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Old 10-14-2012, 02:06 AM
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and even then, I'd say "Pics or it didn't happen"
I lost.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:25 AM
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I wouldn't have known that a Cyclone couldn't go to 178 until jw said something. I would have just assumed it was in the same weight class as the comet or Buzzz. Still sounds dodgy if they are based on diameter like 'rube was saying. I'm not going to go find out what the max possible weight is for everyone of my discs and then weigh mine and hope they are all there, and then weigh my back ups! That sounds like some OCD crap. Get over it, the only time anyone should be worried about a few grams is if they just bought an ounce of blow.
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To help further elaborate, if things people you've NEVER met, type on the internet SERIOUSLY offend you, then the problem lies 99.9% in your court. Hell, things people I know personally couldn't get me riled up, unless it read something along the lines of "Your house has burnt down, and as your family ran outside, they were exposed to Sarin gas, and instead of treatment being administered, we shot them" and even then, I'd say "Pics or it didn't happen"



JungA few grams never hurt anyone....well except maybe Tony Montana or George ...
I love that this thread has become so off topic we are getting blow references. Now if you could only snort plastic
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:24 AM
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:35 AM
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Altitude/elevation and latitude will also affect weight. A disc may be legal in the north pole or the rocky mountains, but not at the equator or sea level.

Discs are also weightless in outer space. Pretty sure that makes them legal no matter how much they weigh.

You play with a disc for a while, it will pick up dirt and weigh more. Go wash that wraith OP. Let it dry and see if it is still overweight.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:46 AM
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Discs actually absorb water, so they can get heavier when you send them swimming. you have an allowance of up to 2.5g over stated max weight to work with.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:00 AM
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@ Matt O: Thanks for your original post, it brought up an interesting point that I had never thought about before. While I am sure no one will ever really notice or overly care about you throwing a slightly over weight disc, it would be a good thing to know for certain before ever playing a high end tournament. Also, it gave me a clearer picture of why I've heard people saying that you should never buy max weight because you don't know exactly what you'll end up with. I like throwing discs in the 168-171 range, and never thought that if I bought a 175 disc to use in heavy winds that I could end up with something ranging 2-5 grams heavier than the written weight.

@ Prerube: Thank you for posting some relevant information in response to the OP's original question. It was helpful to me and I'm sure to Matt O as well. I would say that because your posts didn't involve links to other threads on this site that the question of overweight discs is a new topic on DGCR. This adds in props to Matt O for starting an original discussion, and not something that has been addressed to death over the years. Also, thank you for your attempts to keep the thread lighthearted without slinging insults or derailing the conversation.

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Old 10-14-2012, 07:05 AM
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Discs actually absorb water, so they can get heavier when you send them swimming. you have an allowance of up to 2.5g over stated max weight to work with.
Is this official? So your saying that if I have a driver with a max legal weight of 176g, it can weigh 178.5g and still be considered legal?
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:00 AM
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I've been told that if you ever come across some old timer that putts with a Super Puppy, you have to watch out for overweight discs because the PDGA limit is somewhere around 175g, but they used to be molded in weights up to 220g before there were any sort of restrictions.

That is one long sentence.
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Well max weight is based on disc diameter, so the larger a disc is, the heavier the max weight can be.

So 175ish grams is max weight for most discs in the standard size, but midranges are a little bit wider so they can be more like 180g. Discs like the Zephyr and other super-class discs can be as heavy as 200g, and in some cases maybe even heaver.

So I don't know what the diameter is on a Super-Puppy, but there's a chance that it's a wide rimmed disc and would be viable in heavier weights.


super puppy is small...and 229g is the highest i have seen....

http://www.discgolfsweden.se/discar/...px?DiscId=1629
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:41 AM
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Discs are also weightless in outer space. Pretty sure that makes them legal no matter how much they weigh.

You play with a disc for a while, it will pick up dirt and weigh more. Go wash that wraith OP. Let it dry and see if it is still overweight.
The Wraith was new.
 

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:39 AM
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you have an allowance of up to 2.5g over stated max weight to work with.
I remember something along these lines and searched, but couldn't find it anywhere... I was actually thinking it was 2% which would be 3.5g with a 175g disc.
That said, I still have owned innova discs that were well above that threshold.
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