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OK, being new to this and still learning and absorbing all I can... I was talking with a guy (who is definitely better than I am), and he said to soak my DX plastic discs in hot water when I first get them... said it helps age them... is there any truth to this, or was he just sending me on a snipe hunt type deal???
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:04 AM
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I don't think that's a thing... But you can drive your car over your discs... That ages them

Or just throw them at a wall or something... Impacts will age a disc
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:20 AM
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I don't think that's a thing... But you can drive your car over your discs... That ages them

Or just throw them at a wall or something... Impacts will age a disc
I hit enough trees and fences without trying... so I think I have that covered.

I figured it was a "snipe hunting" kind of thing...
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:47 AM
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What is a disk ?

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Old 06-13-2016, 09:45 AM
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Half the fun is working your disc through the beat-in process. Your friend is a buzzkill.
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:53 AM
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If they're slick at all a soapy bath can make them a little grippier. Beyond that, yeah, snipe hunt.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:29 PM
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It is generally a good idea to wash a disc with soap and hot water when you get them. They can have residue on them that you may not even notice, but once you wash it off you'll be surprised how much more grippy it will be. One of my favorite discs (1.1 Millennium Scorpius) is always really slick off the shelf and I have to scrub them with a sponge and soapy water and then they feel great.
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Hot water will soften up plastic, but once it cools, the plastic reverts to original malleability.
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I've never heard "snipe hunt" used like "wild goose chase" before. Snipe hunting just makes me think of Anna Karenina and all the time I wasted reading it.
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i wash all my discs when i get them. gets any oils off from handling and helps me to bond with them. makes most discs grippier as well.
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