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Re: The Crank!

Postby itlnstln » Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:41 am

Working Stiff wrote:So wait..."a narrower rim than other big drivers, so it fits more comfortably in your hand too" is a 2.4cm rim? I'm confused.


I think they're talking about the height of the inside of the rim being shorter/narrower. That said, 2.4 cm being "more comfortable" is certainly relative at best.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Tokyo » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:32 pm

Working Stiff wrote:So wait..."a narrower rim than other big drivers, so it fits more comfortably in your hand too" is a 2.4cm rim? I'm confused.

That .1 makes a huge difference though!
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Working Stiff » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:48 pm

itlnstln wrote:
Working Stiff wrote:So wait..."a narrower rim than other big drivers, so it fits more comfortably in your hand too" is a 2.4cm rim? I'm confused.


I think they're talking about the height of the inside of the rim being shorter/narrower. That said, 2.4 cm being "more comfortable" is certainly relative at best.
Yeah, but it's on the Tech Specs as 1.1 cm. A lot of drivers are 1.1 cm there. I just think it's marketing mumbo. I'll still give it a try; if it's like a Tern it's worth a shot.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby jubuttib » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:31 am

Fightingthetide wrote:I feel like at Speed 13+, you are either going to get a flip-and-fade flight or a straight-to-fade flight. Too much weight on the rim to have a truly straight flight path without much fade.
Nitpick: Doubt it has anything to do with the weight on the rim (the Aerobie has weight only on the rim and doesn't suffer from that), but it does seem that wide rims cause the air to move in a way that makes the cruising speed range narrower.
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The Crank!

Postby Fightingthetide » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:19 am

That makes sense...but I would have never thought of that on my own.

How is the Crank stacking up with other speed 13 drivers in terms of distance and stability?
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Re: The Crank!

Postby PMantle » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:35 am

How was this not covered by one of the various Nukes? Sounds like an X Nuke to me.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby NoLifeLeft » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:40 am

DiscGolfCenter has the Crank up on their site. Looks like they got a lot of overweight ones (legal to 175g on the PDGA tech standards page).
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Jeronimo » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:05 pm

Stupid question: This isn't the same disc as the Ace Race disc is it?
I am dumb.

...and a drama queen.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby NoLifeLeft » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:58 pm

Nope. From the descriptions I've read, the 2013 AR disc sounds like a fairway/control driver with a wing width in TeeBird/Gazelle territory.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby jubuttib » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:16 pm

Really? So "beginner friendly distance driver" translates to "fairway/control driver" at Discraft... Well, if it is I'm actually even more interested in it now. =)
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Re: The Crank!

Postby NoLifeLeft » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:33 am

Remember, in Discraft terms the Glide, Zombee, and Impact are all "Long Range Drivers". Stalkers, Cyclones and XLs are all "Extra Long Range Drivers" and all of the real distance stuff is "Maximum Distance Drivers".
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Re: The Crank!

Postby jubuttib » Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:35 am

NoLifeLeft wrote:Remember, in Discraft terms the Glide, Zombee, and Impact are all "Long Range Dirvers". Stalkers, Cyclones and XLs are all "Extra Long Range Drivers" and all of the real distance stuff is "Maximum Distance Drivers".
... Oh yeah, forgot that they're batcrap insane, gotcha.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby NoLifeLeft » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:49 am

Not really crazy, they just never updated their terminology. There was a time that the XL and Cyclone were the big daddy distance discs. They just added adjectives instead of growing the scale with the discs (like the TeeBird going from "Ultra Long" to "Distance" to "Fairway").
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Re: The Crank!

Postby PMantle » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:19 am

Will be throwing one Saturday. Report to come.
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Re: The Crank!

Postby Varsi » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:49 am

Looking at the specs it might be something like the Prodigy D5 (It's not even out yet is it?). Such a low rim with still quite a bit of height for the disc it should have a some dome. Maybe it's something like Bolt? I have no idea if you can actually guess what a disc does from PDGA specs. :)

Someone must have tested this by now?
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