Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

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Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby DiscSniper » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:07 pm

I'm wondering if there is a chart anywhere that lists the effects of wind (from varying directions) on varying types of discs. ie: Effects of a tailwind on overstable discs, or effects of a left to right cross wind on stable discs, etc.

Right now I admit that I'm totally clueless of how wind in varying directions affects my shots. Add to that the already varied flight patterns of a million different discs, and it's safe to say I'm confused. :?
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby Ryen91 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:22 pm

and you call yourself DiscSniper.........................SMH SMH
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby Fightingthetide » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:48 pm

SMH? Is that some new Twitter code or something? :wink:

Anyway, read this article: http://discgolfreview.com/resources/art ... wind.shtml and take your discs out to a field on a windy day to do some of your own experimenting. It's a great thing to learn so your prepared for it. Great question!

In short, tailwinds make discs more stable (so throw less stable plastic), headwinds make them less stable (so throw more stable plastic), and sidewinds are the hard part. The article tells more, but a tailwind makes the disc act like you were throwing it slower, and a headwind makes the disc act like you were throwing it faster. Make sense?

This is one reason why people advocate having multiples of the same mold in different stages of wear so you know what they will do in all conditions. For instance, I'd throw a beat Teebird into a tailwind, and a new one into a light headwind.
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby cubeofsoup » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:26 am

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Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby DiscSniper » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:24 pm

Both articles have great info, especially the Discraft one. That diagram is what I was looking for. Thanks!
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Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby DiscSniper » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:26 pm

Ryen91 wrote:and you call yourself DiscSniper.........................SMH SMH


Yup. Perhaps I'm a sniper OF discs and not WITH discs. Think about it.
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby Ryen91 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:06 pm

DiscSniper wrote:
Ryen91 wrote:and you call yourself DiscSniper.........................SMH SMH


Yup. Perhaps I'm a sniper OF discs and not WITH discs. Think about it.



SMH SMH SMH talk about a cover up lets take our barrett's out and see who is the better sniper.... :think: :wtf: :think: :think: :think: :think: :think:
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Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby DiscSniper » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:30 pm

Fair enough!

Still don't know what SMH means. I must be getting too old...
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby mark12b » Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:20 pm

Yeah that Discraft article is excellent.

As an old guy I find urbandictionary helpful
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=smh
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby JR » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:30 pm

Rear winds can be tricky and depending on the disc, flight path and the position of the moon discs can either fly longer or shorter in rear and headwinds. A disc flying farther in a headwind is an exception and rear winds are wacky and unpredictable. Usually for added distance in a headwind you need the fastest discs that fade too hard for you in calm weather and preferably a calm early flight with the headwind hitting the disc just before it would start to fade. Sometimes a gust of headwind raises the disc making it fly farther. Maybe steady wind doesn't do that in sub storm conditions but swirly gusts might in more normal wind speeds. When the disc flies at the same speed than the rear wind there is not much lift and the disc drops like a rock. Roc often pushes past calm weather D in a rear wind. Comet is the same or a little longer than in calm weather and Buzzz is way more susceptible to being slapped down early than the Roc. Rocs bump up and down without crashing down much less with less height variation in hard rear winds. Rivers and other glidey slow drivers can be pretty good and long in rear winds as long as they don't fade hard so a Sidewinder is pretty good in hard rear winds. Faster drivers in rear winds often drop early but when they get lifts or pushes forward rarely and unpredictably IMO at least in the ever changing swirly winds here they go faaaaar. Much more consistent is a slight left rear wind with fast drivers flipping over at the apex. Then the wind pushes the bottom of the disc forward. The disc can still crash bu when it doesn't and pulls out of the anny in time to not drop too early BOOOM! That's how distance records are made.
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby Ryen91 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:00 pm

SMH= SHAKING MY HEAD
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Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby DiscSniper » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:11 am

I see. Also, let it go. It's just a name!
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby Ryen91 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:39 am

IM just giving you a hard bro....just messing with you :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby JHern » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:57 pm

Fightingthetide wrote:In short, tailwinds make discs more stable (so throw less stable plastic), headwinds make them less stable (so throw more stable plastic), and sidewinds are the hard part...


Wrong, tailwinds make discs more over-stable, head-winds make them more under-stable.
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Re: Effects of wind on flight path of various discs

Postby Monkeypaws » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:29 pm

I imagine heavy discs would be more desirable in wind?
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