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I use a sanding block to basically all my discs at least once a month and my putting putters, once a week. I want to make sure that the disc always feels smooth in my hand. I have never noticed any flight alterations by smoothing out the dings. I would think smoothing out any imperfections, would actually reduce drag and increase the speed of the disc if anything.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:11 PM
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this makes me wonder about innova's flattening fee
When you have time, can you elaborate on this? I've never heard of this before. Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:27 PM
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I sanded the bottom edge off a 175g Destroyer so it wouldn’t cut my knuckle again, and it did take it from meathook to usable at modest arm speed and with imperfect form. It’s nothing like the turning, beat up 165g, but usable.
Yeah I also don't think I've ever owned a westside disc I didn't have to buff the razor flashing off.
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Old 09-10-2020, 01:40 PM
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When you have time, can you elaborate on this? I've never heard of this before. Thanks.
They have an old hot stamp machine that Doesn’t work for stamps, but will flatten discs. you can pay an extra fee and they will flatten Rocs and Firebirds etc.

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Old 09-10-2020, 02:02 PM
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Interesting! I've received several domed discs that don't feel or fly the same as their flat counterpart, so perhaps I'll contact them. Is this service publicly available or do you just email them? I searched on "Innova disc flattening" to no avail. Thx.

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Old 09-10-2020, 02:39 PM
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They have an old hot stamp machine that Doesn’t work for stamps, but will flatten discs. you can pay an extra fee and they will flatten Rocs and Firebirds etc.
So this is legal?
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So this is legal?
Technically it’s still “in production” at the factory, so I would say yes?

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I don't know Mark Ellis but back in the PDGA forum days he would always address this topic. Something to do with deep hot stamping, adhesives and other such issues. Mark had them all cleared by the pdga.
Are "factored" discs still legal?
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They have an old hot stamp machine that Doesn’t work for stamps, but will flatten discs. you can pay an extra fee and they will flatten Rocs and Firebirds etc.
Ahahaaaaaaaa!!!!!

That's why some of my custom dyes are flatter and fly straighter. Bigger stamp, more heat. Moose you are a ****in genius!!!

You can also mess around with a kettle of water and a board, properly distributed weight. I've removed a finger press in a flight plate that way and restored it to "factory" dome. For that you put two discs upside down and pour the water into the top one you want to tune. I used a rounded piece of kindling to press it out while it cooled.

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I use a sanding block to basically all my discs at least once a month and my putting putters, once a week. I want to make sure that the disc always feels smooth in my hand. I have never noticed any flight alterations by smoothing out the dings. I would think smoothing out any imperfections, would actually reduce drag and increase the speed of the disc if anything.
Monocacy had an insanity he took a whack out of on somethig sharp and left a flap, it was understable with the "flap" but when he sanded it it went back to stable. I don't know if he lighter welded as well haha.

My discs get chewed regularly on rocks. Fwiw I have to deal with flight altering hits regularly and sometimes I need a new backup a little faster.

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