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Old 02-17-2014, 09:15 AM
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Default difference between gummy and grippy

I have seen the terms gummy and grippy used to describe certain plastics. Is there a consensus about the difference in these terms, or are they used interchangeably?

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:20 AM
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Yea they are different. Gummy is gummy and Grippy is Grippy.
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Yea they are different. Gummy is gummy and Grippy is Grippy.
Simply put, this. They aren't necessarily mutually exclusive however, as there are stiffer candy plastics that are quite grippy, and gummy discs that are slick.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:36 AM
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Semantics...makes me think of Wizards especially.

Grippy/gummy/stiff/chalky/firm rim soft flight plate/tacky/eraser/etc.
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I'd say most gummy discs (pliable/flexible/softer) are grippy. I'd also say that not all stiff discs are slick for example my very stiff pinnacle rivals have a decent grip unlike some stiff champion discs I own that are like trying to grip greased glass.

I've noticed that grippy discs squeak as you apply thumb pressure to the top flight plate while moving your thumb towards the outer rim while slicker discs allow your thumb to silently slide to the rim with similar pressure.
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I'd say most gummy discs (pliable/flexible/softer) are grippy. I'd also say that not all stiff discs are slick for example my very stiff pinnacle rivals have a decent grip unlike some stiff champion discs I own that are like trying to grip greased glass.

I've noticed that grippy discs squeak as you apply thumb pressure to the top flight plate while moving your thumb towards the outer rim while slicker discs allow your thumb to silently slide to the rim with similar pressure.
This might be true with opto/champion style plastics, but old TP comets that were super chalky are some of the grippiest discs ever made. Or velvety SE soft rhinos... both very grippy, but neither will squeak.

Grippy just means it has a higher kinetic coefficient than other plastics. In other words it takes more force to overcome the pressure of release and slide out.

Gummy just means the plastic is flexible.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:59 AM
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Check out DiscNation's Prodiscus vid. Prodiscus's Basic plastic is very very soft and grippy as seen and herd around the 2:45 mark

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gE6nMYpbdFg
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This might be true with opto/champion style plastics, but old TP comets that were super chalky are some of the grippiest discs ever made. Or velvety SE soft rhinos... both very grippy, but neither will squeak.

Grippy just means it has a higher kinetic coefficient than other plastics. In other words it takes more force to overcome the pressure of release and slide out.

Gummy just means the plastic is flexible.
ya, I've got some chalky magics that I'd call grippy that squeak. Also, I throw CE plastic because of its grip... as the plastic ages and breaks down it gets velvety and sticks to you hands better a la grippy.
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