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Old 09-24-2018, 08:21 PM
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In my experience, yes. Both of the VIP Longbowmans I have are goodly HSS. Flat too, so comfy for FH.
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Old 09-25-2018, 03:32 PM
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Would this be a good option for a bit of a slower, 0 turn FH disc? I'm thinking that it might be time to go with something a little slower than a FB for a FH utility, but looking for alternatives to a Banshee or Resistor.

Basically, seeking something with a rim width around 1.8, or if 1.9 a very chunky wing to slow it down. Around 4 glide would be fine, solidly 0 turn. I'll be bagging this alongside wraiths for distance FH and something like a mortar or aviarX3 for ups, plus maaayybe like a machete for skippier shots.
I flick the Longbowman 10-15% further than an average firebird so I wouldn’t call it utility as it flies fairly stable straight for the entire flight on a 250-275’ low line with little wind.
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Threw one of these on the course today. First one I'd ever seen. VIP, 174g. What a great fairway driver. Very comparable to a champion Teebird. Slightly shallower rim than a Teebird. Fits well in the hand. Feels almost like a Convict, but the Longbowman seems a little flatter and more overstable.

From the first throw I liked the Longbowman. Very reliable and steerable. It was coming up just a hair short of my Thunderbird, but on similar lines. Nice driver for accurate 375' shots. Almost a boring disc. Just straight shots with predictable late fade. Can be worked on anny lines, but I feel the Longbowman does better on flat shots.

Straight driver with maybe the tiniest hint of high speed turn on hard throws. Glide is very average. You need a pretty decent arm to make the Longbowman stay flat. Fairly mellow fade too, not real abrupt or dumpy.

Longbowman: 7, 4, -0.5, 2. About as neutral as a disc can get. Just a great fairway driver. Easy to throw and it'll handle whatever arm you have. I probably wouldn't use it in gusting headwinds.

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