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Old 08-29-2012, 11:32 AM
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Understanding the Sleepy Scale (with pics and check list)

Due to the picture limits I have to do a post for each rating. Then I will post the checklist if there is time. This thread is to talk about the sleepy scale and any ideas you have to prevent people from rating their 4/10 Roc as a 7/10. The sleepy scale is a subjective scale, so 3 people could give a disc 3 differerent ratings, but my hope is that this thread could help narrow it down a bit and educate new sellers about the sleepy scale.

What is the Sleepy Scale?
It is a disc condition rating scale to describe the stage of wear a disc you are selling is in. It is a numerical scale from 1-10 (1-3 are combined into one category because after 3, they are all just junk.)

Give me a few minutes to post 10-3 and discuss.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:33 AM
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10 - Never thrown, no ink, brand new condition.
These are obvious, Have you thrown the disc or not? No pictures needed

9 - Field tested or used for one or two rounds. These are the discs that can almost pass for brand new, but have been thrown, They are in superb condition




Used, but no sign of use, in this case the sticker is still fully intact.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:35 AM
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8 - Lightly used with very minimal wear. These are the discs that you can look at them and clearly see they have been thrown, but are still in great shape.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:36 AM
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7 - Used with some minor dings or scuffs but still in good shape. This is a disc that was in someone’s bag for a few rounds. It can have some scratches, if you run your finger around the rim it will not be smooth, but no major damage.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:37 AM
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6 - Typical used disc with the usual dings, scratches but still worthy. People think these are bad discs, but they are typical out of the bag already seasoned in throwers. The edge has scuffs and minor dings over a majority of the rim.


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Old 08-29-2012, 11:40 AM
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5 - Kinda beat, significant wear, Maybe a noticeable gouge or gash. Disc has has lost a good bit of it's stability. This is the area where people can rate the same disc a 4 -6, but the main difference is the loss of stability and/or a more prominent gash or gouge.




^nice disc, but MASSIVE gouge
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:41 AM
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4 - Beat up turnover disc with some evident war story wear. These are heavily used, beat up discs. That favorite DX driver you’ve had for years may be a 4. These have wear consistently around the rim.

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Old 08-29-2012, 11:42 AM
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I buy new discs and sell new discs. I give away used discs. In my world there are only 2 scales, new and used. When you get old you need to simplify things.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:44 AM
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3 or under
"Beat to Hades dog chew toy". These discs have multiple gouges, gashes, and scratches. They have seen road, forest, maybe even spent some time under water. These also include discs that have lost their shape, clover topped, warped, and generally beat to crap discs.

These are discs you don't even use as a dog water bowl because you are afraid of giving your dog tetus or salmonella.



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Great thread, even if people disagree with your pics/analysis.

A lot of your photos show what appears to be less-durable plastic. How does more durability to the disc's plastic affect the scale? e.g. You've got a champion disc that you've been throwing for years, has some noticable wear on it (something see on a disc that was between a 6 and 8) but it hasn't lost any stability. Would you give it an 8 if the dings/etc. were than minimal even though it's been thrown for a long time? How would rate a disc that has clearly lost stability but has only minor dings. I have discs which I would relate to each of these hypotheticals.
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