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Old 02-14-2020, 05:28 AM
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So I've finally come to terms with the XL being oop. It only took three years. I think? I don't know. I haven't played in two years. And now I'm thinking about it while there's five feet of snow.

Anyway. The desired flight path is around a 7/4/-1/2 at around 300 feet. That's how they flew for me. Some were beefier, some were flipper, but that was the average.

I don't enjoy shallow rims, which puts alot of these newfangled discs out of the running. I also used to cycle DX Eagles, and still have all of them. They do glide a bit more than I like though. The JLS seems extremely similar on paper but I found out that it has a shallow rim today. Maybe I'll have to get over rim depth. There's alot of discs I haven't tried because of a millimeter of plastic.

Oh, and no Patriots. I can't throw those, my dad throws those. Jeez. I might live 1700 miles away from him, but still.

Anyway, any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:53 AM
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So I've finally come to terms with the XL being oop. It only took three years. I think? I don't know. I haven't played in two years. And now I'm thinking about it while there's five feet of snow.

Anyway. The desired flight path is around a 7/4/-1/2 at around 300 feet. That's how they flew for me. Some were beefier, some were flipper, but that was the average.

I don't enjoy shallow rims, which puts alot of these newfangled discs out of the running. I also used to cycle DX Eagles, and still have all of them. They do glide a bit more than I like though. The JLS seems extremely similar on paper but I found out that it has a shallow rim today. Maybe I'll have to get over rim depth. There's alot of discs I haven't tried because of a millimeter of plastic.

Oh, and no Patriots. I can't throw those, my dad throws those. Jeez. I might live 1700 miles away from him, but still.

Anyway, any suggestions? Thank you in advance.
You can still find the XL pretty easily. Discraft seems to run a lot of limited releases of it two. Sunking has swirly esp, and ledgestone is running big z ones this year.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:11 AM
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:18 AM
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So I've finally come to terms with the XL being oop. It only took three years. I think? I don't know. I haven't played in two years. And now I'm thinking about it while there's five feet of snow.
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What Titan said. No need to give up on it yet. My guess is, you'll get a LE run each year for a few seasons to come. I was an XL thrower, and I am again with Infinite's release and the upcoming Ledgstones. If the XL well ever dries up, My X Undertaker fills the spot decently.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:06 PM
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What Titan said. No need to give up on it yet. My guess is, you'll get a LE run each year for a few seasons to come. I was an XL thrower, and I am again with Infinite's release and the upcoming Ledgstones. If the XL well ever dries up, My X Undertaker fills the spot decently.
I saw the ones on infinite discs, how do they feel/fly?
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:15 PM
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Loving mine. Not the slick hard ESP (the very last run of XLs that I had.) Tacky but rigid. As far as the flight, flies true to the numbers. Buy them up, and save some backups!
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:24 PM
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Agree that you'll probably still be able to find them for a while. But if you're really looking for a replacement and an Eagle-L glides too much for you, you could try an Axiom Crave or maybe a Mantis? I found the Crave to be a glideless turd but they seem to be popular and the flight path is similar. Depending on the plastic, a Mantis will be faster but not that far off on overall flight path.

An FD will have even more glide than an Eagle. My first suggestion would have been an Icon Patriot but oh well.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:01 PM
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At that distance maybe a leopard3? or an FD, maybe a Saint or a Stag as well.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:50 PM
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I recommend an axiom crave. I throw mine about 280'-290'. I'd rate my plasma crave as 7/5/-1/2 at that distance. I think the plasma ones have a bit more glide than the proton ones. They are a super solid fairway.
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Leo 3 be perfect though those esp xl do look money
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