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Old 08-22-2008, 08:48 PM
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just looking at the disc it looks gimicky - no other companies tried making anything similar. most people are better off in the longrun by learning to throw traditional discs correctly - if discs come with instructions - probably not a good thing
Well, no other companies will probably feel the use of making something like that, due to that disc is grandfathered in as an approved PDGA disc. But no others can have that wide of an edge unless the rules change again.

In other words, if Quest AT doesn't make something like it, with the intention to be an illegal disc, no one probably will.
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Old 08-23-2008, 02:33 AM
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I had an epic until today. I tomahawked it too far through a fairway into the woods. The longest throw I ever threw was with my epic using a slightly overhand/slightly forehand throw. It comes out moving left and then levels off and glides forever. The only problem is, like another guy posted, they lose their tune really fast and become way too unpredictable. If I find mine again I'll keep it as tomahawker, but I don't think I would ever buy one again.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:22 AM
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I just tried one out just the other day, and I really didn't like it. I was hoping to add it to my bag as my overhead disc, but it flipped over way too fast for me. But I sold it to a friend who has a better tomahawk than me, and he can get it a pretty good distance. For now I'm gonna stick to my old Pro Line Monster for overheads.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:29 PM
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I just tried one out just the other day, and I really didn't like it. I was hoping to add it to my bag as my overhead disc, but it flipped over way too fast for me. But I sold it to a friend who has a better tomahawk than me, and he can get it a pretty good distance. For now I'm gonna stick to my old Pro Line Monster for overheads.
The Epic isn't really best for normal overhand shots...you can pull them off with it, but it's more suited for a "barrel roll" overhand shot. Actually, it wasn't designed as an overhand disc at all according to the designer, but that's another story. The shot I see most often with the Epic is a high-power thumber thrown with the disc totally vertical...the disc will flip 270-degrees to the right (assuming a right-handed thrower) and then start to fly like a normal backhand air shot. This is how some people can get upwards of 400' distance with the Epic.

Personally, I don't have a strong thumber since I screwed up my shoulder last year. I used to be able to throw one 300' consistently with an Eagle-x, but now it's an emergency-only shot that maxxes out at about 200'. I picked up an Epic for $4 at Play it Again Sports last week, and almost threw my shoulder out again trying to get the barrel roll shot to work...anyone want an Epic?
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Old 09-13-2008, 09:17 PM
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i dont like the sound of changing my thumber style
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The Aerobie Epic is one heck of a weird disk. Too unpredictable to be thrown any other way than Tommy and Thumber, but that is where it shines! Thrown Tomahawk it goes pretty much where pointed, and its flight pattern allows you to aim right between trees instead of having to allow for the typical 15' or more of sliding to the right like a typical disk would do. Thrown Thumber this disk does the most amazing thing. It rolls over and flattens out to glide like a normal BH throw for a total distance of 50' more than a regular BH. Crazy stuff! I almost feel like it is cheating to use it on the longer holes, but it does still take some skill to get it to go where aimed and to get it tuned just right for max distance. Buy one and try it out, but don't give up before banging it up a little! Oh, by the way, tune it by bending it down, not up, to get the most distance with the Thumber.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:06 AM
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I got an Arrow for Christmas. (Mother-in-law who knows nothing about DG) I started out laughing at it, but it has become my "flop" putter. Whenever I need to putt over a bush or up onto a hill, this thing hits the ground and STOPS, no roll. So I did find a use for it after all. One of my buddies found one "under a bush in his yard" (he won't admit to buying it, but has lived in his house for 15 years, with water on 3 sides, and a private driveway) and he uses it all the time pretty effectively.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:55 AM
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[QUOTE=burnsondrywallrepair;41331]Too unpredictable to be thrown any other way than Tommy and Thumber, [QUOTE]

my friend throws mine in an S about 350-400 RHBH consitently.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:11 PM
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I played with a guy that throws one last week... He usually threw it when he wanted to go over an object and come down vertically on the basket... I had the chance to try one yesterday and after that went out and bought one (along with the Aerobie Arrow Putt & Approach). I absoulutly love this disc... out to about 200 feet I can throw it vertical with my thumb on the small lipped side and usually place it where ever I want it... Anyone else throwing this disc... If so what do you think???

Josh
I got one to try on distance thumbers, I wasnt able to get it to work but have seen several that have.
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:14 PM
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i think that thing thrown tomahawk or a max weight dx wraith thrown straight by someone throwin 400+ will be the first disc to kill someone
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