YEsterday i threw my buddy's star teerex brand new into a slight headwind. And as soon as i let go it flipped like my avenger ss. Got on video and i released it flat. I can throw about 350'. Any thoughts of what went wrong?
Bad mold? I had a brand new Star Teerex that did the same thing about a year ago. I just hucked it into a garbage can. Funny thing is. One of the local sorta pros saw this and snagged it. He offered me a Star Sidewinder for a trade, but after a few throws, he also threw it away. Just your standard Innova screw up. However if you can find a CFR Teerex-X. You will be happy with it.
If you like Innova's "Gummy" plastic. You will dig this stuff. If you have not tried their discs. Your best bet is the Striker. It flies like a CE Teebird, but longer. Some people have said "If the Valk and Teebird had a kid, this would be it"
The other thing I like about them. Is if you baught four Strikers, they would all fly pretty much the same. They have also come out with a "Gold Line" plastic. It's like Star or ESP plastic, but I think I still like the Opto plastic better.
Marshall Street has all the Latitude 64 stuff.
I heard there is a difference between teerex and tee-rex. I throw Star Teerex. It is very similar to a Wraith just with a little less turn. I've looked at the Teerex and Tee-rex and the Tee-rex seems to be thicker like a Max. Maybe someone out there can verify or elaborate on this.
I used to throw a teerex. The molds were so different some times that you could easily see that each rim had a different curve on it. This is not to say it is a bad disc, just learning to throw the one you have. If you do not usually flip discs, then I would say it is the disc itself. I used my flippy teerex as a flip-hyzer disc. My flippy tee-rex did usually go farther then any of my other teerex's though.
Yeah I know what went wrong, they decided to destroy their best disc by changing it. I stopped throwing them when they did that. And on that line of thought- I've tried 3 new star rhynos this week, all 'flippy' or straight with no hyzer or hook. Nothing like my ones from 2 years ago- both beat up from use and they are still more overstable than the brand new ones I just took off the shelf. I need a new overstable one bad but I'm about to empty the shelf at my shop trying to find one..
Try not throwing it flat. If you're a righty-backhander, tilt the outward edge of the disc down, but still with the power of a full-on drive. Figure it out to the point that that understable disc will flip to level, probably still understable as all hell, but you'll have more distance before the flip hits the ground. I don't know if any of that made sense to anyone aside from me. Let me know if it suffices. All I'm saying is that if you can overcome any disc, you can overcome any shot.
Hmmm thanx for the responses will probably through it again tmrw and see how it does with me. I can usually throw a brand new wraith and flip it but kinda interested in this teetex problem with the different mold.
The TeeRex was supposed to be a long Teebird. They just couldn't tweak the Wraith mold to a point where you could get that kind of flight. They tried several times. They got it more stable than a Wraith sometimes, but sacrificed some speed with the blunter nose you mentioned. It's a cheap hack way to stabilize a disc somewhat.