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Old 10-07-2013, 06:21 PM
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Disc Durability in Cold

I know this has been previously discussed, but with new plastics out there I feel like its that time again. I will be working in Alaska this winter and am planning on bringing a few discs for practice. I need discs that won't break with some tree love when it is 20 out. I am thinking vibram is best, maybe prodigy 400's, innova champ, discraft flx. Any experience you guys have with broken discs in the cold would be great info as well.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:24 PM
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Anything not baseline or ce and you will be fine. No Pro, DX, 300s, ProD, EliteX, Classic, BT Soft.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:32 PM
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Newer discs are a lot less brittle than ones that have been around for a long time, plastic is going to get more brittle over time naturally. Softer plastics like Gateway's RFF and Vibram's softer stuff is unlikely to break and is going to give you great grip even when cold. Champ and equivalents aren't going to break but you also lose some grip especially if it's snowy and the disc is getting wet.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:35 PM
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Anybody have a vibram break on them? I saw that someone had a broken ibex, just curious as to how.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:39 PM
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I think age has a lot of effect on plastic. Along with other variables such as sunlight exposure, storage temps and conditions, like humid or dry. I have to say though I have a hard zero Mace that is like a rock. I could not image using that thing in the winter.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:06 PM
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I've played a lot of cold to very cold rounds, and the only two discs that I've broken were old base plastic. And it was over forty degrees both times.

As long as you're using discs from the last 5-10 years I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:25 PM
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If cold weather is an issue, Discraft FLX has all others beat. Just the right mix of durability and flex so that varying stability and brittleness aren't factors, and the bright opaque colors are usually pretty easy to spot.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:53 PM
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The chains don't break very many newer discs. You don't hit anything else, do you?
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:13 PM
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I'm usually throwing understable discs and no high speed stuff. As for plastic. Winter golf is hard because all plastic will be slick and solid...but star-ish is best for me
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:23 PM
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Anything not baseline or ce and you will be fine. No Pro, DX, 300s, ProD, EliteX, Classic, BT Soft.
^^ That. Knowingly that I can bet Ill break a couple of Rocs this winter. Infact I just broke an old Chinger the other day.. so sad.
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