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Old 09-28-2020, 09:51 PM
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Been a several years, but when Swatso came to town, we played a course together, and IIRC...

He had pink Star Sidewinder. I swear it flew more like an Orc than a Sidewinder. He basically just filled his OS Control Driver slot with it, but that thing wasn't flippy at all.

Sometimes, a certain run of discs just doesn't come out "as planned."
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Old 09-28-2020, 10:13 PM
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Been a several years, but when Swatso came to town, we played a course together, and IIRC...

He had pink Star Sidewinder. I swear it flew more like an Orc than a Sidewinder. He basically just filled his OS Control Driver slot with it, but that thing wasn't flippy at all.

Sometimes, a certain run of discs just doesn't come out "as planned."
Imagine if one could get a refund for a disc that is far outside it’s advertised specs? Well, the specs are more like guidelines. At least a manufacturer could state the NEW flight numbers as well as BROKEN-IN flight numbers. Or, maybe a margin of error?

Speed 9 (+/-1)
Glide 5 (+/- 0.5)
Turn -3 (+/-2)
Fade 1 (+/-2)
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Is it domey? I hate hate hate domey understable discs (cough Leopard cough), they fly with nearly 0 turn for me. Not sure if anyone else has had the same experience.
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i hate all domey discs

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Old 09-29-2020, 12:06 AM
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Is it domey? I hate hate hate domey understable discs (cough Leopard cough), they fly with nearly 0 turn for me. Not sure if anyone else has had the same experience.
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i hate all domey discs

I’d say it’s very slightly domey. That’s a pop top Pharaoh in the background, and this Sidewinder is nothing like that. Wish I could remember what my old one was. It feels good to throw. I don’t mind domey or flat if it flies where I want.

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Nah that looks good. Just gotta break it in all right
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Imagine if one could get a refund for a disc that is far outside it’s advertised specs? Well, the specs are more like guidelines. At least a manufacturer could state the NEW flight numbers as well as BROKEN-IN flight numbers. Or, maybe a margin of error?

Speed 9 (+/-1)
Glide 5 (+/- 0.5)
Turn -3 (+/-2)
Fade 1 (+/-2)
You put too much faith in the flight numbers. They are not accurate or consistent, even when comparing discs of the same mold. Forget about the numbers

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Old 09-29-2020, 06:35 PM
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You put too much faith in the flight numbers. They are not accurate or consistent, even when comparing discs of the same mold. Forget about the numbers
I don't know about faith but you have to start at some baseline to go from. Just remember that generally Champ will be the most stable then Star - Gstar - Pro - DX.

Nearly always the Champ version will not be close to the flight numbers out of the box. Usually not Star either. GStar/Pro and DX will be closest depending on the mold.

If you want to get real technical then you can buy from PLH and dome in store with a disc you like, which will yield the best results.
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