Ronrazz wrote:Well I dont know if Chase wants to type it all out but I was wondering what the differences are between the different rocs San Marino, Ontario, flat top, and even the classic.
I hear all of these different types and I dont know what the differences are, care to explain?
Ill do the best I can, although Clark would really be the person to ask. Hes a big Roc fan, where I am not.
San Marino- The first of the Rocs, both big and small. Known primarily as San Marinos after the Ontario was released and hated by most. (San Marino was where Innova was located, hence the name San Marino on the bottom. It is also a timeline of sorts as to measure different DX plastic. When they moved to Ontario, thats the name that appeared on the bottom. Same goes for Rancho. )
Ontario- This was a different, less stable mold than the original big San Marinos. (By big, I mean the larger diameter Rocs. ) This wasnt a real well recieved disc from what Ive been told. ( all this is before my time. )
Rancho- This was the third location, but a new similar mold to the San Marinos, only a little more overstable in design. ( The bluntness of the nose, I think )
Classics are the first Rocs ever, I think. Im not sure. They are connected to the XD also, I think, but this is before my time.
Flat-Topped Rocs are usaully Chings, which is a stamping process that flattens out the top. Some are that way due to mix and cooling effects as well, Im pretty sure, but are usually on Rancho Rocs. Im not sure if the Ching process was developed when Ontarios were around ar not, but I doubt it.
I think alot of it is preference. Older players live and die by San Marinos, but I personally didnt see much difference between them and Ranchos. I only had one though. The Ontarios are a less stable version that has been revived in the USDGC Special Blend Rocs, and before that in the '02 CE Roc, Im pretty sure. ( not positve about that one though. they may have just been crappy like Ontarios. )
As far as value goes, the San Marinos are tops, as far as DX Rocs go. Ontarios arent worth dick, and Rancho Protos can bring big money, but only because people assume they are KC Proto 8x . I have been told they are different discs, and have seen 2 different stamp versions. For the most part though, thats how they are dealt to the general public. I have one, and would sell it as a Rancho Proto, even though I bought it thinking it was a 8x KC Proto.