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Old 01-23-2017, 04:06 PM
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Isn't the Tsunami out of production too? I agree it's a nice disc (maybe a little less overstable than a Reaper), but might as well just get one of the Big Z Reapers if you can find one.
Tsunami OOP would be news to me, but it is entirely possible. Good call.
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:52 AM
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I want to try something new so no to the Reaper.

They were OOP but now are somewhat available again? What is that about?
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Old 01-24-2017, 02:54 PM
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I want to try something new so no to the Reaper.

They were OOP but now are somewhat available again? What is that about?
Discraft was probably testing the waters, and who knows if they're thinking about bringing it back into production. Quite possibly, the Reaper and Talon went by the wayside back in the "hey let's make tons of high speed drivers!" days, but now the Reaper/Talon speed range is desirable again.

Here's the link to the Discraft Factory Store "Test Flight" discs.

Look toward the end of this thread on the Reaper, and you can see some excitement for when those came out. Seems like the Big Z were appreciated by those who bought them, though only Discraft knows how well they sold. Looking at InfiniteDiscs.com shows that Talons are still available for purchase, but the Reapers were gone when I last checked.
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Old 01-26-2017, 05:07 AM
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Thanks. I keep telling myself I would rather not try to bag another Reaper because they are hard to come by, yet I am wanting to try some Reptilian molds.

Stupid me.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:02 AM
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Why not look at the Banshee? It sounds like what you want.
Bingo.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:08 AM
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Get a Firebird. Plenty of plastic choices and they will always be available.
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:17 AM
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Check out the RDG Tyrant.
They're rock solid discs designed to act like a "Pissed Off Teebird"

7, 3, 0, 2.5

Due to their speed, you can manipulate the initial portion of flight by altering release angle, but the stability and fade will be there to get you back over and finish with a fade.

They're similar to the Banshee but are always flat, have one of the cooler stamps in the game & are quickly becoming a Go To for many players.

They may be a touch slower than a Reaper but they're worth a Go.

Check out the Tyrant! They rule
These might be a choice if you only throw heavy, but much like to my chagrin with Innova and all these great swirly, 3 mold, tour, etc Teebirds, unless you can rip a max weight their isn't much option to choose from, I'd go with a Gateway Blaze or a FAF champ Firebird in the 160-165 range (most players swooped up the heavies but there is a good amount of the flat ones under 165 around), plus they crush on a thumber or tomahawk. Seriously how many can put a driver 400 ft? Unless you can, owning max weight drivers is a waste of time, wish the companies would realize not everyone needs to have the same bag as Paul McBeth or Nikko and stop catering to this "bro" culture where everyone thinks they are a "big arm" because they sidearmed a boss 350 ft on a hole with no trees and has to have a backpack with 40 discs 3 weeks into starting disc golf.

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These might be a choice if you only throw heavy, but much like to my chagrin with Innova and all these great swirly, 3 mold, tour, etc Teebirds, unless you can rip a max weight their isn't much option to choose from, I'd go with a Gateway Blaze or a FAF champ Firebird in the 160-165 range (most players swooped up the heavies but there is a good amount of the flat ones under 165 around), plus they crush on a thumber or tomahawk. Seriously how many can put a driver 400 ft? Unless you can, owning max weight drivers is a waste of time, wish the companies would realize not everyone needs to have the same bag as Paul McBeth or Nikko and stop catering to this "bro" culture where everyone thinks they are a "big arm" because they sidearmed a boss 350 ft on a hole with no trees and has to have a backpack with 40 discs 3 weeks into starting disc golf.
Why dont you tell us how you really feel?


To the OP: if you have the means I suggest getting an RDG Raptor and Tyrant and an Innova Banshee and throwing them side by side to see which one fits what you need. If you are only looking for a one and done purchase, Im going to stick with my assertion of the RDG Raptor.
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Thanks for all the recommendations so far. I love this community.

I have been reading RDG threads and really like:

- How active RDG is here. I especially enjoyed reading about the process of bringing the Tyrant to life.
- How they receive positive and negative feedback equally well.
- That they bring the pink. I don't get how bright pink is not more popular.

So I would like to support them and give the Raptor and Tyrant a go. The problems are that they have not yet made them in the 167-169g range, and, even if they did, I will never win a click war from here.

I have about seven months before I get stateside so I can be patient (is that word allowed here?), but I want to have a plan b.

I am still hoping to hear comments on the Enemy and F1, but for now I am thinking those, the Spark, or Felon.

I would have added the Blaze but I don't think Gateway's premium plastic is well regarded.
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