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Old 05-31-2019, 03:52 PM
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lost a gstar mamba i have been getting really friendly with. no replacement at shop at my lunch break so grabbed a roadrunner. it just does not ‘feel long’. i shall crank into many line drives to feel her out. nice hot weather and feeling loose.
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:55 PM
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lost a gstar mamba i have been getting really friendly with. no replacement at shop at my lunch break so grabbed a roadrunner. it just does not ‘feel long’. i shall crank into many line drives to feel her out. nice hot weather and feeling loose.
It may not be as long as a mamba for you, but I find RRs to be long for their speed class. I love them for rollers, but also bag one for long glidey hyzerflips or tailwind smashes.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:34 PM
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lost a gstar mamba i have been getting really friendly with. no replacement at shop at my lunch break so grabbed a roadrunner. it just does not ‘feel long’. i shall crank into many line drives to feel her out. nice hot weather and feeling loose.
That looks like a Barsby RR, which I understand is a bit more (over)stable than other RRs. So if it doesn't work out for you, don't give up on the mold.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:44 PM
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RRs are excellent discs.

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Old 06-01-2019, 06:16 AM
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lost a gstar mamba i have been getting really friendly with. no replacement at shop at my lunch break so grabbed a roadrunner. it just does not ‘feel long’. i shall crank into many line drives to feel her out. nice hot weather and feeling loose.
Try a G Star Roadrunner, they make those still I think. My brother liked the Champion because you could get a lower almost flat topped champion and not have it be more OS for a Road Runner unlike the Star/G Star models that are more OS when almost flat top. Another mold that is just as good is the Sidewinder my uncles preferred mold, these discs are better and he likes the DX as well as Champion though his Champion were mistake stamped with the DX face on them made before Jolly Launcher came out.
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Old 06-01-2019, 04:56 PM
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I really like the Barsby RR. For my arm it doesn't have much turn, but also doesn't have much fade. The insane glide carries it almost as far as my Terns. Definitely the straightest disc I've thrown that goes that far.

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Old 06-01-2019, 05:21 PM
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Once the new is gone, it'll easily flip to flat and fly even further.

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Old 06-01-2019, 07:52 PM
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Roadrunner is a high glide mold anyway but the Barsby's seem to have a bit more...maybe because they came out a little domier?
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:35 PM
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Been throwing the RR lately. It's dope! That is all.

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Old 08-07-2019, 10:39 PM
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Is there a trick to Roadrunners? If there is I'm not getting it.

I've got a 166g beat Star Roadrunner that is flat as a board. The only guy I knew that threw Roadrunners said the flat ones were the best. It was meh, didn't really turn or glide like I expected and never really got any better as long as I threw it, which was quite a while. I got a 169g Echo Star Roadrunner that is also pretty seasoned; discspeed said that the Roadrunner throwers he knew said they were great Roadrunners. It was a little better, had a little more glide. Still pretty meh, still really didn't turn no matter how long I threw it. I got a 165 Echo Star to be a backup and HOLY COW does it have a pop top dome; it still really didn't turn much and I hated myself for owning it. It's such a horrible looking disc I'd be embarrassed to be seen throwing it. I got a 175 GStar in a trade somewhere along the line that I really didn't want but it's here; haven't really thrown it other than some field testing.

I just picked up a 166g Barsby and thought I'd really give them a try again (despite throwing them with no success for three years) so I have the five of them. The Barsby again still really had no turn. None of them really seem to climb much i.e. they just run out on a low line with no lift. They go pretty far for a disc that never gets in the air, but a Valk will get up in the air and glide farther. I can also get a Valk to turn.

Am I just throwing them wrong? What am I missing? I'm really trying to like them, but they just are not cooperating.
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