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Old 06-08-2017, 01:20 PM
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What's really funny to me is I felt kinda similar about my g* t3. Okay at best in the wind, never good.[/QUOTE]

I'm not trying to bash you at all when I say this, but why do all discs need to be good in the wind? They don't. That's why we have overstable, straight, and understable discs. If the wind is up, use a more OS disc and use it BH and FH

And I love my thunderbird, but I'm not going to use it as a wind fighter at all. I have firebirds and OS destroyers for that
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:30 PM
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And I love my thunderbird, but I'm not going to use it as a wind fighter at all. I have firebirds and OS destroyers for that
The great thing about Thunderbirds is that you CAN use them as wind fighters if you have a Star or fresh DX. The range of stabilities available in the different plastics is one of the great things about the Thunderbirds in my opinion. This is probably why Bennf asked which plastic the earlier poster didn't like.

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Old 06-08-2017, 02:00 PM
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I did some field work the other day when the winds were howling, I threw a bunch of different discs. Teebirds turned hard in the headwind, my firm star Thunderbird didn't care about the wind at all. No turn, just straight to dump. Seems like a great disc to throw in a headwind IMO. FWIW I don't got a big arm, but I don't think it matters much in this context because Teebirds turned while the Thunderbird did not
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:13 PM
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No one who throws well would ever use this mold. Certainly no pros bag them...
This is clearly the best criteria for choosing a good disc for anyone's bag. Suppose you just replaced your Monster with a FD3?
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Old 06-08-2017, 02:39 PM
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I've been impressed with them in the past, as champs have -0.25 to -0.5 turn in calm for me, but mild to moderate wind doesn't take them much off line. I've definitely thrown discs with turn on the negative side of "0" that act worse in the wind. I'll see what happens in heavy wind at some point though just as a test, as I'd likely bump up to a Felon or Firebird in that case anyways. I kind of view them as wind resistant but definitely not wind proof.
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Old 06-08-2017, 04:34 PM
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The reason I got a Thunderbird in the first place was for that spot in between a Teebird and Firebird, at the recommendation of some very experienced local players. I was playing a round and my Teebirds were turning, but a Firebird was a little too much (I didn't have any beat-in Firebirds yet.) So I got a Thunderbird to be my "windy Teebird." I agree with slowplastic; wind-resistant but not wind-proof.
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Old 06-08-2017, 05:26 PM
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This is clearly the best criteria for choosing a good disc for anyone's bag. Suppose you just replaced your Monster with a FD3?
Clearly you should not bag discs just because Paul McBeth bags them. However, my sarcasm was directed at a post saying that Thunderbirds are "garbage" because they are inconsistent and unreliable. My point was that most pros are MORE concerned with consistency and reliability than your average amateur, and loads of pros (including McBeth) bag Thunderbirds (as well as many amateurs I know and many DGCR folks).

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severely disappointed with the Thunderbird.

the hss is never consistent when a cross wind happens its like this disc get mad flippy or does wonky crap.

the lss on low lines seem to be ok, but disc is never consistent.

tb3 should of been the Thunderbird imo. this disc is garbage.
might be your arm

IMO its one of the most consistent discs.
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Old 06-08-2017, 10:55 PM
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I'm in the same boat as some of y'all. Thunderbirds are nice but they don't get thrown enough when I have teebirds too.
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:34 AM
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severely disappointed with the Thunderbird.

the hss is never consistent when a cross wind happens its like this disc get mad flippy or does wonky crap.

the lss on low lines seem to be ok, but disc is never consistent.

tb3 should of been the Thunderbird imo. this disc is garbage.
Maybe a CH. metal flake Thunderbird at max weight might work for you. Or maybe mine is some kind of freak but it took the place of my predator for headwinds. I only throw around 330' ,but I let a local who throws 450 throw it the other day and it flew overstable for him as well.
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