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Old 06-27-2016, 12:16 AM
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Default Discraft variants of TeeBird, PD, Leopard

I'm trying, but not really, to throw only one brand, and I chose Discraft. You know, so that when I figure out how to balance full time job, second job, my kids, someone else's kids, sleep, and chores and have enough time to "get serious" enough about disc golf at the age of 36 to compete with professionals half my age that NEVER shoot over par, I will already be ready to accept a sponsorship from a brand that isn't even looking for me but for a twenty-something that can go toe-to-toe with McBeth.

So I have until then to find Discraft replacements for the following:

TeeBird - I'm thinking Tracker or Stalker. What about the XS or Wildcat? I have an old XL and thought that was more like a TL. I also have a Z Stalker but haven't thrown it much yet.

PD - Undertaker or Avenger? I think this one will be hard to give up actually. Now that I think about it, Innova's stamps come clean off so I really just need a hot-stamper and a copy of the Predator logo.

Patriot/Leopard - I throw Patriots but I figure more people will be able to give a comparison to Leopards, and they are roughly equivalent. And yes, I already know the truth that they are actually way way way different from each other and not roughly equivalent at all so resist the urge to enlighten me.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:14 AM
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Avenger is probably closest to a PD.

Supposedly the undertaker is their teebird competitor being a straight stable, slower control driver. The stalker might fit the bill too.

The XL is probably as close to a leopard as discraft gets.

The XS and wildcat are more similar to a Valkyrie and an orc, not really control drivers at all.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:59 AM
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Stalkers can do seasoned Teebird things, but generally don't get as overstable as Champ/Glow/MF Teebirds. They're slower too. I don't know anyone who has checked out the Undertaker yet, but it might be a better place to start.

Predators for C-PDs is a decent analog. I'm not sure if a certain plastic might run less stable to give you a straighter workhorse out of the box. Mantis if you're more into the seasoned P-PD end of things.

XL would be a good place to start for the Patriot/Leo. Faster than a Leo for sure, and a good hyzer flip disc. I haven't thrown mine too much.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:12 AM
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I have found the Undertaker to fly like a slightly faster Teebird. Nonetheless, it is developing a bit of turn.
Avenger for the PD
Leo/Pat hum. .. . - I have an FLX XL I use for s-shaped sidearm throws. I would say go X XL for an immediate turning driver or try a Glide out.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:18 AM
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Discraft doesn't have a PD, but the undertaker is very close to a teebird. I have 500 feet actual power, not internet power, and mine did not flip from a flat throw, if you are willing to look at DGA, you might find a slightly beat tsunami to fly similarly to a PD.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:42 AM
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Tracker is right in between TB and PD in speed and generally similar speed and glide. XL halfway between a TL and Patriot.
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A lot of peopl throwing out the Xl, but I thought it was a lot faster?
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:01 PM
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I haven't thrown a Patriot, though I'd love to. But the XL might be decent. Not a lot faster, though one point, yes. FLX might not give as much turn as you're used to with a Leopard, but D might.

For a PD replacement, have you ever thrown a nicely worn in Z Predator? They take a while to beat up, and are one point lower speed, but they're beautiful.
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A lot of peopl throwing out the Xl, but I thought it was a lot faster?
Leopard is a speed 6. Patriot 7, XL 8. There's not anything in the Discraft lineup at that stability in the 6-7 speed range.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:38 PM
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Leopard is a speed 6. Patriot 7, XL 8. There's not anything in the Discraft lineup at that stability in the 6-7 speed range.
Okay, what about the Zombee? Its faster than a mid, maybe a "hybrid" if not a true fairway driver. It throws comparably to my Patriots, and the one I have is seasoned Z plastic, so its understable but doesn't flip completely.

Speed value imho is the hardest comparison to make with Discraft, because they only categorize it without giving it a number.
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