Flight numbers: Speed: 9 | Glide: 5 | Turn: 0 | Fade: 2
A bird of prey’s talons may not be as beautiful as its wings or as regal as its beak, but they can sure catch a meal in a hurry. Innova Thunderclaw Halo Star Thunderbird spotlights these underrated feet with flair.
*** This Micah Malone design features 3 Stamp Colors!
Run Details: Noticeable dome. Not too stiff. Quite overstable. Just call yourself the Rainmaker with this disc in your bag.
More about the Thunderbird: A stable to overstable driver, the Thunderbird is predictable in wind and a great long range placement driver. It can be described as a seasoned Firebird with less fade. Halo discs have slightly more stability and glide.
More about the design:
A bird soaring gracefully through the air is cool n’ all, but that’s not the direction artist Micah Malone wanted to go here. Instead, he zeroed in on the talon and placed it amid one hell of a storm.
“I just wanted it to look more aggressive and not necessarily so majestic,” said Malone, who believes the talons are what really makes birds of prey a predator.
Malone has been a tattoo artist for more than 20 years and currently works at Outlook Tattoo in Ft. Worth, Texas. To him, the talons of large birds like golden eagles remind him of a switch blade: stowed away until needed. You can see that in his Thunderclaw design, with the talon and its razor-sharp claws beginning to unfurl, soon to pierce its prey.