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Old 05-24-2019, 09:26 AM
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Slight necro quote here, but I'm curious - Terns are jockeying for position as my one and true Distance Driver Workhorse™ but I'm wondering one thing. What are tern throwers bagging as their wind fighting complement?

The way I see it, a good stable bookend for a stack of workhorse discs should feel similar, fly somewhat similar, and be widely available in similar plastic. Shoot, even a particularly beefy tern could do the job here, thinking like max weight pop topped glow or MF.

But anyway, I had narrowed it down to a few usual suspects including a star wraith, a pro/gstar destroyer, a pop top champ shryke or pharaoh, or a trespass. What do you guys think?

edit: note that I have tried a champ DDX and didn't click with it.
I don't throw far (335 Max), so take this with a grain of salt, but I'll put a Wraith in the bag when I know I'll be throwing into a headwind on a long, open hole. Otherwise it's Tern all the way.
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:54 PM
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Recently put my star tern back in the bag as an interim replacement after losing my very beat pro destroyer. I'm glad I lost the destroyer because the tern is more reliable and goes further in the slot I needed filled: max distance, strong tailwind.

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Old 06-07-2019, 11:10 PM
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Recently put my star tern back in the bag as an interim replacement after losing my very beat pro destroyer. I'm glad I lost the destroyer because the tern is more reliable and goes further in the slot I needed filled: max distance, strong tailwind.
I'm to the point where I can't find ANYTHING that bombs in a tailwind as well as a Tern. Some other understable discs get pushed down too much and lose glide in tailwinds. Not the Tern.
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Old 06-25-2019, 02:01 AM
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I'm about to buy a couple of Terns for max distance punches.
I'm not up for loosing too much control (hyzerflip to slight turn, not turnover lines) and now I'm uncertain which ones to go for.

Will the I-dye be too stable to reach 400' (my maximum) with its beefier fade? I feel like star below 175g is a bit too touchy unless the holes are really open. How does the glow compare to star?
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:29 AM
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I'm about to buy a couple of Terns for max distance punches.
I'm not up for loosing too much control (hyzerflip to slight turn, not turnover lines) and now I'm uncertain which ones to go for.

Will the I-dye be too stable to reach 400' (my maximum) with its beefier fade? I feel like star below 175g is a bit too touchy unless the holes are really open. How does the glow compare to star?
If I may simplify this just a bit: Champion Terns, be they Dye or Glow Champion or regular Champion, tend to be more stable than Star Terns. From what I'm reading (quoted above), it sounds like you might want a 160-class Champion Tern, and if that's flippy/US for you, then go up in weight.
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If I may simplify this just a bit: Champion Terns, be they Dye or Glow Champion or regular Champion, tend to be more stable than Star Terns. From what I'm reading (quoted above), it sounds like you might want a 160-class Champion Tern, and if that's flippy/US for you, then go up in weight.
This.

If I'm throwing Terns for sheer distance, give me star. For whatever reason those things absolutely MASH. The trick is finding one that has enough late fade to come back late in flight. Some star or G* Terns will flip all the way over and have zero late fade. Those aren't the ones you want for max distance. You need the full S curve flight.

Champion Terns are still very long, but I find they fade a little more abruptly and don't quite glide as well as stars.

I have one glow champion Tern, and I'm not super impressed with it. I won't call the disc beefy, but its more overstable than regular champion Terns. It also doesn't glide that well.

I threw my E* Tern some yesterday. Lots of glide, but its too flippy. It turns over and never comes back. It was long for me, but it lacked the full S curve flight. I didn't like the plastic either. It reminds me a lot of gummy pro.

If you're looking at Terns for max distance, I'd recommend stars 170g and over.

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