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Old 12-07-2017, 05:44 PM
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Does anyone have experience throwing rollers with Gstar plastic? Im considering getting a gstar version of my roller disc, but wondered if anyone recommends against that? My main concern is if the plastic gets too soft (especially in high temps) and it causes the disc to slow down faster than star or champ.
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Old 12-07-2017, 05:56 PM
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It's going to flex when it bounces, and that's definitely not good in terms of predictability as well as losing energy.

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Old 12-07-2017, 06:56 PM
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I haven't rolled any gstar discs, but I don't think its a good idea. The gstar plastic kind of has a short little bounce before it settles on the ground, its really good at sticking to the ground near where it landed. I don't think this will be a very consistent roller plastic
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:28 PM
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I occasionally use a gstar sidewinder and roadrunner for rollers. They work fine. The rims are still pretty rigid. I'm sure that there is some truth to the statement that they lose a little energy due to flex or whatever. I'm sure they're not the Absolute best choice for a roller disc, but they do fine.

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:55 PM
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I used to roll a GStar Beast and it was fine. I think it probably depends on the style of roller you're throwing. If you throw a sky roller where it goes 40 feet in the air before coming down hard on edge, I'm guessing you might lose a little energy from the flex. If you throw a more line drive roller or one that gets down on the ground fairly quickly, I doubt you lose anything at all.

I do suspect that you lose some durability with GStar since it's softer and rolling tends to beat discs in faster than just about anything else in my experience.

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Old 12-07-2017, 09:16 PM
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I wouldnt roll a g star. They have waaay too much flex. They get wobbly on impact and off track easier.
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Thanks everyone. I think I’ll hold off on it and stick with what I have and beat in in.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:41 PM
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As long as it is not a driving putter in R-Pro, that stuff can be very flexible and not make for a good roller.
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Old 12-07-2017, 10:38 PM
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McBeth used G-star Kraits as rollers for a hot minute. I'd say test it out in a field or during a round and use whatever works for you.
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I dealt with my G* Banshee, but it's not what I wanted. As a 6-8ish (I'm guessing, long time though) year Banshee thrower, I absolutely recommend stiffer plastic for rollers.
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