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Default G*Firebird in the cold

So its cold here, like really cold. Trying to find a good cold weather OS fairway, but not sure if the g* plastic will hold up to FH torque in the cold. As I understand it, flight paths are more understable the colder it gets, so not sure if the already turn prone g* will be more pronounced or if it can still manage that firebird flight I want. Any info is appreciated.


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Old 12-14-2017, 11:21 AM
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Opposite in my experience. Colder and by extension more clothing means I don't throw with quite the same speed so discs are a bit shorter and maybe act a bit more overstable.
I think you'd be fine with G*.
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:24 AM
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I agree with Broken Shoulde, when its colder I'm wearing thicker clothes and I don't get the same confidence from my plant and as a result I'm throwing with less speed during the winter. My discs typically fly more stable during the winter compared to the summer, even if the air is thicker during cold weather
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Old 12-14-2017, 11:37 AM
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Interesting that you never notice it. I definately notice a loss of speed on the fairways, but one of the courses I play maintains the tee pads during the winter, so footing on drives hasnt been a problem. Definately noticed a lot more turn on my fd3 when FH, and a couple of my slightly US teebirds turned over almost completely. Granted it was about 6 degrees out so that could have been a factor. I tend to be fine in a sweatshirt and jeans with some long johns and a long sleeve when its above 10 degrees. Born and raised in Minnesota will do that though. Also been wearing friction gloves, and have noticed my realeases are slightly off, but I experimented by taking it off and had the same problem.


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Old 12-14-2017, 11:46 AM
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Interesting. I'd need a physics expert to explain everything.
But, I mean, a G* Firebird is still a Firebird.
Grab a heavy, high PLH one from GGGT.

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For me, if it’s just a cold, all other things aside; Grip is fine, footing is normal, weather isn’t an issue, yes less stable in the winter.

But usually footing is worse, hands are wet and your joints are not as loose. So they fly more OS.

G* for me is fine and I’ve used it well in the winter, but it’s not my favorite. Armor flex Raptor is a bit better IMO.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:17 PM
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My discs typically fly more stable during the winter compared to the summer, even if the air is thicker during cold weather
This makes complete sense. It's the very same reason people throw flippier discs at altitude.
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For me, if its just a cold, all other things aside; Grip is fine, footing is normal, weather isnt an issue, yes less stable in the winter.

But usually footing is worse, hands are wet and your joints are not as loose. So they fly more OS.

G* for me is fine and Ive used it well in the winter, but its not my favorite. Armor flex Raptor is a bit better IMO.
Same. A lot of our cold comes wit those dry high pressure days after a front passage with rare frozen precip, so we get lots of cold yet decent footing. I can get by on a lot less clothing than some. Discs turn more for me.
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To me the big issue in the winter that pushes me to OS stuff is wind. Leaves are gone, wind is howlin', and all of a sudden you need some meathooks in the bag. I always end up with some pigs* in the bag in winter.

*Not Pigs as in the disc, pigs in the traditional disc golf terminology of some really OS discs. Innova stole the term. I'm stealing it back.

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