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Old 01-02-2017, 11:44 AM
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Innova and Discmania are churning out a lot of this stuff right now. Can somebody explain the appeal of it? I feel like 90% of the discs I see are a mixture of brown/gray/dull green. Not only unattractive but I would imagine crazy camouflaged to boot.
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Old 01-02-2017, 12:52 PM
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I have a few. I wouldn't buy one unless I can see it first. The ones I bought were on sites that picture every disc.
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Innova and Discmania are churning out a lot of this stuff right now. Can somebody explain the appeal of it? I feel like 90% of the discs I see are a mixture of brown/gray/dull green. Not only unattractive but I would imagine crazy camouflaged to boot.
Which is why I either buy from a site with pictures, or ask the Proshop for orange to get a reasonably bright and visible disc (and it has worked thus far).

The plastic feels pretty good to me, so that's a plus AFIAC.
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I kinda feel like they have taken a part of the process that happens naturally and used to be waste (i.e. changing color in the plastic mass produces in-between colors) and marketed it as something desirable. (like some confectionaries are actually broken and repurposed other treats). Some injection mold expert may prove me wrong but thats what I think. Great business move if so.

Still waiting for the S-CD2 production run to get solid colors.
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:58 PM
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Why even make such ugly runs of plastic though? Seems like a waste of materials for the manufacturer and retail space for the sellers.

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Why even make such ugly runs of plastic though? Seems like a waste of materials for the manufacturer and retail space for the sellers.
They may be making them with a bunch of leftover plastics from solid runs. You never know.
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I'm curious if basic color theory is understood and applied when making swirl runs at Innova? Murky grey colors and worse in my opinion- fleshy tones are probably innevitable but I bet they could be minimized with basic understanding of how colors mix. Mixing complimentary colors like Red and Green (very popular in the swirl world) creates grey, which is good for painting but probably bad for swirl consistancy. Instead of trying to do extreme contrast swirls like complimentary colors they should start by mixing two primary colors to get the most range of colors. If you start with Red and Yellow the mix result would be Orange so they could probably go pretty far with it for a while and have a nice range or Red, Yellow, and Orange swirls without the murk. Red and Blue would get a good range of Red, Blue, and Purple. White should be used more with the cool colors to avoid the flesh tones. Seeing tons of blah greys and dull tones is so painful.

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Swirly discs are sold at higher price. Swirly s-line disc is still just an s-line disc: make more money using plastic which is used in normal production.

Customers have to buy a lot of discs to actually get couple nice swirled discs. So it's a double win for Innova/Discmania.
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Swirly discs are sold at higher price. Swirly s-line disc is still just an s-line disc: make more money using plastic which is used in normal production.

Customers have to buy a lot of discs to actually get couple nice swirled discs. So it's a double win for Innova/Discmania.
But if they did it right they would have more desirable discs out there to sell. I doubt their business model is to have only few discs come out good while most come out bad in order to create hype for the good ones. I really feel like they don't know what they are doing and just throwing colors in there and hoping for the best.

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