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Old 05-16-2009, 01:41 AM
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This is only a guess based on what I've learned but here goes ...

overstable is better because with an overhand throw like a thumber you can generate more spin on the disc, thus something more stable is needed to compensate for that.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:56 AM
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This is only a guess based on what I've learned but here goes ...

overstable is better because with an overhand throw like a thumber you can generate more spin on the disc, thus something more stable is needed to compensate for that.
I wouldn't say that overstable is better. Overstable gets you more distance because it turns over more slowly and maintains a flight path parallel to the ground for a longer amount of time. A lesser stable disc will turn over more quickly which is great for shorter approach shots. If you're not throwing out as far you want the disc to complete the turn quickly and fall straight down...hopefully next to the basket, right?
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Thanks. That explains it much better. I need to try a faster overstable disc and see how far I can throw it thumbing. So far I've gotten the best distance with an Avenger I just bought and previously from the Trackers. The Predator was what I've been using for accuracy but lately I've found a Teebird to be better suited to me. But I've been getting away from that throw a lot. I have trouble if I don't have an open sky/trees short enough so I've been learning backhand.
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Thanks. That explains it much better. I need to try a faster overstable disc and see how far I can throw it thumbing. So far I've gotten the best distance with an Avenger I just bought and previously from the Trackers. The Predator was what I've been using for accuracy but lately I've found a Teebird to be better suited to me. But I've been getting away from that throw a lot. I have trouble if I don't have an open sky/trees short enough so I've been learning backhand.
For "mini thumbers" I use my Rhyno to only complete a quarter turn and fall flat on its back and slide. Great for approaches with something in your face.
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hmmm I haven't tried to thumb anything putterish yet. For real short ones I've used a buzzz
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sometimes i feel that if i go with a slightly less overstable disc i can get a little more distance in the middle of the flight, it kinda glides for a little while longer before it flips back
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For "mini thumbers" I use my Rhyno to only complete a quarter turn and fall flat on its back and slide. Great for approaches with something in your face.
I tried that a few times, but with a pro rhyno landing on its side the disc tends to bounce and roll far on me. I wonder how a pig would work for that ...
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From the people I know who throw these regularly.

Predator, Epic, Firebird seem to be their big 3.
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I use the Star FL with great success. It's pretty beat up and it still goes just about where I want it too. I use it for tight fairways, rescue shots, and avoidance (small pine tree) shots. I'd be lost without it.
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I've got more love for my Teebird doing the thumber throw now. Got me CTP for my division yesterday
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