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Old 05-09-2013, 03:27 PM
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Well crap! Seems I've just had the bad luck of the draw. I know one thing for sure though, I won't be ordering anymore yellow MVP discs online anymore. Only if it's in a store and I know for sure it's yellow. I still think the banana/highlighter is a decent idea.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:28 PM
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I feel like the various retailers should have a banana and a sharpie when sending out discs. If the disc looks like the banana, it's yellow, and if it looks like the sharpie, it's not yellow.
This made me laugh. Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:41 PM
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/\ Meant "highlighter" instead of sharpie, but you get the idea.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:24 PM
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Ok, so I've ordered two "yellow" Neutron MVP discs so far. I've also ordered an array of other colors including a couple "yellow/green". However, neither of my "yellow" MVP discs I've received were actually yellow. One of the yellow ones was actually the same color as the yellow/green color, and the other was extremely close to the yellow/green color. I'm not trying to be mean, but this is making me wonder how many colorblind people are handling our discs before sending them out. I feel like the various retailers should have a banana and a sharpie when sending out discs. If the disc looks like the banana, it's yellow, and if it looks like the sharpie, it's not yellow.

Also, have any of you actually received any true "yellow" colored Neutron MVP discs?
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The whole ordeal of psychological color perception of frisbees was a really fun project for me a few years back.

Believe it or not, classifying discs as colors ain't so easy. Our site, at least, runs on a defined set of thirty-something colors for discs. The line between yellow, yellow-green, bright green, etc... those can be extremely subjective. MVP has two colors that are very similar, but to my eye (A+ in Color Theory!) they cannot both fall under the same color. The more lime-ish one falls under yellow-green, while another falls under green.

As to how we determine color, I built out a tool that shows the person working, for each "color", 25 example swatches. When I go help the receivers about a disc color call, they'll hold it up to their screen and say "It's closer to this swatch here, than any of the other color". Sometimes the right answer is perceptual, sometimes it's plastic context, could be a number of things.

That said, myself and the Tech VP are both super visually keen to this type of thing, and the current color definitions bug us to no end. Given the opportunity, we'll revamp it.

In the meantime, what I wanna do is (time allowing) grab a box full of discs that are say, Elite-Z "blue-green", and shoot that box, and have it linked on any product of that plastic with that color available. It gets tricky. Elite-X "red" is pink, like a warm salmon, not true cherry red... but hand it to someone, it's a red disc. Translucent "red" loses saturation and character. Yellow has an inherent brightness that makes its threshold for "light" much different than Blue. Etc etc etc.

Believe me, we've spent a lot of time trying to make Exact Color perfect. It's far from perfect now, but rest assured that at least somewhere in the world, two nerds are trying to improve Golf Disc Chromatology
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:32 PM
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To give some perspective on color choices,

I can see where confusion can come in if these discs aren't all side by side at the retailer, the far left is more of a day glo where the middle is a true yellow and the far right is a bright green
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:38 PM
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Are people really mad if they get one of the three disc pictured above while expecting a yellow disc? I mean, especially the first and second from the left, it's freaking yellow. If someone is that picky on color, they should know by now that they have to purchase it in person.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:41 PM
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That is why I just stick with the MVP Neutron Orange, always consistent and vibrant. Just something about the Orange/Black combo that appeals to me.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:44 PM
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I'd be mad if I wanted the dayglo, and got the duller, darker yellow. The dayglo, and hot pink are my favorite MVP colors cause they pop so much, and they don't blend in with anything on the course.
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Old 05-09-2013, 04:51 PM
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I'd be mad if I wanted the dayglo, and got the duller, darker yellow. The dayglo, and hot pink are my favorite MVP colors cause they pop so much, and they don't blend in with anything on the course.
Yup -- I think special consideration / naming should be given for anything outside the natural spectrum... in other words all the neons that pop.

I try to train all the guys here to use the "bright-" variation for anything that's unnaturally saturated. Basically, nothing can make a color "bright-" except being blaze-loud saturated/neon.
 

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Old 05-09-2013, 04:55 PM
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MVP colors above...

I think they call them Lemon, Banana, and Lime, respectively...or maybe the first 2 are banana then lemon?

Anyways, it is a bit like a J Crew catalogue, lol
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