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Old 12-07-2018, 09:18 PM
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1100+ posts, too lazy to search. What would a 150 class Champion Firebird fly like?
Is it flat? Still over stable then.

If it has a slight dome, then it will be more workable.
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Old 12-08-2018, 01:28 PM
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1100+ posts, too lazy to search. What would a 150 class Champion Firebird fly like?
Like the same shaped 175 Firebird, but lighter.

Sorry, I am an ass.

Seriously, I have never thrown one that light, but a guy I play with who throws a lot of overhands says that you don't notice hardly an difference in flight. They just require less effort to get them to do what you want. He will throw overhand with light weight unless it gets windy (although he throws far less overhand when it gets windy even with heavier stuff).

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Old 12-08-2018, 02:47 PM
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Like the same shaped 175 Firebird, but lighter.

Sorry, I am an ass.

Seriously, I have never thrown one that light, but a guy I play with who throws a lot of overhands says that you don't notice hardly an difference in flight. They just require less effort to get them to do what you want. He will throw overhand with light weight unless it gets windy (although he throws far less overhand when it gets windy even with heavier stuff).
Yeah, 150 class champion FBs do NOT lose stability just because they're light. I've thrown a 158 champ FB that was every bit as meaty as a heavier one.

Flicks are the same way. 150g Z Flicks are extremely overstable and glideless for such a light disc.

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Old 12-08-2018, 03:05 PM
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Not a firebird but the new gateway blade is the closest thing I've found to my friends old FAF firebirds. Plus the HD plastic is awesome and it happens to be way cheaper.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:08 PM
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Winter rounds on slippery ice have me re-examining 150 class stuff. Think I'll give one of these a whirl.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:56 PM
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I tend to throw more forehand on slippery pads and on weird footing. I’ve tried a bunch of weights of Firebird, and though the 150 class ones fly pretty true to form, they don’t deal with off axis torque nearly as well. Good early flight penetration, though.

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Old 12-09-2018, 04:20 AM
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Anyone got leads on a 150ish Champ? My FH needs work, and my OH can't handle max weight anymore. A similarly OS mold in a similar weight would be ok, but I've alwqys liked FBs.
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Old 12-09-2018, 09:03 AM
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Infinite has a bunch between 150 and 159. They're not an uncommon disc. I agree with everything that's been said about them, they're still firebirds.
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Old 12-09-2018, 12:32 PM
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1100+ posts, too lazy to search. What would a 150 class Champion Firebird fly like?
Love ‘em.
More glide, more workable, slightly later fade.
I had 150g Champs in my all 150g bag (putters, mids, drivers) that I carried for 5+ years. They are definitely Firebirds and are fantastic for Firebird shots.

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Old 12-14-2018, 02:12 PM
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Seems like more and more places are receiving the pearly (I assume naturally) flat topped Firebirds. Be on the lookout, as this may be the next run of FAF or as close as we may get for a while.
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