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Old 03-21-2013, 01:26 AM
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3 Pints or 4-12oz Cans yeah.


Pretty much every competitive Ultimate player has done it at least once (some many times).
Hahaha yup. My buddy played a lot while he was studying abroad in England, hence the pints.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:33 AM
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Actually I'm pretty sure a full pitcher fits in an ultimate lid.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:35 AM
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It is/was used in the production of polycarbonate plastics (think hard Nalgene bottles):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis-phenol_A

PC is pretty hard, relatively inflexible stuff I think. Discs are much softer, so I don't think they're made of PC, but I really don't know. I always thought they were some sort of polyurethane, but I couldn't tell you where I heard that.
It wouldn't surprise me. They have been making skateboard wheels out of polyurethane for years and it seems like a similar texture and whatnot.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:42 AM
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Actually I'm pretty sure a full pitcher fits in an ultimate lid.
I've actually been able to fit 5-12oz beers in a lid before, but it wasn't easy. The disc was brand new and the beer was over the top of the lip.

4-12oz is standard, since you can just buy a few 30 packs of cheap beer for a bunch of people.


It's kind of cool, since likely most of you have never been to a college Ultimate tournament. 'Drinking a disc' is like an orientation thing, so every freshman has to do it at their first tournament, and they all do it at once.

So you'll get a gigantic circle of 30-40 people laying on the ground drinking out of a Lid. It's good stuff.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:12 PM
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Ultimate must be really boring if drinking beer out of one seems like fun to those guys...
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:17 PM
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Ultimate must be really boring if drinking beer out of one seems like fun to those guys...
Lulz.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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Oh T-mart, eat your parsnips!

Ultimate is a lot of fun, in some ways it's more fun than DG, but less fun in other ways.
I personally haven't played ultimate in 6-7 years, but it was a blast when I was playing.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:56 PM
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Actually I'm pretty sure a full pitcher fits in an ultimate lid.
May depend on the pitcher...

They're often either 48oz or 60-64oz, sometimes more. Makes sense to check when drinking ptichers at your favorite watering hole, because you can't always tell by just looking at it if you've got a 'short one.'

Ditto pint glasses, at least in the US. The Brits have it right, an "imperial pint" is regulated, meaning the glass has to be the right size, and they have a royal crest etched in them, so you know you're not getting a 14 oz "pint."

/drift.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:04 PM
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It is/was used in the production of polycarbonate plastics (think hard Nalgene bottles):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bis-phenol_A

PC is pretty hard, relatively inflexible stuff I think. Discs are much softer, so I don't think they're made of PC, but I really don't know. I always thought they were some sort of polyurethane, but I couldn't tell you where I heard that.
I am in the Plastics industry, and if the articles on BPA are to be taken at face value then it is highly unlikely it is used in discs, so we should be safe.

As the Captain points out, it is used in Polycarbonates (think Lexan, Makrolon, Tuffak, etc...) and Epoxy resins (think Micarta, Phenolic, Laminates, etc...). Polycarbonates are usually clear plastic, but it is available in various tints, and used in the making of machine guards as it is really hard to break it. Unlike acrylic (think Plexiglas) used in screen doors which can break quite easily.

I am not expert on discs and injection molding, but I too would assume they are some sort of Polyethylene or Polyurethane based plastic. Those two types of plastic are more flexible and easily injection molded.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:16 PM
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I disagree based on how many discs end up in the water. While it might not immediately cause you any harm, I definitely would like to avoid drinking any of that if possible.
You shouldn't drink out of them anyway if they've been in water.. even the ground for that matter..
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