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Old 07-11-2012, 11:55 AM
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i throw 178g axis and couldn't imagine throwing lighter.. i think that extra heavy weight in the rim is what makes mvp discs as amazing as they are.. i pray to god they keep doing what they do and dont change a thing.

That extra weight in the edge of the rim is what makes these discs more gyroscopic, and thats why they are superior.
Seriously, I agree with you on this, if you can't throw the big boy stuff then stick to other discs. I cant even stand throwing a disc below 171g from any manufacturer.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:16 PM
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I have to say its amazing the difference 3g make on these discs my main vector is 177g and I recently got a 174g. While the flight characteristics are identical the 174g consistently gets 10 to 20 feet more distance than the 177g. Now I'm not sure if its me or if its the disc, but still find it interesting.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:59 PM
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Seriously, I agree with you on this, if you can't throw the big boy stuff then stick to other discs. I cant even stand throwing a disc below 171g from any manufacturer.
Some of us prefer to throw lighter weight discs for a variety of reasons. I fail to see how a heavier disc is really "big boy stuff". I will happily stick to other discs that come in my preferred weight range and save all the heavy stuff for you big boys.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:02 PM
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Some of us prefer to throw lighter weight discs for a variety of reasons. I fail to see how a heavier disc is really "big boy stuff". I will happily stick to other discs that come in my preferred weight range and save all the heavy stuff for you big boys.
I agree with you on the "big boy" theory, if people want to throw max weight only, then go for it, but you have to realize that throwing lighter weight discs will help your game also.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:21 PM
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The only Vector in my bag right now is 172 or 173 and I love it. Nothing wrong with lighter discs. I've had some awesome drives and approaches wih my 164 Ion.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:26 PM
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The only discs I really like heavy are my mids. I dont like to have a lot of variety of weights of the same discs but I like to have nice heavy mids for bludgeoning my way through the trees and brush that always seems to be between me and the basket after my drive.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:44 PM
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The only discs I really like heavy are my mids. I dont like to have a lot of variety of weights of the same discs but I like to have nice heavy mids for bludgeoning my way through the trees and brush that always seems to be between me and the basket after my drive.
I'm the same way. Drivers and putters are lighter, but I like my mids heavier.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:58 PM
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Still, give me something I can regularly find in the 170-174 range. I play disc golf, not football. I don't need to assert my manliness by throwing heavy plastic.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:10 PM
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I bought an eclipse axis labeled as 174 after my first run heavy axis was beefier than I wanted. Got home and scaled it to find out it was 177.1g. Needless to say but I am very disappointed with my $20 purchase. Flys just like the other one I didn't like.

 

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:13 PM
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That's kind of a sketchy number, could go either way, IMO. Weigher started a downward stroke, but tried to write a '7' instead?
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