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Old 03-22-2015, 04:49 PM
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Mold your own discs?

http://youtu.be/nMAd4FpXpy4

Looks interesting.....
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:59 PM
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I would guess that it's neither worth the money, time, or effort to use this for discs.

But still awesome for tons of other applications.
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:02 PM
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I don't know since it is reusable... wouldn't be a waste of money...
I come up with disc shape ideas sometimes that I'd like to see... I dunno really... sounds possible...
but yeah a cool tech overall... I'm more for 3D printers and assume you could make a disc with that but I don't know how that plastic would hold up
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:08 PM
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I don't know since it is reusable... wouldn't be a waste of money...
I come up with disc shape ideas sometimes that I'd like to see... I dunno really... sounds possible...
but yeah a cool tech overall... I'm more for 3D printers and assume you could make a disc with that but I don't know how that plastic would hold up
Did you watch the whole vid? They show it fully cured at the and and it looks plenty tough.

They smash it with several different hammers and run it over with a car.

I think it would end up being to hard for a "safe" disc material, that thing might kill somebody...but you could probably use it for some proto testing though.
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:11 PM
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yeah that...
tho some discs are super hard... the samurai comes to mind IIRC

Not saying I would make a disc and pitch it to the PDGA or any maker... just for fun
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:18 PM
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What if you throw it in a water hazard?! Yikes
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:25 PM
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good question... wonder if it floats
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Old 03-22-2015, 05:34 PM
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You could use it for prototyping pretty easily. For the cost, I'm thinking about experimenting with one of my favorite molds. Assuming everything molded up right, you could test to see whether the Gyro effect is real or not if you copy an existing MVP mold.

You can use it for the mold and the disc! Win-win! When the disc's firm, I imagine I can change the wing on a lathe until I get it how I want it.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:41 PM
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You won't be able to form a symmetrical disc by hand---maybe if you made a general shape and then lathed it.

It does seem useful, though. I can think of a # of mischievous things to do with it.

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Old 03-22-2015, 11:37 PM
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for making prototypes, this looks awesome.

If you have some cash - or in the longer run - this might be rediculously awesome for prototyping, no more molds need to be made!
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