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Old 10-08-2013, 03:24 PM
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i have played round up to -20 and havent had any issues with newer discs, during the winter i mostly use champ and z plastic since its takes to an LED better than most. playing in alaska in the winter its going to be dark so LED's are a must
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:57 PM
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Vibram would be great. For Discraft, FLX works best. For Innova, probably Star. Champion is very durable, but its grip sucks in the cold/wet. DX has the best grip, but gets super brittle in the cold.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:10 PM
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What about MVP?
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:25 PM
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What about MVP?
While I love MVP, and I do, I just don't think their discs are that great for cold/wet conditions. For me, neutron plastic doesn't have quite as much grip as star plastic in the rain. This does bring up the idea, which I think would be really interesting to see MVP make a baseline DX-esque plastic, but still with the same outermolding. However, the two types of plastics may not chemically bond well (I don't know, this is a better question for MVP and the experts).
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Old 10-09-2013, 04:24 AM
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The chains don't break very many newer discs. You don't hit anything else, do you?
haha. I thought I was the only one destined to strike every tree in play
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:01 AM
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What about MVP?
MVP has worked great for me in colder temps, but my Volt has suffered a couple gouges. One I know was off of some metal edge in -10 temps.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:26 AM
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If you ain't skipped a Volt for extra yardage off the ice-glazed snow, you ain't played in winter.
I tend to move toward softer plastics in the cold, because they feel closer to the way regular discs feel in the summer. So out will come the FLX Buzzzes, the Soft MVP blends, the RFF Wizards, etc.
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:02 AM
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MVP are fine but not neutron when not brand new need the gloss to wear off before it becomes nice and grippy. Nothing beats vibram for crap conditions but discs are subject to dry rot and need conditioning if you are playing exclusively in winter as there are no natural oils and the air is very dry which hurts the discs much more than summer time use. Also remember there is a very fine line for any polymer really which if cold enough it will crack/break when stressed no matter what as the chemical properties of many synthetics are impacted the most due to temperature.

Snow also sticks to softer discs much more so while you get better grip you also can pickup your disc and have it be stuck full of snow inside. where with premium discs you can smack them on your boot and the snow flies off ready for use.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:04 AM
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Vibram Medium X-link is, in my opinion, the best cold (or wet for that matter) weather disc material on the market.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:06 AM
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Back in the old days, I once had an X-Clone split perfectly right in half hitting a tree squarely while playing in January. If memory serves, it was at the "Chills at the Mills" tourney at Hudson Mills...
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