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Old 01-10-2019, 04:55 PM
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Default FAF Star Teebird? Or maybe Eagle?

I've always liked a regular Star Firebird for most forehand shots. And I've had a FAF Star Firebird since the first year I started playing that is a great thumber/skip disc. But on a few local holes, that FAF FB is just too much beef, and a regular FB(or PD/Thunderbird) might go too long and potentially OB. What I really wish I had is a Star Teebird that's about the same stability as a regular Star Firebird. Or a shorter Firebird.

So, anyone ever seen a Star Teebird that's super flat, firm, and with a high PLH? Or maybe even a Star Eagle or Teebird3 that's super beef? The new Discmania FD2 "prototype" was close in flight, but beat in pretty quickly to be really straight and then was flying longer than I'd like.

A Resistor is probably what I'm looking for, but vanity means trying to find an Innova disc for my old Innova bag that is already full of Innova plastic from the days when I didn't know there was anything else...
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:58 PM
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Sounds like you're looking for a flat banshee.

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Old 01-10-2019, 05:04 PM
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Sounds like you're looking for a flat banshee.
It is my understanding that Banshees are never flat anymore. Is this incorrect? Also, they don't come in Star plastic, which I would strongly prefer if possible...

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Old 01-10-2019, 05:18 PM
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I just put a Star Eagle in the bag and really like it for S/OS fairway duty. Holds up nicely into headwinds FH and BH but definitely not FB or Banshee OS. Haven't tried one but have heard the jolly launcher champion Eagles are solid beef.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:37 PM
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Whippet.

Some of the flat champ eagles are basically mini firebirds too.

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Old 01-10-2019, 05:44 PM
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A Resistor is probably what I'm looking for, but vanity means trying to find an Innova disc for my old Innova bag that is already full of Innova plastic from the days when I didn't know there was anything else...
A Neutron Resistor is exactly what you're describing.

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Old 01-10-2019, 05:57 PM
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Sounds like you're looking for a flat banshee.
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It is my understanding that Banshees are never flat anymore. Is this incorrect? Also, they don't come in Star plastic, which I would strongly prefer if possible...
In terms of flight, the Champion Banshee is what you want, even if it's not ideal in flatness. I like Star better than Champ, too, but the Champ Banshees just work.

You might try a max weight Infinite Discs Exodus in S-blend (which is Star). It's allegedly an Eagle-L, and I use mine (a lot) for hyzers in the open.
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It is my understanding that Banshees are never flat anymore. Is this incorrect? Also, they don't come in Star plastic, which I would strongly prefer if possible...
I'm not really sure, but I've heard the same. Just sounded like exactly what you're describing. I've also heard the Millennium EXP-X to be recommended as a good banshee replacement, but I don't believe those are available in star either.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:08 PM
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I've used a premium Gateway Blaze in this slot for years.
The last Banshees were domey, I don't think Innova runs champion Banshees very often.

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Old 01-10-2019, 06:22 PM
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For me a FAF Firebird is a very short disc. I can throw mids and putters farther than it no problem, so you essentially have to go insanely OS like the Firebird and slower to get the same thing but less distance.

The Justice is the only disc I have thrown that is in that realm of stability but significantly shorter, however it is shaped like a midrange. I have not thrown a Resistor or Banshee.
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