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174 & 176?

Postby smalls51691 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:39 am

is there a reason that 80% of the discraft discs max weight is 174 and most of the rest are 176? why not like everyone else and make them 175?
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Postby Chase20460 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:58 am

Some are due to diameter size.
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Postby Cydisc » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:03 am

As I understand it from talking to Homburg, maximum disc weights are arrived at from a formula that factors diameter, stiffness and sharpness of the leading edge.

Of course, I may have this completely wrong as it was a conversation from 10+ years ago and it was Homburg talking, so I may not have been paying the best attention.
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Postby irban » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:40 pm

So I wonder what element in the discraft designs makes them mainly 74? Or maybe it is a range and they decided to stay on the low side to be different. I doubt it is the flexibility or other variable in the plastic, since all versions of the same mold have the same max weight, to my knowledge.
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Postby Cydisc » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:56 pm

It's a moot (love that word) point anyway. Any time you see a disc with a weight indicated on it that reflects that mold's maximum, it's likely a few grams heavier than stated.
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:07 pm

Cydisc wrote:It's a moot (love that word)


so does Neils
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Postby Chase20460 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:42 pm

Cydisc wrote:It's a moot (love that word) point anyway. Any time you see a disc with a weight indicated on it that reflects that mold's maximum, it's likely a few grams heavier than stated.


Depends on the disc, maker, and time of year made/sold. At least based on my experiance. Discraft is usually the most consistent with weight , followed by Gateway with the exception of the Wizard. The worst is Millinnium, then Innova, though my experiance isnt huge with Millinnium.
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Postby Cydisc » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:11 pm

Chase20460 wrote:
Cydisc wrote:It's a moot (love that word) point anyway. Any time you see a disc with a weight indicated on it that reflects that mold's maximum, it's likely a few grams heavier than stated.


Depends on the disc, maker, and time of year made/sold. At least based on my experiance. Discraft is usually the most consistent with weight , followed by Gateway with the exception of the Wizard. The worst is Millinnium, then Innova, though my experiance isnt huge with Millinnium.


Not to mention, time of day. If your disc was made on 4:20 on a Friday, all bets are off.
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Postby GDL17921 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:14 pm

I don't get it.
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Postby irban » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:40 am

GDL5000 wrote:I don't get it.

Really. I'm not curious about quality control. Whatever the disc weight ends up being, max weight is max weight. As cydisc points out, it is based on a formula. I'm just wondering how one discs max weight would be 1 gram less than anothers, when their diameter and shape seem to be similar.
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Postby Chase20460 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:34 am

At Innova they weighed them 10 at a time. Thats How.
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