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Ching Excelerator Dimpled Discs

Postby Blake_T » Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:09 am

Ching was nice enough to send me a couple of Ching Fusion Mojo protos which are a dimpled putt & approach golf disc with 9 recessions in the top of the flight plate. while the design is pending pdga approval, there is a driver in the works as well. the aerodynamics of the recessions are designed to reduce high speed drag force on the disc early in the flight. i'm doing some field work tomorrow, will write some follow up comments when i get a feel for them.
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Postby AciDBatH666 » Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:22 am

Hrmmm sounds interesting. I know golf balls have dimples in them for the same reason.
If they didnt you wouldnt be able to hit them very far at all.
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Postby shanest » Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:40 pm

Sounds a little gimmicky, but I'm interested to see how it will actually work.
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Postby QwErTy » Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:26 am

ever read the info for patent #4,568,297.

clicky clicky wrote:Previous attempts to refine and improve the flying disc have been concentrated in two main areas; ballistics and gimmicks. Although various claims have been made, little actual improvement in the aerodynamic properties of the flying disc has been achieved over the basic design.

The gimmick area is lead by the addition of flight rings but also includes such things as double flight plates, finger holds, holes and grooves to channel air flow, and various multiple piece designs. A considerable number of patents have issued in this area, but these variations do little if anything to improve disc performance.


If it works, thats awesome, just makes me think of all the other things out there like the rings on a lightning disc or the thumbtrack.
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Postby Blake_T » Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:49 am

initial prognosis:

this is one of the purest flying discs i've ever thrown. very slow flying with a lot of hover. very accurate. requires a lot of finesse, but if you have a good clean release it will hold any line you give it. i'm not sure what affect the dimples had on it, but it had a very nice feel and the dimples allowed you to "dial in" a thumb placement for varying degrees of nose angle. they also gave good snap without having to worry much about thumb pressure. it also will hold any angle you put on it (assuming you don't over power it).

as a putter, perfect amount of stiffness/grip. flexed enough when it hit the pole to drop dead without riccocheting/bouncing out. little more low speed fade than i like on longer putts but was very accurate from 25' and in. had a lot of carry though and was able to putt from about 15' longer than my wizards.

distancewise it wasn't particularly long, i throw wizards in the 240-270' range and the mojos were pulling in more around 180-210'.
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Postby Blake_T » Mon Jun 28, 2004 7:08 pm

got 2 driver prototypes in the mail today. one is very overstable, the other flippy. next one in development is in between. will post the results after i have tested them.
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Postby Chucknplastic » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:36 am

I just picked up a Juju® thats stamped w/ the Mojo logo. i like the putter/aproach. can't wait to get a hold of a driver.
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:09 am

the driver design isn't finalized yet. i stay in touch w/ holgate at ching... i've been pushing for him to pump out a roc-type disc first, but i think he's gonna be going for a stable driver. i just fear that he might end up in the same boat as gateway, with 5 drivers on the market and no stable mid.

i'm guessing it will be beast-like based on the profiles of the protos he sent me.
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