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Old 01-23-2014, 04:03 AM
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I did some research and I honestly don't know if this disc is still legal for tournament play. Can someone have a look and let me know? Also, is it legal to snip it, smooth it, or glue it down, etc? Thanks.
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:12 AM
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Still legal and yes, you may sand it to get rid of that scrape. No glue, though.

Might wanna read http://www.pdga.com/rules/official-r...s-used-in-play, paragraph B especially.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:21 AM
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Thanks! I read that section earlier, but wasn't sure if it was legal since the cut in the disc seems to have made the disc more stable. It's a 175 buzzz and it flies very straight now with little fade back.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:33 AM
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That disc in photo is legal as is. It is illegal to sand, smooth, or cut discs. Also u can't glue it down or alter it any other way. You can sand it, use a cheese grater on it, or whatever u want; but it won't be legal for sanctioned, or tournament play, after you do that
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:36 AM
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hmm..now I'm a bit confused again.... lol...

"A disc which has been modified after production such that its original flight characteristics have been altered is illegal, excepting wear from usage during play and the moderate sanding of discs to smooth molding imperfections or scrapes. Discs excessively sanded or painted with a material of detectable thickness are illegal."
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"...to smooth molding imperfections or scrapes"

Yes, you may sand your disc to smooth over damage from play and it's still PDGA-legal.

"...excessively sanded..."

No, you may not sand away to your heart's content because you feel like it or want to alter your disc intentionally.

Not that anybody's going round tournaments checking.

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You can also cut the piece off and sand it a little to smooth out the cut if you feel so inclined.

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i would definitely try to get rid of that, you may forget about it and filet your finger on a drive
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hmm..now I'm a bit confused again.... lol...

"A disc which has been modified after production such that its original flight characteristics have been altered is illegal, excepting wear from usage during play and the moderate sanding of discs to smooth molding imperfections or scrapes. Discs excessively sanded or painted with a material of detectable thickness are illegal."
clean out the interior, get a lighter and heat up the plastic (without melting it) and see if you can get it to stick back together. then lightly sand it to smooth it back out again.


what i always found funny, you can't take a BB putter (for example) and sand the bead off, but you can stand in the road and repeatedly throw it till the bead wears off.....
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clean out the interior, get a lighter and heat up the plastic (without melting it) and see if you can get it to stick back together. then lightly sand it to smooth it back out again.
I would suggest doing this. I've done it before, and it works.
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