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Disc Flight Ratings Chart

Postby Blake_T » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:44 pm

well, the store/wholesaler i work for had me whip up a ratings chart for all the models currently in production.

it is available for download at: http://www.gottagogottathrow.com/catalo ... Chart1.pdf
and prints to a single page.

for models available in multiple plastics, the ratings are a weighted average.
e.g. the crush (range, high speed stability, low speed stability, power requirement)
z = 5, -0.5, 4, 5
x = 5, -1, 3.5, 5
d = 5, 0, 4, 5
overall = 5, -0.5, 4, 5, with the greatest weight given to the z model, as it outsells the others by about 7:1.

interested in feedback and comments. keep in mind the ratings are targeted with two things in mind: 1) this chart is meant for players with less than 425' of power and 2) the discs were mainly evaluated at the speed ideal for their designed characteristics.
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Postby gfreshy67 » Wed Sep 28, 2005 8:13 pm

that will be very helpful to me when i try to explain to my dad what he needs to throw and all th terminology. he just cant grasp it and i thnk this will help alot. not to mention help me find what other discs fliy like compared to the discs i throw on a rgular basis.

great job.
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:10 am

threw for the new chart today.

Roadrunner 5 -2.5 1 3
Hybrid 4 0 3 4
Avenger 5 -0.5 3.5 5
Spectra 5 -1.5 2 4
Touchline Over 4 -1.5 2.5 4
Touchline Under 4.5 -2 2 4
Touchline Bank 3 -2 2 2
Touchline True 3 -1 2 2
Touchline Putter 1.5 -2 1 1
Sharpshooter #1 3.5 0 3 4
Sharpshooter #2 2.5 0 3 3
Sharpshooter #3 1.5 0 3 2

am on the fence with the tracker right now. either -1 or -0.5 and a range of either 4.5 or 5... threw the photon today, will have to throw the x one when it comes in along with the d banger. tweaked the avenger slightly.
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Dec 07, 2005 4:40 pm

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Postby Texas Me » Fri Dec 09, 2005 12:45 pm

Blake,
I'm just curious about the Orion having a power requirement of 5 on the chart. To me the Orion seemed very Sidewinder like, maybe even like a pro plastic version of the Sidewinder with very similar flight characteristics when new. What was it about the Orion that makes it a 5 when the Sidewinder has a 3 power requirement?

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Postby Blake_T » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:22 pm

various factors went into the power requirement...

the main ones:
cruise speed
nose angle sensitivity
speed sensitivity
angle sensitivity

power requirement is more of a skill requirement. while distance does not necessarily equate skill, most players cannot usually break the lower plateaus if they cannot throw nose down, etc.

an orion will fly overstable for someone who can only throw 225' due to its speed and sensitivity, but a sidewinder will probably fly fairly straight for someone with 225' of power.

the HSS and LSS between the two isn't much different, but there is another factor that isn't really quantifiable and that is the disc's ability to plane out and fly stable if flattened from a hyzer. an orion will generally fly straightish from a hyzer whereas a sidewinder will still perform a wide s. this is most apparent when throwing up hill. a sidewinder will still generally turn on these shots whereas an orion is more likely to stall due to its wide wing unless you have a ton of arm.

i throw around 380' and i find that i do not turn my orions, even when they are broken in. i actually find i have to throw them much harder than i like throwing most discs in order to get a straight flight out of them. if i really crank on it, it will turn, but i don't usually throw that way. the sidewinder i can throw 50% power with no runup and still turn.

power requirement is more a factor of beginner friendliness.
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Postby Smyith » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:20 pm

whens the new chart coming out, i know you said you were throwing some of the new discs for it?
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Postby Pagan » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:27 pm

Smyith wrote:whens the new chart coming out, i know you said you were throwing some of the new discs for it?


That's what's wierd... I ordered a few discs from GottaGoGottathrow.com and then threw in a free issue of Disc Golf Magazine with an updated chart in the middle of it. However, the E-Store website doesnt have the 1-15-08 version.
I suppose I could scan it in and put the pic up online...
Email me if ya want it

I do LOVE this chart Blake. It's very usefull and I keep a copy in my checkbook. When I go to my local retailer this chart comes out of the checkbook. Turned a couple of the clerks onto it too.

Blake did you change websites for this chart? I do recall seeing in a thread that you were not working for gottathrow anymore. If that's accurate where are you working?

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Postby Blake_T » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:42 am

i did not get a chance to throw the new discs yet as i have not returned from my video trip yet.

i am still working at GGGT part time and can be reached there ~10am-2pm CST Monday through Friday.
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Postby swingman8 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:25 pm

Is there any chance of having the Star Gremlin rated on this chart?
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:25 pm

i probably won't be throwing it until it becomes standard production.
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Postby calvarycoffee » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:06 am

is joe's flight chart copyrighted?

can i reproduce it and hand it out?
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:52 pm

IDK either way i would say get some from ggt, and support the company or direct people to the link.
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Postby snap » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:41 pm

Blake- any plans to add the Whitler to Joe's flight chart? I'm interested to see where it falls.
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Postby Blake_T » Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:48 pm

yes, there are a lot of new discs slated to be added, but due to past knee injuries i cannot throw when temperatures are below ~45 degrees.

i have tossed it around a few times and my initial impressions of it are something like range 1, hss -2 , lss +0.5, pwr 1
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