The relation ship between weight and stability isn't as straight as you'd expect. I have a 136 g Blizzard Boss that flies just as stable as every 175g Champ Boss I've tried (admittedly all have been dyed, which I understand aren't exactly the meathooks the regular ones can be). The shape of the disc is so much more important to the stability than the weight, but there is a tendency for lighter plastic to come out with a lower PLH than heavy plastic. However if a light disc has a higher PLH than a heavy one, the light one will be more stable/overstable. This is with a totally clean throw.mgilbert wrote:I thought a lighter disc might be easier to throw, so I bought a 125 gram Sidewinder DX. It is so light I can't get it out of my hand. If I do manage to throw it, it turns completely over and heads for the ground. Obviously, it is too light.
OK, favor slower plastic (Cobra is a good disc) with lots of glide, and... I guess you just gotta try, you know? Have you/can you post a video of your form on YouTube, that might actually help more than any disc suggestions? Quite often when I've seen people stuck at around that distance they've needed either A) grip harder so they can transfer their power to the disc properly, or B) just plain throw harder/faster. If discs are getting stuck in your hand then the latter might be closer to home, generating low arm speeds and at the wrong time can lead to that.mgilbert wrote:Typical throw with a 175 gram Cobra DX is straight, with some right turn 100' or so out. It usually goes 225' to 250'. I can throw a DX Roc about 225'.
Mark Ellis wrote:Change the plastic and you change the disc.
As plastic comes out of the mold it dries. As it dries it changes shape. The top may pop up or sink down which changes the nose angle of the disc. Even tiny changes in shape change how the disc flies. And a disc flies differently at different speeds and with different degrees of flutter, so a disc may be changed but not noticeable by you...
Change the plastic and you change the disc.
As plastic comes out of the mold it cools. As it cools it changes shape by shrinking. Shrinkage is non-uniform owing to the non-simple geometry of the disc. The top may pop up or sink down which changes the nose angle of the disc. Even tiny changes in shape change how the disc flies. And a disc flies differently at different speeds and with different degrees of flutter, so a disc may be changed but not noticeable by you.
Mark Ellis wrote:Plastic formulas are constantly tweaked by manufacturers and no one knows how the next formula will fly-until it is thrown. So sometimes certain trends are noticed: a particular mold comes out more of less stable in certain kinds of plastic, but this is only a general rule and no true certainty exists until YOU throw a disc and learn what it does.
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