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Old 10-17-2012, 01:12 AM
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I've been so curious for so long... How does the FD break in?
I've heard "broken in Roc" tossed around, does this mean that it looses LSS first?

I'd like to set my bag up this way: 3 PDs (ranging from stable/overstable to turnover) for 350 to 450 feet; and 2 FDs (one fresh for stable-ish accuracy placements, and one for true turnover duties, meaning NO FADE) for 300 to 400 feet.
Can I get a few FDs and have them cover most of my shorter fairway shots?

Now, I'm a Leopard guy, so i loves me some turnovers. A nice straight hyzer flip gliding down a tight fairway is a thing of beauty. So I have to know, with a little wear, will the FD become the ultimate needle threader?

No joke, on any given day I have about 500 feet of accurate driving distance, so take that into consideration.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:22 AM
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My FDs haven't needed any breaking in to get the lines I want. Fresh out of the box they can pretty much handle any shot I want.

Granted, I use Teebirds as well, so I don't do any stable lines with my FDs.

But I throw my FD on longer turnover shots or easy hyzer flips.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:26 AM
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My FDs haven't needed any breaking in to get the lines I want. Fresh out of the box they can pretty much handle any shot I want.

Granted, I use Teebirds as well, so I don't do any stable lines with my FDs.

But I throw my FD on longer turnover shots or easy hyzer flips.
So we're about in the same boat then, since you throw Teebirds. Do you have a more understable fairway driver that you throw? Or can the FD handle the no-fade shots you may need?
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:30 AM
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So we're about in the same boat then, since you throw Teebirds. Do you have a more understable fairway driver that you throw? Or can the FD handle the no-fade shots you may need?
Yeah the FD handles those no-fade shots, either that or I move up to a Sidewinder or down to a flippy Roc.
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:34 AM
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Thanks Allurex, way to mention the oh so tasty flight of a broken in Roc.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:21 AM
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I use my roc/fd/pd combo for the same stuff a buzz person would use a comet/buzz/wasp/stalker/tracker/pred/surge for
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Switching gears here, why do people sweat rocs? A buzzz is more forgiving and consistent in run to run. There must be a million types of rocs, all slightly different, and when this happens with a driver, people get furious!
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:56 AM
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Switching gears here, why do people sweat rocs? A buzzz is more forgiving and consistent in run to run. There must be a million types of rocs, all slightly different, and when this happens with a driver, people get furious!
At the risk of derailing the thread, I'll answer, then we need to move on. Roc lovers love Rocs because they make them in so many varieties. Imagine a disc that feels exactly the same in your hand as 3 others you throw, but all 4 fly differently. You can get a DX or KC pro and beat it up to fly straight with a late turn, you can get a star or champion roc to fly overstable, and everything in between with different plastic types, mold types, and levels of seasoning. All this from one disc, with one feel in hand. Also needing to be taken into consideration is the absolute silliness of the whole "roc vs buzzz" argument in the first place - they're completely different discs and a good player could use them both in the same bag for very different shots. The buzzz is faster and will hold low laser straight shots better than the roc. The roc is slower, move overstable, and a little more controllable, so is better for shaping lines that flex as opposed to holding a line.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:02 PM
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Switching gears here, why do people sweat rocs? A buzzz is more forgiving and consistent in run to run. There must be a million types of rocs, all slightly different, and when this happens with a driver, people get furious!
I have 4 midrange discs in my bag. All of them are KC Rocs.
Why have 2-4 different molds in your bag to range from overstable to understable when you can just have one?

anywhoo... is there anyone out there that has thrown a FD since it came out and can offer a detailed description of the break in process?
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