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Old 09-22-2018, 07:17 PM
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The main difference between Thunderbirds & FD3's are glide. Thunderbirds really lift after I throw them where FD3's are more useful for low ceilings or placement.

I think a lot of players would benefit from using a beefy Thunderbird of FD3 in place of a Firebird. I've got some Luster Thunderbirds that fly 9/5/0/3. Super OS & predictable.
I agree. The 18 Kolings are at least that, if not 9/4/0/4.
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:29 PM
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Do they stay as good rollers or eventually even they become too flippy?
Sorry, I use roller as a term for very understable - can't throw a roller for squat. Flippy they do become.

If you play a lot and use the disc a lot, maybe 6 month life-cycle to become a Leopard. But there will be a full cycle from OS to neutral, etc. Fun discs.

I do think the Thunderbird lasts much longer as a baseline disc.

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Old 09-22-2018, 09:03 PM
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I think a lot of players would benefit from using a beefy Thunderbird of FD3 in place of a Firebird. I've got some Luster Thunderbirds that fly 9/5/0/3. Super OS & predictable.
slowplastic was talking about this in another thread. I agree with what he said, that for non power throwers a Thunderbird is great. The problem is the true "beef" stuff, like skip shots, stiff headwinds, and overhands.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:04 AM
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and those utility shots with stiff anny but your aim them high and snap the snot out of em
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:11 PM
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anyone cycle firebirds to cover most fairway/distance shots similar to Philo? I'm curious to see if a beat in firebird would somewhat resemble a thunderbird....or roadrunner once beat to trash.
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Old 10-15-2018, 11:34 PM
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anyone cycle firebirds to cover most fairway/distance shots similar to Philo? I'm curious to see if a beat in firebird would somewhat resemble a thunderbird....or roadrunner once beat to trash.
The FB has a great feel. FH or BH grip. But it just sounds like so much work to keep finding that level of 'beat in'. It's so much easier to just buy a Thunderbird & have it do Thunderbird things right from the start. I think all the Innova Speed 9's feel great.

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Old 10-16-2018, 12:28 AM
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I've beaten in a sexton enough to turn from flat and hold most of the flight. It's a fun disc, but it doesn't get the same distance as a thunderbird or pd for me. If you were dead set on making it work you could, but it took me two years to beat that one in to where it is now, and it doesn't do much for me that I can't accomplish with teebirds or PDs.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:12 AM
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anyone cycle firebirds to cover most fairway/distance shots similar to Philo? I'm curious to see if a beat in firebird would somewhat resemble a thunderbird....or roadrunner once beat to trash.
I do this to an extent. In my bag I either have a Teebird or Stag, but the next jump is the FB and I have a few in various states of wear. I keep two champ which are more OS but sometimes less so with years of use. And a Star that is now basically a Thunderbird with some turn and maintain fade.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:43 PM
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I have two firebirds that have been in the bag for more than 10 years (an 11x and a CE) and they have straightened out a lot over the years. Still not as long as a Thunderbird or PD for me. They fly more like a fresh Teebird at this point. Straight with a predictable hard finish.
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:26 PM
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I have a couple of firebirds that will flip up to flat or even turn a bit. But the mold is really not viable for cycling. They are not reasonably replaceable. Beating in a champ firebird to be straight takes years and years of wear. You're better of using a seasoned one and fresh one for overstable shots and pairing it with a disc like the teebird, PD, or thunderbird to cycle.

I carry a beat one and a fresh one, and 3-5 teebirds that cover everything else to even roadrunner-type lines. It's much easier to get a teebird to flip over even though that takes a while as well.
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