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Old 08-29-2013, 05:44 PM
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Getting Discs "Up To Speed"

I've had a few arguments/conversations with a few people here on DGCR recently about getting discs up to speed. Is there such thing as getting a disc up to speed? From my experience & people I've talked to I'd have to say yes. If there isn't such a thing as getting a disc up to speed than why do big rimmed/high speed drivers act more overstable for people who don't throw very far, compared to a person who has a cannon for an arm? Thoughts? Comments?
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:48 PM
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I think it is real and the proof is in the throw. comparing one of my backhand throws with a teebird to a buddy of mine who has excellent form and a big arm. My shot will go straight and fade, but the way he throws, it just stays straight, hardly any fade. So yes i think it is real.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:49 PM
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I'd love to hear an argument stating it isn't "real".



Not even going to vote, because I think it will be pointless.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:50 PM
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:50 PM
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I'd love to hear an argument stating it isn't "real".



Not even going to vote, because I think it will be pointless.
Check out this thread
http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums...t=94640&page=3
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:02 PM
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The argument in that thread revolves more around whether there are rules based on the speed of a disc and the distance you can throw it, and whether that means you should or should not throw that disc. I am not going to touch that.

I thought this question was asking if given the same release angles, whether a disc's flight would change when thrown "up to speed" v.s. a lower speed. It would, so that is "real" to me. How fast a disc is spinning and how fast it is traveling through the air will effect flight. Just look at wind! In a headwind your disc thinks its faster, and it is more understable. Tailwind, it thinks it is slower and flies more overstable.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:11 PM
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I answered 'yes,' but I thing spin may be more important to the shape of a disc's flight, whereas speed has more to do with distance. Of course, speed & spin are highly correlated, and very hard to tease apart; however if you compare the 'Swedish' & 'American' styles (emphasis on spin vs. emphasis on speed) it might explain why a Swedish company gives flight ratings of 8/6/0/3 to their Stag but most members of this forum wonder where that zero came from.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:14 PM
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Two things I don't like to see stall: my truck and my drive.
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:15 PM
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Of course it's real.
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I'm going to guess who ever you were "arguing/conversating" with isn't going to be posting here?
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