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Old 02-21-2015, 07:04 PM
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Realistic flight ratings

Why can't the disc manufacturers come up with a flight rating system that truly reflects the characteristics of each disc as influenced by differing plastics? I just bought a 157g Star TL and it has a ton more fade than my new 150g DX Teebird. 7-5-0-1 for the Star TL is totally bogus. It's more like 7-5-0-3!
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:08 PM
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Flight ratings are only a rough guide. They will never be precise.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:13 PM
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After a while I think you just accept that discs just aren't be molded consistently enough to be able to be summarized with 4 numbers. Just find the ones you like, and get a few. That's all you can do.

It bothered me for a while, but now I enjoy the inconsistency. I've got a slew of Teebirds for all fairway driver slots, Destroyers for distance, and Rocs for mids. Consistent feel with different flights isn't the worst thing.

It would be my rough guess that to mold discs more consistently they would have to charge 2-3x as much and that wouldn't go over well.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:18 PM
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Not all manufacturers share the same issues with inconsistencies.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:44 PM
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Not all manufacturers share the same issues with inconsistencies.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:53 PM
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It seems to me that the discrepancy is more related to not taking into account the influence of different plastics on flight rather than on mold inconsistencies.
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:58 PM
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Molds typically mold up more OS in premium plastics. I've shared the experience of others that say the numbers reflect the characteristics of the disc in it's sweet spot, so I'd reserve judgement until the disc has had the new knocked off it. I've also heard a bunch of Innova consistency complaints.

If it's any consolation, I enjoyed my Star TL for it's straight flight at first, but gave it up when I could no longer control it's turn. I lost it in the woods, someone called me about it, and I told them to keep it; I was happy with my Star Leopard. From what I remember of mine, I'd put the TL numbers at 7.5/4/-2/1
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Old 02-21-2015, 07:59 PM
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Any innova premium plastic disc is going to take some breaking in before it flies true. Especially when compared to a DX disc. For me personally I dont consider a premium plastic disc a quality thrower until its been broken in for at 2 or 3 months, sometimes longer.

I think the inbounds universal flight chart is a pretty good system, probably better then innovas flight numbers but its not perfect
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:01 PM
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Also TL's are the bomb, the beefier they start off the better! A star TL that starts off beefy is going to be a great thrower for many years!
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:15 PM
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I don't think this an issue with inconsistencies as much as it is an issue with different plastics. DX plastic especially once it gets beat in will be less stable than basically any premium plastic.

Compare a new star teebird to your TL. You'll see a big difference.
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