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I'll add my 2 cents to the thread...

I estimate I have bought 200-300 discs, mostly from Disc Golf Center, but from other online merchants as well.

I don't remember ever receiving a disc with a visible imperfection or problem. I have weighed most of my discs and the listed weight was always right on the money.
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Old 06-16-2021, 05:29 PM
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I know it has been mentioned before, though not sure if in this thread. A major and likely primary reason for differences between runs is the plastic. This is not a QC issue, it is a raw materials issue. The disc manufacturers are small to medium size businesses. I bet a single order or plastic pellets at a large injection molding company would dwarf what the disc manufacturers order at one time. They do not have the buying power to purchase a giant lot of the same plastic that will last so long that you will not see variations in the plastic for years. Plastic used to make discs is the leftovers. It is what these companies can get. They are almost certainly not ordering enough quantity from their supplier to demand this shipment be exactly the same as last shipment. As always, i like to point out i am being slightly hyperbolic, but my point still stands.
Variances in weather also have to have an impact. It would be cool to see one of the manufacturers do a study on how things like humidity affect the molding/cooling/curing processes.

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"We ran this series of discs on this day with X% humidity and then another series of the exact same mold on this day with a X% change in humidity."

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Old 06-16-2021, 05:32 PM
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Did you not see that $20 bill with a banana sticker on it?
https://www.11alive.com/article/news...8-a1fdb6fefce4
We're not the only ones.
That is funny. Coin collecting is my other hobby, so this is in the same family of collecting. Never did i think the two would meet.

With coins, currency, and other more traditional collectables, an error is usually rare and makes it more valuable. There is obviously a segment of disc golfers who also collect rare runs/stamps in the same way.

The thing is, the utility of how different runs of disc fly is pretty unique. I mean ideally, there would be three different Firebird types that you could get any time (just using as an example) regardless of plastic preference. The FAF run, an average one, and something similar to the 2015 Sexton (maybe even a 4th that is super flat but has an intentionally lower plh to make it more like a Sexton but no dome). But until the day companies can do something like this, i think the vast majority of dedicated disc golfers who seek out a specific flight from a mold will be content to accept the variations and look at it as a good thing.
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Old 06-16-2021, 05:39 PM
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Variances in weather also have to have an impact. It would be cool to see one of the manufacturers do a study on how things like humidity affect the molding/cooling/curing processes.

Like...

"We ran this series of discs on this day with X% humidity and then another series of the exact same mold on this day with a X% change in humidity."
Of course that would be awesome and i would love that, but we all know that just is not worth the time and effort it would take for someone to do that for business purposes. It would have to be someone in the industry that is just more curious than anything because the amount of us that actually care about that sort of thing is probably in the low thousands. I would bet that study has probably been done at some point, it just will never see the light of day.

No doubt the MVP guys could probably tell you off the top of their head how weather effects a run of discs, but that is industry knowledge i am sure they would not be willing to share. But we can still dream.


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Old 06-16-2021, 05:46 PM
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I have this old stamp with an upside down airplane.

I’m pissed. Gonna take it back to USPS and get my penny back.

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Old 06-16-2021, 05:48 PM
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I get serious smaller basket obsession vibes with this thread.

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I bought a bunch of the Paige Pierce ESP Nukes in early October last year. Those discs have really nice dome, and nice glide. I like them a lot. So, when I saw that retailers are now stocking a new run I ordered a bunch more, eager to see the dome on these.

My box of ESP Nukes came in today. They are all pancake flat.
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Crabapillar:

Feel free to start your own DG company, complete with better quality control and greatly improved consistency. You obviously think that's a segment of that market that's underserved, if not completely untapped.

Be the Mercedes to their GM, Ford, Toyota, and Chrysler. Take the high road, with premium designs, premium material, and above all else, premium consistency, catering to the discriminating player, while the others fight it out amongst themselves selling cheap plastic to the masses.

Raise your venture capital and good luck to you. I hope you're back here in five years telling us how you owe your success to all of us for not demanding more from the industry back in the day.

Otherwise, give it a rest.


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Did you not see that $20 bill with a banana sticker on it?
https://www.11alive.com/article/news...8-a1fdb6fefce4
We're not the only ones.
I wouldn't consider that an "industry" though...though certainly a collector market. The difference I was getting at is that people want disc screw-ups to use/throw. It's a "defect" that people want to use just as much as the actual "correct" product. If they just said "we're going to release this specific type of disc" people would love it...it's only a defect because it's unintentional...but people still want it (for more than just the rarity of having a one-of-a-kind item like the dollar).
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Old 06-17-2021, 09:58 AM
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So I bought 3 DX Wraiths last week. They are F2, so it isn't really realistic for me to expect them to be perfect, but the rim shape to all 3 discs is different.

I actually find that exciting because it is an opportunity to confirm/learn what makes a disc fly a certain way for me.

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