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Old 09-01-2012, 01:54 PM
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So what's so special about 11x discs?

I haven't thrown any. I have tried to trade brand new discs for used 11x discs, and have been declined. I have two 11x Eagle-Ls (both CAL mold) that I bought at a store near me new for $15 each recently. Are they worth holding on to? Or should I just throw them? Is there going to be a huge difference in the flight between those and a 12x? Okay, enough questions.
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:32 PM
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I'd keep them
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Old 09-01-2012, 02:33 PM
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its just the type of plastic from that era i think. you should throw em
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:49 PM
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I have 2 11x champ eagles and they fly pretty different from the 12x champ eagles. i'd say hold onto them, or sell/trade them to me haha.
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:54 PM
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For eagles, 11x are the most consistent runs. I know if I lose my 155 x mold, I can buy another around the same weight and it will fly the same.

For $15 new, L or X mold, I would buy that store out of 11x's.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:07 PM
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i have a blood red flat 11x l eagle I would punch a baby kitten if i lost.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:23 PM
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Since there's not a whole lot time between Ken winning his 11th and 12th world championships, there weren't a lot of runs of the same mold so you know that the TeeBird/Firebird/Eagle/etc you replaced with another one was produced at the same time and is the same as the one you just lost. Also, when The Champ was an 11Xer, Innova had fewer molds to run. They were taking more time running them and generally produced more consistent and better quality discs.

Now that there are 400 molds on their flight chart and they're working to put their product in more big chain stores, they have humongous orders to fill and figure most of the discs will be bought by casual disc golfers who aren't concerned about flat this, gummy that anyway so they cut corners. This alienates the crowd who kept them afloat (and profitable) all these years, but it also makes them a lot more money.

I just wish they would split their production and make the Factory Store the place where serious golfers can continue to enjoy their products and have them be the way they want them instead of having to sift through stacks upon stacks of discs to find one or two that are right.

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Old 09-01-2012, 05:52 PM
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If that store has any more, I'm willing to buy two from you for 20 bucks a piece plus shipping. Just saying
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They retain their flight path for longer.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:04 PM
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Since there's not a whole lot time between Ken winning his 11th and 12th world championships, there weren't a lot of runs of the same mold so you know that the TeeBird/Firebird/Eagle/etc you replaced with another one was produced at the same time and is the same as the one you just lost. Also, when The Champ was an 11Xer, Innova had fewer molds to run. They were taking more time running them and generally produced more consistent and better quality discs.

Now that there are 400 molds on their flight chart and they're working to put their product in more big chain stores, they have humongous orders to fill and figure most of the discs will be bought by casual disc golfers who aren't concerned about flat this, gummy that anyway so they cut corners. This alienates the crowd who kept them afloat (and profitable) all these years, but it also makes them a lot more money.

I just wish they would split their production and make the Factory Store the place where serious golfers can continue to enjoy their products and have them be the way they want them instead of having to sift through stacks upon stacks of discs to find one or two that are right.

Amen.
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