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Old 04-13-2020, 09:30 PM
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Finally bought a Champion TL3 after being disheartened by my Star plastic experience. Wow. Immediately clicked with it, it’s like a completely different disc. The high speed stability is there, and the fade is super gentile and slow.

For those that have been throwing one for a while, have you managed to completely beat the fade out, or does it always remain?
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:37 AM
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Finally bought a Champion TL3 after being disheartened by my Star plastic experience. Wow. Immediately clicked with it, its like a completely different disc. The high speed stability is there, and the fade is super gentile and slow.

For those that have been throwing one for a while, have you managed to completely beat the fade out, or does it always remain?
I have a 167g Champion TL3. It has more high speed turn when thrown hard but the slow fade still remains. One of the best discs that i have ever thrown for slow anhyzers and hyzerflips. It flies amazingly when you put a lot of hyzer on it and let it flip to almost flat. Glides more left (RHBH) than any other disc i have thrown.

I will keep throwing both of my TL3's and raport how they start to break in.

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Old 04-14-2020, 10:55 AM
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My champ TL3 is in the upper 160s, probably still in 8/10 shape...some surface wear but no major dings or cuts.

I primarily throw forehand, and my local course is fairly short but extremely technical. Weve got a couple of obvious RHFH holes with thick schule on the right hand side of the fairway if you fade early. Ive had better luck throwing the TL3 on a hyzer at maybe 70% power and let the hyzer sweep the whole way as opposed to hammering on a royal rage on a straight to fade line.

On a wide open shot though I can stretch it out in the 330-350 range, little hyzer release and itll pop to flat, cruise straight for a while and fade just a hair. Ive noticed mine gained a bit of high speed turn as it seasoned, not much, but its just a bit easier to pop to flat now from a hyzer. Fade has probably mellowed out a bit too, mine started out with what I felt was a healthy fade for a TL.

Overall a great disc, I like the FD and Exodus/EL as well but Ive had no issues finding TL3s that feel right in the hand. FDs and the Exodus have a lot more variation in the amount of dome, and domey discs just feel terrible in a flick grip. Plus that pearly champ plastic is just money...Ive noticed it more with the lighter ones than the heavies though.
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Old 04-25-2020, 08:58 AM
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Just got a 175g Star TL3 in the mail yesterday. In the little testing I did in a field I can already feel like it's going to make my bag. I've never thrown a TL or the 3. I was very impressed with the flights I was getting. I cranked on it a few times with a flat FH & it responded really well. Super straight, glidey & I think the speed 8 # is correct.

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Old 04-25-2020, 07:27 PM
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The Star TL3 is a super under rated disc. It has been my favorite fairway since it came out. I feel like it would be more popular if it had a unique name.
The TL3 should have been named Lion.

The Lion should have been named WombatX3. Or just never been made.

The TL3 is the king of the jungle.

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Old 04-25-2020, 07:36 PM
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Yeah its a very solid fairway, very underrated and I think got lost in the plethora of all the 3 discs getting produced.

I had ordered some splatter star TL3s for a tournament I run, not quite as flat as the champs in the same order but the PLH was a bit higher. Id love a flat TL3 in the gummier pro blend like you find the leopards in, with either that or a gstar, and a glow or color glow TL3 I think you could use them as a fairway cycle and cover most everything.
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Old 04-26-2020, 09:01 AM
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The TL3 should have been named Lion.

The Lion should have been named WombatX3. Or just never been made.

The TL3 is the king of the jungle.
I couldnt agree more on all three.

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Old 04-26-2020, 01:44 PM
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The TL3 should have been named Lion.

The Lion should have been named WombatX3. Or just never been made.

The TL3 is the king of the jungle.
Can't like this hard enough...Innova really wasted the Lion name on a pretty lackluster mid.

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Old 04-26-2020, 06:39 PM
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I have a 166g Star TL3 and that thing is flat.

If I want a Champ that is just as flat, should I stick to lighter weights?
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I really can't stop praising these things. You put them on a slight hyzer and it gets to flat and just goes straight. You can make them hyzer, you can make them hold an anny, you can do whatever you want with them. They are the perfect woods fairway and they go far too. I don't think these will be leaving my bag anytime soon.

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