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Old 01-06-2015, 04:37 PM
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Default Small vs. Large Diameter Midranges

Curiosity has gotten the better of me. Just like the title says, what is the difference other than size?
Are there advantages over one or the other?
Is there a speed or glide difference?
What have you found out about them and which size do you enjoy more to throw?

I have tried an extensive search in the forums, but came up dry on the topic.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:12 PM
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Larger = more glide and slower. I only throw large ones, mostly because I've not really found a small one I've liked enough to bag, and I use my Banger GT as a mid when I don't want as much glide.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:14 PM
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I like the small diameter, because they tend to fight out of anhyzer quicker (good for flex shots, my bread and butter). Nebula is my mid of choice. Although, since it's OOP, I change it up fairly often.

Larger diameters are better "point and shoot" discs. Especially slower ones like a Comet or Roc.
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Old 01-06-2015, 05:45 PM
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A larger disc will generally turn less and fade less at the same overall stability as a smaller mid.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:52 PM
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I've bagged Comets, Buzzzes, Nebulae, Status, Drones, Suspects, Sharks, Rocs, Warships, Tursas, Ibexes, Storms... I have no preference regarding diameter. For me, it's all about how it feels in my hand and how it flies for me. Same thing for beads.
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:06 PM
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I have always liked the feel of small diam mids like cro's or spiders for upshots and approaches. But when I'm on the teepad, I feel much more comfortable with a squall or md2 in my hand.
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hmm if larger discs = more glide, i wonder how a large diameter driver would fly?
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Old 01-06-2015, 07:22 PM
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Well with the really wide rims, max distance drivers are generally higher volume molds than mids. I suppose someone could make a larger diameter driver if they offered it exclusively in blizzard or equivalent plastic.

Also wind resistance increases exponentially with speed, so there could be some aerodynamics issues with larger diameter distance drivers
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hmm if larger discs = more glide, i wonder how a large diameter driver would fly?
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It does glide for such a heavy and huge rimmed disc. Larger diameter are easier to get up to speed tho. Same room width on a smaller diameter disc would be very hard to make fly i imagine.

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