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Old 02-20-2020, 03:22 AM
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Default Eagle VS FD2

I don't have much experience with these discs, but it's a slot in my bag I'm looking to work on..... Let's duke it out!

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Old 02-20-2020, 05:47 AM
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Isn't the FD2 a really overstable fairway driver? Eagles usually have a good amount of turn (with still a healthy fade). DX Eagles are pretty straight overall. Champ Eagles can be meathooks.

Am I understanding you right, that you want either of theses molds for a specific slot in your bag? Maybe you better tell us more about that slot you like to fill.

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Old 02-20-2020, 05:50 AM
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Not the same type of discs really. And which FD-2, the original or retooled? The FD-2 is also a bit shallower.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:21 AM
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May i add the Teebird3 into this mix? Right now i'm throwing the Teebird3 and i have been looking for a disc that is like it but more forehand friendly. The Eagle would be a great choice but i don't know anything about the different runs. The new retooled FD2 looks and sounds great too. I throw Rocs and Roc3s and the next step up is my PD, with the TB3 beign in the middle.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:32 AM
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What's wrong with forehanding the TB3?
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:36 AM
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What's wrong with forehanding the TB3?
The top is just slightly too rounded for my forehands. I can use it for touchy shots but not hard shots. My TB3 has a bit of dome though, i might have to try out another one. My main forehand discs are Zone and Firebird.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:54 AM
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May i add the Teebird3 into this mix? Right now i'm throwing the Teebird3 and i have been looking for a disc that is like it but more forehand friendly.
Thunderbird.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:56 AM
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(I assume we're talking about the newest FD2) I've only thrown the Royal Rage (color glow) FD2 but it's does remind me of a more mellow Eagle, but...it's also been a long time since I've thrown one.

RR will show mild turn when thrown with power and then fade back. It's actually less stable than I was hoping. My swirly FD is actually more overstable.

It is extremely clean on forehands. It's stayed in my bag almost exclusively for long forehand approaches/short drives. Shallow hyzer, 60-70% power, and it will flip to flat, glide straight, and then finish with a consistent fade. Not sure it will remain as I don't like having such a specialized disc, but it is great at that.

Some reports on the new stock C-Line FD2 are that they are more overstable, but I don't have firsthand experience.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:30 PM
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(I assume we're talking about the newest FD2) I've only thrown the Royal Rage (color glow) FD2 but it's does remind me of a more mellow Eagle, but...it's also been a long time since I've thrown one.

RR will show mild turn when thrown with power and then fade back. It's actually less stable than I was hoping. My swirly FD is actually more overstable.

It is extremely clean on forehands. It's stayed in my bag almost exclusively for long forehand approaches/short drives. Shallow hyzer, 60-70% power, and it will flip to flat, glide straight, and then finish with a consistent fade. Not sure it will remain as I don't like having such a specialized disc, but it is great at that.

Some reports on the new stock C-Line FD2 are that they are more overstable, but I don't have firsthand experience.
Stock FD2s from the most recent run (current tooling not OG or the first retool) seem more stable than the royal rage, but not by that much. I just pulled the RR out of my bag for a stock run for the time being as it's a better complement to my NS2 FD.

FD2 is a great feeling forehand disc to me, and I can get really nice forehand laser beams from a slight hyzer release.

I personally think the FD2 will end up about the same place as an eagle with a little less turn and fade (depending on the run/plastic for the eagle of course!)
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:36 PM
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FD2 is not a particularly special flying disc - another stable-ish fairway. But the touch for FH is second to none in this category IMHO. And it shares that beautiful lower wing with my other favorite speed 7, the FD.

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