM
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Try a Teebird 3. I think all the "3" molds are supposed to have flatter tops than normal. I've thrown Teebird 3s and they definitely aren't domey. I don't really know how it affects glide or stability, but I liked the G* Teebird 3 a lot.
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:52 PM
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I'd never flatten a disc, simply because it seems outside the rules to me. I agree with Twmccoy, the TB3 is quite flat and I love the G*. That said, the G*, in my hands, is a little less stable than the Star and Champ versions. If you have good snap, that won't make too much of a difference. And of course, it is speed 8.

As a note, even the Champ version isn't that stable. I've heard the metal flake champ is more, and for me, it seems to be. If you really want a speed 7 overstable meathook, Banshee? You can also throw a JLS. It is about speed 7 and is pretty overstable. If you go looking, they have a Sirus version that is more G* like that I absolutely love.
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Old 10-08-2018, 02:54 PM
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Note, the G*/Sirus version is very flat on top (JLS).
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I have found quite a few super flat Eagle X discs that are very stable (like Firebird stable). Not sure what the Eagle speed is, but it's my go to upshot disc when I'm a bit too far for a mid, or wind is up.

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Old 10-08-2018, 03:23 PM
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I have seen some ways people flatten out their firebirds and I guess that would apply here as well. I have an excess of TB and want a meathook speed 7 disc. Others suggest the EXP-x which I will pick up. Then it occurred to me why not flatten out a TB? Suggestions?
dome doesnt = stability

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Old 10-08-2018, 03:26 PM
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dome doesnt = stability
What he said^^^^^

You can flatten it, but then all you may end up with is a glideless Teebird that may be a little faster.

The EXP-X is pretty nice, might just be what you want.
Also the new embossed Champion Eagles are pretty beefy too. (at least the one I have is)

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save your Teebird and buy an Eagle

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Place it on your counter upside down.
Fill it with boiling point water.
Place something flat and heavy on it.
Let slit until the water cools.

This usually works pretty well. You may need to experiment with the weight to find what works. I usually use a plate with a 10 pound weight.

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Place it on your counter upside down.
Fill it with boiling point water.
Place something flat and heavy on it.
Let slit until the water cools.
This works well for baseline plastic. Ensure to start with warm water to heat the disc up. If you directly pour boiling water in, it might disform, I think. I've removed the water and filled in hotter water two or three times. In the end, I put weight (5-10 kg) on it without water (the plastic was still hot).

It's no problem to reduce the dome this way. If you want to flatten the shoulder, you might need a lot of pressure. It might depend on the mold as well.

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