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Old 03-29-2011, 01:45 AM
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Default sharp edges on innova plastic

is there any way to remove the excess plastic on innova champion discs that is around the bottom of the rim? many of my discs seem to have excess plastic from when they were stamped and honestly it does cause some discomfort when throwing even with calloused fingers.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:50 AM
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Flashing they call it.

It's not good to shave it off IMO. One way to take it off of a new disc, if you must do so, is to run the disc in circles on really fine grain pavement (sidewalk), as if you were putting wax on a car. No pressure necessary -- let the weight of the disc be the only pressure on the pavement -- don't want to screw it up.

The best way is to just use the disc until it's gone.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:51 AM
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Lay it flat on the pavement and do figure 8 motions for about 30 seconds or so. That'll take care of it.

Repeat if necessary.

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Just play a few rounds with the disc and it will disappear on it's own.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:26 AM
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Just play a few rounds with the disc and it will disappear on it's own.
U should leave the flashing on and let it wear itself away. I completely agree. The new disc with the flashing will be a nice, tad more stable/overstable accompaniment to the same mold that you were currently throwing.

I prefer the flashing on new discs. Especially Champion Destroyers. It makes them quite beefy!!!

That way, when the less stable of the 3 Destroyers I carry in my bag gets way to flippy and has to come out, a new Destroyer goes in -- usually with this flashing on the underside of the rim. This now is my super stable/overstable Destroyer, accompanied by a moderately used D (which was the beefier before the new one went in) and a flippy D.

Like the way a shark's teeth fall out and are replaced by a newer teeth.-- if that makes any sense. Isn't there a term for this type of pattern?
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If you really want to get rid of it, but discretely, rub it in circles on some carpet or denim for 30 seconds or so. It's not as rough as a sidewalk or gravel and get more uniform results.
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I have used a fine flat piece of sidewalk using very light pressure and rotating the position several times, It gets the job done and leaves the disc better than new. I assume you mean the sharp edge under the rim of champ plastic and not the outer edge of the wing which takes a very steady hand with a blade. The inner edge sharpness is more a feel thing since it's not sharp in the direction of release.
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Flashing they call it.
... while the injection molding industry calls it the flash.


But yeah, playing, pavement or sanding paper should work fine.
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I use a 150 sand block. I take it off because it tears my skin off.
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i agree with airmcnair. i carry a sanding sponge in my bag. makes sense esp. if you throw a lot of base plastic like i do.
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