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Old 09-16-2017, 06:53 PM
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Default Recomendation for different fairway driver.

I posted this in a other thread but decided it might be worth a thread of it's own.

I have been throwing the Eagle (EX) for some time and I am thinking about taking the Eagles out. I like the Eagle but I find taking more exertion to go further.

I am looking for a fairway that is longer and doesn't take as long to season. I want something that can lock on a line, (straight, hyzer, anhyzer), good at tunnel shots, and shapeable.

With that in mind, I have been looking at the Rival, Pipeline, Phenom, FD, and Patriot? Whichever I get, I will pair it with either a stable or understable control driver. For reference, my max distance is around 380-400.

What do you all recommend?

Edit: I realize I left off a "m" in "recommendation" in the title. Oh well.
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:05 PM
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Max D 380-400 with high speed stuff, so you will be throwing this fairway in the 350'+/- range?

FD is great for this where it will do straight tunnel shots, or hold very mild hyzer or anhyzers. It's not super finicky either. While the River can do this, you have the power to where the River's glide may be a detriment rather than a bonus...it can do some incredible shots but also can be harder to pinpoint its landing zone. Also they can be finicky sometimes, and not correct your mistakes. Rivals I have tried were like very nice Teebirds, could be what you want...except the new ones may be more overstable. Look at the Rival thread to try to figure that out.

My suggestion is FD though, it's like a -1/1 flight but subtle enough turn/fade that you can do lots of lines with it. Then it needs to be complemented with something more firmly straight and overstable of a finish to handle lines that cannot drift. I think FD plus Thunderbird is a good minimal pairing, I guess Discmania people go FD/PD.

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Old 09-16-2017, 07:33 PM
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Max D 380-400 with high speed stuff, so you will be throwing this fairway in the 350'+/- range?
Yes, the 350 or so range. Sorry for not clarifying.

The FD does sound good. I have tried the River in the past and it was to unpredictable for me. If I put too much power on it, it would turn and burn. Not enough and it would hyzer out. Hard to range.

I think I am getting to the point where I would rather have something like the FD in the woods because it takes less power to get going whereas more stable discs require more power. Dealing with low ceilings, tight windows, elevation, teepads, etc make me want to shy away from more stable fairways for wooded courses.

That's why I would rather use a stable control for power and hyzer shots and something like the FD for wooded courses.

Thanks for the help! I have been mulling over it for some time.
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Old 09-16-2017, 07:46 PM
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VIP Stag, it's like a glidey Eagle with the turn of an EL and the fade of an EX but it's very late fading.

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Old 09-16-2017, 08:04 PM
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The FD is great and I would also recommend a Ti Stalker.
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:32 PM
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From what you're saying I stand by the FD recommendation. Great for woods because you can hit a gap with a touch of hyzer and it will just push forward. The fade is soft/drifty, enough that it won't get lost on you unless you try to turn it over or extremely mess up, but not so much that you ever have to think about throwing it "hard enough" at your power level. The FD is consistent enough that I could throw it on an open shot, although I agree I'd rather throw something more stable like a Teebird/Thunderbird to minimize potential errors, whereas the River is much harder to range as you have seen.

I haven't tried a Pipeline/Phenom/Stalker. I've only thrown a Patriot once in the last year, and it flew very similar to an FD or very mild Teebird with a little turn. It was nice, but I haven't thrown one enough to know where they beat to, whereas the FD seems pretty long-wearing because it has such a blunt shape. The TL is also a really good mild/straight fairway, although I feel like they have a tendency to fade a bit more than the FD if they are powered down.

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Old 09-16-2017, 08:42 PM
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Why not an eagle-l? Or a JLS?
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:03 PM
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I recently put the FD in my bag. So the FD gets my vote.
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:26 PM
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I used to throw the PD/FD. They pair really well together. I found I also needed to throw in a XXX and hatchet for bookend utilities. I am currently throwing predator and undertaker and am loving it. I have bookend Machete and avenger SS now.

I find it easier it differentiate between when to throw what with this lineup. The Undertaker can throw as far as I needed PDs to go yet can also be controlled on FD lines once worked in a bit. Less overlap for me. Although I was throwing 2nd run and 3rd run FDs which are the more stable FDs. I also find the undertakers glide to be more predictable than the FD. The FD can go so far sometimes.

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Old 09-16-2017, 10:41 PM
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I would second the FD recommendations or possibly the CD2 if you want more fade and even more easy distance.
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