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How bad is the plastic and where did it come from?

Postby Jwt4412 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:50 am

The Champion Innova plastic just prior to the Star Plastic coming out... how bad is it?

I've had the chance to throw some molds in Pro and compare it to my Champion Discs.

Pro much more 'better' and does follow the lines on the diagrams much better.

My Star discs, the few I have, also followed the lines on the diagrams but the Champions discs just don't. All the Champion discs I have are relatively new runs - I'm gonna guess made in the last 9 months to a year.

What gives?
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Postby Jwt4412 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:51 am

Pro Leopard and Champion Leopard are just not the same disc... why have them share the same name? Confusion reigns...
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Postby Rooster » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:27 am

champion plastic is justway too "plastic stable" to follow the flight lines. the air friction on it is minimal so it doesn't carry as well and is definatly move overstable than its pro/DX counterpart.
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Postby adidadg » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:35 am

How does the Star flight compare to Pro? They have somewhat similar textures and flexibility, do they fly the same at all?
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Postby Rooster » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:47 am

i find that the star is slightly more more overstable than pro. between champ and pro....
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Postby Weebl » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:39 am

Depends on the disc, for wraiths the champ version is the least stable, with pro being nice and stable out of the box, same with Star but it holds up a bit longer than pro before breaking in.
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Postby adidadg » Mon Jul 24, 2006 11:51 am

yeah, i read somewhere that the CFR Wraiths are not made from the regular Champion plastic because of the weight, so I can see why it would be different. Same with Champion Monsters.
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Postby Blake_T » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:00 pm

you may want to check into "actual weights" on the discs you are comparing.

let's say you grab a pro leopard and a champ leopard both marked 170g.

if the pro leopard actually weighs 170g, and the champ leopard actually weighs 176g, this will exaggerate the stability difference caused by the difference in shape caused by cooling.

from my experiences weighing discs... to get a champ/star disc below 170g, it usually has to be marked 166g or lower.
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Postby Jwt4412 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:12 pm

Blake,

I was commenting to my friends that the flight plates just felt thicker.

So it might be a weight thing... interesting.
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