Last updated on September 22nd, 2023 at 09:23 pm
Last updated by Maredith Damasco
The teebird is one of the most precise and reliable fairway drivers in a disc golf round. In my experience, this disc’s combination of a straight flight, high speed, and superior glide enhances accuracy and flight performance in various wind conditions. If you are looking for pin-point accuracy or looking for some distance, the teebird is one of the go-to discs you can put in the bag.
Meanwhile, the teebird3 symbolizes the evolution and improvement of the original teebird. Many disc golfers said that this type of disc is quicker and faster and is the real deal. If you are looking for speed with reduced glide to give consistency and accuracy in every flight, the teebird3 is worth considering.
In this article, we will try to differentiate the original teebird and the teebird3. Our team will try to show some similarities and differences and other information related to the two fairway drivers. We will also compare other similar discs to give you additional points and information pertaining to all the discs featured.
The Teebird and Teebird3: What’s the Difference
The teebird and the teebird3 are two different discs but come in the same line or family. The teebird is the original of the two, while the teebird3 results from the evolution of the original one. To learn how to distinguish between the two discs, please refer to the information below:
The Teebird – Classic Disc by Innova
The teebird is a slower fairway driver, it has a 7-speed. When compared to the teebird3, more or less, they have the same flight numbers. This classic disc by Innova is a popular fairway driver among disc golfers.
The TeeBird is a reliable control driver with straight lines, a consistent fade, and a slightly domed profile that increases airtime, making it a durable and dependable disc for players seeking consistency.
This driver was my first disc, and I can still remember how terrible I was, regarding my form. But using this disc, I could still get around 300 feet despite the handicap. This disc will offer a trustworthy flight path and is beginner-friendly. If you want to learn how to throw flat and anhyzer shots, I highly recommend this fairway driver.
The Teebird3 – An Evolution of the Teebird
This sleek and faster fairway driver, compared to the original TeeBird, features a flatter top for added speed and precision in your shots. It excels at delivering pinpoint accuracy and is ideal for shaping shots, especially on wooded courses where bending shots around trees is necessary.
This disc has a straight flight path with a slight fade at the end, suitable for forehand and backhand throws, and provides ample glide for long throws. This disc is also impressive for giving players control when hitting the tunnel shots if you play many wooded courses.
Physically, this disc feels excellent in the hand and will give every player the confidence they need when stepping up to throw. This disc also has some predictability in both open and wooded shots. It can hold an anhyzer turn while flattening out on the end. You will also see a low glide that makes the disc more predictable in windy conditions.
What’s the Difference Between the Two?
Based on my experience, the two discs are both fairway drivers, but I used them for different shots. I used the teebird for straight shots that needs a fade towards the end, while the teebird3 is used mainly on flex shots to get a nice “S” flight with minimal fade. Likewise, the teebird3 is more stable between the two.
Also, the teebird is an excellent disc for accurate, stable lines. The TeeBird is versatile, allowing for straight, hyzer, or anhyzer shots. In contrast, the TeeBird3 has a milder high-speed turn and slightly less fade compared to the original TeeBird, despite the similar flight number suggestions.
Choosing between these discs depends on individual preferences. Personally, I favor the TeeBird3 due to its flatter profile and reliability in windy conditions, providing greater control in headwinds.
Comparing the Teebird with the Other Popular Drivers
The Teebird vs. Thunderbird
Both discs are in my bag. However, while the TeeBird is shorter, the Thunderbird offers more distance with similar stability and a sweeping fade. When aiming for more distance, I prefer the TeeBird, but the Thunderbird excels in low-ceiling power shots, maintains lines effectively, and handles moderate winds well.
The Teebird vs. Eagle
While the TeeBird provides stability, it may not match the Eagle’s versatility. The Eagle excels in wooded shots, can be hyzer-flipped for added distance, and shapes shots effectively whether thrown flat or with an anhyzer angle.