#1  
Old 05-28-2011, 10:15 AM
Craton's Avatar
Craton Craton is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Years Playing: 12.2
Courses Played: 32
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,336
Star Lite Destroyers

...or is it Star Light?

Either way, I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. I just wanted to know if anyone had some linkage for me to find out about the mythical Star-Lite Destroyers.

I recently acquired one, 165g, domey as Ben Franklin's head, and was completely in awe of HOW overstable it is. I'm mostly wondering how it is you go about knowing if a lighter weight Star Destroyer is indeed one of these crazy breeds. I know it probably has to do with PLH, but if there are any other clues for those not as scientifically inclined. Were they just a certain run, or are the lighter star destroyers still rocking the mullet?

Side topic: Anyone have any links/history/rumors/gossip about Star Destroyers being labled "DS" vs. "D" on the bottom?

Last edited by Craton; 05-28-2011 at 10:20 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-28-2011, 10:17 AM
Dave Walters's Avatar
Dave Walters Dave Walters is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: FORT WAYNE, IN
Years Playing: 8.3
Courses Played: 35
Posts: 1,190
I have 159 asia open star destroyer that is star/champy blend.

Super over stable to start. Will turn on me with a ton of snap.

Great run of destroyers IMO but I didnt find a spot for it in my bag
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-28-2011, 10:20 AM
Dfwdscglfr's Avatar
Dfwdscglfr Dfwdscglfr is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Years Playing: 6.2
Courses Played: 1
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 984
i havent seen many in the 159-165 range that werent star light's
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-28-2011, 10:23 AM
Dave Walters's Avatar
Dave Walters Dave Walters is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: FORT WAYNE, IN
Years Playing: 8.3
Courses Played: 35
Posts: 1,190
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dfwdscglfr View Post
i havent seen many in the 159-165 range that werent star light's
Khmer has one here that is 165 but appears to be normal star plastic.
I was going to buy it but never pulled the trigger on it.

I am curious how it flies.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ad.php?t=36574
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-28-2011, 10:39 AM
Dfwdscglfr's Avatar
Dfwdscglfr Dfwdscglfr is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Years Playing: 6.2
Courses Played: 1
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 984
i guess the only way to know is to throw it my starlites are the asia open and an avery stamped ones i know with the starlite boss you can see some silver specs in the plastic most i have seen were blue
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-28-2011, 10:41 AM
GLong's Avatar
GLong GLong is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Baltimore, MD
Years Playing: 6.2
Courses Played: 66
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,423
I have been told that anything factory marked under 170 is starlite. Best way to tell is PLH. It's pretty obvious when you line them up side by side.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-28-2011, 10:44 AM
Craton's Avatar
Craton Craton is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Years Playing: 12.2
Courses Played: 32
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLong View Post
I have been told that anything factory marked under 170 is starlite. Best way to tell is PLH. It's pretty obvious when you line them up side by side.
This might be true. However, I feel the biggest downfall of PLH is the fact that you can't see it once a disc has been thrown-so I can't compare it to the one I have. If I only have three new star destroyers to look at, and they all have identical PLH, I won't know if they're understable/overstable until I spend 18 bucks.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-28-2011, 10:56 AM
GLong's Avatar
GLong GLong is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Baltimore, MD
Years Playing: 6.2
Courses Played: 66
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 4,423
Using PLH may not be perfect but it's the best thing you've got to compare different discs.

You can also use the quarter stacking method to 'measure' PLH if you don't have the fancy calipers that some people use.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-28-2011, 11:00 AM
Craton's Avatar
Craton Craton is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Years Playing: 12.2
Courses Played: 32
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLong View Post
Using PLH may not be perfect but it's the best thing you've got to compare different discs.

You can also use the quarter stacking method to 'measure' PLH if you don't have the fancy calipers that some people use.
Good to know.
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 05-28-2011, 01:52 PM
captain jack's Avatar
captain jack captain jack is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Pac NW
Years Playing: 32.2
Courses Played: 24
Posts: 1,671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Walters View Post
I have 159 asia open star destroyer that is star/champy blend.

Super over stable to start. Will turn on me with a ton of snap.

Great run of destroyers IMO but I didnt find a spot for it in my bag
Same for me. I have a 165 Starlight that I dont carry because its much harder get it to go far than a regular 169 Star. It's great when my form turns to **** though, or when I get lazy.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Walters View Post
Khmer has one here that is 165 but appears to be normal star plastic.
I was going to buy it but never pulled the trigger on it.

I am curious how it flies.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...ad.php?t=36574
Regular Star discs are easier to throw, with better glide, beat Star discs are the best D's out there.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dfwdscglfr View Post
most i have seen were blue
No. Nightshift,yes, but Starlight discs come in every color.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GLong View Post
Using PLH may not be perfect but it's the best thing you've got to compare different discs.

You can also use the quarter stacking method to 'measure' PLH if you don't have the fancy calipers that some people use.
PLH can be a good indicator with Starlight Destroyers.

Dave has mentioned that some of the Starlight runs have a grainy texture near the transition from the rim to the flight plate, but I have not found this to be consistent with the 6 Starlight Boss's and Destroyers that I own. Two of the six have the graininess.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GLong View Post
I have been told that anything factory marked under 170 is starlite.
You were lied to, read the quote from Dave Dunipace below.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveD
In the past, Starlite was the only process for producing lighter weight Destroyers. We just ran Destroyers down to 158gms and most were not beefy. We did include some Starlite Destroyer that were used for Japan that were very beefy. Mostly pinkish.

The BEST test for any Starlight disc is the flex test.
Ok everybody, lets all try this at home.

First, gather up all your Katanas, Boss's and Destroyers, in Star plastic, between 150-169 grams ( Starlight stabilization is only for discs in this weight range)

Now take each disc, place both hands on rim like you're grabbing a steering wheel, and flex the dome in and out.

Starlight discs are much stiffer and resistant to flexing, easy flexers will be the less stable discs.

Starlight discs have never been marked in any way, ultimately, throwing them will be the only real way to test the stability of any particular disc in relation to its brethren.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.