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What happens to discs as they age?

Postby coogs » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:27 am

Is there a set flight path on discs as they age based on their stability? What I mean is, what happens to overstable discs as they age; what happens to stable discs as they age; etc.? By aging I obviously mean through continued use, not just sitting on a shelf somewhere.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:00 pm

discs will generally loose their stability as they break in. Some discs that are truely stable will get straighter (common ones are roc, wizard, teebird, predator)
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Postby coogs » Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:32 am

Does that mean understable discs get even more understable as they age?
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Postby sleepy » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:22 am

coogs wrote:Does that mean understable discs get even more understable as they age?

Yep.


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Postby Luckyg71 » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:26 am

They move down to a retirement community in Florida I think.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:21 am

coogs wrote:Does that mean understable discs get even more understable as they age?


this is why alot of people dont like understable out of the box discs they break in (even in champ plastic) and become too understable. (although some make decent rollers, they are still more squirrly than a more stable disc that is more broken in)
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Postby Blake_T » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:33 pm

broken in discs have more glide, hold a line longer, and finish straighter.

they also respond more to throws.
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Postby TexasOutlaw » Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:34 pm

coogs wrote:Does that mean understable discs get even more understable as they age?


I think that's the reason you want your understable disc to be a beat up verion of something that used to be [over]stable. If you start with understable right out of the box, it just gets to beat.

I don't know the technical reasons (forgive me it's posted already), but as they break in, they lose some fade and get longer in most cases; that is, they get straighter and longer.

Right now my beat up 1st run wraith is longer than my relatively new dx wraith.
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Postby Weebl » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:06 pm

Plastic also affects stability loss as a disc breaks in. DX loses it's low speed fade more than resistance to turn at high speeds, champion plastic is reverse. This doesn't mean they wont lose low speed fade much, it does mean that in order to achieve this the disc will have much less resistance to turn over. :P
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Postby Blake_T » Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:18 pm

haha.

Plastic also affects stability loss as a disc breaks in. DX loses it's low speed fade more than resistance to turn at high speeds, champion plastic is reverse. This doesn't mean they wont lose low speed fade much, it does mean that in order to achieve this the disc will have much less resistance to turn over.


i basically told him this word for word during a phone conversation :)

good to see he remembers though :)
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Postby Weebl » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:20 am

Heh. You have a lot of good things to say, i try to listen and remember as much as I can.
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Postby redspexxx » Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:27 am

do discs actually lose some of their speed as they age? like would a beat up dx wraith be like a 10 or 9 speed disc after a while?
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:59 am

a broken in disc has more air friction so although I never thought of it before but I assume more air friction does mean a slower disc. However that dosnt mean the disc wont be as long, generally discs get longer, because part of more air friction is more glide.
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