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Old 06-28-2015, 02:18 AM
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That's what you said about thunderbirds haha
haha, you got me there! But these numers are very close

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21.2 width
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:34 AM
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I thought FD stood for fairway driver... a 10 speed disc is not a fairway driver. If this is like a firebird then no no thanks
True...but Firebird says distance driver on it and I can outthrow it with mids often...
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Old 06-28-2015, 03:56 AM
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:16 AM
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I thought FD stood for fairway driver... a 10 speed disc is not a fairway driver. If this is like a firebird then no no thanks
Clearly people are way too obsessed with the numbers. Just test it, throw it where it fits.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:28 AM
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Clearly people are way too obsessed with the numbers. Just test it, throw it where it fits.
QFT.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:37 AM
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Clearly people are way too obsessed with the numbers. Just test it, throw it where it fits.
I would tend to agree, but it's nice to know "about" what it's supposed to do. I don't have enough money to buy one of every type of disc out there now to just test.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:06 AM
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I would tend to agree, but it's nice to know "about" what it's supposed to do. I don't have enough money to buy one of every type of disc out there now to just test.
QFT. That's what makes accurate info necessary. I've recently been auditioning discs to replace my OOP favorite fairway driver. I have no interest in buying the entire list of suspects to fill that role--the stack I've put money into already is quite enough. So, testing all of the new discs is not a practical option, so it doesn't make for good advice.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:38 AM
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Uh... he works for discmania and is on tour with simon this year chief
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:16 PM
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Clearly people are way too obsessed with the numbers. Just test it, throw it where it fits.

I'm not obsessed with the numbers at all but come on. One, if it truly is a 10 speed disc it's not a fairway driver, period. If it is a fairway driver and not really 10 speed, then that's poor information and representation of the disc and many people will have an expectation and will buy it simply based on the numbers. And two, if you have the money to buy every disc that interests you just to test out then that's great. I'd bet that this disc won't have a place in my bag if it's firebirdish - AJ teebirdish
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:18 PM
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I'm not obsessed with the numbers at all but come on. One, if it truly is a 10 speed disc it's not a fairway driver, period. If it is a fairway driver and not really 10 speed, then that's poor information and representation of the disc and many people will have an expectation and will buy it simply based on the numbers. And two, if you have the money to buy every disc that interests you just to test out then that's great. I'd bet that this disc won't have a place in my bag if it's firebirdish - AJ teebirdish
Speed is related to rim width and how it retains its release speed. It seems like fairway drivers are typically speeds 6-8 and control drivers 9/10, or else they are distance drivers. But, based on glide/stability, distance is very different no matter the speed rating. I can see how an overstable speed 9ish disc is more in range of a fairway driver (and accurate like them), even though the rim width is greater and its speed is greater. Like I said, my Firebird says distance driver on it and its rim width is 1.9cm I think...but I slot it with my fairways because I use it for control shots...and I throw my fairways 50' further than the Firebird (and other distance drivers 50' farther than the fairways). So really it seems they are classifying its use, not its speed for what name to give it. Or at least that's a different interpretation.
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