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Old 06-25-2017, 11:01 PM
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Steve Brinster Splatter Star Destroyers for his 2017 Tour Disc.
I passed on these today.

Has anyone ordered some?
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:26 AM
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rumor is the tooled star destroyers are flying similar to AJ destroyers. picked one up online, hopefully it comes in this weekend and i can put that to the test.
Well, I don't think they are "tooled" into the mold to say Destroyer. I think it is engraved where they press a piece of hot metal into the plastic after the disc has cooled (engraving can also be done with a tool that works like a tattoo gun). It is incredibly expensive to retool a mold. I am not saying they will not do that eventually like Discraft does (definitely tooled into their molds), but all the ones I have seen are put there after the disc is molded up. So instead of writing an abbreviation with a pen, they engrave the name of the disc mold.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:38 AM
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Well, I don't think they are "tooled" into the mold to say Destroyer. I think it is engraved where they press a piece of hot metal into the plastic after the disc has cooled (engraving can also be done with a tool that works like a tattoo gun). It is incredibly expensive to retool a mold. I am not saying they will not do that eventually like Discraft does (definitely tooled into their molds), but all the ones I have seen are put there after the disc is molded up. So instead of writing an abbreviation with a pen, they engrave the name of the disc mold.
Is the name in the same orientation on each disc? We could probably look at a few of these and figure out for sure if it was added later, right?

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Old 06-26-2017, 08:52 PM
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The new Destroyers fly exactly the same to me. There are variations in the Mcbeth ones as well. Been throwing Destroyers for a long time, and there has never been much consistency. I have Aj's that fly as stable as any Destroyer ever, and a couple of easy to turn McBeth ones. It's all just guessing and hoping when you order online.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:55 PM
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Is the name in the same orientation on each disc? We could probably look at a few of these and figure out for sure if it was added later, right?
Never thought about that. I don't own any and have only observed about 10 in person, but did not think to compare two of the same mold.
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:03 PM
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Quick question for some of you Destroyer historians. Just picked up a pre AJ star destroyer tonight along with a couple real nice 3 lines. The pre AJ is marked FSDS. What would that indicate? It is a star per the stamp on front.
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Old 06-27-2017, 06:49 AM
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Quick question for some of you Destroyer historians. Just picked up a pre AJ star destroyer tonight along with a couple real nice 3 lines. The pre AJ is marked FSDS. What would that indicate? It is a star per the stamp on front.
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:43 AM
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I still don't understand why it's thought that you need to produce a new mold to have the embossed mold name there. You just machine the wording into the existing mold. Generic fonts like that are standard work on CNC milling centers.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:08 AM
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Quick question for some of you Destroyer historians. Just picked up a pre AJ star destroyer tonight along with a couple real nice 3 lines. The pre AJ is marked FSDS. What would that indicate? It is a star per the stamp on front.
Probably marked ESDS so it is an Echo Star Destroyer but could be a really nice Pre-Avery Echo Stock stamp and if so you got a great destroyer.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:23 AM
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Probably marked ESDS so it is an Echo Star Destroyer but could be a really nice Pre-Avery Echo Stock stamp and if so you got a great destroyer.
That's what I thought at first. But it is stamped star on the front. Haven't thrown it yet probably won't get a chance until Wednesday. It is quite abut stiffer than any echo I've ever handled but I've only been around the game for two years this month.
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