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Old 04-20-2013, 01:52 AM
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High Altitude Flight

Does any one know what effect playing at a high elevation has on a disc's flight? My thought is lighter air would make things more stable, kind of like throwing with a tailwind. Which seems to be true for some of my throws, but not others.

Any suggestions for discs to use would be helpful too? high speed? low speed? over/understable?
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:18 AM
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I would tend to agree everything is a tick more stable.

Discs I throw regularly at altitude are WAY more flippy at sea level
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:28 AM
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Time for another Colorado guy to weigh in.

I find discs to be more stable at altitude. I have watched people come to Colorado to play tournaments and they end up buying a Sidewinder or Avenger SS between rounds just so that can throw something straight.

The adjustment for me going down in elevation typically means that I am throwing more things on a hyzer and from time to time I will throw the more stable disc.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:30 AM
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Discs are definitely more stable at elevation. When I first moved to Colorado, I went from just about sea level in Baltimore to about 9200' in Frisco, CO. My whole bag changed. Comets became Buzzzes and Buzzzes became Wasps essentially. My roller disc became a straight flyer, etc. I'm currently going through it again.. just moved to Denver altitudes a couple weeks ago.
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:36 AM
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Also, discs will fly more stable as humidity rises.
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:00 AM
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Something I'm curious about, how does altitude affect distance? Iv'e been told higher elevation will let you throw farther, is there any truth to that?
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Old 04-21-2013, 12:38 AM
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Something I'm curious about, how does altitude affect distance? Iv'e been told higher elevation will let you throw farther, is there any truth to that?
Some discs float to get distance, some cut through the air. So it might change disc to disc.
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:13 AM
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Another concurrent thread on this:
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ad.php?t=86483

Here's a pull from my post there:
My personal impression is that for every 6000'/2000m, the flight numbers shift one notch, so a Roadrunner at 9/5/-4/1 becomes at 10/4/-3/2. My bag has a bunch of neutral and understable discs for Colorado; when I take it to sea level, most of my discs are almost too flippy to be useful. In other words, at altitude a TL becomes a Teebird, a Roadrunner becomes a Sidewinder, etc.
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