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Old 04-12-2011, 01:31 PM
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I can throw a Katana about 285-300 on a calm day. Not much power. I am looking for a good disc in a headwind. I have read a lot of threads from people posting they throw 350+....I would assume that given my power range, I should stick with an overstable FW driver.

I have a New Champion T-Bird and a 7/10 Star TL that would qualify as Overstable.

I also have a few other FW and Distance Drivers that you can see in my disc organizer (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/bag.php?mid=7252)

I am trying to throw that same 285-300' into the wind. Can I use one of my drivers or should I look into another option?
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:32 PM
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The Banshee is a pretty good place to start.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:33 PM
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Trust me on this...Eagle-X. You wont regret the purchase. The EX is more stable than a TB and at your distance I cannot imagine too many headwinds that could possible flip the EX.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:36 PM
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yeah...the banshee is a good option too. Are the newer banshees pressed from the same mold as the old ones?

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Old 04-12-2011, 01:38 PM
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when you say eagle X, do you mean DX Eagle?
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:41 PM
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I throw the same distance, and I used to use the banshee, but found that the winds in DFW can often be strong enough to turn it right or completely flip it over.

I have two headwind drivers I use now, a whippet and a firebird. I also use the whippet as an overhead and meathook disc in calmer weather, but it goes plain old straight in a medium headwind.

In a really strong headwind (the kind that blow me backwards off the tee in gusts), I have found even the whippet gets turned or flipped. In that case, the max weight firebird is the ultimate headwind disc for me, and it can go much further in a headwind than a slower driver. I only have problems with it if I get the nose up.

I know another weak arm who uses a halo for headwinds with good results.
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Thanks!
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:44 PM
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if your throwing a katana and want somthing slighly more stable ... and you say that ur tl is qualifyed as stable ..
just throw a Wraith ...
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:46 PM
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Start with a Banshee. Evaluate from there. If the Banshee isn't overstable enough, try a Whippet or a Blaze. If you want something faster, try a Firebird or Predator. The Banshee should be the starting point, though.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:49 PM
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I love my bashees ... but if hes saying that a Teebird And a tL are overstable ... wouldnt you think that a banshee would be far too out of his range ?

But it is an amasing disc .. as i have about 7 of them ... 2 always in my bag
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