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Old 10-31-2017, 02:50 PM
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Old 10-31-2017, 02:58 PM
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I'll throw my 2c in here as well - consider splitting your OS utility duties into two separate discs - grab a lighter weight FAF firebird or the like as suggested above for trick shots, and get a separate OS fairway to cover backhand and forehand shots.

I would suggest a lightweight banshee or FAF firebird if you can find one plus a nice lucid felon or C FD3.

Personally I throw a 168ish g FAF firebird, a beefy MF teebird, and fortresses.

I actually have a 167 FAF Star FB that is about the beefiest disc I've ever thrown. Even with a couple years' use. I always paired it with the "normal" Star Firebirds. I traded away the last normal Firebird when it started to turn, and haven't gotten its replacement. Maybe it's time to just grab a regular old Champ FB and see if it takes longer to pick up turn than the Stars did.

I recently got a Felon to try out. It was perfect... for about 3 rounds. It quickly picked up as much turn as my last Star FB that I got rid of. And I traded into a Criminal. It's closer to my FAF Firebird than the other two I liked so well. But who knows- maybe it will break in to perfection if it seasons as quickly as that Felon has.

Oh, and I also just grabbed a Star Thunderbird. I threw one years ago that was like a mellow Firebird and had more beef than a PD, so maybe it will do the trick.

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Old 10-31-2017, 07:49 PM
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Up until this summer I wouldn't even consider using a disc with even a hint of turn for FHs. Now I commonly FH S-PDs, Sidewinders, seasoned KC Rocs, and various other molds that most people can't FH without turning and burning. My suggestion would be a Champ FB that has a slight dome to it and something to work into such as a Champ ThunderBird or something similar.
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Old 10-31-2017, 08:38 PM
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How far can you get a sidewinder or Roc on a FH without turning it into the ground?
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:49 AM
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My Sidewinder will go 300 on a slight Hyzer but dead straight, and is probably 85% of the max D I could get BH. I actually went OB because it went so straight. I FH at a max of 375, BH is ~400. I actually went OB because it went so straight. My regular Rocs I don't trust over 200 but my RocX3 I can get it out to 250 and have it fade. I also typically throw mids and US drivers with a fan grip as it cleans up my OAT. My max D FH disc is a Destroyer though. If I want to flip a FH I usually throw my Sidewinder or Mamba flat and high but if I want to flip em all the way over I go to a FH power grip. If you can throw a Valk or Sidewinder FH you will see all kinds of new lines open up and strokes fall off. I can FH almost any disc even Grooves and Monarchs.
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