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Old 09-17-2020, 09:30 AM
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Newbie question: When people refer to a disc as a "lid", are they simply relating the term to the unique shape of these disc molds?
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:29 PM
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Newbie question: When people refer to a disc as a "lid", are they simply relating the term to the unique shape of these disc molds?
from the infinitediscs.com disc golf dictionary

Lid – This term is used to describe Frisbees or discs with thin rims that float and fly more like traditional freestyle discs. Discs like the Discraft Rattler, Innova Birdie, Polecat, and Sonic are prime examples of “lids”.

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Old 09-17-2020, 04:47 PM
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Newbie question: When people refer to a disc as a "lid", are they simply relating the term to the unique shape of these disc molds?
Basically it means that the edge, or wing of the disc is flat, like a lid to a container.

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Old 11-15-2020, 08:05 PM
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Hate the Polecat. I can throw it okay, but don't like the way it feels.
My girl can't throw it. It comes out of her hand wobbly every time.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:34 PM
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Basically it means that the edge, or wing of the disc is flat, like a lid to a container.
This. For example, if you've ever bought a can of peanuts, the general shape of the top of that is the prototypical lid. They're usually pretty floaty and somewhere from slightly understable to straight stable (the disc golf version, not the top to the can of peanuts). In practice, something like a polecat is super neutral, so you can throw it with a lot of power and it will still just keep going straight. The downside is they tend to have less fade so they're not as forgiving if you torque them into nothingness.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:45 PM
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Realized my previous reply was in response to a minor necro, so to respond to Halbrust.... give the 'cat a chance? I don't bag it regularly, but it's up there on my list of one round discs (caveat: backhand mostly, not too much wind... so putter only type rounds). My GF and I have been using one for catch, and next round she joins for, she'll be throwing it in place of the aviar/roc combo I've put in the bag for her previously, since it excels as a more reliable catch-like disc and she's been throwing it on a laser-line every day in the park.
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Old 11-16-2020, 03:53 AM
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Try the R-Pro if you don't want the fade. Just be careful around trees. The R-Pro Pole cat I had was super straight but was super fragile. It's definitely a different animal from the DX.
And You do need to look around to not find one that is as floppy as a modern Gumputt or Blowfly/II. Some Runs of R-Pro Pole cat have such floppy plastic the mold is not usable and need to look for the lesser runs.
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:48 AM
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Hate the Polecat. I can throw it okay, but don't like the way it feels.
My girl can't throw it. It comes out of her hand wobbly every time.
You need a different grip most likely. The same is true for your girlfriend.
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Old 11-16-2020, 11:51 AM
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I throw my lids with a three finger modified fan grip or two finger hook grip. If you try a traditional fan or power grip it might get some wobble. Also, if you like a polecat bit wish it were a touch more stable look at the Yikun Claws. The slight slant of the rim makes it easier for some to throw.
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You need a different grip most likely. The same is true for your girlfriend.
I'm new, so it's entirely possible.
But I'm confused as to how me not liking the way it feels meeans I need a different grip.
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