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Old 02-12-2017, 09:53 AM
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I just bought a 170g CH Viking, looking for something to throw straight and low with just a little turn. It did not perform as expected.
It's very OS, seems like a positive turn disc to me... more OS than my Star teebird for sure.

Maybe I'm just to weak to throw it right, or I got a dud? Has anyone else had one like this?
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:57 AM
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How far are you throwing the Teebird and how far are you throwing the Viking?

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Old 02-12-2017, 10:01 AM
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It's winter here so field work is dangerous/easy to loose discs. But I'd say I throw the teebird about 270-300' on course/controlled. Not sure about the Viking... it was so OS I stopped playing with it.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:16 AM
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it is faster vs a TB and also in champ plastic (vs your star) which can mold up a little more OS with innova in general.

If you like the teebird get a beat DX for low/slight turn straight shots. It has been years since throwing a viking but they were never US even beat up. Good stable hyzer flip straight flying mold.

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Old 02-12-2017, 10:18 AM
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At that distance with a teebird, a viking shouldn't be an OS turd for you. Once the weather breaks try it again. It could be a bad mold, but unless you have no fear of losing it yoy might be short arming it and causing the bad flight.

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Old 02-12-2017, 10:30 AM
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Thanks fellas! I'll let the Viking rest until spring and see if I can find a lighter weight dx teebird for this purpose for now.
It could be that I'm under arming it... I'm still pretty new to DG. This fall when I started flipping my dragon someone recommend I try a Wraith and put a 175 CH in my hand in the store, before I knew any better : /. It now sits in my closet, I couldn't throw it well without a serious headwind but it didn't seem anywhere near as HSS as this Viking.
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Is that champ Viking flat-topped with freakishly high PLH by chance?
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:59 AM
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I just bought a 170g CH Viking, looking for something to throw straight and low with just a little turn. It did not perform as expected.
It's very OS, seems like a positive turn disc to me... more OS than my Star teebird for sure.

Maybe I'm just to weak to throw it right, or I got a dud? Has anyone else had one like this?
From what I'm reading, you might have just gotten a freak of an individual disc. Champion plastic will tend to be more overstable than DX (which the Viking also comes in), but what you are describing sounds like that disc cooled in a way that it has a high PLH, and would therefore be more overstable.
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:06 PM
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you might try and get a Valk for your Straight shot too. I haven't throw a Viking in a while since the Thunderbird and the new Savant came out, but i know the Valk was easier to control and throw straighter than the Viking, but you might have gotten a crazy disc that isn't normal
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:23 PM
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Hmmm, never heard of this PLH thing before but from what I'm reading you can't really tell how high it is without other discs from the same mild to compare it to.
That said, the PLH does look high, or at least not low, and it is def flat topped.
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