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Blunting the rim from impacts and replacing a relatively smooth bottom wing with one that has imperfections from hitting the ground/trees/rocks/etc will certainly not improve the drag coefficient.

What is your logic there?

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Removal of the flashing will do exactly that. Once the damage gets to a certain point...you're correct it will increase the DC of the disc.
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I'll take that bet.
Get out to the field and film it. Better make sure the discs come out of the hand at matching velocities and launch angles.
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Get out to the field and film it. Better make sure the discs come out of the hand at matching velocities and launch angles.
I bet Firebird 8' high for me is like 300'ish if it skips, and a putter should be easily 230'. If aired out then probably like 315' and 280' for conservative throws. There is no way that a putter is going under 200' at that height when thrown right, and there is absolutely no way I can throw a Firebird 400' no matter the line....well other than a perfect FH roller.
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Removal of the flashing will do exactly that. Once the damage gets to a certain point...you're correct it will increase the DC of the disc.
Cd(Drag Coefficient) technically changes throughout flight.
https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/dragco.html


Do you remember the aptly named Discraft Impact or Quest AT DT(Dimple Tech) discs?

"The engineered rim crosshatching projects a faint wave around the Impact as it flies, displacing air to enhance glide while keeping the disc flat and straight."
http://discgolf.discraft.com/prod_impact_e.html

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There is a big difference between surface roughness and deforming the disc(bending, taco, warping into different shape...etc).

Baseline plastics are much more prone to actually deforming the discs from normal wear and tear.

Premium plastics take a lot of abuse to actually deform the disc. Most normal wear and tear just affects the roughness.

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