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Old 11-20-2020, 10:04 PM
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So, Im tinkering around with trying to find some trilogy discs to replace a few of my Discmania molds but not sure what my best options are.

I already tried a couple of Rivers to see if they could fill in for my FDs. I havent thrown a River in years but they are quite a bit flippier than I remembered. They are definitely less stable than any of my FDs. Good news is they are beautiful for easy turnover shots. The bad thing is I was struggling to throw them straight without turning them. I have a couple of Escapes that might actually give me a better FD type of flight. Might have to dig them out.

Trying to decide what to use in place of my FD3s and PDs.

I have a Pioneer and a couple of Felons that I havent thrown so hoping one of those might give me a similar flight to the FD3.

As for filling the PD slot, I am thinking of trying something like a Getaway or Culverin. The Fortress might be more similar but a hint of high speed turn might be a little more to my liking.

Any thoughts from you Trilogy aficionados?
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Old 11-20-2020, 10:12 PM
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Getaway replaces a beat in FD3 very nicely (I throw both), but I haven’t tried a Felon. I also throw a Defender, which is a great disc- I haven’t thrown a PD, but you’ll like a Defender. An Explorer can replace an FD (I throw both), but the Explorer will keep more fade. I haven’t thrown a River.

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Old 11-20-2020, 10:14 PM
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I feel like you hit the nail on the head with the molds you listed.

I think the FD is pretty unique. The Escape is faster, but really has that great glide.

I bag the felon for the OS fairway. Fills the FD3/FB/etc slot just fine.

I have the VIP fortress in that PD slot, personally. Now they seem to only produce the special-X blends these days... Tourney plastic would probably fit the role.. alas, they are not around. But the Culverin could fit the role. I think the Getaway will be more glidey and less stable than the typical PD.
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I can give you no advice and you'll have to pry my FDs and PDs out of my cold, dead fingers to get them out of my bag. Not a Discmaniac but I'm committed to those molds and have many of them.

Why the switch, lack of inventory?

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Opto X Maverick.
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Ahti and Longbowman should work very well in both of those slots.
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i wouldnt switch to anything trilogy in place of the pd or fd

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Why the switch, lack of inventory?
Partly. And partly the general lack of consistency from run to run with everything Innova produces. I dabbled in the Trilogy stuff when I first started playing but my game and my form was garbage so I didnt really give them a fair chance. I always loved the feel of their plastics and it seems like there is decent consistency with their products. (No flat Escapes one run and pop top the next.)

This could just be a brief experiment before I put my usual stuff back in the bag.

After just one round with the River it is almost certain that the FDs will make it back in the bag but Ill squeeze a couple of rounds in this weekend and see if I can get used to the River. My FDs can go pretty much dead straight with almost no fade out to about 300 and if I find myself in a tricky spot and have to throw a long stand still they cover a lot of ground.

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Partly. And partly the general lack of consistency from run to run with everything Innova produces. I dabbled in the Trilogy stuff when I first started playing but my game and my form was garbage so I didnt really give them a fair chance. I always loved the feel of their plastics and it seems like there is decent consistency with their products. (No flat Escapes one run and pop top the next.)

This could just be a brief experiment before I put my usual stuff back in the bag.

After just one round with the River it is almost certain that the FDs will make it back in the bag but Ill squeeze a couple of rounds in this weekend and see if I can get used to the River. My FDs can go pretty much dead straight with almost no fade out to about 300 and if I find myself in a tricky spot and have to throw a long stand still they cover a lot of ground.
Note that according to a DD store clerk, the Trilogy flight numbers are fresh out of the box. Some discs require beat-in to resemble flight numbers, but not Trilogy.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:02 AM
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Explorer is not unsimilar to the FD. It will break in pretty quick to fly similar lines to the FD
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