Old 01-13-2015, 08:23 PM
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Default Teebird problem

I had a wonderful older 12X teebird that I lost a few months ago. Cloudy plastic, grippy, decent glide. Well I left it on a hole and when I went back it was gone. Bastards.

So I order a champ teebird on discgolfcenter. It has very clear, hard plastic. Problem is it feels like a brick and flies like my banshee. Recently I've tried throwing it into trees hard, rubbing it in dirt and bending the frame back and forth to try and beat it in and improve it's feel in my hand. It hasn't worked and still feels and flies the same no matter what I do.

My question is: will it ever beat in to feel and fly like my old one? Or do I just need to put it away and get a star teebird or something similar? Start cycling DX teebirds? Help me.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:26 PM
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Try getting a lighter weight or try a g star teebird.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:26 PM
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Just get a gstar teebird and bag the champion one for headwinds.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:27 PM
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How far were you throwing your old Teebird?

Does the new Teebird still have the flashing on it?
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:30 PM
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Will it ever beat in? Yeah might take a couple years of heavy play. Try a Star or GStar.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:34 PM
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Go with Star. Try to hold a few of them before purchasing. Recent runs have had varying amounts of dome, so you may need to look through a few to find one that feels similar to your old champ.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:40 PM
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hahaha. these are the new "good" teebirds. give it a few years. i'm along for the ride as well, except i've decide to throw stars as long as i can snap'em up and they're good and flat.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:47 PM
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My experience is that the older 12x teebirds were less over stable than the new jl teebirds
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:52 PM
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I just keep buying beat up 11x's with wiped stamps. Best disc I'm throwing right now, and they don't cost too much.
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Old 01-13-2015, 09:03 PM
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In 10 years folks will say JL seasons to feel and fly like 11x. I'm a fan, especially for overstable molds.

G* TBs are easy to turn over 300', which might be okay for you or maybe they make JL TLs that fly a stable line like the TB you spaced. Try a Rival and a F5 too.
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