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Old 05-13-2010, 01:36 PM
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Question Boss/Excalibur FH flex shots

Looking for your opinion: What is a better disc for long FH S's? To be clear I'm talking about a throw released with anhyzer that flies left and turns back to the right. Boss? Excal? Destroyer? Force? I do have an opinion on the matter, but I'm curious as to what your thoughts are...thanks
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:41 PM
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I sometimes play with an elderlyish gentleman that throws the shot you describe on most drives off the tee. He uses a Champion Destroyer. He recently tried switching to a Boss with mixed results.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:02 PM
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If it sways your opinion, I have plenty of snap and decent technique. My FH drives get out there 375-425 consistently (and more if I'm throwing 12 and 13speed stuff).
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:10 PM
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Looking for your opinion: What is a better disc for long FH S's? To be clear I'm talking about a throw released with anhyzer that flies left and turns back to the right. Boss? Excal? Destroyer? Force? I do have an opinion on the matter, but I'm curious as to what your thoughts are...thanks
I find that my boss is a bit flippy for FH S shots, more so if there is the slightest headwind. It will work well for that shot if it is in the 300-350 ft range but thrown harder there is risk of turnover.

I would go with something a bit more stable that will dependably come back. Force and Xcal may work but i have no experience with either of them.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:10 PM
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PD would be perfect slot for it. Excaliber is too stable for Forehand.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:11 PM
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Boss and Xcaliber are my main 2 FH discs.

I do not have the tremendous speed necessary to get either one of these to fly completely flat, they both flex, but, the Boss flex's less.

So this means I need more sky for the Xcal, the Boss I can throw much lower, and straighter. The Boss also seems to fly a smidge farther.

Xcal is better upwind, Boss can be a touchy bitch and very nose angle sensitive, Xcal is more forgiving.
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I use a Pro Boss for alot of FH shots and get a decent S curve with that. If it's windy or I want less "S", then the Champion Boss would do the trick (some runs...... my XG Champ Boss is flippy in the wind)
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PD would be perfect slot for it. Excaliber is too stable for Forehand.
Hmm. No thanks. I have and LOVE my PD, but it's my go-to control driver. It holds a line forever the fades at the tail end- not the best for a true S shape. And an excaliber is not too stable for FH if you can snap it up to speed.
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Old 05-13-2010, 02:31 PM
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This shot is not my cup of tea, but I have a buddy that only throws FH flex shots off the tee. He is not currently capable of a flat release. Most of his drives are 350+ with the bombs going over 400. FWIW, he throws either a boss or an excal...both in champion plastic. I have seen him throw a destroyer, but there is less flex in the throw for him.
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You could also try a Monster or a Gateway Speed Demon. They're both quite flippy for me.
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