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Old 04-30-2019, 11:38 AM
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Your ability to only get a little bit more distance out of your Roc than your Wizard, makes me think you’re not quite able to get the Roc up to speed like you can the Wizard. You’d probably be better served throwing something less overstable. Can you throw the Roc on the same lines that you throw the Wizard?
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:49 AM
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I'm having the same problem with my Wizards and Rocs. I'm throwing my Wizards 500-550ft but my Rocs only 550-600ft. I'm worried this isn't a big enough difference in distance. What do you guys think?
Should you really even be throwing mids when you can’t get your putter to 600 yet?

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Old 04-30-2019, 11:52 AM
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I see probably a 20' difference between a Thunderbird and Destroyer, with the Destroyer (obviously) being longer. 400' for the Thunderbird, and 420' or so for the Destroyer. That said, I throw a proto star Destroyer that actually has high speed turn and glide. If I were throwing a flat McBeth Destroyer the Thunderbird would be longer. McBeth Destroyers are super beefy and fairly glideless. My champion Thunderbird doesn't have any high speed turn, but it also fades much later and more gradually than a Destroyer.

I bag both discs and find them useful on the course. Very reliable/accurate.
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:04 PM
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One of the often stated benefits of the Thunderbird has been "Destroyer distance with fairway feel/control" or something like that. I wouldn't worry about the distance gap.
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:07 PM
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I don't throw in that range especially with a Thunderbird, but I think it depends on how beefy the Destroyer is. If I'm throwing a wind fighting zero turn Destroyer, then yeah I only get 20' or so more out of it than a Thunderbird on a flat throw...my Thunderbird has taken many shots away from that Destroyer if wind isn't howling. If it's a beat Destroyer that turns nicely and fades late then I'll get at least another 50' out of it.
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Old 04-30-2019, 12:10 PM
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Old 04-30-2019, 02:36 PM
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What should be the accepted distance difference between the destroyer and a thunderbird?
I’m throwing..
-Champion thunderbird: 390-410
- star destroyer: 410-430
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I wouldn't worry too much about distance gap. The main point of these is being able to use them on different kinds of shots. For instance, my thunderbirds love to ride straight lines and I have a Thunderbird for almost any kind of wind that will ride a straight line. However, my distance drivers are better for high lines (like throwing over a long section of OB high fence) and for lines that need glidey hookup at the end of the flight. In a field on max power, I'm only getting 15-20 feet between the two on average but I use them for distinct shots. If you use the destroyer and Thunderbird for different shots then it makes sense to carry both in my book.

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Old 04-30-2019, 03:21 PM
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This question is super wind and line dependant. In a wide open field and the same line those distances sound right. But if you throw the thunderbird on a golf line vs a distance line with the destroyer then the gap will be much bigger.

Here is a helpful thread: https://www.dgcoursereview.com/forum...ad.php?t=95459

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Old 05-01-2019, 10:41 AM
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I actually experienced something similar with my Force/Kong/Crank and my Undertakers/Stalkers, though the difference is almost negligible, but they are on completely different lines. I'm not sure that a flat release would help much in my case.
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:59 AM
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As the crow flies, I really only see a 20-30’ difference between the two discs. Once we start throwing in variables those numbers get closer or wider apart.

I don’t think distance between the two is really point if justification between what to throw. Shot shape and what the hole requires (variables) are much more determinative.
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