It's been about a month with the teebirds now and this time has coincided with the weather warming up here as well. Haven't so much as touched an eagle! My distance is considerably longer and the discs are moving visibly faster. It certainly might be the weather and that I'm wearing less bulky clothing to hamper my form. But I've spent a pretty good amount of time practicing over the last two years, and it feels like it is paying off.
The way I use the teebirds is definitely different than I used to use the eagles. I am always puting some amount of hyper on them and am throwing pure hyzers or hyzer flipping them. They definitely lock and hold a line better than eagles, I feel like they can take more speed and glide like crazy. They will NOT anny for me though. I do relatively miss the long graceful annys I could get off the eagles and also the relatively effortless s-curves (I have gotten one s-curve out of a TeeBird and it wasn't intentional). But I'm sticking with the teebirds only in an effort to really learn them and again find out what holes I have.
I could easily play with just a single soft wizard, DX roc, DX TeeBird and my champ firebird. But it's really handy to keep backups around for second shots, field work and risky shots. I cut the champ TeeBird (will return to one later) because it just can't compare to the DX in distance and I can throw my DX easily in the wind and on hyzers. If I need to fade really hard I will use the firebird. My DX roc now covers longer annys.
So the bag is quite minimalist right now, but it has been very effective. I think 2013 will be a good year.