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Old 07-17-2020, 02:10 PM
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Agreed, Firebirds are incredibly useful for when you want the disc to move more L-R or R-L than forwards. And I've thrown some amazing flex lines with them lately (mostly FH) - you can release the disc damn near vertical and it will still fight out of it and fade. Great shot for tough scrambles.

Now this is the most compelling reason I’ve seen to add a firebird to my bag. My only experience with a firebird has been in the last tournament I played, two guys on my card were just torquing firebirds sidearm the entire round. They did ok on the open holes, then in the woods they just turned and burned everything else in their bags.
But this...this is interesting. I can definitely think of some cedar trees I’ve found myself in here in Austin, where a crazy flex shot with a skip like this would have been really handy.


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Old 07-17-2020, 02:11 PM
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Are Raptors really that much different than predators? Never tried a raptor.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:29 PM
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I find that a teebird a tbird can do for me what a fbird used to do. It's more workable and i don't have to flex it to get distance.

Then again i don't throw 400 feet.
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Old 07-17-2020, 02:42 PM
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People don't generally throw a Firebird for distance.
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Old 07-17-2020, 04:39 PM
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People don't generally throw a Firebird for distance.
That's what the Xcal is for in my bag (or my rarely used absurdly OS 5year Cannon).


I probably should have stated this sooner but I enjoyed all the Banshee controversy lol...I haven't bagged a Banshee in quite a while now. They're a forever appreciated mold and yes on occasion I'm thinking, "man I wish I had a Banshee right now" but I'm so used to the Firebirds I've been throwing. Less overlap with my Drones and Teebirds, and doesn't hurt I have a decent arm. BH dominant with all of my discs - I disagree with having "forehand molds" in your bag.

To each their own but you should be able to FH a beat Roadrunner or Comet in a controlled manner as well.

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Old 07-17-2020, 04:54 PM
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If Greg Barsby won a world championship having specific forehand molds, you can't really knock it.

I'd tend to agree tho- only discs I don't throw both ways are the Sonic, no forehand, and the Whippet, because the backhand grip is uncomfortable with the fat nose.

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Old 07-17-2020, 05:19 PM
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I'm just an enthusiastic knucklehead, when I beat Barsby I'll talk smack. What I meant to convey is if you're an 800 rated player it's a crutch. When you're good enough to be a touring pro all goes out the window because your mechanics, course management, and mental games are all exceptional.

Weekend warriors having a few beers with buddies won't progress as quickly (if at all, and if that's their goal) if they don't leave their comfort zones and truly put in work.

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Old 07-17-2020, 05:53 PM
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if they don't leave their comfort zones and truly put in work.
The Zone is just too comfy tho.

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Old 07-17-2020, 05:54 PM
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People don't generally throw a Firebird for distance.

Yeah reading how people use firebirds, I’m not sure I can compare banshees to firebirds. Firebird seems like a true utility disc, I use my banshees almost like mods. Fresh banshee is a more overstable roc with some skip potential. A beat banshee flies like a beat roc with about 30 more feet of distance potential


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Old 07-17-2020, 09:45 PM
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Are Raptors really that much different than predators? Never tried a raptor.
Raptors are slower & feel much different. Raptor is much more shallow & doesn't have that sharp feel that the Predator has on a FH.

A lot of people don't like the Predator for FH's because of the feel but i remember them feeling fine.

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