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Old 12-18-2015, 05:25 PM
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Thunderbird is straighter, longer, with more glide and less fade than the PD. The more power you have the more obvious the difference becomes. Guys who throw thunderbirds in the 300-350 range generally get a nice fade out of them, and they have a good combo of glide and fade. Once you start throwing them farther then that the thunderbird starts acting like a pretty straight disc, even when new. Tons of glide tho. PD is better in wind and better for hyzers for power players.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:31 PM
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Thunderbird is straighter, longer, with more glide and less fade than the PD. The more power you have the more obvious the difference becomes. Guys who throw thunderbirds in the 300-350 range generally get a nice fade out of them, and they have a good combo of glide and fade. Once you start throwing them farther then that the thunderbird starts acting like a pretty straight disc, even when new. Tons of glide tho. PD is better in wind and better for hyzers for power players.
Yeah I thought the Champ and GStar Thunderbirds I threw started to get pretty straight when I was throwing them in a field out to around 370-390. Have you thrown a Star though? I've heard that the Stars are a bit less glidey and more OS so I'm guessing they might act a bit more like PDs at longer distances. Maybe someone who has thrown those can confirm/deny that.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:49 PM
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Have you thrown a Star though?
I have not. Just champs and metal flake champs. My aussie open MF's were very PD-esque. Def the most stable thunderbird I've thrown, but like I said I haven't thrown the stars.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:57 PM
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Let's have a civil and meaningful discussion about the differences between these two seemingly-identical discs. Let's leave the obviously-inferior Starfire out of it.

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I'll punch your throat.

PD's and ThB's are damn near identical. Good luck trying to figure anything out with all these chuckers chiming in.
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:33 PM
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What's more like a "longer TeeBird"?
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:16 PM
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Can't go wrong with either. Flip a coin. I prefer the Thundy. I like how they feel and fly a little better. I also bag Starfires though. I can't trust the Thunderbird in the wind as much as a Starfire. Starfires are the Sh!t!!! They are in a different class and can't be compared to the Thunderbird or PD. You can't shape the same lines with them. I have some beat to hell Starfires and they still fade like Firebirds.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:19 PM
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What's more like a "longer TeeBird"?
TL - Teebird L

http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/fai...peed-7/tl.html
The TL is the brother of the reliable Teebird. The “L” stands for “Less Overstable” and “Longer”. This disc has the same great speed and glide as the Teebird, but is straighter flying with less fade at the end of the flight. If you are looking for a straight flying maximum fairway driver, the TL is the answer.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:29 PM
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TL - Teebird L

http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/fai...peed-7/tl.html
The TL is the brother of the reliable Teebird. The “L” stands for “Less Overstable” and “Longer”. This disc has the same great speed and glide as the Teebird, but is straighter flying with less fade at the end of the flight. If you are looking for a straight flying maximum fairway driver, the TL is the answer.
HUH?
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:46 PM
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My experience has been that they are interchangeable. I would also put the Westside Sampo in the same catagory. Which of the three you throw is almost entirely due to feel. PDs tend to be domier than the other two, but the flights for comparable plastics are very similar.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:03 PM
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HUH?
Snarky response to Harkey's facetious question. I'll make sure to use the deadpan font next time.
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