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Old 09-20-2017, 12:01 PM
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I love my s-FD, so workable! It has great hss, fairly gentle fade. I'm finding that it does get a big squirrelly if I try to push it out too far, compared to my Teebirds.
So if I wanted a longer FD I'd want a pink eternal?

I also throw Teebirds for most of my distance needs and a thunderbird when I need more stability. What's the upside of a Teebird or thunderbird like alpha, what are the alphas doing better?
i throw fd's still and had 4 in the bag at one point. the blue eternals took over my 2nd run cfd spot and the sfd i had in the bag. the only one left is the flippy sfd and a d line thats for rollers. i think you cant go wrong with the blue ,pearly pink or pearly green eternal or purple apex in this run for the fd replacement.

if you want a tb or thunderbird replacement i would recommend the candy pink/green 2nd runs or orange/pink/yellow 1st run eternals. for a thb i think those too can be replaced by with what i just mentioned,maybe even the yellow apex or sublimes.

im sure some others can chime in for the other colors and plastics
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:12 PM
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My second run light blue eternal is a longer FD and doesn't get squirrley even if I mash on it FH. It will turn if I tell it to but it's a controlable turn.

My second run light blue sublime is a Teebird/Eagle hydrid with the length of a Thunderbird.

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Old 09-20-2017, 12:17 PM
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Bagged my set of Alphas for the Outlaws tournament at Old Settler's Park (very open, windy) over the weekend. Here were my findings:

Purple Apex 173g (2nd) - Less stable than I was expecting with lots of glide. Worked really well powered down for hyzers around 325 ft. Stopped throwing in headwinds after the first one popped up and drifted right. Still love the feel on this one, great dome profile.

Pearly Green Eternal 170g (2nd) - Similar to Purple Apex, overlap caused me to not reach for it much. Would hold an anhyzer line well, didn't seem to want to turn with a flat release though. Imagined it replacing my C-Line CD2, currently too stable for that role. Plan to try it more on FH, not as necessary on this course though.

Orange Eternal 173 (1st) - Workhouse throughout the 3 rounds, fantastic flight. Handled all headwinds with perfect confidence and consistently got me 350-375 ft with great accuracy. This one slots right into the role of my S-PD, except with a fuller feel in the hand.

I chose to leave the dark blue Sublime in the trunk, but I look forward to seeing where it fits. I also picked up a 165g Orange Apex and 174g Candy Pink Eternal, hoping they will be the most US/OS of the bunch, respectively.
From the non rare/transitional colors I've thrown, the purple apex and royal blue sublime are the least stable. Not as stable as we'd like but still a really good version of the disc. The variance is a big reason we are embracing the Serial # and differences in colors with each run. I've always believed there aren't bad versions of popular discs, just a lack of information from the manufacturers. So fans get a different experience than expected when the stability skews between colors. Innova/Discraft never had to embrace it because they created the shelf space I have to fight for. I am on DGR/DGCR because I wanted that information that only other fans had. I learned there is a niche for it and I love providing it

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Old 09-20-2017, 12:23 PM
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How different are these compared to an OLF?
I wouldn't have thrown the JLS/OLF combo if this disc existed when I was on Team Millennium. This replaces both and fits the stable gap that exists between the molds.

The most similar thing with a new OLF is the late forward stability that kicks in. If you find a straight Alpha, it hyzer flips just like a beat up OLF. The only difference I'd say is that it doesn't do the really late flip you see with an OLF at top end speeds. But I only saw that with really beat up and flat OLFs, so I don't have an Alpha there yet.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:28 PM
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The Alpha isn't a competitotr for disc of the year it is a competitor for disc of the decade.
We appreciate the kind words.

I can think of some other molds I've loved as much in the 10 years. So that is high praise to see. Humbling.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:30 PM
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Yellow 2nd Run Apex fills this slot for sure. I will be honest, not in my core bag as I prefer very low glide and a bit slower for an OS utility disc (Tyrant for me), but if the wind picks up, that Yellow Alpha goes in the bag and just eats headwinds all day.
The candy green and pink are my firebird replacements right now. Or more like a nice first run CPD. It has a flat top, where the Apex yellow is domey. I like both I just prefer a flat top fairway for my hands.
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Old 09-20-2017, 12:36 PM
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The candy green and pink are my firebird replacements right now. Or more like a nice first run CPD. It has a flat top, where the Apex yellow is domey. I like both I just prefer a flat top fairway for my hands.
This is what I wanted to hear. That's exactly why I jumped online and ordered an AL-02-17 Candy Pink Eternal while there are still some left.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:01 PM
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Right now my Teebirds top out in the 330-350' range. Am I going to love this mold as much as you guys with this level of power/form?
How power hungry would you say the mold is?

I'm thinking a light blue eternal and a light blue sublime. In the high 160's

Also, does Mint ship to Canada?

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Old 09-20-2017, 03:32 PM
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Right now my Teebirds top out in the 330-350' range. Am I going to love this mold as much as you guys with this level of power/form?
How power hungry would you say the mold is?

I'm thinking a light blue eternal and a light blue sublime. In the high 160's

Also, does Mint ship to Canada?
I've got similar power level (or a bit less) and relatively clean throwing form. Your going to LOVE it at 300-350 feet. It is not power hungry at all in my experience. I was pleasantly surprised at just how straight up stable (not overstable) the disc is even at moderate power levels.

I agree with your colors and weights and have the same setup. The sublime has a bit more late bite to the finish and they make a great pairing. The light blue eternal handles everything straight and the sublime handles shots I want to hook up more and hyzers that push forward. I've added a first run orange Eternal and a candy pink second run eternal for FHs and overstsble BHs and headwinds.

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Old 09-20-2017, 03:54 PM
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Spicy and secksee! Most of us don't throw tie dye, but these are beautiful looking. As a dyer, I appreciate the craftsmanship. Might grab a wall hanger or a "purdy" disc for some open courses where you won't chance losing spotting.

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