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Old 09-25-2012, 10:31 AM
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Also, I'm planning on picking up a max weight ascent and was curious to what people thought of the xlink soft?
I had a soft Ascent that I got rid of, but for some reason the soft Trak works very well for me. And of course, the soft Ridge is my go to approach disc. Maybe it's just me, but soft Ascent: NO soft Trak: YES!
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:03 PM
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This proto is FLIPPY! Very disappointed
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:25 PM
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This proto is FLIPPY! Very disappointed
I will not go as far as saying I am disappointed, but I will agree that it is incredibly flippy. I had two throws turn into unintended rollers and a third duck into trees on the right I normally do a good job steering clear of.

I will have more time on Friday to get out and really air them out.
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:48 PM
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I was hoping you guys could help me out here...
A few weeks ago, I bought a new Ibex and Ridge. First of all, I would like to say I absolutely Love both of those disks. My two questions have to do with the flight ratings of the ridge.
1. On the back of the ridge, it has the fade and turn listed as 16 and 5 and the MPH listed as 52, but underneath where it says speed, instead of saying 300 like it does on their website, it just says 6. Could anybody tell me what this 6 means? I know what the disc is supposed to do, I'm just curious.
2. On the Vibram website, under Retailer Tools, they have two versions of their flight rating chart. On the older one, the ridge is listed as it is on the back of my disc (with the 300 instead of the 6), but on the "updated" chart, the fade is instead listed as 10. Is this by any chance just a typo, or did they change the flight rating of the disc?
Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:14 PM
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1. On the back of the ridge, it has the fade and turn listed as 16 and 5 and the MPH listed as 52, but underneath where it says speed, instead of saying 300 like it does on their website, it just says 6. Could anybody tell me what this 6 means?
I believe that the 6 is the multiplier to the MPH. 52 X 6 = 312 feet.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:23 PM
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Six of my Ridges have a fade of 16 on them. One of them is blank.
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:09 AM
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Don't worry guys! Mr. Dodge said that they are tweaking that understable version into a more overstable version. It will be legendary and not flippy!
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:20 AM
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Don't worry guys! Mr. Dodge said that they are tweaking that understable version into a more overstable version. It will be legendary and not flippy!
Do not get me wrong, I am having fun throwing it, and like I said, I will have more time on Friday to give it a more thorough testing.

Mine has the slightest concave top, hardly noticable, but I wonder how much that plays into it. I am having fun throwing it on bombing holes, but as it stands now it would not make my competitive bag. It could be possible that if I dialed it in as a roller it could be really useful for me (I throw in the 380-400 range); it seemed to hardly slow down on the ground.

So the question now stands, if there is a tweak, would another tester disc be heading our way? What I am looking for is a Canon-like driver. I have for the most part given up on wide-rimmed drivers, having settled on the Pro Valkyrie for most my distance shots, but I can really make my Pinnacle Canons fly. If you can make this prototype like that, I would love it. I really like having the Vibram logo on the edge of the rim. It is a great place for the thumb to gain a little extra traction, especially in the less than ideal conditions we will be facing soon here in Minnesota.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:55 AM
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This proto is FLIPPY! Very disappointed
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I will not go as far as saying I am disappointed, but I will agree that it is incredibly flippy. I had two throws turn into unintended rollers and a third duck into trees on the right I normally do a good job steering clear of.
Which color did you guys get? And would you be able to post a pic of the slightly concave top?

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:02 AM
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1. On the back of the ridge, it has the fade and turn listed as 16 and 5 and the MPH listed as 52, but underneath where it says speed, instead of saying 300 like it does on their website, it just says 6. Could anybody tell me what this 6 means? I know what the disc is supposed to do, I'm just curious.
2. On the Vibram website, under Retailer Tools, they have two versions of their flight rating chart. On the older one, the ridge is listed as it is on the back of my disc (with the 300 instead of the 6), but on the "updated" chart, the fade is instead listed as 10. Is this by any chance just a typo, or did they change the flight rating of the disc?
Thanks!
1. Our original flight rating system had two speed numbers. The top speed number is the ideal launch speed, in mph. The bottom speed number was a glide factor. The idea was to multiply the glide factor times the launch speed to get an expected max distance of the disc. (although max distance is tough to quantify! ;-)

2. When the Obex was released, we did a comprehensive review of the flight guide and tweaked some of the numbers so that the numbers were properly relative to each other.
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