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Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby marchibald » Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:42 pm

Has anyone else experienced warping in the flight plate on Prodigy drivers? I have a D2 and a D3 (both 400s), and they now both have some warping in the flight plate after a couple of months' use. I like them otherwise. Maybe the 400g plastic is more durable???
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby aerodriver » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:26 pm

How many trees have you hit? How much heat/direct sunlight/extreme temperatures have your discs experienced?
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby JR » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:39 am

400 plastic fewer throws and Finland is not that hot so no problems thus far.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby 7ontheline » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:53 pm

Its hot in Memphis and I occasionally leave my backup drivers in the car for some field work after the round.

:arrow: I can report no issues.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby marchibald » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:07 pm

Oh, I've definitely hit trees and had some pretty hot temps, but I haven't had this problem with my other non-Prodigy drivers, e.g. a Champion Boss and a Pro Destroyer. They've hit way more trees and had more temp extremes than my Prodigy drivers which are only a couple of months old.
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Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby Fightingthetide » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:25 am

I've seen a ton of this with their discs on the shelf...which is why I've never picked any up.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby juju » Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:57 pm

Fightingthetide wrote:I've seen a ton of this with their discs on the shelf...which is why I've never picked any up.


Same. The ones with super dome at the Majestic all had some warping issues and looked like factory seconds. I've only bought an M4 which is super flat, so no issues personally.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby JR » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:06 am

All of the discs at my local store have been fine. It is troubling that an entire set has been warped. Manufacturing, improper freight, false handling (sun, disc orientation) while the discs were in the racks?
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby discspeed » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:36 am

I think I know what's going on. The Prodigy drivers have very thin flightplates and they don't have any of those little stickers on the discs during shipping to prevent suction. Suction can cause sunken/warped domes.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby JR » Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:00 am

Mine and the ones in the local store flew to Finland without stickers without warping.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby Jewdy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:46 am

I have a D4 that has a dent where I put my thumb. It reminds me of an old sss wizard in the flight plate. On the bright side, it still flies great.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby marchibald » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:49 pm

Exactly - same thing has happened with my SSS Wizards after hitting trees.
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Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby Fightingthetide » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:47 am

Marchibald - this is different. A lot of Prodigy plastic has been arriving in stores already warped.

Softer Wizards, or any soft plastic, is gonna warp if you hit a tree.
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Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby Fightingthetide » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:30 am

I attributed this to the general low quality of Prodigy plastic. It seems that every one of their discs I've picked up look funky and/or unpolished. I am borrowing a friends D3 right now and it seems like the top of the mold had 3 or 4 "steps". It also has a really crummy stamp job, the plastic doesn't look or feel even, and there's a huge flash on the rim, and on the "nipple". That's not including the fact that the plastic feels like play dough at times.
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Re: Prodigy Plastic Warping

Postby jubuttib » Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:31 am

Funny, all the Prodigy plastic we got for testing felt and looked top notch. =/
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