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Old 03-21-2019, 03:59 PM
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Default Anyone else notice Latitude64 discs are usually 2gs higher than what it says?

Every time I buy a Latitude disc, the weight is off by 2, sometimes 1 or 3. Its never the weight that is labeled.

It's no big deal I just wonder, why?
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Old 03-21-2019, 04:08 PM
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maybe your scale is off by 2g?

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Old 03-21-2019, 04:25 PM
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None of the manufacturers weigh every disc. They shoot for a target weight, run a bunch, weigh a couple to see if they're close, then mark them all the same. Sometimes they get it right, sometimes it's off by a gram or three.

Or, like Shamis suggests, maybe the calibration is off on someone's scale (yours or theirs).

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Old 03-21-2019, 04:48 PM
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I was told some years ago that temperature and humidity impacted disc weight. I was fairly skeptical, but the guy sold discs for a living.

I find that all of the brands vary for me, and it does seem to correlate to temp and humidity. My discs tend to weigh what is written on the disc in the winter, and less, in the summer... or was it vice versa?
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^That's interesting. I would imagine discs absorb a little moisture, but 1g or more seems like a stretch.

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I bought a rather inexpensive digital scales from Walmart and have been amazed that almost all of my discs weigh exactly what is stamped/written on the disc. I would say maybe 1 in 15 might be off by an ounce or so, but they are close. This happens so infrequently that I haven't really paid attention as to what brand it was.
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...water is pretty heavy.
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I bought a rather inexpensive digital scales from Walmart and have been amazed that almost all of my discs weigh exactly what is stamped/written on the disc. I would say maybe 1 in 15 might be off by an ounce or so, but they are close. This happens so infrequently that I haven't really paid attention as to what brand it was.
An ounce is 28 grams. I hope none are off by that much?

I find when I weigh my discs it isn't unusual for them to be off by a couple grams, sometimes 4-5 grams, but usually less than that. Part of that could be my scale.

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^That's interesting. I would imagine discs absorb a little moisture, but 1g or more seems like a stretch.
Exactly what I thought (that temp and humidity could make a "real" difference). That said, I don't think I've ever seen a two gram difference. One gram is the max. The first time that I weighed a disc in low humidity, and then in high, and saw a difference was real shocker.

Now, if you asked me to bet on this, or stake my lowly reputation on it, no way. I'd be curious to see if anyone else has seen the same.

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BTW - if I were to expect discs manufactured anywhere to show a difference due to temp and humidity, it would be those made in Sweden. Very different conditions than Texas, where I reside.

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