ZAMson wrote:endless fun with the PDGA...
i would guess that the reapproval of Champ/CE discs had to do solely with the name change. (prove me wrong, discstorians)
why is the SOS legal? because it too is named Sirius Orion Long Straight... does it share a single mold part with the real SOLS? maybe the core... the top and wing are not common to the SOLS.
No idea. I didn't know the SOS WAS
legal. It's not on the list. If I was the TD, I'd say no.
If the CE Eagle is a name change, wouldn't the Star Eagle be a name change? I'd say it was early in the "same discs in different plastic" stage and they had not yet decided not to have discs re-approved for each plastic type EXCEPT there was a long-standing precedent...the Discraft Hawk had long been available in Competition and Tournament plastic with one approval. The Tournament Hawk was sold as the "HD Hawk," as much of a name change as the CE Eagle. Also, none of the KC Pro discs were re-approved. So, I still don't know why the CE discs were re-approved.
Back to the factored disc...how can you tell who factored it? Example:
Player 1: Hey, he has a factored Wraith.
TD: Is that true?
Player 2: Yes.
TD: You can't throw that. It's illegal.
Player 2: No, it's legal. Innova did the factoring. I traded Barry a Sanny Roc for it.
TD: Well, er, um, OK...since you got it from Barry, it's OK.
Player 1 rolls eyes since he knows Player 2 has never met Barry and probably factored the Wraith in his garage.
Anyway, if your contention that a manufacturer can make a post-production modification to any disc and it is still legal is true(and given that no one has posted anything to the contrary I'm going to assume you are right,) I declare everything discussed on this thread as moot. So long as it is at least 21 cm in diameter and the weight corresponds to the legal g per cm diameter rule, throw whatever you want.