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Old 10-20-2020, 07:31 PM
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Where'd you find that pic? Just curious. I've always looked for pictures of disc molds.

As some of you may recall.....I have a particular interest in the actual molds that discs are produced in.
It's an old one. Shared on DGCR before. But here's where I pulled it from just now: https://discgolfnow.com/how-are-disc-golf-discs-made/
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:59 PM
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Sorry for the suboptimal picture, but here are two examples. The purple disc on the left is an ESP Banger GT from a relatively recent run done for Infinite. The orange disc on the right is a Star Beast (factory second) from ~3 years ago. I have already done a decent job getting rid of the flashing (on the Banger with a razor, and on the Beast by rubbing the bottom on concrete tee pads or the parking lot). But you can see a definite "dirt line" where the flashing is/was. I can still feel it pretty well, but it's hard to see in the pic.

As an aside, the purple Banger is a good example of flashing alongside a bead.

Overall, I think this discussion is interesting. Sometimes we use the same terms but may not be referring to the same thing. By the way, we use the term "parting line height" or PLH, but I think none of us are actually referring to the height of that "parting line," or the line of residual plastic between the top and bottom components of the injection mold. Rather, we're referring to wing height. In practice, they're the same thing, because a higher wing equals a higher PLH for the same mold. Not that it matters, but I find that interesting.

Here's an example of what I have always called "parting line." The left is a Gatekeeper, right is a Buzzz. They may be very similar molds overall, with wing shape, etc. But you can tell Westside and Discraft have their molds meet in very different places on the wing.
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Old 10-20-2020, 08:06 PM
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Dunno how that image stuck in there. Here's that image of the Gatekeeper and Buzzz, courtesy of someone in the Buzzz thread:

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Old 10-20-2020, 11:59 PM
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By the way, we use the term "parting line height" or PLH, but I think none of us are actually referring to the height of that "parting line," or the line of residual plastic between the top and bottom components of the injection mold. Rather, we're referring to wing height.

i disagree. i think most people keen enough to reference PLH know that it is not wing height.
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Old 10-21-2020, 12:05 AM
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i disagree. i think most people keen enough to reference PLH know that it is not wing height.
Mainly, I'm just exposing my own lack of keenness. Of course it doesn't even matter, because they are one and the same in most of this discussions.

Another issue is that the "parting line" is barely even visible on most high speed drivers, some of the molds in which "PLH" varies the most. So wing height seems more apropros in many cases. PLH does have a nice ring, though.
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yeah, i bet that's tough to see on high speed drivers. i throw slower molds, only fairways really, so i can usually see mine pretty well. and i mainly have used stuff (11x CAL tb, 11x eagle, proline leos) so i don't have any rim flashing on anything in my bag, which hasn't changed for years. i'm not much of a new plastic fondler and Z buzzzes or the occasional predator are the only new discs i ever bag.
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Old 10-21-2020, 01:13 AM
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Back to the main topic:

Gator (bead) on left
Caiman (micro bead) on right
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Old 10-21-2020, 04:27 PM
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This is a big bead on the rim, the micro bead would be the same thing but much smaller....
So what you're saying is that a micro bead is just like a big bead, but smaller?

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Old 10-21-2020, 04:51 PM
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So what you're saying is that a micro bead is just like a big bead, but smaller?
And flashing is the nanobead, lol

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Old 10-21-2020, 05:48 PM
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So what you're saying is that a micro bead is just like a big bead, but smaller?
I think the microbead would be smaller than a big bead, it might be bigger on some molds.
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