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View Poll Results: What is Trilogy's Thunderbird?
Convict 7 13.46%
Felon 3 5.77%
Thief 0 0%
Culverin 38 73.08%
Spark 0 0%
Striker 2 3.85%
Northman 1 1.92%
Stag 1 1.92%
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:02 AM
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Culverin seemed pretty close to a good PD for me (I like the PD rim better) and the Thunderbird is pretty close to a good PD soooo....I say Culverin is as close as youre going to get in flight. Not in feel.
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:19 AM
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Sampo definitely wins. But you have to find the right one. Challenge run Metal Flake Elastos. The dark red MFE Sampos are a great Thunderbird matchup where the teal ones tend to be a bit closer to a PD. The smoke/grey/clear are the least stable and tend to behave closer to a CD2 or Beast.

I fell in love with the Sampo after last year's Challenge and ended up with a stack of 12 Metal Flake Elasto Sampos. I currently bag PDs just for the ease of replacing them, but if Westside ever runs Elasto Sampos again, I will more than likely be switching back. They fly like a PD with a bit more glide. They're not quite as good in the wind for that reason, but I get an extra 30-40 feet on every throw. I have enough at this point that I don't really need to worry about running out, as I have 5 of my favorite reds... maybe I should go out and put them up against the PDs again and see where my bag should really be sitting... Thanks for confounding me again!

EDIT: The current run of VIP Sampos are not the same disc! I do not know if they tweaked the mold after people complaining that the Elasto Sampo was too overstable for a "beginner" challenge event, or if the different in plastic makes that huge of a difference, but the VIP Sampos are WAY more understable. We're talking Elasto compared to a Thunderbird, VIP compared to an Archangel difference!

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Old 10-25-2016, 08:32 AM
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Would a Boatman be like a longer Thunderbird?
When I tried one out I thought the boatman was pretty similar to a PD but with slightly better range. Could be what OP is looking for.
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Old 10-25-2016, 11:19 AM
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It's the Culverin. Seasons more quickly and is better for cycling if you are into that sort of thing.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:52 PM
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Culverin is the closest I've seen to PD/Tunderchicken

VIP Sampo seemed quite a bit less overstable.
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Old 10-25-2016, 02:05 PM
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I'd kill for more runs of the Elasto Sampo. Tis a thing of beauty. I'm taking two out to my leagues tonight in place of my PDs to see if I want to switch back.
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Culverin for glidey pd, Longbowman for more overstable. Bio felons are like first runs.

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Old 10-26-2016, 10:37 AM
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The longbowman is slower. Despite being falsely labeled liked most flights.
The longbowman is like a shorter eagle. Dead on eagle x.

Felon, not even close,, even in bio plastic. Completely different flight pattern.
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Westside falsely labeling discs!

Say it ain't so!

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