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Old 08-13-2017, 11:56 PM
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Is it just me or are a certain niche of discs going by the wayside? The kind of discs that aren't particularly good for throwing conventionally but particularly good for unconventional throwing. Like throwing flick rollers, skips, overhands, spike hyzers, etc. Discs like the Whippet, Banshee, Trident, Viper, xXx, the Max, etc. In particular, discs with really blunt, wide wings. Are we all supposed to make do with FAF Firebirds and xXx? Yeah, they still make the Banshee but they're all domey now and a domey Banshee is better for conventional throwing but the best flying Banshee is a mediocre flyer compared to Teebirds, Eagles, etc. Banshees should be flat.

What am I missing here? Is another company filling the void? Prodigy? DGA?
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:58 PM
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Hyzerbomb MOAB is pretty darned OS.

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Old 08-14-2017, 12:17 AM
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"Making due" with FAF Firebirds is barely even an option. I lost one and so far it's been a chore to replace it without paying a fortune.

MVP makes some consistently flat and overstable disc. The Resistor for instance
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Old 08-14-2017, 12:24 AM
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I don't know about the MOAB but the Resistor doesn't really fit here. It's a decent flyer and it doesn't have a really blunt nose like a Banshee, Whippet, Max that would make it a lot better for flick rollers.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:39 AM
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Check out one of the Ledgestone "Fire-Trackers." Kinda blunt, and freakishly overstable. I once tried to throw a tomahawk that turned into a 350' forehand roller.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:51 AM
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Can we add Discraft's Extreme, Talon and Reaper to the list of this sort of disc? Also gone by the wayside.

With the Machete in production, I foresee the Predator's eventual demise.

Latitude 64 accidentally made a similar disc, the Opto Spark. It was very overstable. They fixed that, though. The recent runs of Gold Line and Recycled Sparks that I have tried are more conventional.

The Drone is now made in fewer plastics. And, when people discuss it's stability on these forums, it sounds like it no longer behaves like it once did.

Some of the sports cars in disc golf are being changed over to family sedans.

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Old 08-14-2017, 07:46 AM
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Justice. Flat. Blunt. Beef.

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Old 08-14-2017, 08:52 AM
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MOAB is unspeakably overstable and incredibly underrated. Modified Viper in champion plastic. These things are straight meat markets!
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:37 AM
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This might be the answer.

https://www.golfdisc.com/disc-golf-discs/exp-x
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:41 AM
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Im having confusion. Are you looking for a speed 7 and below, super OS disc?
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