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Old 03-22-2018, 11:30 AM
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Default I only throw one vibram mold bought a backup but its like a different disc

So I only throw one Vibram disc the IBEX and its a great disc the straightest disc in my bag. The only reason that I got it was because I played in a birdie bash. I have an Xlink firm and got it about 5 years ago? So with Vibram announcing that they are done with disc golf I thought that it would be a good idea to purchase a back up. So i did. I don't follow vibram at all and am certainly not a fan of any of their stuff but I was surprised at how different the new IBEX I got is... I have not had a chance to throw it yet but its very different. For starters the mold is different it has different flight info on the bottom of the disc and second the rubber is way more flexible and the flight plate does not seem to be as thick? Frankly I'm a little disappointed because it just feels so different and like I said I still have not thrown it but really doubt it will fly the same? Whats the deal with the change?
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:49 AM
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Both in Xlink Firm?

Which one has the Fade 5, Turn 7, the new or the old?
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:04 PM
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sounds like you got a medium. should fly pretty similar, but the feel will be different, which may affect your throw.
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The new one will almost certainly fly a little more stable than the old one. My experience is that Xlink Firm beats in quite a bit faster than medium or soft (because it has a higher concentration of plastic vs rubber). A 5 year old firm has almost certainly beat in a bit if you use it regularly. The new one will probably be more stable and have less glide, and because it's a medium (or a soft), it will probably take a while to beat into the same flight as the old one, but once it's there it will last a long time as well.
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Both in Xlink Firm?

Which one has the Fade 5, Turn 7, the new or the old?
Both have the weight and an F in written in sharpie on them. I will snap a pic of them side by side when I get home and post it to show the differences.
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Both have the weight and an F in written in sharpie on them. I will snap a pic of them side by side when I get home and post it to show the differences.
I thought you were saying the stamped numbers on the bottom of the disc differed?
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I thought you were saying the stamped numbers on the bottom of the disc differed?
I didn't look at the numbers but the whole stamp that is built into the mold is different.
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I didn't look at the numbers but the whole stamp that is built into the mold is different.
Ah, they did switch from the confusing left and right arrows that used their own rating system, to the flight line (for a RHBH LHFH thrower). Maybe the retooling changed the flight? Haven't tried them both.

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