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Old 04-24-2013, 01:55 AM
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Here's a test for everyone that I found quite interesting:

Get your Proton and Neutron out. Grab a Z and Champ too. Now, apply firm, even pressure with your thumb and slide it outward from the center of each disc.

I noticed:

- Proton & Neutron: Slides with mild, even resistance with no sound.

- Z and Champ: Thumb skids as it grabs and slides; like rubbing a balloon.

Now, get them wet and repeat the test:

- Proton & Neutron: Thumb skids as it grabs and slides; like rubbing a balloon.

- Champ: Slides easily, no sound.

- Z: Thumbs skids a little, but slides easy.

Further, I noted water appeared to bead off Neutron more readily than the others, but wipes off easily from all about equally.

In concluding, I found it odd how the plastics roles reversed in watery conditions. Although the apparent tackiness of the plastics differed, I found all hard to grip firmly when wet. While both Proton and Neutron don't give as immediate a sense of surface resistance as compared to Z or Champ, I found the smooth tension a positive in quickly obtaining a firm grip. I find Proton and Neutron to be on equal footing in this regard. I didn't find any plastic to be disadvantageous as to how it attracted water, but would give a slight edge to Neutron for it's mild, yet notable water beading properties. Perhaps a shammy would be better for quick disc wipe.

Last edited by thePiRaTE; 04-24-2013 at 01:58 AM.