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Old 06-25-2017, 11:17 AM
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I have a gstar bird, its far more overstable and less glidey than a DX. In fact I own a multitude of Teebirds in many plastics and can't seem to find one that compares to a dx. Now, my gstar is very new and I suppose if I break it in it might be comparable.. Hmmmm. thanks!
Yes, keep working with it. Go throw it at a schoolyard repeatedly, while working on your form (killing two birds with one stone, or DG disc in this case). It'll season in.

Also, Keller's idea of an Echostar Teebird is a good one. My experience with Echostar is that it tends to stay where it is for a while, then "hey, presto!" suddenly seasons in to what it sounds like you're looking for.
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Old 06-25-2017, 02:39 PM
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I wish I could find more Echo Stars! I have had two and one is retired the other one I traded and can't get back. They season eventually but once they do they're absolute money. If the Proshop ever restocks the F2s I would try to grab as many as you can. They are basically firmer GStars.
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Old 06-25-2017, 05:24 PM
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G-star is nice for cold weather but gets too floppy in the heat. IMO.
It seems to depend on the disc, I threw a G* Teebird this week.. and it's been 110+f outside.. and it wasn't floppy, others.. seem to get that way above 90f.
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It seems to depend on the disc, I threw a G* Teebird this week.. and it's been 110+f outside.. and it wasn't floppy, others.. seem to get that way above 90f.
That's good to know because I had just chalked it up to differences in perception. I throw G-star in Texas summers and have never found it to be floppy.
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Old 06-25-2017, 06:31 PM
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That's good to know because I had just chalked it up to differences in perception. I throw G-star in Texas summers and have never found it to be floppy.
Yea, I was in that camp with you.. then I got one that .. well..


btw, even then it wasn't floppy like a Vibram soft floppy..
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Old 06-26-2017, 10:38 PM
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G star varies a lot in stiffness. My first runs are nearly like star, and cfr's from the following year are more r-pro. But the latest stuff is flatter and stiffer than any g star tb yet.
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Old 06-27-2017, 02:13 AM
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That's good to know because I had just chalked it up to differences in perception. I throw G-star in Texas summers and have never found it to be floppy.
Fellow Texan here, RGV area, my experience with G-Star has been entirely positive in the heat and humidity. Don't have any Teebirds in G-Star but I do have Thunderbirds, Destroyers, and Rhynos. I've yet to experience any of the negative effects people claim G-Star possesses in high temp and humidity situations.

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Old 06-27-2017, 07:34 AM
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Fellow Texan here, RGV area, my experience with G-Star has been entirely positive in the heat and humidity. Don't have any Teebirds in G-Star but I do have Thunderbirds, Destroyers, and Rhynos. I've yet to experience any of the negative effects people claim G-Star possesses in high temp and humidity situations.
Totally agree. I still prefer regular Star as a general rule, but Gstar has its place and is a great option/alternative/compliment to Star and Champion with its own positive characteristics.
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:51 AM
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I wish I could find more Echo Stars! I have had two and one is retired the other one I traded and can't get back. They season eventually but once they do they're absolute money. If the Proshop ever restocks the F2s I would try to grab as many as you can. They are basically firmer GStars.
I have a brand new one from 2013 if you want, 20 shipped. Its yellow with a twisted flyer stamp. I threw these for a while but prefer the g star. These things bomb though. PM me and I can send you pics.
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Just jumping in here to express some love for this mold.

Since starting this sport, I've messed around with Teebirds, and generally have one in the bag. My use of them has been uncommon for various reasons. My original Champ is still almost Firebird OS. I've used Dx for a certain water hole over the years, but I've also used other Dx molds there too. I have put some Stars in the bag from time to time, but rarely get called on for serious duty.

Well, yesterday we had a 3 disc round from new tees that no one had ever played before. Having no idea what the distances or routes would be, i figured a Star Teebird would give me some versatility. Holy crap can you do a lot with those things. Powered down, they are overstable mids that might actually be better than overstable mids. ib4overstablemidsarepointless.

I had never before really cranked on a Star Teebird. Damn these things can go far. And flex? Holy line shaping...

Going forward, i fear I'll just slip back into specialist mode and again fail to use this fantastic mold to its true potential. Anyway, just thought I'd share.

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