BHW wrote:I just think it's misleading as hell to buy a disc labled 170, and you get it to a digital postal scale, that you've used to weigh discs for years, and it says 174.
if you think this is something unique to discraft, you are strongly mistaken.
i weigh discs regularly, and in very large quantities, and what i can tell you is, they are probably the 2nd or 3rd most accurate manufacturer when it comes to labelled weights. ching is generally accurate within 1g.
4g really isn't very much to be off by nowadays.
what makes the color appear to be the culprit depends on the day they were run, if there were higher humidity on the day they ran blue flashes they will cool differently than the orange flashes they ran a week before. (right?)
correct, but it's not usually within a day or two. think more like 2 months. i covered this in another thread. basically, innova runs like 5-20x as many discs at once as discraft (from the same batch of plastic, same atmospheric conditions), so over short intervals, their discs appear to be more consistent. in the long run, they have the highest variability since the plastics will be entirely different blends. discraft's variability will appear to be stronger over the short run, but much more uniform over the long run.
the additional factor is that innova discs sell more quickly than discraft's. the result is that you are more likely to get a fresh disc from innova whereas you are more likely to find a discraft disc that has been shelved/warehoused for 12 months. from any manufacturer, a 1 year old disc will be different from a brand new one.
THIS ALL SUPPORTS MY THEORY OF BUYING 12 OF SOMETHING YOU LIKE!!!