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Old 10-09-2014, 10:43 PM
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Haha wow you guys must be quite the discerning crowd. It's weird to see so many popular discs being regarded as unworthy. Although I'll go ahead and follow the motif...

The Firebird. Not just any Firebird- the notorious "flat top 12x Champion" variety. This disc was so stupidly overstable that I struggled to get it out past 200 feet. It would hook immediately after leaving my hand unless thrown on a ridiculous anhyzer. It was a glorified brick; not really the kind of overstable driver I was looking for ("driver" being used loosely here).

I'm willing to try a domey Star FB or even give DX a shot, but my experience with that flat Firebird was unbelievable. I've never thrown such a massively overstable disc in my life.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:01 PM
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The Firebird. Not just any Firebird- the notorious "flat top 12x Champion" variety. This disc was so stupidly overstable that I struggled to get it out past 200 feet. It would hook immediately after leaving my hand unless thrown on a ridiculous anhyzer. It was a glorified brick; not really the kind of overstable driver I was looking for ("driver" being used loosely here).

I'm willing to try a domey Star FB or even give DX a shot, but my experience with that flat Firebird was unbelievable. I've never thrown such a massively overstable disc in my life.
I picked up a Star Firebird today. Some of the courses in my area really call for a super overstable driver, and I tried for a long time to make do with other discs. (plus, it's the windy season.) Haven't thrown it too much yet, but I like what I see so far, especially for sidearm.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:03 PM
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I tried;

Trident
Stilletto
Backdraft
Vein
Giant
Harp
Yao
Gui
Hu
Da'E
Touch

That I liked

Rampage
Pure
D4
D2
P2
Drone

That I didn't love
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:03 PM
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Kc pro roc - too tacky plastic. May try champ or dx.
dx teebird-flippy, prefer champ
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:10 PM
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z predator- I got firebirds
400 f1- super beef not needed currently
400 f5- more stable than my f3
400 pa4- proto didn't turn hardly
opto stiletto- super shallow
kc aviar- not straight enough when broken in
saint- too fast
mamba- got too flippy
z cyclone- not as overstable as expected
roadrunner- not a speed disc I need
star aviar- feels awful for throwing and putting
roc3- not as good as wasps
vector- ^^
400 f7- way too flippy
400 d5- mines really stable..
300 m4- not a disc I need
dx leopard- I learned rollers with more overstable discs
tern- rim too shallow
400 f3- teebirds got flippy enough for me
wizard- too shallow, yetis are better
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:14 PM
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I see I'm not the only one keeping disc companies in business. But the good news is my bag is pretty much set now and I'm happy about that. Just need a good over stable headwind disc. I almost bought a DX Firebird today for that slot, but decided to try an MVP Shock instead. We'll see if that ends up on the mistake list. It's my first MVP disc.

Also abandoned the Buzzz SS, a Seasoned KC Roc is better.
And a Prodigy PA3 in 350G, the plastic is terrible, after putting and approach shots for a month, it looks worse than a DX disc smashed into trees for years.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:25 PM
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Well...All the molds I tried out, I really liked.

Stiletto, so unique, I will likely always carry one
Pa3, its my fav putter ever, It's my go to on all putts within 30
Firebird, I've used one in the past, but got a couple newer ones, a great control OS driver
D5, i love this disc, it's just like my beloved Roadrunner, but faster....I don't know why it isn't popular. I love the thing, got parked on a few holes I've never been close to before.
M5, I like it, I trust it to be understable, it feels comfy to me, it kinda replaced my meteor, that i dont carry anymore

other discs I tried out that I liked, but just don't bag/own them

Halo, great comfy bomber that holds straight the whole way, mild fade
BuzzOS, i like it a lot, very overstable in comparison to a Buzzz, but different than the Drone,
Swan, putter, it was nice, the guy i used it from had it beat in good, it was butter
EPIC, haha, it was given to me, It has a nice straight flight with a hard bite at the very end, awesome for tomahawk throws.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:25 PM
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Off the top of my head.

Saint pro- not a speed 9. Worthless 8 tweener between a fb and my secret fairway os.

Buzz os- dumps too hard. I have nothing good to say.
This is exactly how I felt about both these discs. To the letter.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:30 PM
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Buzzz OS - Too OS! Still prefer my Wasp.
Tern - My Beasts are easier to control.
Force - Too OS! Prefer my Destroyers.
Predator - Does not compare to Firebirds. Too fast and not as controllable.
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:52 PM
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Tanks: nice driving putter, not for putting (for me, they were too floppy)

TD: Tried some, got a smoking deal on some and I found out why. There is nothing special about them to me. For their speed and stability, the lack glide. I could bag something slower that flies on similar lines and feels more comfortable in my hand. meh.

FD: I loved my 2nd run C-line, but sadly, it was lost and I am not in the market to replace OOP (or rarer) discs. Phenomenal flyer, shame they were limited to a run.

Element-X: Same deal as above. Great disc, but sadly a butt to replace. I can look elsewhere.
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