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Best way to break in a disc?

Postby A buzzz and a beer » Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:30 am

So I have recenetly realized that my bag has not been changing at all the last 3 months because even if I want to put a different disc in, I most likely want a stable copy and a beat in or flippy copy. The perfect example of this is I have a new pro leapord. However I never throw it because I want it to be a hyzer flip disc, and its not beat in at all.

So what tricks if any do you guys use to break in a new disc?

The ways I have considered is 1) Big hyzer spikes in a field for as long as I can. 2) Leave it outside in my basket for a while before using. 3) Just blade it straight into the ground over and over. 4) Throw it straight into a fence or something over and over.
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby Robin Hood » Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:07 am

Some may call me crazy but.........throw it a lot?

Tuning would also work
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby swel304 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:19 am

I usually rub off as much flashing as I can on a wooden bench. For me that usually gets them started enough that I can use them for what I want them for. In my experience, intentionally beating the crap out of a disc can backfire pretty easily and leave you with something that never flies right. There is a ton of results if you search for "break in a disc". ;-)
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby Amateur » Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:38 pm

Practice your thumber.
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby Steady 26542 » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:35 pm

I throw the disc into a tree trunk. If it's a pro type plastic I don't throw it nearly as hard into the tree as Champ or Star. Throw it into the tree a few times and then throw it and see where it's at. Then throw it more as needed. Another thing that works well is putting the disc in the dryer with a towel. No or low heat for 15 - 20 mins helps. It does put a ring around the disc sometimes and it's loud. It's better if the wife/girlfriend is not at home. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby abcd » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:05 am

one disc rounds
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby tgm » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:42 am

abcd wrote:one disc rounds


ditto.
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby Steve » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:39 am

Practice throwing tunnel shots and hitting gaps.
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby BLURR » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:27 pm

The best way I have found to break in higher end plastic is to go to a baseball diamond that has a dirt infield and throw spike hyzers on the infield for about 30 minutes. And if it is an overstable distance disc that I want to take a little off of, I will also throw some skip shots in an empty parking lot. I've been able to take a Starlite Boss and turn it into a long turnover driver by doing this method. Although, the Z/Champ/Z'esp/Champ'ish type plastic does take a little longer than the Star/ESP. I would only recommend the infield drill for non-baseline plastic. I tried it with a roc once and all it did was make the disc look like crap, but it retained it's stability for the most part.
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby Smigles » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:32 am

Buy more understable discs to begin with ?

Even though I gotta say that this does not realy work if you can not even flip a new Leopard...
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby tushamajig13 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:17 am

tgm wrote:
abcd wrote:one disc rounds


ditto.


^This
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby MOB47 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:29 am

advice from experience: Do not try to beat a kc roc in by throwing it at a tree from close range several times. It turns into a worthless squirrelly peice of poo.
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby jubuttib » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:10 pm

One disc rounds, lot's of field practice, rollers and thumbers... There are plenty of ways. But don't mix baseline plastic and trees/walls, it's much more likely to totally demolish a disc by accident that way. Premium can usually be seasoned like that though.

Oh, and deflash the sucka.
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby Trey133 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:23 pm

Putting discs in a sack or w/ towel in the dryer for 15-20 minutes. This is an easy way to gently season a disc from all angles. I usually do putters and midranges with this method as I don't want to risk denting/deforming them.

With Drivers usually deflashing and a very light sanding can make a world of difference.
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Re: Best way to break in a disc?

Postby Steady 26542 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:14 pm

Trey133 wrote:Putting discs in a sack or w/ towel in the dryer for 15-20 minutes. This is an easy way to gently season a disc from all angles. I usually do putters and midranges with this method as I don't want to risk denting/deforming them.

With Drivers usually deflashing and a very light sanding can make a world of difference.

I do the same thing. I put the drying on no or low heat. This can put a ring around the edge of the disc so experiment with this. I have only used a towel. I like the bag idea. It is pretty loud too.
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