#1361  
Old 02-11-2020, 04:25 PM
elmexdela elmexdela is online now
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Courses Played: 241
Posts: 8,652
Niced 2,233 Times in 1,265 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stable View Post
Anyone here use a Firebird for a long time & then replace it totally with an FD3, Felon, Motion or Raptor type disc?
yes i used to bag fb then switched to motion

now i actually dont carry anything in that slot

motion only gets bagged these days for trick shots and for fun

ive found either i can cover that line with a fresh z wasp or a champ wraith
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #1362  
Old 02-11-2020, 04:26 PM
The Albatross's Avatar
The Albatross The Albatross is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Spokane, WA
Years Playing: 10.8
Courses Played: 35
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,485
Niced 399 Times in 204 Posts
Default

The old pearly flat ones come out for field practice, but these are the always on hand favorites. The old 11x on the far right is so perfectly beaten in its crazy.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 9688EDE7-7E90-4397-BA08-A1E2DFFC5DD0.jpg (71.1 KB, 70 views)

Niced: (2)
Reply With Quote
  #1363  
Old 02-11-2020, 05:03 PM
Moose33 Moose33 is offline
Salient/Yikun Groupie
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA
Years Playing: 8.3
Courses Played: 75
Throwing Style: RHFH
Posts: 5,413
Niced 1,189 Times in 770 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Albatross View Post
The dynamic duo: Modern flat firebird, and beat 11x. No need for domey firebirds.
There are three runs that stand out to me, in order of most favorite: 2012ish Opaque FAF, 2019 Flat and Pearly, 2012 Pearly FAF.
Imo those three runs are the only real firebirds, everything else just wishes it was.
Reply With Quote
  #1364  
Old 02-11-2020, 05:11 PM
ILUVSMGS18 ILUVSMGS18 is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Keeseville, NY
Years Playing: 6.8
Courses Played: 12
Posts: 1,766
Niced 486 Times in 345 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stable View Post
Anyone here use a Firebird for a long time & then replace it totally with an FD3, Felon, Motion or Raptor type disc?
I've tried all but the Motion (my luck with stable to OS overmold drivers has been really bad, something to do with my natural hyzer release I think), and am using an ESP Raptor right now in the FB slot.
The Felon was too prone to flipping randomly, plus Trilogy plastic is awful for someone who hits trees as often as I do.
The FD3 wasn't OS enough for me to use in the FB slot, while at the same time being too OS for the OS control slot (think penned Star ThB).
I was primarily using Star FBs by the time I switched from FBs to the Raptor, as I had lost 50'+ of FH distance so a Champ FB was too beefy for me, though it made a great FH roller disc.
I have a FR Z Raptor as well and it flies nearly the same, but the ESP plastic feels better for FHs and BHs than Z in the Raptor mold for some reason. The Raptors seem to have similar HSS to a FB, but with less LSS (think 0,3 flight instead of 0,4 with and additional glide number). I forgot my bag in my car which I dropped off at a repair shop, and a Champ FB was a comparable stand in, but it was a FAF Luster that was more beef than I was used too.

TL;DR The Raptor is less OS than a typical Champ/Star FB, but it works for me.
Reply With Quote
 

  #1365  
Old 02-12-2020, 04:27 AM
tirepizza's Avatar
tirepizza tirepizza is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Wilmington, NC
Years Playing: 10
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHFH
Posts: 304
Niced 63 Times in 44 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Albatross View Post
The old pearly flat ones come out for field practice, but these are the always on hand favorites. The old 11x on the far right is so perfectly beaten in its crazy.
That top left is a beauty. Have you thrown the new run? The one I just bought is great. Stiff and pretty flat.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good things man. Good things. H.R HukkinStuff General Disc Golf Chat 52 09-10-2013 02:48 PM
My list of plastic things I throw at metal things. jfrosty42 Bag Suggestions & Feedback 0 07-14-2013 02:36 AM
19 Discs, CE Firebird, 10x Firebird, Eagles, Discraft and Old, Old Wham-O Mr.Scary The Marketplace 37 12-18-2011 05:17 PM
Pearly candy pro firebird for your CE leopard or firebird scottp The Marketplace 0 02-01-2011 04:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.