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View Poll Results: To flatten or not to flatten
Should be Allowed to Flatten 96 55.17%
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What is flattening? 14 8.05%
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DikkaD View Post
If a disc is meant to be flat and comes out domey, IMO the disc is flawed. We, the consumer, should have the right to fix this problem by flattening the disc to create a comfortable grip.
As a consumer, we also have the right to not purchase a disc we think is somehow "flawed" as you put it. Most people realize that discs within a mold can often vary from run to run. If you want a flat disc, buy a flat disc.

Originally Posted by bradharris View Post
If you start specifically allowing some post-production modification to discs, it starts you down a very slippery slope and much more questions about what is and is not allowed.
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That said Dikka, sometimes you're simply better off not advertising what you do.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:33 AM
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I have a question about modifying a disc , but I don't want to start a new thread so Im just going to piggyback on this silly thing. If I was to casually sand a new disc to drop the overall weight down a gram or two, where on the disc would is effect the flight the least? Do worry, it's just for non sanctioned play I swearsies
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:53 AM
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I still dont get why there are such strict rules for modifications.

Yes, the disc should be round and have roughly the same size, and yes if it has a hole in the middle it's an aerobie and not a disc. But after that, who cares realy? And why?

I know the disc producers care, but why should the players?

I mean there are allready such big differences between the discs, even in the same production run. One destroyer can flip like a valkyrie and the next one is more overstable than an firebird. If the players have to hold up to such high standarts and arent allowed to change their discs at all, wouldnt it make sense to also enforce some standarts on the production?
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Broken Shoulder View Post
Isn't it easier to just buy discs without a dome?

If you can find the disc at an actual brick and mortar, sure. If you buy online, who knows. Well stocked local disc golf stores are not on every street corner.
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by DanJon View Post
Wont happen. Can't get DQ'd for it as there is no specific rule against it.

If someone tried pulling that on me, I would say show me the rule.

And they wouldn't be able to.
Thought there was something about natural wear, but modified/ altered not acceptable? Too late to try and pull a quote. I don't mind either way. If I want to sand ,grind, flatten, smash , or carve my stuff....I will.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Tfire25 View Post
Wait, they wanted to copy the groove??! I would let them do it solely on the grounds that the polecat is the worst disc ever made. There is no way that a bag full of grooves would help anyone with their game. J/k, but seriously, wtf?

How would anyone know you flattened the disc? Even if you told someone, and they called you on a nonexistent rule, how would they prove it? It's exactly the same as beating your disc into its sweet spot by drowning it.
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Old 05-13-2014, 02:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Smigles View Post
I know the disc producers care, but why should the players?
It _is_ us, the players, that care. A care we express via our representation in PDGA.

Because it is a competitive game. There needs to be some limits so we are all playing on the reasonably even and reasonably sane field.

The disc producers would LOVE to have less tied hands.
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:41 AM
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Of course you can flatten your disc out or try to add the dome back after your wife puts a shopping bag on your disc in the back seat and you go to a tourney to find you driver has a happy dimple in it. Do what you want baby. Merica!
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:14 AM
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I'm sorry, but the slippery slope argument is not a fair point. I would go so far as to say it's a logical fallacy.

Saying "post production modification" makes it sound much more nefarious. Do people really think an advantage is being obtained by this? All it is doing is saving time and money and increasing enjoyment.

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