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so how is the Banzai handling wind?

if you throw into a stiff headwind is it turning over or fighting through?
It fights wind well. Slight turn but it won't turn over. With a little hyzer, it'll stay straight.

I'm liking it more with each throw. Really liking it for FH
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:14 PM
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I got a few rounds in with this disc. It is a slightly slower thunderbird or a stable teebird/rival. I don't believe that it has a 1.9 rim. I'd rate it 8/5/0/2. Nice disc, just wish it was slightly faster and more OS. Overall solid release
What size rim could it be? Larger or smaller rim?
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:47 PM
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just ordered two. with the midnight flyer stamp could not resist.. just total nostalgia.

unique to have this old school stamp on a modern driver.

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Old 04-24-2018, 04:45 PM
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the flight of the banzai reminds me of the discraft x2. It has a very different rim then the x2 but the flight is similar. it is a good stable to slightly over stable fairway with a solid fade at the end. i would put it around speed 8. good glide not great little to no turn with a solid fade but not meat hooky. good compliment to a mantis.

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Old 04-24-2018, 06:31 PM
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What size rim could it be? Larger or smaller rim?
Smaller. I think it's the same as the Pipeline, 1.8, but I haven't confirmed with a precise measurement
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:33 PM
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just ordered two. with the midnight flyer stamp could not resist.. just total nostalgia.

unique to have this old school stamp on a modern driver.
I haven't seen a Midnight Flyer stamp on a Banzai. Did you order the #5 Midnight Flyer Tsunami?
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Old 04-24-2018, 06:40 PM
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Smaller. I think it's the same as the Pipeline, 1.8, but I haven't confirmed with a precise measurement
Definitely would like to find out, if possible. I might be interested in trying it out if the rim is smaller.
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Definitely would like to find out, if possible. I might be interested in trying it out if the rim is smaller.
Calipers (with metric readings) would offer a more precise measurement, but all I have is a tape measure:

Pipeline and Banzai measure out at 11/16"
Tsunami measures at 25/32"

So almost 1/8" difference between 2 molds (Banzai and Tsunami) with tech standard chart rim thickness measurements of 1.9cm (Pipeline is 1.8cm on the chart).
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Calipers (with metric readings) would offer a more precise measurement, but all I have is a tape measure:

Pipeline and Banzai measure out at 11/16"
Tsunami measures at 25/32"

So almost 1/8" difference between 2 molds (Banzai and Tsunami) with tech standard chart rim thickness measurements of 1.9cm (Pipeline is 1.8cm on the chart).
It's interesting to note even without measuring them with a caliper. Your measurements, at the very least, show a discrepency between the molds. The Banzai seems to be closer to the Pipeline (especially if it is just a Pipeline with a microbead) than a Tsunami.

I wonder why the PDGA's measurements have been off with the Vulture and Banzai? New/different person? Lack of oversight? I don't know. I've heard similar complaints with other discs (Axiom fairways). I wonder what other discs have been measured incorrectly.
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It's interesting to note even without measuring them with a caliper. Your measurements, at the very least, show a discrepency between the molds. The Banzai seems to be closer to the Pipeline (especially if it is just a Pipeline with a microbead) than a Tsunami.

I wonder why the PDGA's measurements have been off with the Vulture and Banzai? New/different person? Lack of oversight? I don't know. I've heard similar complaints with other discs (Axiom fairways). I wonder what other discs have been measured incorrectly.
They list the RDG Gila as a small diameter, not looking it up right now, but it's easily the largest disc in the bag.
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