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Old 04-18-2012, 11:24 AM
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Default Blizzard Discs PDGA Approved?

I haven't seen a thread on this, but quick question, the new Blizzard discs PDGA approved? Heard a lot of criticizim when the world record was broken a bit ago for it being so light weight... is it not approved? what's the story here.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:25 AM
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Yes.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:28 AM
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They are, there is no reason for them to not be PDGA Approved.

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:28 AM
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Of course it is. Did they even have to submit all of those for approval again? All of those molds were already approved and since the only thing that changed is the weight I don't see why they'd even have to submit them again. The PDGA doesn't view feather weight discs as an unfair advantage. Only a cross section of amateur players it seems. I havent' even heard pros being upset by them. They usually laugh and say "yeah good luck with that thing in the wind"
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:31 AM
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There is no reason for the Blizzard hate. If you throw a 149 Leopard no one says a word, but a 149 Boss and people call you out for cheating? There is no minimum weight, if you are going to hate blizzard discs atleast hate them for the right reasons (flight plate warps like a mother F***er)
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:32 AM
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There is no reason for the Blizzard hate. If you throw a 149 Leopard no one says a word, but a 149 Boss and people call you out for cheating? There is no minimum weight, if you are going to hate blizzard discs atleast hate them for the right reasons (flight plate warps like a mother F***er)
Don't forget grip lock and elevator syndrome.
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If you have proper form, blizzard discs are not under stable and act tons like a max weight disc except for in a right to left when throwing a spike hyzer(what discs isn't affected a little then). I'm with prerube, I have no clue why so many people are hating the blizzard discs.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:54 AM
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There's no min. listed on the approved chart so why not?

Do not see King Cobra or Super Stingray however.
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There is no minimum weight on any disc, only max weight.
Ignorance is not a reason for hate, but often seems to be...
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IIRC, the weight limit is for safety's sake.
There is also a flexibility requirement for the same reason, safety.

The first Frisbees were all in the 130's, I believe.
Heavier, 130+ discs were quite the innovation when they first came out and the heavies were thought to be cheating.
The more things change...
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