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Old 02-07-2012, 08:31 PM
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Default Disc design gimmicks or innovations?

I wanna know how everyone feels about the little innovations or gimmicks (depending on your view) you see disc makers come up with. Which ones have worked for you and which ones do you like? Which ones did you laugh at or find counterproductive to a good disc flight? Finally, which ideas do you have for these? What's something you always wanted to see in a mold?

For those who may not know what I'm talking about a few examples.....The cross hatching on the rim of the Impact for grip, the thumb trac on a Banger GT, the groove on a Innova Groove, and many others. I don't know if the gyro rim thing on MVP discs would fall in this category or not it's a bigger part of their disc design but I suppose for the sake of conversation it can be included.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:34 PM
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Groove is the best hands down
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:36 PM
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Almost anything different will garner a following based on that alone...Whether or not it is truly an innovation is usually told as time passes. The idea either translates to other molds and is accepted by the masses or it just kind of fizzles out.
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banger gts will never leave my bag, they just feel right in the hand
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Regardless of how successful each "gimmick" or "innovation" actually is, I hope there continues to be more of them. My line of thinking is that, sure, disc companies can keep putting out the same discs that we are all used to, or they can try something new. This goes without saying that there will be a LOT of failures, but this doesn't mean that someone won't stumble upon something amazing. Regardless, there will always be the old tried and true discs to throw.

Anything to further the sport.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:41 PM
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The crosshatching on the Impact was not for grip. The theory is that the crosshatching alters how air and friction goes over the disc and the lines displace air, thus creating glide. I think it's incredibly gimmicky, and for it to actually be true, it should be tested on other currently made discs.

I think Innova's Blizzard technology is a pretty good idea. It's great that high speed drivers can be made in lighter weights. Ultimately, I believe that it will change how people play the game and lighter weight discs will begin to become more popular than heavier ones.

Those 150 Class owners of CE and vintage Innova discs should begin holding their breath...
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:54 PM
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Although most everything from Aerobie is awesome, it's illegal. Quest also has some great stuff like Dimple Tech, and the Turbo Putter (illegal).

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Although most everything from Aerobie is awesome, it's illegal. Quest also has some great stuff like Dimple Tech, and the Turbo Putter (illegal).
I love my arrow! (legal)
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The groove in the Groove did what it was supposed to do. The problem is, it also made the disc way more nose angle sensitive, thus reducing it's consistency of flight.

One tech I think needs to bee looked into more is Gateway's Dimple Technology, found in the Diablo DT and Raging Inferno DT.
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