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Old 09-26-2013, 01:52 AM
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Default I have a hole in my bag... Fairway Drivers

I am in the process of "discing down". Really, I just took all my fast discs out of my bag. Then it hit me, I really have only four fairway drivers, 1 Star Valkyries and 3 Champion TL+ (my favorite disc). I am looking at getting a better variety of fairway drivers to broaden my bag. I am looking into F2, F7, Eagle X, XL, Valkyrie. Is this a good selection of fairway drivers, or do I need something else, maybe really overstable (like a firebird)? Does anybody have any other suggestions that would work well with these discs?
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:19 AM
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If you get a Leopard and a Firebird you are pretty much set. You could maybe throw a Teebird in that mix as it is an amazing disc. Or you could go F1 F7 and be set. XXX is also a good choice to replace the FB and F1.

Something very overstable like the F1 XXX or Firebird is a necessity imo.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:34 AM
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A Firebird (very overstable) and an Eagle X (overstable line shaper) would add a lot to your bag. I would recommend a Leopard to fill your understable slot until you beat in an Eagle X enough to turnover.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:51 AM
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I could write a whole list of reasons to get a Neutron Volt but just go check out the thread or Mike C's videos. I love that driver so much, SO MUCH

Actually here's one of the vids right here. A pretty good variety of drives too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b8lY...FB73E4D0AB799C

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Old 09-26-2013, 03:44 AM
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Throw a Firebird and a Teebird in there. Beat one of your TLs to **** and use it for a turnover disc or grab a Leopard or River (My favorite) and you should be set.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:12 AM
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Another good disc if you want to mix it up is the Patriot from Legacy discs. Flies like a Leopard for me when its in Icon plastic.

But if you are really discing down, Id suggest a nice heavy Champ Teebird or Eagle-X and use that as your overstable driver. They will fight wind, but you will have to learn to control them...and thats a GOOD thing! So Id choose between the F2 and the EagleX then keep the TL, XL and F7.

Keep the Valk too, but know its a really fast fairway driver, as far as those classifications go.
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:58 AM
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The Leopard is always a good bet imho. I've been carrying one almost since I started. And now when I use my cart since I can carry way more discs than I will ever use, I carry 3 leopards; 150g Champ, 165ish Star, and a 172 Champ.

For an OS fairway driver I've found the Firebird, xXx, and Pred all too much for my noodle arm. I use a Viper instead. Works for me.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:37 AM
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I carry Star/Champ Firebirds, Champ Teebirds, Star TLs and Star Leopards and feel well covered.

If I already had Champ TLs, I'd add a Firebird (Champ) and Leopard (used Star or new Pro). A brand new Star Leopard will overlap with your used TLs for a few months till it's worked in. A Pro Leopard will beat in to undestable quickly (a couple rounds of tree hits) to compliment the TLs.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:58 AM
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You won't be disappointed with Eagle Xs. Weight makes a big difference in the amount of fade, too. You can carry a 168g Star and a 175 Champ, and have two different flying discs that feel identical in the hand.
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Depending on the course, I use 2 'fairway drivers'. an F7 and AR13 (ace race disc) one is understable other is overstable. Both can be manipulated to go straight
I agree with what most people say, you need one that is understable-ish and one that's overstable-ish. They dont need to be super understable and super overstable, because these are fairway drivers, usually its a straight-ish shot
If the course needs more fairway drivers and less max distance drivers, I would bring a Stalker, Gazelle ,Eagle.

That's pretty much it for my choices. I have thrown many others
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