#11  
Old 09-25-2019, 04:32 PM
ILUVSMGS18 ILUVSMGS18 is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Keeseville, NY
Years Playing: 7.4
Courses Played: 12
Posts: 1,925
Niced 571 Times in 396 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by F. Howl View Post
Half my bag is dayglo pink. It's pretty clear, even online, what pinks have fluorescence in them.
How do you tell? I want to eventually test the difference in visibility between non dayglow and dayglow pink.
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 09-25-2019, 05:04 PM
F. Howl's Avatar
F. Howl F. Howl is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Years Playing: 11.4
Courses Played: 31
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,267
Niced 1,478 Times in 781 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ILUVSMGS18 View Post
How do you tell? I want to eventually test the difference in visibility between non dayglow and dayglow pink.
Buy in person with a UV light. I have had some esp/star/icon plastics that I would swear would fluoresce, but ended up not. Never had a pink Z like plastic disc that didn't.

For instance, this google search for hot pink discs: its a good bet that the Roc3, Starfire, and Crank fluoresce. The Mako3...pic might be just a bit dark, but I'm not sure about that one. The Wolf and the Blowfly might shine a bit on the pinkish-orange side (I have a pink Gumbputt and DX Roc like those two, that only give off a dull glow.) Day glow green/yellow is a much easier bet, in both opaque and translucent plastics, I've found. Reason why my dedicated "glow" bag is all that color.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg hot pink google search.JPG (50.6 KB, 46 views)
File Type: jpg day glow google search.JPG (42.7 KB, 38 views)

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-25-2019, 10:11 PM
BogeyNoMore's Avatar
BogeyNoMore BogeyNoMore is online now
* Ace No More *
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Walled Lake, MI
Years Playing: 16.4
Courses Played: 331
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 11,389
Niced 4,604 Times in 2,021 Posts
Default

^ Quality tip about bringing UV with you to see for yourself when you buy.

I just tried UV light on a bunch of discs in the grass in the dark. Quite a few discs I wouldn't have thought would, flouresced nicely under UV light and really POP in the dark. Some that I thought would... didn't. There were a few surprises both ways.

Point is: hit 'em with UV and find out for yo'sef!


Last edited by BogeyNoMore; 09-25-2019 at 10:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 09-25-2019, 10:24 PM
R-Ogre's Avatar
R-Ogre R-Ogre is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Juneau, AK
Posts: 811
Niced 1,090 Times in 419 Posts
Default

That’s something I’d never considered! A couple minutes of testing shows orange Star, Pro, and old Elite Z and pink new Z all fluoresce nicely. GStar not really, pale pink ESP maybe a little, Champ not really.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 09-25-2019, 10:31 PM
R-Ogre's Avatar
R-Ogre R-Ogre is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Juneau, AK
Posts: 811
Niced 1,090 Times in 419 Posts
Default

I’ll have to test my Wizard practice stack...the two in my bag didn’t fluoresce at all but I have a couple white SB ones that I think might.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-26-2019, 07:39 AM
Reniger's Avatar
Reniger Reniger is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: The Mighty Mitten
Years Playing: 17.5
Courses Played: 49
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 3,877
Niced 477 Times in 318 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore View Post
Winter is coming. That's Pure Michigan!
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-26-2019, 08:12 AM
Future_Primitive's Avatar
Future_Primitive Future_Primitive is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Michigan
Years Playing: 8.4
Courses Played: 132
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 1,638
Niced 831 Times in 374 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BogeyNoMore View Post
I just tried UV light on a bunch of discs in the grass in the dark. Quite a few discs I wouldn't have thought would, flouresced nicely under UV light and really POP in the dark. Some that I thought would... didn't. There were a few surprises both ways.

Point is: hit 'em with UV and find out for yo'sef!
This is how I selected a few discs for my glow bag. Turn off the lights and hit em with the UV light and see which ones light up the best. Nice to have a secondary means of finding your disc at night should the light die or come off. Or if it slides under some fresh snow as well. Just scan the area with the UV light and watch them light up.

Niced: (2)
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-26-2019, 08:17 AM
DoWork DoWork is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Courses Played: 8
Posts: 1,030
Niced 910 Times in 394 Posts
Default

I always look for neon/dayglo first. So much easier to find, can’t even say how many times we’ve given up looking for someone’s green, grey or black disc.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-26-2019, 10:53 AM
Alexplz's Avatar
Alexplz Alexplz is offline
Double Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Courses Played: 2
Posts: 1,675
Niced 615 Times in 400 Posts
Default

What UV light do you guys recommend?
Reply With Quote
 

  #20  
Old 09-26-2019, 11:14 AM
F. Howl's Avatar
F. Howl F. Howl is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Years Playing: 11.4
Courses Played: 31
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,267
Niced 1,478 Times in 781 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexplz View Post
What UV light do you guys recommend?
One with a large number of LEDs. I've had several of the small pocket lights with 12 or so diodes and they don't have much range. Also they take too long to charge up glow discs. Now I use the UV Beast ($40 on Ebay and Amazon) and it hasn't let me down.

One day though, I'd like to make a spotlight, with a larger battery. Hook it up to a disc golf cart. The professional ones I've seen can go up to 5 bills.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Star Plastic vs Mid 2000's Plastic Question Zinc_Alloy Discs 15 10-28-2014 07:30 PM
flourescent on black star??? bogeyfreetilinfinity Disc Dyeing 2 01-03-2014 09:24 PM
Innova Star Plastic vs Champion Plastic: Which and Why? (esp in drivers) djjeremiahj Discs 50 07-23-2011 12:17 AM
Plastic Peeling? Bubbles? In Star Plastic. LeewayeDiscGolf Discs 25 11-17-2010 06:53 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.