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Old 04-22-2013, 04:58 PM
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Discraft changing its plastic?

I have been a big fan of the consistency of all of Discraft's plastic, ESP, FLX, and Elite X. But, I went up to CJ's Disc Golf Store near Hudson Mills and I was shocked at what I found.

First off, I have played with a large number of Discraft discs and have always loved their ESP line. They have always been the same from store to store. But, when I picked up what seemed to be new ESP I was shocked that this specific ESP disc was transparent! GASP. That isn't so bad, but the plastic felt slick and not as gummy. I have held a lot of ESP discs and several of the "new" run was so far removed from the consistent feel of the discs that I have grown accustomed to.

Has anyone else had this experience? My friend and I are both big Discraft fans and we left the store dejected and thinking that we might have to now search for old ESP plastic. Maybe it was a fluke. I hope so.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:19 PM
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Every company's plastic varies from time to time, it boils down to the supplier. I haven't seen any like you describe yet, but we're getting a new order in a few days.

All our ESP at The Throw Shop (Ypsilanti) should be the 'old' stuff. Send me a message with what disc/weight you're looking for, I can check.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:30 PM
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I have a misprint esp surge in my bag that is transparent. Still flys like an ESP!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:37 PM
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I have been a big fan of the consistency of all of Discraft's plastic...
No company is truly consistent. Discraft plastic just sells more slowly than others, so you have more of a chance to get 2 discs from the same batch.

I've felt up gummy ESP, which could have easily been FLX. And I love the brick hard ESP discs, but you just don't know what you are going to get if ordering online. Buying in person is the only way to go.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:44 PM
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Buying in person is the only way to go.
This is the best route. I did get a sick Pink and Rainbow Stamp ESP Force from eBay.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:07 PM
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I have a esp nuke that feels like it has alot of elite x plastic in it. It feels like elite x nuke not esp. It does fly a long ways though, so i didnt complain
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:32 AM
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No company is truly consistent. Discraft plastic just sells more slowly than others, so you have more of a chance to get 2 discs from the same batch.
lolwut?
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:38 AM
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lolwut?
Yeah. maybe where he lives. I still see it selling pretty good at DD. I wish other manufacturers tried a version of ESP FLX. I love love love latitude gold line but in extremely cold weather it gets hard like other plastics. ESP FLX seems to stay softer in those low temps I'd like to see another manufacturer try to best it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:26 AM
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I have a esp nuke that feels like it has alot of elite x plastic in it. It feels like elite x nuke not esp. It does fly a long ways though, so i didnt complain
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cali09-08-2010, 05:19 PM

......Well it's not ESP in general. The ESP Nuke just has tons of Pro-D thrown into the mix because just straight ESP plastic would make the weights crazy high. Food for thought.

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:28 AM
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The transparent disc in question is probably a misprint Z plastic disc.

..Unless you've see multiple clear-ish ESP labeled discs. Pic(s) please!
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