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Didn't see a thread for this one so I figured I'd bring it up by itself.

MD4 - Approved 4/21/17:
Max Weight: 180.1, Diameter 21.7, Height: 1.6. Rim Depth: 1.4, Inside rim diameter: 18.9, Rim thickness: 1.4, Rim depth/ratio: 6.5, Rim config.: 51.25

I know most everyone expects this to go along with the rest of the Discmania midrange naming system and be more overstable than the MD3 to be Discmania's version of the Gator. I am not that great at reading into the specs to determine how the disc will fly, so I will put the Gator's dimensions so hopefully someone can shed some light on the rest of us.

Gator - Approved 1/21/00:
Max Weight: 176.0. Diameter: 21.2, Height: 1.9, Rim Depth: 1.4. Inside rim diameter: 18.6, Rim thickness: 1.3, Rim depth/ratio: 6.6, Rim Config.: 49.5

I can obviously tell that the MD4 has a larger diameter, is slimmer and has the same rim depth (so maybe beadless and/or flat topped), slightly thicker rim, and a higher number for the rim configuration which means it is more blunt (I think).

I personally hope that the MD4 is a beadless, flat topped Gator that comes out in C-Line and will be readily available for retailers. As long as the stablity is the same as the Gator and is beadless, I will probably get one whether it is S-Line or C-Line, but I personally prefer C-Line.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:37 PM
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I heard from a Discmania junkie that it will be the MD3 with a big bead but it could just be a tweaked Roc3x.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:33 PM
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I heard from a Discmania junkie that it will be the MD3 with a big bead but it could just be a tweaked Roc3x.
I would be very surprised by that. The Md, md1, md2, and md3 are all beadless, so it would be weird to complete their lineup with a beaded disc. JMO and 100% speculation tho
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:45 PM
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I hopes it's beadless & flat. I want an overstable flat top beadless mid thats easier to get than Mortars. I'd prefer C-Line as well.
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Old 04-24-2017, 10:12 PM
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One of the protos of a variation that won't be produced made it out there and is beadless. Hope they stayed that course - Jussi seems to avoid beads.
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sounds like beadless rocX3 and the p3x will probably be a beaded aviar3
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:17 PM
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Here's a look at the prototype. No bead.
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how does it fly compared to all the other Mids?
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:42 PM
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sounds like beadless rocX3 and the p3x will probably be a beaded aviar3
This was my first thought. If the MD3 is a beadless Roc3 (and to me it feels and throws like just that), then the M4 might be a beadless RocX3.
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Here's a look at the prototype. No bead.
Awww, that profile pic just BARELY doesn't show the edges of the disc. I'd love to see the wing profile. The PDGA specs do make it sound very blunt like a Gator so it would be nice to see that.
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