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Old 08-09-2019, 09:48 PM
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Max weight? And what kind of power do you have?

I can put thundies to around 350 and don't get any turn out of premium plastic ones that are max weight. You probably just got a dud (or a bomber depending on how you look at it).
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:30 AM
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Max weight? And what kind of power do you have?

I can put thundies to around 350 and don't get any turn out of premium plastic ones that are max weight. You probably just got a dud (or a bomber depending on how you look at it).
I throw my champion 175g Thunderbird out near 400' without any high speed turn. It'll stay flat for a long time, but no turn.

Only Thunderbird I've thrown that had high speed turn was a G*.

I don't want a Thunderbird to turn. I want the long, straight flight.
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:04 AM
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I throw my champion 175g Thunderbird out near 400' without any high speed turn. It'll stay flat for a long time, but no turn.

Only Thunderbird I've thrown that had high speed turn was a G*.

I don't want a Thunderbird to turn. I want the long, straight flight.
Yup you just got a dud than. It happens, I've seen quite a few discs come out of the box flippy for some reason. Give it to a noob and move on.
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Old 08-10-2019, 01:10 AM
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I wonder if there are some thundies out there turning into what I’ve seen with newer teebirds.
I lost an amazing MF teebird a while ago and have been searching for the replacement and not the same. Most recent MF teebird was from a tourney and embossed not penned. It flipped in a headwind and ended up lost in a Creek. Part of me hated losing it but part of me was happy i would never throw it.
Some less stable thunderbirds as well?

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Old 08-10-2019, 08:53 AM
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I’m currently living the Anax...it’s a faster Thundy for me and my mild some 169 just goes straight with a 1.5 ish fade...going to try a max weight and get a domey one for more OS shots.

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Old 08-10-2019, 12:36 PM
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Only Thunderbird I've thrown that had high speed turn was a G*.
I throw Thunderbirds 400+ as well and I just picked up a 170g star just to see what a less than max weight Thundy would do. It flips to flat with a little hyzer or will turn a bit when thrown flat. I don't really know what to do with it just yet since, like you, I really want Thunderbirds to stay long and straight and then fade out.
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:47 PM
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I throw Thunderbirds 400+ as well and I just picked up a 170g star just to see what a less than max weight Thundy would do. It flips to flat with a little hyzer or will turn a bit when thrown flat. I don't really know what to do with it just yet since, like you, I really want Thunderbirds to stay long and straight and then fade out.
Yeah, my concern about Thunderbirds turning is that they'll be inconsistent in headwinds. I won't really call the Thunderbird a great headwind driver, but mine will stay surprisingly steady unless the headwind is strong.

If I wanted a Thunderbird to turn, I'd grab a Viking or Valkyrie. What sold me on the Thunderbird from day 1 was the ability to thread very accurate shots about 375' with no turn. The disc is so predictable.
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Old 08-11-2019, 12:12 AM
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2019 jerms are.... very nice
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:30 AM
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I won't really call the Thunderbird a great headwind driver, but mine will stay surprisingly steady unless the headwind is strong.
I will only really throw my Luster Thunderbird into a headwind. My ‘19 Jerm would probably be okay if I gave it some hyzer but I’d be hesitant to throw anything less than a Luster or an FD3 in any significant headwind.

Luster Thunderbirds have quickly become a favorite disc of mine since there’s no way it’s going to turn unless I give it anhy. As it seasons I’m hoping it loses its LSS first, not HSS, so it stays nice and straight.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:44 PM
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Max weight? And what kind of power do you have?

I can put thundies to around 350 and don't get any turn out of premium plastic ones that are max weight. You probably just got a dud (or a bomber depending on how you look at it).
Max weight. I can get a thunderbird out to about 400-410. Every other thunderbird I’ve thrown I really have to hammer to get turn.
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