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Old 01-06-2013, 01:49 PM
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Why has no one cloned CE yet?

Imo the first company to clone CE will have a viable product. The time old response, "we are no longer able to buy the material needed" is complete nonsense.


I know there are other threads on this, wanted to start a new one.

yes discs that are almost indestructible may lessen sales, I think the opposite. Make limited runs once a year drives up price and demand.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:51 PM
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Ever heard of Latitude? Far surpasses any junk plastic Innova ever produced.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:54 PM
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almost indestructible
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:56 PM
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goldline does not have the grip ce does. It may be durable, so is esp flx, and crystal z. Im talking more of a material base.


Also some one thew that in the cold looks like. poor disc.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:00 PM
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:01 PM
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Gold line has AMAZING grip....what the hell off-brand GL have you been feeling?
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I think people on this forum worship CE plastic too much, and if it were still available today it wouldn't have the aura that it does.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:12 PM
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I think people on this forum worship CE plastic too much, and if it were still available today it wouldn't have the aura that it does.
Exactly. And I never bought too much into the whole "too durable" nonsense, either. Even if that was the case, people still lose discs.
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I must admit it is not my picture. I "stole" it from-
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:17 PM
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meullen and general scales had some good posts in the prodigy thread:
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I heard it was discontinued because the CE blend contained cadmium, either in the resin itself or the colorant used for that grade of plastic. I'm sure California has linked it to cancer . The reason new plastic feels so good is because it contains all of the chemicals it was originally designed with. As the plastic ages, the plasticizers migrate to the surface of the disc and dissipate into the atmosphere. This is why the vinyl dashboards on older cars are cracked (partially caused by UV degradation). Why do you see more and more CE cracking and falling apart? Yes, it's cold out. But it's also 12 years old. It has lost some of the plasticizers that allow for flexibility, grip, etc. Give one of your Lat 64 Gold or Opto discs a decade and see how those are holding up. The lifetime of plastic is finite, and the characteristics of the material also change with time. I'm sure Prodigy will be releasing some really nice stuff, but it can easily be duplicated or improved upon. Only time will truly tell how these different blends will hold up.

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I've heard three theories on why CE was discontinued (that sound plausible)
1.) The polymer was discontinued because it was prohibitively expensive to work with and was costing manufacturers money.
2.) The polymer used in CE was also able to be used to make explosives and since 9/11 happened, all sales of the blend to non military companies was halted
3.) The company that actually manufactured the CE blend itself either A.) raised the prices to such a high rate that it was impossible to use without raising disc prices or B.) went out of business.

The whole talk of Innova discontinuing the plastic because they lasted forever and they wanted to squeeze more money out of the consumer has always seemed ridiculous to me.

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