#1  
Old 05-28-2014, 09:31 AM
GirdleRoc's Avatar
GirdleRoc GirdleRoc is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Buffalo, NY
Years Playing: 9.2
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 282
Niced 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default Vibram Ibex

I played in a Vibram Birdie Bash this weekend and it was an absolute blast. I picked up a medium Ridge and Ibex.
I don't know how I feel about the Ibex.
To me it felt like a slightly worn Roc. I could throw it on a nice anhyzer line with a little fade on the end. I could also throw nice hyzer lines. However I couldn't hyzer flip it for longer shots. It was 175g. I could throw around 250 accurately.
Is this a lack of power/technique or is that just how the disc flies?
Also how do Vibram discs wear? I guy on my card said they wear really quick.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-28-2014, 09:45 AM
Brodysseus's Avatar
Brodysseus Brodysseus is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: IL
Years Playing: 7.2
Courses Played: 13
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,384
Niced 87 Times in 43 Posts
Default

Slightly worn Roc is a decent analogy for an Ibex. I typically say an Ibex flies like a faster Shark. After a few rounds though, it should lose it's mold stiffness and gain some turn. After that though, Vibram medium Xlink is one of the most durable materials on the market and it will break in extremely slowly, think a little more longevity than champ. Firm Xlink beats in faster, close to the rate a Star will break in, maybe a little faster.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-28-2014, 09:58 AM
shue's Avatar
shue shue is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 23
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I like the ibex/obex pair nothing those two mids can't handle
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-28-2014, 10:06 AM
GirdleRoc's Avatar
GirdleRoc GirdleRoc is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Buffalo, NY
Years Playing: 9.2
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 282
Niced 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Sweet! Thanks.
I have 2 Dx Rocs and a fresh Champion Roc3 so I am not exactly sure where this will fit into my bag.
I had a good experience with it at the Birdie Bash so I kind of want to make it fit. I also really liked the feel of the medium X-Link...

I just needa bigger then right?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-28-2014, 11:54 AM
TrustYourRubber's Avatar
TrustYourRubber TrustYourRubber is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Brainerd, MN
Years Playing: 6.3
Courses Played: 18
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 503
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've had limited success with hyzer-flipping. A new Ibex will hold your hyzer lines really well. For smaller arms, you're not going to be able to do much anhyzer with this disc. It takes a big arm to get it to anhyzer, but it'll hold big anhyzers with some practice.

What I like to do is: just throw it straight and hard right at the basket. Seems to fly straight and far with good form. Having said that, a lot of people don't practice good clean form. This disc will reward your good form.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-28-2014, 11:59 AM
shue's Avatar
shue shue is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 23
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've got a couple extra ibexs and obexs if you'd like to try different weights/ firmnesses . I flip the ibexs and the obex is dead straight with nicely predictable fade
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-28-2014, 12:21 PM
GirdleRoc's Avatar
GirdleRoc GirdleRoc is offline
Birdie Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Buffalo, NY
Years Playing: 9.2
Courses Played: 19
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 282
Niced 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrustYourRubber View Post
I've had limited success with hyzer-flipping. A new Ibex will hold your hyzer lines really well. For smaller arms, you're not going to be able to do much anhyzer with this disc. It takes a big arm to get it to anhyzer, but it'll hold big anhyzers with some practice.

What I like to do is: just throw it straight and hard right at the basket. Seems to fly straight and far with good form. Having said that, a lot of people don't practice good clean form. This disc will reward your good form.
Yeah it is a very straight disc. I can actually throw it on an anhyzer line that is what I liked about it. I just couldn't get it to hyzer flip which confused me.

I think I will have to field test it with my rocs to see where it fits in.

I love vibram five fingers so I want to give thier discs a shot.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-28-2014, 01:04 PM
Treevis's Avatar
Treevis Treevis is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2014
Courses Played: 9
Posts: 15
Niced 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Ibex is a crazy midrange. It was the first Vibram disc I threw and is still the most impressive to me. Although I do not own one till Saturdays BB (still baffles me why), every time I whip a friends Ibex its flat and straight with minimal fade. Just stable as can be and the distance it gathers puts it next to my fairway driver shots really consistently. Vibram crushed it with this disc for sure!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-28-2014, 02:23 PM
money 21 money 21 is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Years Playing: 16.6
Courses Played: 1
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,038
Niced 144 Times in 100 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GirdleRoc View Post
Sweet! Thanks.
I have 2 Dx Rocs and a fresh Champion Roc3 so I am not exactly sure where this will fit into my bag.
I had a good experience with it at the Birdie Bash so I kind of want to make it fit. I also really liked the feel of the medium X-Link...

I just needa bigger then right?
I would replace the more stable of the dx rocs with the ibex keeping the flippier roc for turn overs until the ibex loosens up. once broke in a roc3 ibex pairing could be very effective.
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 05-28-2014, 02:59 PM
joecoin's Avatar
joecoin joecoin is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: North Central Ohio
Years Playing: 6.2
Courses Played: 67
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,234
Niced 658 Times in 319 Posts
Default

I have 2 Ibex. (Ibexes? Ibexxi?)

Both are mediums, 1 is 165, 1 is 171. The 165 reads Fade 7 Turn 5. The 171 reads Fade 5 Turn 7.

Anyone have any clue as to which it is, Fade 7 or 5; Turn 5 or 7?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vibram Ibex and Solace kerplunk The Marketplace 3 01-14-2017 11:19 PM
Vibram Ibex vs Vibram Launch Video Chaser0909 Discs 14 12-28-2016 12:26 PM
Vibram Ibex Lewis The Marketplace 4 05-11-2012 01:48 PM
vibram ibex mazimi1 The Marketplace 0 01-10-2012 08:22 PM
One heavy VIBRAM IBEX bmast The Marketplace 8 10-05-2011 03:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.