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Old 05-17-2009, 12:40 PM
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I was just discovering the beauty of a beat dx valk when a tree got in the way and knocked it right into the water! Now I throw a new one on every hole I play for the sole purpose of breaking it in so I can get that beautiful S curve back!
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:15 PM
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Haha, my wife was trying to beat in a new Valk yesterday and the damn thing refused to hit trees.

Meanwhile, my well seasoned Gazelle was a tree seeking missile yesterday.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:32 PM
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beat destroyers will fly forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 11:25 PM
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Just so you know once a disc is punctured ti is not allowed for use (in PDGA tourneys that is), not sure if PDGA rules govern all leagues and such.
what if the disc is punctured and then you seal the hole by melting it a little with a lighter?
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:04 AM
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Beat discs do fly further, just like an understable disc will fly further than an overstable counter part in the same speed. The high speed turn allows the disc to fly further because it isn't trying so hard to fade. I am sure someone can explain the physics of it better than I can. I liken it to ball golf where if you hit it a certain way the ball will roll forward more when it hits the ground or you can hit it where the backspin stops it. In discs this is also the reason that you typically see understable discs with higher glide ratings. The trick to beat in discs it controlling them so that they do not turn so far to the right that they fall out of the sky, which is typically when rollers happen. I have a great DX Destroyer that is nice and beat. The only thing I can do with it now it throw rollers. I had a great TeeRex that was just starting to get to its peak in wear. I could throw it straight for a long time, and then I threw it so far that I never found it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:05 AM
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what if the disc is punctured and then you seal the hole by melting it a little with a lighter?
That is illegal too, along with sanding the disc technically. Alstering the disc in any way so that the flight characteristics change, with the exception of throwing the disc into tree and other had objects is illegal. Never seen it called yet.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:30 AM
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I'm pretty new to the sport, but I've noticed that the throwaway discs other people have given me seem to be more to my liking than the couple I've bought myself. I always kinda thought it's because they just knew which ones were best for me, but now that I think about it, they do have a few knocks in them.
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Old 05-21-2009, 09:50 AM
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That is illegal too, along with sanding the disc technically. Alstering the disc in any way so that the flight characteristics change, with the exception of throwing the disc into tree and other had objects is illegal. Never seen it called yet.

Sanding your discs is legal, as written in the rule book. I carry a sanding sponge in my bag to smooth out nicks and scratches caused by normal wear and tear.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:01 AM
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I took a side-by-side photo of my beat Eclipse and a brand new one. I have had the beat disc for over 10 years and it is my go to mid-range disc, I even putt with it from anywhere beyond 20 feet. I cannot throw the new one for s@!t.
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Old 05-21-2009, 03:17 PM
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I took a side-by-side photo of my beat Eclipse and a brand new one. I have had the beat disc for over 10 years and it is my go to mid-range disc, I even putt with it from anywhere beyond 20 feet. I cannot throw the new one for s@!t.
Man, that sucker looks like it's been through the wars!
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