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Old 09-22-2016, 08:35 PM
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Gazelles could come back at any time. I tinker ALL the time. I mean, look at this thread. I like to throw all the cool old Frisbees. And Gazelles are really good Frisbees. They'll be back.
I don't think you tinker that much. When you do swap out it is to something pretty similar it seems. And are Gazelles really that old?
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Old 09-22-2016, 08:53 PM
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They were Innova's answer to the Cyclone. They're far from young.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:00 PM
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Gazelle was my main distance driver back around 1996, 97.

Then I threw cyclones, and cyclone 2s, and X2s. Because they were less boring. And Stokely threw them far.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:20 PM
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I didnt know what DG was back then. Drove by a basket along neighboring street for years and years wondering wtf that odd contraption was.

Figured it was a damn Gazelle feeder. I smell some kind of vtech to the third power replacing a true OG. Always liked the cheetah and gazelle combo.
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:53 PM
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Going to put together an all V-Tech bag and sell all my old throwers. V-Rocamunga > KC Roc.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:51 AM
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They were Innova's answer to the Cyclone. They're far from young.
In a young sport, they don't seem that old. The Gazelle was approved in '94, the Teebird in '99.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:52 AM
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Going to put together an all V-Tech bag and sell all my old throwers. V-Rocamunga > KC Roc.
I can think of at least one person that will approve.

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Old 09-23-2016, 02:00 PM
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Yeah, at least for me Cyclone > Gazelle.
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I thought the Z Cyclone flew like a Viper UNTIL it was windy. Once it was windy (which was when an OS disc should shine) it would flip unpredictably. I have no use for overstable discs that are not good into the wind. Mark me down as a Z Cyclone hater.

Premium plastics allowed discs to be designed in ways that you couldn't back in the base plastic only days. Back in the day they used beads to increase durability and had to account for the plastic shrinking, CE and Z plastic made that go away. As a result, it's not surprising that some old molds just didn't work well with the new plastic. Old Cyclones made from tournament pro plastic that shrunk in the mold came out as very different discs than the Z Cyclone. The Z Cyclone packed out the mold instead of shrinking. The diameter of them is noticeably larger than an old Cyclone. The nose is a a lot blunter. The bead is superfluous. Basically that whole wing design is unnecessary once you go to Z plastic. The resulting discs was slower, shorter, more overstable, less glide. It was essentially a mid. A mid that wasn't great at what it did. You could get better results from a Wasp. In the end it made sense that it died. The Cyclone mold is a design relic from a bygone day. So is the X-Clone.
3P says you can't nut on a Cyclone. Why would I want a Gazelle that I can't nut on?

That would be like a Roc I couldn't shower with. And why would I want that?


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Old 09-23-2016, 03:30 PM
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Oh Gawd!
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:32 PM
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