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Old 08-29-2013, 07:07 PM
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I just read the the thread that is the cause of this thread. I just wanna say u r correct discinfiend
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:16 PM
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yes. it is real in the sense that all discs have a power requirement to make them achieve their desired flights, but i would not say that all speed x discs require the same amount of power to achieve said flights.

this whole issue has been muddied by the creation of high speed understable discs, which essentially circumvent the "speed x" rating. i believe disc speed ratings are a function of how well the disc translates your snap/spin into its flight speed/flight decay compared to other discs as well as its speed CEILING. how fast it CAN go. not necessarily how fast you need to throw it.

i think stability/flight pattern is more an indicator of power requirement, but chances are if you're throwing a speed 13 disc even if it is understable and not reaching the target length for said disc, you really aren't getting it "up to speed."

it's really not a simple topic.

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Old 08-29-2013, 07:21 PM
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Never seen a poll so lopsided! Not much to say except we all agree.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:05 PM
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Can anyone tell me what would be the proper cruising speed for say a boss or destroyer? And does that required speed decrease over the life of the disc?
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Hopefully Climo saying in his in the bag video that he doesn't have the arm to really throw the more overstable destroyers will get that point out there a little more.



Snap isn't just spin, it's spin and speed, both of which are necessary for proper disc flight.
Have you thrown one of those new Destroyers?? Theyre ridiculously overstable... All the previous star Destroyers ive tried i can get to fly straight (sometimes with a slight left tracking turn) and they end with a nice fade. The new ones are as overstable as the flat glow firebird i just bought, it fades so hard it lands on its edge and bounces instead of landing flat and skipping.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:10 PM
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Easiest thing you can do is look at the Innova flight characteristics and see how they fly at high speeds and low speeds, turn for high, fade for low. Just shows you right there.


AFter that try to launch a high speed driver that you can drive far with your right arm and throw it with your left. Its hilarious when even after training my left arm for months I still cant get my 13 speeds up to speed and just hook when I can bomb them with my right hand with both having proper form for the most part. Just not enough snap and power from my left yet, it looks ugly with my left as they just have the low speed fade thru the entire flight.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:48 PM
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poll result speaks for itself.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:50 PM
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Can anyone tell me what would be the proper cruising speed for say a boss or destroyer? And does that required speed decrease over the life of the disc?
You gotta give it to Vibram over Innova for how they explain their #'s
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:58 PM
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Can anyone tell me what would be the proper cruising speed for say a boss or destroyer? And does that required speed decrease over the life of the disc?
I mean in a MPH kinda scale..
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:17 PM
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Can anyone tell me what would be the proper cruising speed for say a boss or destroyer? And does that required speed decrease over the life of the disc?
Probably upwards of 50MPH. How did I arrive at that # you ask?

Vibram's flight guide has the Lace at recommended 50MPH.
The Destroyer's a tick slower with bit more stability, so I'd say you wanna be greater than 50MPH to get the "most" out of a Destroyer.

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