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Old 03-30-2015, 03:58 PM
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Keeping all that in mind, I'm assuming it could be possible to release a narrower rimmed disc that can have a speed rating of 10+, but in order to do that you will need to have a similar nose profile as a wider rimmed driver. The only way to do that is to make the disc itself slimmer (height of the wing) - so slim that you'll basically have nothing to hold on to. At that point you'll have grip issues again.
That's the same conclusion I came to when I thought it out for myself, for what it's worth (hint: not much).

The Valk, Viking, XS, Avenger, and Orion LS all come to mind as discs that are fairly long for being about a speed 9 rim width. Apparently the Thunderbird might fit into that category as well, but I haven't thrown one.

I remember the Inferno being surprisingly long for it's rim width back when it came out, but I don't know what the current state of that mold is.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:14 PM
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I throw PDs, OLFs and OLSs to within 20-30 feet of my Destroyers. They are my bread and butter - all using a speed 9 rim (the PD and OLF share the Firebird rim).
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:17 PM
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Try an escape or something a little faster like the tern
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:22 PM
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Tern is a 2.3 cm rim, Firebird, PD, OLF, OLS are 1.9. Speed 9's are 1.9. It is a very noticeable difference to some folks. Me included. (Although I love glow/JL Terns for distance on wide open courses).
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:51 PM
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Good stuff, thanks for the comments. The past month or so I've been mainly throwing the following discs: TL3, Roadrunner, Thunderbird, all in GStar plastic and they have changed my game fairly quickly due to how much more control, consistent distance, I get with these discs. However..my max distance disc is still the Daedalus, but due to the wider rim I get nose up issues, early release, etc, etc. So I guess I'm looking for that amazing glide of the Daedalus with the narrow rim of the lower speed discs. My typical distance is 330-360 with the occasional all cylinders firing drive approaching 400ft. But I think I could consistently push 400+ if that missing disc could be found?
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:52 PM
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Myself, I'm a big fan of the PD/FD combo. I can cover most distances between 300-375 with these two molds. On a different manufacturer note, the one disc that I've found to have incredible distance for a smaller rim is the Flash.
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:02 PM
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Try a Mamba. For an 11 speed it has a narrower rim. 2.1 cm.
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Escapes are really long for their rim.
+1 on the Escape. Seems more like a speed 10 than a speed 9 to me but still has that comfortable narrower rim that is easy(ier) to control.
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:31 PM
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Try a Mamba. For an 11 speed it has a narrower rim. 2.1 cm.
Good idea. These bomb for a lot of people in your power range too. I think I've only thrown champ plastic, but I loved mine until I lost it.

I've been pretty curious about the PD lately. I need to try one.
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+1 Escape and Tern

Another thing to consider...sometimes the rim doesn't feel as wide in softer plastics. For example...I just don't like how wide the Boss rim feels in Champion plastic but in gStar it doesn't seem as bad since the plastic is more pliable.
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