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Old 01-28-2014, 11:35 AM
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The most consistent/inconsistent molds?

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I'd like to hear what molds do you think are the most consistent or inconsistent?
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:38 AM
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I'll use Innova for Example


Most: Kc Pro Aviar (the plastic feel may change slightly but overall the molding remains the same shape)

Least: Star Destroyer (There are enough different star destroyer runs to cover every distance slot in the bag from Roller to meathook)
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:43 AM
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Most to least consistent based on design stability - OS, US, Stable.

Most to least consistent based on plastic - Base, Premium base/Pro, Star/ESP ish, Champ/Z ish.

Most to least consistent based on weight - Heavy, light.

Most to least consistent based on date of run - Older, newer.

Most to least consistent based on manufacturer - no idea.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:44 AM
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well this thread will be never ending. but the recent runs of champ sidewinders have slanted rims and way higher plh. there extremely stable for a sidewinder. ive never thrown a champ viking but would like to compare the two. the rims are slanted like a plus mold or like a lat 64. its def noticable in feel. side by side an old sw they look like two different discs
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:27 PM
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There is no consistency in disc golf manufacturing!
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:45 PM
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There is no consistency in disc golf manufacturing!
This tenfold. Most of you have no understanding of plastics manufacturing. I am in quality in an injection molding facility. Pure and simple, there is no such thing as a perfect part. There are way more variables than anyone has any clue about. You will never ever ever EVER produce two discs that are exactly the same. To even get them within .001 of an inch the same would make the price go up so much as to make disc golf totally unaffordable. Discs are not scientifically molded. That is saved for gears, medical parts and a very few car parts. Scientifically molded parts are for some of the most intricate machines and health procedures in the world. One part that is a quarter the size of a disc can cost 100 bucks. These parts have specs that have to be +/- 1/100000th of an inch. You will never see that kind of quality in disc golf manufacturing due to cost. Hell I would be suprised if they shoot for 1/100th of an inch. Plastic, especially the softer ones used in discs are riife with inconsistencies. Learn what you are looking for in PLH etc. and then you will be able to get the disc you like.

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:23 AM
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^^^ That's great and all, but there are still some companies that do a better job than others with consistency. The Star Destroyer example is a perfect one, because that's a case of the manufacturer causing inconsistency by changing mold parts, not a case of different cooling times or humidity etc causing the disc to be a couple tenths of an inch different. Another good example would be Prodigy turning out oval shaped discs or forgetting their UV protecting agents. Neither of those examples are minor environmental differences , but simply carelessness by Prodigy. UB's release of a faulty Procul would be another good example.

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Old 01-29-2014, 09:27 AM
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Hmm you say car parts, medical parts...
Which disc factory have I seen those being made in?
Oh right.
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:30 AM
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Hmm you say car parts, medical parts...
Which disc factory have I seen those being made in?
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Hmmmm, could it be...Quest?
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