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Old 10-27-2017, 01:06 PM
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In my experience DX Thunderbirds are nothing like DX Teebirds.
This is a very informative reply. I appreciate it. Maybe I'll try one of each. I'm just tired f throwing champ and star plastic into the river.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:03 PM
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This is a very informative reply. I appreciate it. Maybe I'll try one of each. I'm just tired f throwing champ and star plastic into the river.
Don't get me wrong, I like DX Thunderbirds a lot. They are great throwers; just not so much like DX Teebirds in my experience.

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Old 11-11-2017, 06:17 AM
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I traded a dude for a star Thunderbird and its a stable bitch. I picked up a DX and it'll turn a fair amount if thrown really hard, kinda like a beat teebird. However, the star TH as advertised here, don't do that. I flexed it 325', I flexed it FH 275' both on hard distance line throws. It's like a thrashed firebird that with a lot of power, wants to go straight for 50-60% of the flight then has a strong sweeping fade. I'm not sure I've got a place for it unless I need a longer Firebird and I'm playing in some serious winds.
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Old 11-11-2017, 08:06 AM
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^ Yeah, they are really HSS. I can give my Star Thunderbird a lot of anhyzer on a FH and it always fights out of it with a huge forward fade. The super glide gives it a lot of carry too. This mold could easily replace so many os high speed drivers (Destroyer type discs) for most players.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:20 AM
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^ Yeah, they are really HSS. I can give my Star Thunderbird a lot of anhyzer on a FH and it always fights out of it with a huge forward fade. The super glide gives it a lot of carry too. This mold could easily replace so many os high speed drivers (Destroyer type discs) for most players.
I totally agree with this. ^^^

I really liked how Thunderbirds flew (I have used and tried all except star), but in the end, I had to drop them. The rim was just too shallow for my fat fingers and I kept having release issues.

The current trend of all new drivers having 1.1mm deep rims is becoming really annoying for me.

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Old 11-11-2017, 09:43 AM
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I totally agree with this. ^^^

I really liked how Thunderbirds flew (I have used and tried all except star), but in the end, I had to drop them. The rim was just too shallow for my fat fingers and I kept having release issues.

The current trend of all new drivers having 1.1mm deep rims is becoming really annoying for me.
It's the only 1.1 depth rim driver that I don't have issues with. For some reason it doesn't feel that shallow. I threw Terns and an Insanity (both 1.1) for a while and had those release issues but not with the Thunderbird. My FH claw has no problems with it.
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Old 11-11-2017, 12:32 PM
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It's like a thrashed firebird that with a lot of power, wants to go straight for 50-60% of the flight then has a strong sweeping fade. I'm not sure I've got a place for it unless I need a longer Firebird and I'm playing in some serious winds.
They are actually really good for moderate angle placement hyzers. A Teebird will glide too straight for me, or if on a lot of hyzer will keep pushing left. And a Firebird needs a ton of power and a steep enough hyzer angle so it will sit...otherwise they will get an additional skip. A stable Thunderbird will get much more distance than the Firebird without a weird finish, and hold the line and try to find the ground better than a typical Teebird.
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:48 PM
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I had a teebird that made this sweeping hyzer almost blindfolded. There are two gaps. An inside gap, just right of the tree jail and left of the 100' away center aiming tree. Shots thrown too flat but still making the inside gap more often hit one of the other 10 trees leading up to the basket. The outside gap, right of the center tree on a hard hyzer has a good chance of making the back door line through several trees. As long as I threw it hard enough to get there, I knew it would fly far enough on the tight line before stalling or fading out or if I held onto it a bit that TB would have enough fade to keep it out of the trees on the outside.

Its holes like this that makes cycling a must for me. I hit trees hard. My **** gets flippy and I miss the fresh but still NEED the original. There are several guys around here that throw some 20 year old stuff that will do barrel rolls on command, but I don't got time to learn all that. I'm lucky they don't practice their putting

I'm old and slow and don't want to try too hard on these slick ass teepads. Firebirds fade out too soon, maybe I'll go back to an eagle, maybe disc up to one of these
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Old 11-11-2017, 02:09 PM
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^Honestly I prefer Teebirds on something like that too where there's a specific tunnel. Give the Thunderbird a shot for a bit...worst case scenario is your tree hitting beats it in and you like it more after that. I like that the Thunderbird isn't "that" much more power hungry than a Teebird, but it still is a bit. So in tunnels I do prefer the Teebird, knowing that if I baby it too much, it will still fly. I do like the placement shots with the Thunderbird though, in open situations where you need to hold a line and also have it land in a specific point. It'll carry similar to a Teebird, but have good stability to hold a line, and its sweeping fade helps pinpoint the ending zone.

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Old 11-11-2017, 05:06 PM
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How are the Swirly Stars flying? I was torn between those and a Sexton FireBird, I ended up ordering a Swirly Star ThunderBird as I could find those whereas I couldn't find any Sexton Birds.
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