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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby BrainStorm69 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:30 pm

Well, since I seem to have a putter theme going, how about a couple of old Aviar "hands" putters? I don't know how rare these are these days, but I saw some guy on ebay trying to sell a really beat up one with half the stamp gone for $75, so either they are somewhat rare, or the guy is an idiot. :lol: I had another blue one that unfortunately I cracked just a couple of weeks ago.

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I have a special place in my heart for WHAM-O 86 Softies. In fact, I still putt with a black one. I also have a couple of orange ones that I have putted with in the past. Here are four unthrown Softies in my collection (I do have some old virgin plastic) 8) . I really like the white one. It has a rainbow stamp that this picture just doesn't do justice to.

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And how many of you have ever seen an 86 hard mold?

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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby nice drive kid » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:35 am

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying this thread. So cool to see the "forefathers" of our current discs. Keep it up!
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby BrainStorm69 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:19 pm

Shifting gears a bit...here's an old school Discraft Eclipse from the late 80s or early 90s.

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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby BrainStorm69 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:33 pm

Here are a few pics of my favorite Lightning disc ever...the Spitfire (now known as the #3 Flyer).

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I really like this clear one...and it floats (160 g).

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I never went to the Worlds, but I picked this one up somewhere.

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And finally, the old school Spitfire stamp!

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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Roy » Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:12 pm

Wicked cool Lightning! I wish I had some planes, those are so sweet.
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby BrainStorm69 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:07 am

Roy, you convinced me to post a few more Lightning discs... :D

First, my favorite P-38, in almost virgin plastic. I made the stupid mistake of throwing it once or twice, and put a small gouge in the edge and a slight scratch in the stamp. :( I really like the stamp on this one, it is a subtle rainbow.

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Next is a nice midrange disc, the F-4 Corsair.

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And finally, a putter, the Thunderbolt. It's in the old trademark Lightning rubbery plastic. It is so understable that I hated it from the first throw. Never could putt worth a crap with it.

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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby malinkie » Mon Dec 29, 2008 12:43 am

i totally loving those spitfire stamp lightnings!
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:34 am

I think this is my favorite stock stamp on any disc, the Lightning B-25 Mitchell.
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Another B-25.
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This one draws a lot of strange attention. It's the 1st run of the current Lightning stamps. The 1st run did not say "#1 Driver," just "The Driver." For some reason I have people ask me if I have one of these all the time. I always say "no." :wink:
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A B-25 from a long-ago tournament series:
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:39 am

My favorite Lightning disc was this one, the F-15 Eagle.
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It was a great early driver. It's still around as the # 2 Driver.
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:45 am

Another Lightning disc I used a lot back in the day was the F-8-F Bearcat. It was a nice turnover disc.
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This disc is actually really cool looking in person. It looks like shit in the picture. Anyway, the Bearcat is the # 2 Slice now.Image
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:50 am

I threw a lot of these as well.
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It's a pretty good mid, but not a great mid. Kinda like a Shark in a lot of ways. It's great if you throw nose up, as it's about as forgiving of that flaw as any disc I've used. It's the # 3 Flyer now.
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:55 am

Some old-ish putters. This is an original Upshot.
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This is the first Rubber Putter stamp I remember seeing:
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:00 am

This is a B-2 Stealth. I used this disc as my primary driver for about a year. It was a big-diameter disc, 22.4 cm. I really don't remember much about it except that it was big and slow. At the time the Scorpion was a big Innova driver, and the B-2 was like a Scorpion for weenie-arms. It's the # 2 Flyer today.
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:01 am

BTW, this thread is going to do wonders for my post count!
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Re: Pictures of your vintage discs

Postby Working Stiff » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:05 am

The B-2 was big, but the B-17 was HUGE! 23.6 cm diameter. I used to use them for thumb rollers. It's still for sale so far as I know as the # 2 Roller.
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