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#611
12-15-2012, 11:07 AM
 Halcón Free at Last Join Date: Jul 2012 Years Playing: 5.9 Courses Played: 1 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 10,544 Thanked 91 Times in 59 Posts

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 Originally Posted by joshuajames Your calculating density, which is simple the mass divided by the volume. The two pieces do not have to be the same mass to compare their density.
You're right.

Could someone explain the nose issues with the Amp? I have not seen any problems, but that might be due to my throwing style.
#612
12-15-2012, 11:09 AM
 JoshEpoo * Ace Member * Join Date: Feb 2011 Location: Forest Lake, MN Years Playing: 9.8 Courses Played: 66 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 2,216 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

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 Originally Posted by BigSky ...I'm not the brains in this operation. You would still need to cut identical pieces of test plastic though, even if you were to measure them using displacement.
Using water displacement you don't have to cut both discs, nor do you have to make any precise measurements of the dimensions of the pieces to calculate volume. You can measure the density of an entire Innova disc, an irregularly shaped piece of overmold, and a section of the core by submerging them in water and measuring the displacement. Record the volume of each, weigh them, then D=M/V. We'd expect the overmold to have the highest density, and the core to be the lowest, with Innova plastic falling somewhere in between.

My understanding is, the higher you can get the difference between the density of the core and the overmold, the more powerful the Gyro is. I'm still curious about how you quantify the actual effect of the Gyro versus the aerodynamics of the shape of the disc but I guess it doesn't really matter. Performance speaks for itself.
#613
12-15-2012, 11:11 AM
 ZAMson ^Has PhD in Disc-Artistry Join Date: Nov 2010 Location: Slaughter Ln, Austin TX Posts: 2,997 Thanked 39 Times in 23 Posts

"GYRO Tech" is the marketable name for their design-feature emphasis on a core property of all flying discs.

All discs gyroscopic, GYRO Tech more gyroscopic.

Might finally throw an Amp this weekend!!
#614
12-15-2012, 11:14 AM
 Halcón Free at Last Join Date: Jul 2012 Years Playing: 5.9 Courses Played: 1 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 10,544 Thanked 91 Times in 59 Posts

You haven't thrown one yet Zam? I'd have thought you'd be one of the first.
#615
12-15-2012, 11:16 AM
 UnitedPuppySlayer * Ace Member * Join Date: Oct 2010 Location: Mpls, Minnesota Years Playing: 8.8 Courses Played: 55 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 3,741 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

I'm sure he's been too busy/tired from the holiday shopping season.
#616
12-15-2012, 11:18 AM
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 Originally Posted by JoshEpoo Performance speaks for itself.
It sure does.
#617
12-15-2012, 11:25 AM
 ZAMson ^Has PhD in Disc-Artistry Join Date: Nov 2010 Location: Slaughter Ln, Austin TX Posts: 2,997 Thanked 39 Times in 23 Posts

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 Originally Posted by UnitedPuppySlayer I'm sure he's been too busy/tired from the holiday shopping season.
I've worked 10-12hr days at the office steadily for the past 3 weeks. Every single weekday for the past 2 weeks I've been up working till 4am, starting back at 9am. ZJ wanted me to come throw yesterday at 5... didn't leave the office till 10. That work at home represents 3 separate DG companies: DN, MVP, & DGA. Weekends = sleep. I've absolutely been too tired to hit the field/course
#618
12-15-2012, 11:28 AM
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Wow, you've been busy. You'll be rewarded by the Amp, which I'm sure you'll enjoy throwing as much as I did.
#619
12-15-2012, 11:43 AM
 Bultx1215 Double Eagle Member Join Date: Oct 2011 Location: SA TX Years Playing: 38 Courses Played: 22 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 1,154 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

I didn't find the Amp to be very nose sensitive, but them maybe that's because I throw lots of Lat 64. I did see it was not great into a fairly stiff headwind. ZJ said as much when I was at DN throwing the testers. I have yet to throw my ideal weight Amps due to another shoulder issue and work, so I'll have to wait before I decide completely how it flies for me. From what I saw throwing the testers, it was a solid disc with a predictable flight. It was definitely not understable for me at my lack of power level that day. It was good and straight, though.

#620
12-15-2012, 12:25 PM
 zj1002 * Ace Member * Join Date: Apr 2009 Location: Driving Range Years Playing: 9.3 Courses Played: 28 Throwing Style: RHBH Posts: 2,143 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

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 Originally Posted by BigSky You haven't thrown one yet Zam? I'd have thought you'd be one of the first.
The dude works round the clock. He is pretty much always the last one at the office.

I think the last time I played with him was a year ago when we set up a night golf course outside the warehouse