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Old 08-26-2010, 11:49 AM
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looking for a good fairway driver i can throw sidearm about 250 feet. i throw my xcaliber normally but it goes 350 sometimes 400 feet and i need something not as long. any suggestions? i like innova and discraft discs btw.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:53 AM
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Banshee...it'll be stable enough to handle the sidearm throws without flipping over on you. It'll also go shorter than your XCal by about 100 feet.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:55 AM
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Gazelle. good for anything
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:56 AM
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Gazelle. good for anything
Not for sidearm throwers who throw it 350+...if you want a disc to turn and burn after 80 feet, then hell yeah, buy a Gazelle.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:59 AM
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a friend suggested a t bird. never thrown one though. also i want something i wont turnover. i used to throw a valkrie and now it turns over everytim when i throw it sidearm. its been relegatewd to backhand drives only.
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:03 PM
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Not for sidearm throwers who throw with OAT...if you want a disc to turn and burn after 80 feet, then hell yeah, buy a Gazelle.
fixed it for you, played with a RHFH player a few weeks ago that could bomb discs and used his Gazelle a lot for the 300-350' range with no problem
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Not for sidearm throwers who throw it 350+...if you want a disc to turn and burn after 80 feet, then hell yeah, buy a Gazelle.
i've had success sidearming it.
hell, innova lists it as good sidearm disc.. but it's just my experience. i'm not whipping it 350+ when i go sidearm either. just around the 200-250 he wanted in the OP..
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a friend suggested a t bird. never thrown one though. also i want something i wont turnover. i used to throw a valkrie and now it turns over everytim when i throw it sidearm. its been relegatewd to backhand drives only.
A Tee-Bird is a great disc...for backhand throws. If you plan on sidearming it and you're turning over a Valk, you'll hate the Tee-Bird. The Banshee is really close in terms of turn and fade numbers (and I think the numbers for it are actually pretty accurate). Your XCal is a 0, 4 and the Banshee is a 0, 3...It shouldn't turn over for you. Compare this to a Tee-Bird which is a 0, 2. I even think those numbers are quite a bit off for a strong sidearm throw with good snap. It'll act more like a -1, 1 which is going to find the dirt for you.
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I'll concede that a fresh Gazelle might be acceptable, but after it beats in, I find it to be worthless in sidearm situations where you're getting full snap.
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I throw sidearm a lot. I can get a Nuke out over 400 consistently with it. A teebird is a very acceptable sidearm disc. You don't want to bomb it (or it just may turn over on you) but he is not asking for a max-d driver here from what I understand. I would consider the teebird to fill the slot you are looking for. Also...a Valk is certainly more understable than a teebird.
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