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Old 07-09-2010, 03:45 AM
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I was wondering if some of the discraft plastics are the more or less stable than others.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:03 AM
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Pretty much most of the major companies offer similar plastics and they all have some effect on stability.

From most stable to least:

Elite-Z
FLX/ESP (I've heard stories that sometimes FLX is more, sometimes less than ESP)
Elite X
Pro-D

Generally The stronger the plastic, the more stable it is.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:10 AM
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Pretty much most of the major companies offer similar plastics and they all have some effect on stability.

From most stable to least:

Elite-Z
FLX/ESP (I've heard stories that sometimes FLX is more, sometimes less than ESP)
Elite X
Pro-D

Generally The stronger the plastic, the more stable it is.
I hold this to be true, I just think that denser is a better word than stronger in that last sentence. Semantics.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:32 AM
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I didn't go with "denser" because I really know nothing about plastics (even though I live in the "plastics capital of the world"). I assume they are different compounds but I don't know which ones are actually denser than the others.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:44 AM
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I hold this to be true, I just think that denser is a better word than stronger in that last sentence. Semantics.
I think stronger is better. There was a bunch of discussion on this at DGR a while ago when one member, Bradley Walker, the guy from those snap videos, noticed that the more durable plastics generally molded up with more defined features than the less durable plastics. If you find DX discs with more defined features than Champ discs (which seems to happen with Teebirds quite a bit) you'll find that the DX version starts off more overstable.

The density really doesn't have much to do with it because unless the volume of the mold changes, two discs of the same weight will have the same density.
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Old 07-09-2010, 09:22 AM
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Unlike Innova, they mark the differences on their discs. Check it out for yourself.
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