Thoughts on the Star TL?

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Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby REDARMY on Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:30 pm

this is most likely going to be my next purchase, but i want to gather some opinions first...

i have a pro beast (speed 10) which i can't get to turn because i dont have enough arm i guess, so the tl (speed 7) looks to be a safe bet.
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby emoney on Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:12 pm

got to go with a champ orc or teebird since you have no arm to get your turns. remember that lighter discs keep their angles longer. just my suggestion.
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby kaht on Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:53 am

I think the TL wouldn't be a bad choice for you, but I was going to suggest a lighter weight one as well (167ish). You also might want to try out a gazelle - it is a pretty easy disc to get to flip w/o being uncontrollable.
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby irwinje on Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:11 pm

A Roadrunner, Monarch or Sidewinder may also accomplish what you are wanting out of a disc. Plus, we have those in stock. We do not have any TL's
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby REDARMY on Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:42 pm

emoney wrote:got to go with a champ orc or teebird since you have no arm to get your turns. remember that lighter discs keep their angles longer. just my suggestion.


the orc is a speed 10, just like my beast (that i can't turn), and the teebird is a speed 7, same as the TL.

maybe i'm just not following you here...?

irwinje wrote:A Roadrunner, Monarch or Sidewinder may also accomplish what you are wanting out of a disc.


those are all faster than the tl as well... (9,10,9,respectively)

i was under the assumption that i needed a slower disc?
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby RobertPaulson on Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:21 pm

Redarmy: have you seen this?

http://www.marshallstreetdiscgolf.com/d ... guide.html

I'm fairly new, but it helped me quite a bit.
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby irwinje on Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:50 pm

For your reading pleasure
http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/rating ... _guide.gif
You don't have to be a pro player to throw fast discs.
I would think a beginning player would want a disc that "goes farther into the wind with less effort."
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby REDARMY on Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:48 pm

RobertPaulson wrote:Redarmy: have you seen this?

http://www.marshallstreetdiscgolf.com/d ... guide.html

I'm fairly new, but it helped me quite a bit.


thanks! innova has something similar for their own discs, but it's great to see something that compares other manufacturers as well.


irwinje wrote:For your reading pleasure
http://www.innovadiscs.com/discs/rating ... _guide.gif
You don't have to be a pro player to throw fast discs.
I would think a beginning player would want a disc that "goes farther into the wind with less effort."


jeff? i'm well aware of the ratings guide. that's where i got all the numbers from in my post above.

i don't have enough arm to turn the speed 10 disc i have, so what good would getting another speed 10 or 9 disc do?

that's why i'm after the TL. being only a speed 7, i should be able to get enough arm on it to get it where i want it to go/fly like it should.
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby irwinje on Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:38 am

Speed is only one factor. You also have to consider stability. The Beast is more overstable than all 3 molds I suggested. Meaning it would be harder to turn. I've seen you throw. You have "enough arm" to turn a Roadrunner.
The only other thought I have on the TL is, where can you get one? I've not seen them in stores and I know we do not have any in stock/on order.
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Re: Thoughts on the Star TL?

Postby rondisc on Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:42 am

I have a couple Star TLs for sale.
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