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Old 04-13-2014, 12:29 PM
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Default Why overstable for big arm throwers?

I was reading about the Vibram Four20:

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For many Vibram Fans, there is a Vibram hole in the bag as the O-Lace is just not overstable enough. The Four20 should fill this gap. The overstability of this driver should allow it to perform well on powerful sidearm drives and overhand throws.
Why does overstability matter for big arm throwers?

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Old 04-13-2014, 12:46 PM
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I have wondered about this, too, and I figure it's so the disc won't turn over on a huge rip. Since big arms can get more force and snap on the disc then the overstability will keep it from turning and burning.
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Yes. Overstable discs can handle the higher speed/torque that the cannon armed folks produce.
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Does it have to be overstable? Does that make all long drives fade left for RHBH??
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If it is not overstable enough it will turn and flip more or less without control.
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Does it have to be overstable? Does that make all long drives fade left for RHBH??
Big arms don't have to throw overstable discs, it just depends on the line and distance they are trying to hit.
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Old 04-13-2014, 02:09 PM
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HSS is really important. Big arms use beat overstable discs for long anhyser lines or hyzerflips. They can still take the rip without turn and burn. Its close to impossible to throw some 10, 5, -3 , 1 disc without burning it. For example beat destroyer can have gentle turn and not much fade in it so it wont come back anymore.
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It really does help. If I chuck an understable
Disc max effort it will either turn and roll or just turn so much it never really comes back at all.
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Does it have to be overstable? Does that make all long drives fade left for RHBH??
All RHBH drives will fade left on a flat throw. Some fade will be more noticeable than others. Big arm players just have more distance until that fade begins
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The difference is that the "big arms" can throw really overstable discs.
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