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Old 06-29-2017, 12:51 PM
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So, I know the convict is a decently overstable fairway driver, but do you guys think its OS enough to be a forehand driver? I was thinking of bagging a Felon for that purpose, but since I already have a Convict, it would be that much easier, and I wouldn't have to spend any more coin than I already have.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:54 PM
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Go throw the Convict you already have and find out for yourself.

There are no FH or BH discs. Only throwing overly OS molds will only hide form issues.

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Old 06-29-2017, 01:18 PM
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Go throw the Convict you already have and find out for yourself.

There are no FH or BH discs. Only throwing overly OS molds will only hide form issues.
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:24 PM
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There are no FH or BH discs. Only throwing overly OS molds will only hide form issues.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:24 PM
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Good to know. I was always told that you need a very OS disc for Forehand shots because it naturally puts more spin on the disc, and you need something that will stop it from just floating to the left.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:36 PM
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Convict works fine as a FH driver. When I first started I also thought you needed OS discs for FH too due to added torque one puts on a FH but you don't need any certain stability to FH well. Yes, some stability can help make it easier but I honestly get my longest FH flights out of very understable discs on a hyzerflip. I FH my neutral-understable putters too.

It really just depends on what kind of shots you're trying to achieve with a particular disc & what slot you're trying to fill in your bag. It really is the same principal as BH.
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Old 06-29-2017, 02:49 PM
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I've got a lucid PP convict. I find it comes out of a hyzerflip into a long straight flight with a fade finish, if it is high enough to finish. I like the stability of it a lot for forehand shots.
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I am a firm believer that every disc is a FH disc. I have a 150g Avenger SS and if I throw it right with enough wing down its a heckuva hyzer flip that glides forever.
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I find that the Convict has too much high speed turn for the FH shot I am trying to throw. Of course form can be adjusted to achieve the desired results but a Convict and Felon will generally behave as different discs with a FH shot during the high speed portion of the flight. Personally I don't really enjoy the Convict for FH shots all that much and much prefer the Culverin for that slot/speed category.
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:14 PM
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I am planning on getting out to throw tonight, and i'll see how it works for me. Currently I'm throwing a Surge FH, but can't seem to get any sort of consistent flight out of it. Hoping a OS fairway like the Convict may be more of what I'm looking for. But i'll let you guys know if it pans out or not.
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