Beating up discs and flight characteristics

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Beating up discs and flight characteristics

Postby JacksWeather » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:49 pm

Now I know a disc will fly more understable when beat up. And Blake has distinguished a difference between fade and propensity to fade. Can this be mirrored with turn also? amount of turn and propensity to turn? If there are these 4 different aspects of stability does beating up a disc affect all of them? Maybe just the propensities, and not the actual amounts? Does beating up the disc affect some of these aspects more than others? Or pretty much just make the disc equally more understable in all 4 aspects?
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:26 am

turn resistance = propensity to turn and physical turn in 1 category. turn is linked to fade in that discs that finish overstable will nearly always appear to turn less simply because it stops turning via fade.

beating up discs has its largest reduction on propensity to fade, then on turn resistance, and that is the order of change in flight characteristics as discs age. physical fade is linked to propensity in some ways since discs that fade later are often lower to the ground.

the propensity to fade and physical fade were basically characteristics i separated to differentiate between discs that are more apt to fly straight to left, vs. those that start to fade out of the gate.
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Not quite the same topic but close

Postby Chains » Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:41 am

I have heard that plastic affects the stability of a disc:
Champion = more OVERstable then DX (champ orc 175 vs. dx orc 175)

Does weight affect the stability as well? What about fade/turn?
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Postby Blake_T » Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:33 pm

heavier = more turn resistance and earlier fade
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