Thread: [Discmania] DD vs DDx
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Old 03-26-2017, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jonkimbertx View Post
Speed can't be purely defined by wing width, though. The Nuke is a 2.5 but no one calls it a speed 15 driver. Speed is a relative term made up by Innova to describe the nature of a disc. Personally, I find the thunderbird to be a true speed 9, and the PD flies faster than it for me. Same wing width, different results.
It can and should be purely defined by wing width. If at all possible the stat should be tied to some definable characteristic of the disc. Otherwise is is purely marketing bluster.

Also, more as speculation based on my canoeing experience, I am willing to bet that wing width is directly attributable to max speed more than anything else.
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